La Trappe Café, located in the North Beach neighborhood, is part Belgian restaurant and part speakeasy-inspired bar. The upper level restaurant boasts large windows and an exhibition kitchen and serves diners traditional Belgian fare, including twice cooked fries and chicken gentse waterzooi, a cream-based Belgian stew of chicken, carrots, potatoes, and celery. The downstairs bar area is more boisterous, and the main attraction here is the beer selection. La Trappe offers a various international brews by the bottle, as well as a rotating selection of beers on tap.
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From Food & Wine , JAN 2008
Consider it the evolution of bistro food, with great beer, too: Authentic Belgian restaurants are opening all over. NYC’s Resto serves bitterballen (fried meatballs); Brasserie Beck in Washington, DC, specializes in frites with mussels; and La Trappe in San Francisco has 16 Belgian beers on tap....MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
Perhaps the most influential Italian chef in Los Angeles, Gino Angelini is slowly expanding his empire with this second outpost (his first is Angelini Osteria). In an airy bi-level space on a corner of Third Street, he makes good use of the wood-burning oven for his soulful Italian menu. Also a Go List selection in <a href="/golist/2006/list.cfm?region=8&city=los-angeles">2006</a>.