King Street Trio
King Street Trio

King Street Trio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kingstreettrio.com/
  • Phone: (519) 804-9989
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner ONLY
    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: European, International
  • 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
Waterloo Region's Premiere Dinner House. 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 dinner or family gathering. All our food is prepared in house and our 68 seat dining room allows us to manage every detail. Chef Karl and his team offer Cooking Demonstrations and Wine Pairing Nights once per month. Check our website for the latest scheduled event!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
King Street Trio reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)romantic (78)fit for foodies (78)neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (31)notable wine list (25)late-night find (16)hot spot (11)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Our server was exceptional and extremely attentive all evening. The food was excellent and I especially enjoyed the brie crusted with pecans that we ordered to begin our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice night out
    m3streic
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The overall experience was pretty great! The ambience was phenomenal, very tastefully decorated; minimalistic and clean. The food was very nice... Expertly cooked and flavourful. The server made a few mistakes regarding preferences for our orders, but the staff was good enough to apologize and bring us exactly what we asked for, the second time round. Otherwise the star of the meal was the dessert, a flourless chocolate cake with some sort of ganache on top, which was to die for. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, locally sourced meal, or for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, and atmosphere
    JustEatIt
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My girlfriend and I attended King Street Trio for the first time and really enjoyed it. Besides the couple sitting beside us who had a brief domestic and the male talking loudly on his cell phone for a bit, the atmosphere was great. Decor is nice, rustic industrial. The sirloin steak was great, but found the frites to be a quite soggy. The meal was good but could use some more flavour. The paella was delicious and full of assorted seafood. Great spice and flavour. Pumpkin spice creme brulée was awesome. Great service from Adam, checked in regularly. could use a bigger craft beer selection, but glad they had Stonehammer.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service was excellent, although maybe a little over the top from the host. Food was good, but not overwhelming. Probably the highlight was the calamari appetizer. Very lightly battered and superb sauce, with just a bit of heat. The striploin was cooked to the right specification, but I've had better. As for the Seafood Paella, it was a little sticky and not as tasty as it should have been. A good meal, but we have had better just up the road, for less. It would be nice to have some draft beer as a choice. Not all people who enjoy a night out and a good meal want wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehhh...not what we expected...
    entremeses
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I used to loved this restaurant until last Friday. We went to celebrate our anniversary and started our meal with calamari and chorizo as an appetizer. It sounded good on the menu but the sauce they put beside it had a strong bitter taste that didn't pair well with it. We tried the butternut squash soup with was really tasty. For the main course my wife asked for paella. That was another disappointment. The rice was overcooked and so wet it seemed more like something in between a soup and a risotto. Fortunately my blackened top sirloin accompanied by a parsnip vanilla mashed potato and spinach was a hit and we both enjoyed it (the dish was rather large). For dessert we had a chocolate flourless cake with whip cream. Sweetless.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing pork
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    When i was there before, i ordered the chicken alfredo and it was amazing so this time i tried the stuffed pork tenderloin and was disappointed. The combination of tenderloin, pickled artichokes, spanish frittata and whatever sauce they put on the plate just didn't go well together. The frittata was bland, and the tenderloin dry. I wish i had ordered something else because everyone else at our table loved their dishes. I tried a piece of my boyfriends steak and it was amazing. Next time we go back I'll be ordering something else. All the apps we bought were fantastic. Our waitress was super nice although the wait to order our drinks was long and the wait to order our food was even longer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice in Uptown Waterloo
    zeninS
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    King Street Trio is a very good eating place. You can be seated near the open kitchen to see the meal being prepared or near the window looking out at King Street. My wife had a fall themed soup - parsnip and pear along with the perfectly prepared strip sirloin steak. I had a Caesar salad with just the right amount of dressing along with a stuffed chicken and roast potatoes. All was very good. Dessert was an apple and pear torte with French vanilla ice cream. We did not have any wine, but there were many good choices. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant
    RobGB
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was excellent and very friendly. The food we ordered was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a lovely dinner here Friday with my husband. Good menu with some unusual items, very friendly and attentive service, and the food was delicious. Have already made a second reservation for their wine pairing evening in November.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    Outing
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was top notch. Food was so so. Wine list is great. Coffee was excellent. Not a place for children under 13.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience and Service
    XavnVint
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My wife and I cam here for the first time on October 15 for an 8pm dinner. The manager and server took a genuine interest in my wife and I (and everyone else in the restaurant), you can just tell they are serving you because they want to, not because it's just their job. The atmosphere was great - perfect for a relaxing dinner. The food - what can I say, was excellent. You could tell everything was made in house, from the croutons in the ceaser salad, to the massive onion rings I ordered as a side to my steak. The strip loin steak was perfect. My wife ordered a few apps (I can't remember which ones) but again these were just mouthwatering good. The dessert (pecan pie I think) was again house made and perfect. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as always
    Skid
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a lovely meal. Portions are generous. Service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 43rd Anniversary
    diningfor2
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We quite enjoyed our evening at King St Trio. Parking was readily available on the street and the restaurant small but inviting. The food was delicious. We will certainly return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We always enjoy the food and service at King Street Trio! It's a family favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JPJP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Amazing food and I loved the seasonal menu for fall. Great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    cheeselovers
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good service, good food, nice atmosphere. We had the window table and it was a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary. The appetizer special, BBQ Beef ribs, were delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mm mm.
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was our first time at King Street Trio. The appetizer and main meals were fantastic and the staff was friendly an attentive. Only regret is that I didn't have room for dessert - they all looked delish! Try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Eliw00
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great atmosphere, superb service and the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I would come again .
    Easystreet
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My extensive dining out experience tells me that noisy restaurants often reflect that people are having a good time and the food is popular and tasty . This was the case at King Street Trio , great server and an enjoyable experience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Delight
    DiningDragon
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The King Street Trio was a wonderful experience with a chef who actually cared about the diner's experience. The portions were perfectly sized and presentation was exquisite. I would highly recommend this intimately designed restaurant for any time but especially if you are looking for a special evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2BrunchVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to King street Trio many many times and have never been disappointed. The food is so delicious and the presentation is very beautiful. The service is always attentive and excellent. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food! Our waitress was fabulous but the service was slow! Place was full -I appreciate not being rushed but it was a little much
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is far behind it should be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The taste of the food is no longer good. It impressed me when I first have dinner here though. The service is nice, but that's it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Options & Waiter Service
    Daki
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food tasted really good, because it was not hard to come to a decision. The reason for that is because there aren't many options, which some guest may like and others may not. The waiter service was fast and friendly, we were even asked if we wanted them to grind pepper into our food, but there was little effort made to start a conversation. Overall, i would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or to go out on a date, but it is not an every-day restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and food!
    CarmelannaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Each of us had the cauliflower soup-very tasty and smooth! We all had beef as our main entrée:respectively,the filet mignon, the ribeye and the tenderloin- all made to perfection. We shared the bourbon pecan and the crème brûlée- exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner!!
    JohnnyP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our server was energetic and knew the menu well. He basically told us what to order - and it didn't disappoint. I had the triple wrapped pork and my date had the roasted salmon. Delicious. The beer pairing was spot on!! We will be back for more locally inspired dining for sure. Well done!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner for 2
    Josie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was a nice outing for two. Dinner was full of flavours and the wine was plentiful. The attention to detail in atmosphere and the wait staff was perfect. This is how all dinning should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    Watloo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not quite Charcoal steakhouse, nowhere near Cambridge Mill when comparing value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem in Uptown Waterloo
    Archie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Well worth a regular visit. Great food, service and location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    Culliton
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We came to celebrate a birthday. We were here once before and loved it. The busking festival was going on so it was really packed and a bit loud but other then that we had a great time , delicious food. We will be back again for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time Visit
    wags18uk
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food and service. Noise level was a little high, but manager apologized without having to be asked (it was a busy Friday evening to be fair). Overall though a very enjoyable evening, with very attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love King Street Trio
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We always enjoy having dinner at King Street Trio. The Atmosphere is very friendly and inviting, the food is awesome and the owner and staff are very accommodating and engaging. We always look forward to returning when we are in uptown Waterloo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suedean
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Expensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and unique menu options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It is a breath of fresh air to visit King Street Trio and have the option of a variety of unique menu items. The ingredients seemed very fresh and our meals were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    HDP2SM
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mmm notsomuch
    FairShakeFoodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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".
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  • gmhenderson
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A little pricey but worth every penny. Staff was very quick and friendly and the food was amazing. My husband and I planned a date night in the summer. We shared fresh oysters as well as baked oysters. Both were fanominal, the baked oysters were the best ive ever had anywhere! For our main I had lamb and he had steak which we both thoroughly enjoyed. We didn't have room for desert but went for a walk after. The restaurant is in a perfect spot; nice part of the city, lots of street parking, lots of little shops near by to visit and a small park/ gazebo center where you can catch a free concert. It was a perfect date night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    dt50
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night Out
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.