What Insiders Are Saying
Trestle is a go-to date night restaurant - simple food, upbeat surroundings, and a streamlined menu will get the job done.
A good restaurant for a gathering, a casual date, or just dinner on the town. The food was excellent, nice seasonal ingredients with a good balance of flavor. I’d say get the optional pasta dishes. They were truly outstanding. For the price, you really can’t beat the quality of food and the experience! Highly recommended!
For the price point, the quality of the menu was exceptional and the staff were extremely friendly and equally very proud of working at Trestle. I would highly recommend trying out the menu here and will gladly be returning.
Really enjoyed the dining experience. It was great from the get go. The staff decanted our wine while we waited for our table. After sitting we had a nice card for our anniversary waiting for us which was a classy touch. The menu is pre made new every night so you don't have to select too much which is nice for people with food fomo or indecisive. The service was impeccable and the food had delicious flavors with every bite and great presentation. Overall really enjoyed it and was well prices for what you're getting. We had forgot our bottle when we left and the server chased us down the street to give it back to us. Really appreciated that!
Great service, great food. This is my second time and I realize I need to try and get there more often.
Food was very good. Fantastic service. Hostess greeted us with a huge smile. The lobster risotto add-on is was delicious. We split the 2 pasta dishes between four of us. Next time no splitting- I’ll order my own.
Love the food and service! Will definitely be back.
Great food but service was slower and less attentive than usual tonight. Maybe because of the North Beach Festival and Father’s Day made it busier than usual, Seats are not that comfortable and it is too loud for conversation. Pluses include we were seated right away, food was delicious, and they accommodated a food allergy at our table without any hesitation.
This was my second time at Trestle, and again, had a great experience! The presentation and the food never disappoint. The service is also outstanding. I brought a friend here for their birthday, and they added a couple extra touches which made the overall experience memorable. Thank you Trestle, I'll be back again for a third time!
As always, a great meal. Fantastic offerings despite only 2 selections per course. For 2 people I recommend splitting one of the pasta supplements as 1 each is too much food. It was 100 degrees out and very hot inside the restaurant, although the staff provided folding hand fans for everyone to use to keep cool...a nice touch
Remains one of the best values in SF. Excellent food, served in a lovely atmosphere, with great service. 3 courses, each delightful. My wife and I both had the stone fruit salad that was light, refreshing and tasty. That was followed by the pork loin with potato pave, which was cooked to perfection and was utterly delicious. My wife tried the berry tart for dessert and I had their version of black forest cake (thankfully without the coconut shreds). Both were excellent, but the black forest cake shone in particular, moist, chocolatey, mmm. Supplemented by a decent wine list. An old favorite, and likely to remain on our list of repeat visit destinations.
Great meal and evening. Wedding anniversary meal, server was able to modify appetizer to account for crab allergy, wine pairing was great and food delivery was perfectly timed. All in all food and service made for an excellent evening.
What an amazingly affordable way to have a delicious prix-fixe menu. my friends and I will definitely be back.
Trestle is one of our very favorite SF restaurants. You really can't get a better meal for such value! On a recent visit we had a silky, super flavorful corn chowder, a stone fruit salad & perfectly cooked salmon. The lime mousse desert was one of the best ever. This was a perfect early summer meal that highlighted fresh produce.
What a pleasant surprise! Enjoyed everything about our experience at Trestle. Wonderful choices for the prix fixe menu. I always have such a difficult time choosing from a large menu and it was a no brainer to make our choices -One of each! Attention to detail was number one. Plating was beautiful and each course was so thoughtfully put together. Grilled bread was yummy! Great service and we were able to dine leisurely.
I was very excited to make a reservation at trestle. From the reviews, I expected a wonderful experience of both foods and service. We were let down because (1) the main course was simple and not hearty enough, (2) the two add on dishes were explained that it was sufficient for 2 people but the size was really only for 1 person (3) the service was awfully slow especially that the menu was a prefixed menu and (4) it was really warm in the restaurant. Was the restaurant over hyped? I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and think they had a bad night, but I do feel that the experience should have been better, especially the service!
Another wonderful meal at one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco! The service was impeccable, the food excellent. We couldn't be happier with Trestle.
It was definitely packed but the food was not as good as I always have a delicious meal here...I’ll come back and hope for better!
Fun and fresh food. Their service was OVER EAGER and that got to be quite annoying. I had to tell the servers at least 4 times to NOT clear my plate. That was unpleasant. The restaurant was cramped, but again food - TASTY!
Food was so good and well cooked
My husband and I had the most outstanding dining experience at Trestles Wednesday evening. Our meal was beyond fabulous, the service was attentive and the atmosphere great.
It’s a rare day that my husband goes nuts over a restaurant, and he did over Trestles! Thank you!!
Trestle provides an easy to navigate menu with options that will leave you abundantly satisfied! Highly recommend adding in a pasta dish for the additional $10 and the sangivesse wine was incredible! Top to bottom amazing experience
One server was extremely rude and they forgot to bring the change when we paid.
Birthday celebration- food was fantastic, right portion, well paced and great service. Only room for improvement was on dessert and wine (red wine was s little too warm - like near a heater warm) but still a good meal at a great $. Always a pleasure dining here.
Wonderful food, but we were stuck next to an eight top where the guy beside me flossed his teeth for 10 minutes. Spent $300 and had bits of someone else's tooth tartar all over my food. So gross I will never go back
We had dinner on a week night at this restaurant. Although we arrived 15minutes earlier than our reservation time we were seated promptly. The tables are rather small and close to each other and feels as if you are sitting at a communal table but the decor is appealing and does not distract from the food. Our sever was very professional, informative and efficient. The concept of the restaurant, ever changing pre fix menu of three courses and one additional pasta dish is a great idea and works well when the food is this high quality. That night both starters, the onion soup and a lettuce salad were beautifully arranged on the plate and delicious. A risotto and a ragu as the pasta additional dishes were perfectly executed, risotto, creamy, clams were tender and juicy, the papardella was al dente. The braised ribs as the main course was probably the best I had in my life. Pana cota with Meyer lemons and edible flowers were too pretty to eat but I’d did not leave a piece on the plate. The wine list is short but has some of the top rated wines from every major region in the world and remarkably the mark up is quite acceptable. We had a Cornas from 2015 with a WS rating of 95 that night which was perfection on its own. I recommend this restaurant highly and I will definitely visit it during my next trip to San Francisco.
Great food and outstanding service! We dine out a lot and this is one of our favorite restaurants. Simple menu and it changes often enough to make it a must each month!!!!!
Exquisite food, awesome atmosphere. The perfect choice.
The food was des livings and well presented. Service excellent!
It was amazing! Best value for a prix fixe menu—phenomenal food and ambiance. Would highly recommend!
Food was great as always but unfortunately the service was pretty bad and for such a small space with so much staff, it’s pretty unacceptable
Great food and incredibly nice wait staff!
Service was lovely, food was lovely, price was reasonable! We celebrated a birthday and they gave a sweet hand written note and a candle. Highly recommend
I began to visit Trestle with family and guests when it first opened. I have since returned several times and I was never disappointed. Last Friday four of us went again for the 5:30 pm sitting. As expected, the food was very good and the wait staff was efficient and yet accommodating. Yes, the place was loud and we ended up shouting at each other a bit. But we had fun. How could we argue with it’s simple but smart prix fixe menu.
When the bill came I was not too sure about one of the charges but I didn’t want to embarrass our guest. I left the restaurant confused. Later, my daughter called to question said charge. Impressively the staff person politely and patiently cleared her doubt.
Are we going back! You bet!
This place is a gem! Great value for great food. We found that the regular three course meal was plenty of food, though we did order the bread, which was wonderful. We we had a reservation for 5:30 on Friday night, got there on time and were seated right away. The service was attentive and the space is lovely. Lots of hard surfaces so it does get noisy.
Many congrats for your future success. Amazing food, great portion size, great flavors with matching descriptions. I had a great time with my girlfriend on her bday dinner!
Hope you enjoyed the wine!
Service was amazing. The food was decent and well worth the money. I enjoyed each dish individually, but as a pre fixe there wasn't much of a flow to the dishes. The ambiance wasn't what I was expecting. My friend recommended this restaurant as a good date night spot, but the noise level was a lot higher than I expected it to be, which was fine, but a little hard to have a conversation with my date. Will definitely go back.
Yes -- the food is fantastic and the service was amazing. They even had a birthday card on the table for my boyfriend when we arrived. Such an amazing experience!
Fabulous gem in a city of great restaurants. Very creative use of seasonal ingredients and beautiful presentation. Since all they serve is a prixe fix menu you might not want to take your least adventurous friend here, but even my picky husband was delighted with the meal. Interesting wine list at good prices. Service is attentive, if somewhat rushed. We were in and out in less than an hour (good if you're trying to catch a show, not so good if you are looking for a leisurely meal).