La Trappe Cafe

La Trappe CafeLa Trappe Cafe
La Trappe CafeLa Trappe Cafe
Bar, Eatery

800 Greenwich St
San Francisco, California, 94133-2615
United States

(415) 440-8727 | map
latrappecafe.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.45
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
73
pDev:
11.91%
View: Place Reviews
Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by carpezytha:
Photo of carpezytha
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2

I live 2 blocks away which is a blessing and a curse.

Great place to bring people you want to impress (if they have functional taste buds and have offered to buy).

Very expensive, but most of the staff make up for it with their knowledge and amazing selection.

With one very glaring exception (see my post in the forums on beer fails here: http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/3162051#3179632), the staff are very well informed, friendly and not at all snobbish. The atmosphere at the bar is great. Don't go here to eat- the food is really not their focus and it shows. Sit at the bar is my suggestion. Some of the servers that come to your table, if you choose to sit at a table, are not nearly as sage-like in their beer knowledge as the people behind the bar are.

To get a rise out of the big friendly Belgian dude who sometimes works behind the bar, ask him to put on a song from Jaques Brel. Actually don't do that, it will ruin any friendly banter you previously had with him.

A Saison D' Erpe-Mere here is $32 for a 750ml bottle.

Across the Bay at the Trappist in Oakland, same beer is $20.

'Nuff said.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of psoriasaurus
4.27/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bobbyhands
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of danpam1024
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of spointon
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Came here midweek with an out-of-town guest. We were able to get a seat at the bar. I had beer while my guest had wine and they accommodated both of us. Belgian-heavy, obviously, with local and international breweries well represented. Prices were on par for the area, service was beyond excellent, and they accommodated my request to grill, not fry, the portabella.

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Photo of almostjay
4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of hambone
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kishanti
3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jellikit
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This bar is awesome. We walk in and I was sure that we walked into an open, run down kitchen with a few tables: empty. Then I saw the stairs welcoming us down to where the actual, what you think of when you think, "Belgian ba"r. Spiraling staircase down to a dimly lit, low ceilinged, brick and wooden beamed Belgian dreamland. Then you're offered the beer list. As heavy as a baby and just as previous.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

La Trappe Cafe in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 73 ratings