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King Street Trio
King Street Trio

King Street Trio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kingstreettrio.com/
  • Phone: (519) 804-9989
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Friday ONLY : 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, European
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waterloo Square
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is convenient parking off Regina St. Two city lots that are free after 6 PM, beside Paul Puncher Men's Wear
A word from King Street Trio
We have combined the best of our prior locations into the ultimate casual Uptown destination. The historic 100 year old building that is our new home has reclaimed many elements. Tin Ceiling tiles adorn our main wall. Our Open Concept Kitchen allows you to see and smell our fantastic food as it is prepared. Our 12 seat semi-private dining area is the perfect place for a business lunch or family gathering. All our food is prepared in house and our 68 seat dining room allows us to manage every detail. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "First visit to this restaurant. Food was tasty, well prepared. Wait staff was attentive and helpful. We were greeted at the door immediately by a very friendly fellow who again came by during our meal to ask if all was well. Overall a great dinner with wonderful service. We watched the food being prepared in the open kitchen - great ambiance."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food is always good (a little pricey but worth it), the ambiance is perfect for a date. Just note if you are really hungry the food does take quite a while to make its way to your table."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Front of house was a little awkward and disorganized; specials were articulated in the worst way possible; service was slow; starting to get annoyed. Food started coming-at last: appetizer was delectable and amazing! Alas, our euphoria was short-lived. When the entrees came I was optimistic but they were cold-luke at best. When the mushroom butter on top of your filet doesn't melt, that should be a hint. We'd both ordered medium and got rare. We decided not to complain, knowing the best case scenario was free dessert-which we didn't want. We ate what we could, declined dessert and vowed never to come back. What did I say to my partner as we walked out? "They've got a lot of work to do if they want to keep up with Uptown 21"."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The restaurant itself is cozy and nice for a parents night out, it is on the upper end of the $$$ scale, but you get what you pay for. The steaks are great, the starter soup, whatever the choice of that day is always amazing. Has the oysters for starters, fresh tasting, a tad on the small size from other places, that may be just the season etc. Good selection of cocktails as well."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal, the salad was especially good and my pork tenderloin entrée was excellent...a little noisy for my liking but the restaurant is nicely set up with interesting décor..will definitely return and hope that they go back to doing lunches in the fall."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I may recommend this restaurant, the food was great. It is a problem however when you have to shout across a table for two. Love the restaurant and staff was great, but to say that the noise level was 'Energetic' is a misnomer. It was unpleasantly noisy."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Invited friends out for an evening and decided on King Street Trios - perfect location, great food and excellent service."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We've been in Waterloo for a while but haven't had a chance to visit this restaurant. When we finally did this past weekend, my wife and I were floored! It's a tiny little place right next to the train tracks in uptown Waterloo but as soon as we walked in the ambiance was great! The food was fresh, with a lot of attention to flavour combinations, and the dishes were delicate and elegant ... to top it off the service was very attentive without being interrupting. It's definitely a higher end restaurant so it's perfect for celebrating special occasions and/or a couple's night out without the kids."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Will be back very very very nice service was the best your girls are lovely bubbly Ashland fun"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The resuaurant is in a nice location with easy parking. It has a good ambiance and is nicely decorated. We were seated right away and orders taken promptly. Our appetizer arrived right away and then we waited for about an hour for entrees. Stuffed chicken, scallops and gnocchi, and crispy skinned salmon. For the prices you pay the plates could be brighter and more colourful; not visually appetizing. Food tasted good, but I've had better tasting food from a handful of other establishments. Stuffed chicken dish mentioned sherry soaked raisins, and no raisins to be found on the plate. Very professional staff and pleasant. Apologized for delay of food but no explanation really as to why. Others around us came later and left sooner. Won't return"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed it every time.. both for private dinners or groups. Highly recommend. Food is great and staff accommodating off-menu requests"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We have been going to the King Street Trio (and King Crab) for special occasions for over a decade. Never been disappointed. Wish King Street Trio would bring back their slow roast beef. There Crème Brule is good but Oban Inn's (Niagara-on-the-Lake) beats it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My Husband had the large Filet Mignon, and I had the Lamb. Both were cooked to perfection, and delicious. However the $44 price of the Lamb was pretty outrageous, I felt. Alex, our server was excellent, and the service was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Overall a very nice night with amazing food. Would highly recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Tasty, innovative menu and terrific service. They even lent us umbrellas, so that we could walk around the rainy jazz festival evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic, we had the salt cod appetizer which was amazing. For main courses we had the jumbo sea scallops and the stuffed steelhead trout both were fantastic. It was nice being able to openly see the kitchen staff as well preparing your food. The hostess and server were very friendly and cheerful. Really appreciated the hostess telling us where the washrooms were as well right after he sat is. The food was a bit pricey but definitely worth it to treat yourself once in awhile."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "While the service was excellent and the food tasty, I was disappointed with what the kitchen did to my scallop starter. The scallop is a unique pleasure when experienced as it is. Slicing two of them into thirds and charging $16 is not only a cynical money grab, but a desecration of the scallop experience: gone was the mouth feel and texture, obfuscated by sauce that may have been complimentary had the scallop not been reduced to a shadow of it's intended self. My party and I did not go to KST for a value meal, however as someone with extensive experience of fine dining, I found the food to be overpriced for what it was. I certainly didn't expect frozen veg to be served with a $32 steak when there are ample in season choices available."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Although the food was acceptable I came away feeling that I was intruding on the waitresses time and the sooner we were gone the better. she did not smile and delivered food immediately not giving us time to enjoy our cocktails. She attempted to clear plates before we were finished and then finally succeeded. Overall it ruined my dining experience and we were in and out within an hour....some much for a leisurely dinner and the ability to savour the food!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a very relaxing dinner with friends at King St. Trio. The menu had great selections and the food was incredible. We found a wine we often drink on the menu and it was moderately priced- perfect for the evening. The service was terrific and we were not rushed through our selection process or dinner. The restaurant is renovated and decorated beautifully. I'd recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Not recommended! Or if you really want to go there,don't get the risotto or the veal shank. Get the lamb."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I found the staff incredibly friendly and amazing, but the food was incredibly salty. I would not return back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 26th anniversary and wanted to go somewhere nice. I bought a Groupon for King Street Trio and we really enjoyed our meal and the service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any kind of celebration."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "To celebrate a major milestone in my wife's life, we invited two friends to celebrate with us at King Street Trio. We all enjoy good conversation and the staff provided a quiet table for us. Already we felt at home, and the rest of the evening was outstanding. My wife and friends ordered fish dishes and I ordered Osso buco. They thoroughly enjoyed their meals, and my only comment (not complaint) was that the Osso buco was not true to its' origins and tended towards Oktoberfest cuisine. It was tasty, but the subtle taste of the veal and bone marrow was lost to the sauce and a slight overcooking. It could have been gourmet pork schnitzel. Nevertheless, this was not crucial to our enjoyment of the evening, and I look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great food. Good service. Very friendly. It was busy but not noisy. Enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My three friends and I went there to celebrate a new job and for the first time, it was absolutely amazing. Our waitress was super attentive but not hovering, and recommended some delicious dishes. At the table, we had oysters, veal osso bucco, pork tenderloin, gnocchi and scallops, and the mussels, along with the pumpkin spice latte Creme brûlée, pear and apple torte, and dessert of the evening which was a frozen brownie ice cream sundae. Everything was amazing! The oysters especially were out of this world! We will be back for sure :)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I had high expectations after reading other reviews. While quality of food was good, the quantity was lacking. Example a beet salad should have more than 4 very thin slices of beet. Beet salad should high light the roasted beet, roast and fan out whole beet, make it worth while. 2 of my diners had the stuffed pork, although taste was good the pork was very overcooked and dry. The restaurant was not busy as we were first diners, so no excuse for over-cooking. The service was great. Comparing it to 649 restaurant in Woodstock the food was lacking, would not return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughters graduation from WLU,and had originally planned dinner at 1830hrs. However, the graduation ceremony lasted exactly one hour, and we were to eat early. You were able to accommodator the time change and we arrived at 1700hrs. Service was attentive and "casually efficient" i.e. our server was intuitive to our needs. Food was very good and the experience was very good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great ambience and great food. Half price appetizers were a bonus. Wonderful location and efficient service. Wish you were open earlier for lunch."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend and the service and food were great. We also got free sundaes as a treat for our birthdays!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were both surprised we had never heard of the place. They did a great job of the layout. The service was really good, it was a nice night out and we were never rushed. The food had good presentation and done perfectly. We would definetly go back. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My sister-in-law and I enjoyed dinner at King Street Trio on Saturday evening and it was fabulous. The food was great. The atmosphere enjoyable and the service terrific. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dined at KST Uptown this past Saturday with a close friend I hadn't seen in a while. It was her first time there and she was very impressed with the decor and the layout of the restaurant. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. I had the scallops to start, she had the the calamari - we shared and both were excellent. KST's calamari is the best I've had - many places over cook and it's chewy, KST's is flavourful with a great texture. My scallops were delicious as usual. I had filet mignon for my main with the Stilton crust - again excellent, with the steak spot-on rare. My friend's trout was excellent as well, her plate was completely clean! Served in a timely fashion, but we never felt rushed - will return!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Server was very attentive but not overly so. Food was excellent. Manager came to table more than once to check on us and shook hands when we left. Overall very good and would go again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "First time that a host actually read the email booking request AND accommodated it!! Very attentive service, by more than one server. Everything was excellent!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The appetizers and desserts were fantastic! Great flavours and presentation. The mains missed the mark a bit - they were good, but nothing special. The beer and wine list left a lot to be desired. Nice atmosphere and service, but the food didn't live up to expectations for me. Everything was fine, nothing was amazing. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I have written a review of this restaurant before but never specifically about dessert. Following the usual excellent meals (steak; seafood paella; chicken linguine; lake trout), the four of us shared three desserts: mochachino cheesecake; flourless chocolate cake; apple&pear torte served with ice cream. All desserts are $8 and made in-house (according to the server). Delicious! Sometimes my wife and I will just go out for a dessert and a glass of wine. The King Street Trio seems the perfect spot for such an adventure (though they do make it tough to just walk in ... which is why we use OpenTable ... but it does take away from the spontaneity of things)."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service was great, food amazing, nicely paced between courses, very busy a little bit noisy as it was full Very nice night out"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We just had to get back to King Street Trio as my wife needed some oysters and we hadn't been there for almost a year. She began with a Manhattan and I enjoyed a beer while we contemplated our choices. She decided to just eat from the appetizer menu with a side of veggies. Her choices - Oysters Rockefeller and Sea Scallops. I opted for a caesar salad and the New York steak. We complimented the meal with a 1/2 litre of wine. Amazingly we still had room for dessert; the flourless chocolate cake for her and the bourbon pecan pie for me. The service was excellent, with proper timing and no extra interruptions. I made a point to compliment the cooks and especially the maker of the caesar, which was perfectly balanced in flavour and proportion."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "An excellent choice for a relaxed lingering lunch to enjoy the company of good friends. Wait staff were excellent as was the food. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The wait staff at King Street Trio is very knowledgeable, professional and unobtrusive. Both the food and presentation are terrific; the restaurant is exceptionally clean."
    Dined on 5/15/2014