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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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I found the staff incredibly friendly and amazing, but the food was incredibly salty. I would not return back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our first time dining at King St. Trio. Shrimp cocktail provided a unique taste experience! My husband had stuffed pork tenderloin and I had the chicken. Both were deeeelish and cooked to perfection! Dessert was pumpkin brulee for me and pecan pie for my husband. Both deserts served elegantly and tasted amazing. Coffee was great, service was amazingly polite and well executed! Pricey but worth every penny! Would highly recommend this dining experience, especially for a unique taste experience. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "My friend and I had never been here before and thought we'd give it a try after so many positive reviews. We both ordered the Filet Mignon. It was cooked perfectly and ruined us for other steaks! The meal was fantastic, you could tell that our waitress really loves her job and we were not rushed. We were there for 2.5 hours with nobody ever making us feel pressured to leave. 5/5. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My friend and I went to try it out because there was a groupon. It was our first time going yet we felt very welcome by the host, the waitress, and the chefs. I really liked the open style of kitchen--it was really interesting to watch how they create the food and smell everything in real life instead of it being hidden in a back kitchen."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband took me to your establishment for my Birthday. We were greeted quickly with a warm smile, and seated promptly. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Our table was located in front of the open kitchen. We were able to view the action in the kitchen, which was very impressive. The Head Chef was very organized and very professional in his direction to his two assisting chefs. His complementary manner towards his kitchen staff was pleasant to hear as many employee's do not receive a lot of praise on the job. We will definitely mark this restaurant as on of our favorites. Our next visit will definitely be one of the cooking and pairing classes they offer!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • " My fiance and I hadn't been out for a date night in awhile. He said it was my choice so I googled restrants in KW area and came across The King Street Trio. I liked what I saw on the reviews so I booked us for dinner. Fantastic!! It was the most enjoyable evening. The staff is friendly, fast and I think sometimes can read your mind. The food was just excellent! I am so looking forward to our next night out. We will be back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We thorougly enjoyed our visit to King Street Trio for my birthday. The ambience at this newest location is much more appealing than the previous location on University Ave. Both food and service were very good."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food, the service and the value are top notch at King Street Trio. I love the new venue, it is warm and inviting. Our food, steak, was cooked perfectly and the portions on the side were plentiful. The desserts are amazing. I had the Bourbon Pecan Pie and it was exceptional."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Excellent service and amazing food. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Both servings of strip steak were so tough , we both asked for shaper knives. Grizzel left on the cut was just wrong. I have never purchased a cut this poor from a food store. Very dissapointed!!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I have always loved King St. Trio - one of my favourite restaurants in the city. I love it even more now that I am wheat-free. They have lots of gluten free options, in apps and mains, as well as at least one gluten free dessert. My only possible suggestion would be to have some nacho chips or gluten free bread on hand so people could enjoy the Brie and the cheese plate too! Great night, great meal!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Thank you very much for the attentive service. We appreciated the thoughtful touch of offering a dessert to the birthday boy."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food was beyond amazing and service was excellent. Overall very pleased with our experience ! Will definitely return !"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had been before and really enjoyed it, came back again and it was a little disappointing. The food wasn't as good as my first visit, the service was very good, and really like the decor, but the food for the price was disappointing this time. I would try it again as it could have been a off day or different cook."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "reservation was easy and prompt on the web; service was friendly and fast, Waiter was extra friendly. The food was quite good although I did not enjoy the curry soup. It had too much meat and less taste of a curry. The ambiance was fine until the arrival of a group of younger clients. For a brief moment, I though I was in Beertown!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "King street trio is a carnivore's delight! I always take out of town visitors here when I want to show off what Waterloo region does best: locally sourced food cooked to perfection and presented with elegance. We three shared two salads to start and then each enjoyed a different meat dish: rack of lamb with veg and roasted baby potatoes, 10 oz sirloin with garlic mash and veg, and bacon wrapped filet mignon with mash and veg. We shared a bottle of ontario red wine and topped it off with coffees. No room for dessert! This place is a gem. Five stars all round!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "There is no question that KST is my favourite restaurant. My only constructive comment is I find the time to order feels to long as the wait staff continue to push drinks. However I have not found this in all experiences. Great place, great food and always very friendly environment."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "There isn't anything I could suggest to improve on the evening. Food, service ambience....everything fell together perfectly! I love the open kitchen concept. It gave me an opportunity to compliment the chefs. The deserts are made in house and the pumpkin creme brûlée is to die for."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very pleasantly surprised at the wonderful evening we had even though it was a very late Christmas friends out evening. The food was super and the service could not have been better, we were not rushed yet were not trying to fill time between courses. Amount of food was very plentiful our guys were not asking to stop somewhere on the way home to fill up. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014