TRIO
TRIO

TRIO

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://triobistro.com/
  • Phone: 5139841905x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm; Sunday Omelet Station: 10:30am - 1:30pm: Lunch until 4p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Adam Wylie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Trio To Go? Let us know if you would like your favorite dishes to go!
  • Special Events: Trio has an elegantly appointed dining room for private events. The Veranda seats up to 75 and can be divided with a sound proof wall to host smaller groups. Prefect for Cocktail Receptions, Celebration Dinners, Showers, Seminars, and Luncheons. House audio visual includes 50" Smart TV's, WIFI, Laser Pointer, Wired Mic.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Across from Nordstrom
  • Public Transit: Montgomery and Kenwood Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Adjacent parking is available around the perimeter of the building. Easy first floor access.
A word from TRIO
Trio, one of Cincinnati's favorite restaurants for over 25 years, is known for serving fresh seafood daily, along with great steaks, extraordinary pasta dishes, generous portions of specialty salads, California style pizzas, & a wide range of sandwiches. Trio has become the hot spot of Cincinnati for its extensive wine list. Trio currently serves over 30 different wines by the glass, offering the best California wines by the glass or bottle. During the spring, summer & fall Trio diners may prefer to dine in the Veranda. Trio can accommodate private parties from 24 to 65 guests in one of the private dining rooms. Over the years Trio has received Cincinnati Magazine’s "Best Wine List", "Best Casual Service", "Best Entree", "Best Redesigned Restaurant in Cincinnati". Additionally, TRIO is Zagat rated "Best Casual Service" & "Excellent".
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
TRIO reviews from OpenTable diners
220 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (123)great for lunch (111)special occasion (98)fit for foodies (85)good for groups (59)notable wine list (50)romantic (41)great for brunch (41)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Our Special Evening
    Corrygirl52
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary there. We were seated immediately and admired the attractive decor of the restaurant. The food and wine were excellent. I enjoyed the halibut and my husband had a delicious pasta with shrimp. Service was great. I would definitely like to return to Trio's. It was a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I always enjoy Trios. I have been going there for over 30 years. I do a lot of carryout, at least once a week. I enjoy there salads
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trio - Excellent
    melvinohio
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My wife and I (from Dayton) took our daughter and her beau (from Louisville) to "Trio" for a late Sunday lunch - our 2nd visit. The food was great, as were the drinks/wine/beer and the ambiance. Even bester was the service. We had a waitress who knew the menu and her job well. The management also helped us, as my wife is in a wheelchair. Looking for an excuse to go back again as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best restaurants
    Chip
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This restaurant was so good. It is one of the best in the area and should not take a back seat to any restaurant. The wait staff was outstanding as well as the other staff. The food couldn't have been better. Anyone who dines here is in for a treat. I will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good enough
    honestreviews
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our first time at Trio. It's a busy place. Not intimate, but not repelling. The menu is limited but the food is good. The service is also good, but there's a sense of pretention to the place that is hard to miss. As I walked to the car, I thought to myself that if Trio were as good as it thinks it is, that would have been a fantastic dinner. That being said, I didn't find it over priced. I would eat there again, but there are a lot of other places I'd try first. footnote: We visited Trio for our anniversary and informed them in advance about the occasion. They did nothing to make that special. That was disappointing. I've never had a restaurant fail that badly to at least try to make a special ocaission more, well, special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not disappointed!
    Grouponer
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have passed this restaurant dozens of times over the years and wondered how it was. Bought a Groupon to try it out with a friend and we were absolutely impressed with the friendliness/politeness of the staff, notably Carla, our server, and Juan, the sommalier. We were greeted, seated, order taken, food arrived, all very quickly. Restroom was spotless, ample parking. We will definitely go again, Groupon or no!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant and delicious!
    Redpoppy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Trio is bustling and elegant. Service seemed just right. I tried the feature (fish tacos) and it was excellent. The fish was grilled and had a wonderful smoky flavor. Be sure to make a reservation, even for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disapointing Lunch Place!
    LuvtodineoutVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Trios's has the best service-team approach, friendly and inviting. I recently dined here twice in the past two weeks. The first time I had the fish lunch special-delicious. This past time the fish tacos were on special and also had the gazpacho-home runs! You can never go wrong dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moeller
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Not worth the money. The steak was tough and the constant noise was too much. The place could use an update on its look.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 131 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1288 reviews are from the TRIO reviews archive.
  • Return visit
    HHIvacationer
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had the halibut and lobster bisque which were great. My husband had the NY strip which he also enjoyed. Service was great, had a nice spacious booth, will definitely return. Good value for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food review
    GaryM
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food is usually very good at Trios, however, the halibut special I ordered was cooked to the point that it was rather dry. My friend ordered steak and indicated that her's was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trios
    JoeinKenwoodVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Trios is a hidden gem in Kenwood. Great food, great atmosphere. Been there for years and only gets better. Service is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aways Great Food
    JNF1VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Where to go?? Trio's is the first answer is we are in the neighborhood! Great food, good price and lots of choices! This is not a hamburger place or a salad place, but you can get those...the fish is outstanding and as good as any place else in the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as always, a nice meal and evening.
    Thefamily
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    as always, a nice meal and evening, good food, good service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trio was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food, service, and ambiance were all excellent this trip to Trio, never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Dinner reservation for 2. Sat at a 6 top table. In the same area are 3 empty 2 tops and an empty 4 top. No music playing in the restaurant at all. Only thing you could hear was everyone elses conversation. Thai Pizza and Mexican Pizza were very good. They put an anchovie on the caesar salad without asking if it was desired, entire salad then taste of fish..
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  • Great Neighborhood Restauran
    JJKCMK
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff...quiet atmosphere but not stuffy...delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    golferVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We love dining at Trios, but were disappointed this time. I had the halibut special. It was dry and flavor as just so-so. We ordered the chocolate cake with Kahlua sauce. The cake was very dry with little flavor and the sauce was so lightly drizzled on the top that is was barely there. My husband had the sea bass which was good. The server was great, I think her name was Kathy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again Trio delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Another great evening, great food! I ordered my favorite the sea bass and my husband ordered the veal marsala, which he said was superb! A friend of ours ordered halibut and a beet, watermelon salad that was stunning to look at. Yes I took a picture. ;-) We always request our server Brenden and as luck would have it he was working and provides such personal service with good conversation. Thanks you Brenden, we will see you again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch spot
    Jazzy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I always love Trios. I had two salads for lunch, both on the special menu. One was really notable, a beet salad with watermelon and arugala. Next time i will order two! I also like that I can order a nice wine at lunch in 3 oz size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were made to feel special
    Sophie0721
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Had outstanding service. When Max, the manager heard we were headed to NYC this weekend he offered up several different restaurants to try. We felt he went over & above his call of duty. At the end of our meal we were GIVEN a crème brelee - outstanding also!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    Delish
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Wonderful dinner of beet salad and Mediterranean flatbread. Really great food, good service, and got to sit in booth by window on a beautiful day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUR SPOT
    BASSOVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    THIS IS OUR FAVORITE SPOT, ATE HERE ON OUR WEDDING DAY AND EVERY MONTH THEREAFTER FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable date night
    Lovelandmom
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went here for a date night with a living social coupon. I enjoyed two small plates (scallops and black grouper) and my husband enjoyed the meatloaf. The food was well prepared, tasty and good portions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    FrankJudyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Consistently good food. Spring "special" small plates good addition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful dinner
    LunchGuy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had dinner at Trio, one of our favorite Cincinnati restaurants. Celebrated our anniversary and had a great meal. Food, service, wine, and dessert were all terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality
    MarsieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have eaten at Trio numerous times. They have definitely changed the quality of the food to the point of being in edible it was tasteless, tough, and reheated and over cooked. Another patron ordered steak rare and it came out well done and tough. They lowered their prices and are serving lesser quantity of food which is inferior quality
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mix food experience
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I had an excellent meal (sea bass and great rice and sauce). My wife's meal was a very bad salad with salmon, with the greens obviously old and a strange dry blob of goat cheese. Our appetizer was baked brie unlike any we've ever eaten (hard and overcooked) -- a view shared by our two dining companions. Our previous dining experience was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    buckeyechem
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    If you are near Kenwood and want a reliably good dinner, Trio's is the place to go. The atmosphere is relaxed, the décor pleasing, the wait staff is friendly and accommodating and the food is very good. Others must agree as it is usually pretty full no matter what day you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack and Gerhard
    4SaturdayNightDinersVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Great food, great service, value is unbeatable. Highly recommend for lunch for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Mother's Day Event
    Brian
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Other than 2 of the 4 plates that were on our table being dirty to begin our afternoon engagement the event went smoothly for our Mother's Day Party. The food was better than average and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend the Sea Bass. With drinks, tax and adequate tip for the 4 of us the bill came to an expected $240. It was a shame about the plates as it could have been a perfect day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why Not?
    msjwine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Why not dine at Trio if thinking of fine dining in the area - quality of the food and presentation is comparable to the best, portions are somewhat larger, and given the reasonable price, excellent value without sacrificing anything. Assistance with wine selection, presentation and decanting of the wine, and service was top notch. Our waiter would do well in any fine dining restaurant here, or in Chicago. An enjoyable dining experience in every aspect, clearly well-managed with great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    erict
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for the mother's day brunch. The food was good but it was all very crowded and packed into a very small area. It was difficult to be able to see everything that was offered. Overall, it was very enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistent
    SingVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Always fresh and delicious.....my most favorite restaurant....easy to park, convenient, and friendly service....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • some foods outstanding, not brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I have had outstanding lunches before especially your grouper sandwich. Your brunch however was mediocre at best. The ham was outstanding, bacon good, fruit ok not spectacular. Omelet was overcooked, potatoes underseasoned, sausage was cold. I went through the line, my sister went through the line and when I went back; the sterno under the sausage was out. That means that 15-20 people had cold sausage. Don't you think you should check things like that?????? That is not acceptable. I have had better brunches at hotels before. Suggestions- keep the line moving by having the omelet station last, add some different fruit like blueberries, crisp up your bacon, put salt on your potatoes, and by all means please check your sterno heat supply.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Date Night
    MaryL
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Trio is a great place for date night, or for a great meal anytime! The service is impeccable, the food fresh, well-prepared, and wonderful. I love the understated atmosphere of Trio.. It is not flashy, but just perfect for a relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a sure bet
    Bessie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food is delicious, great ambience and service!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends
    universityprof
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We were visiting with former students who lived out of town. We chose Trio because it was convenient to all parties involved. It turned out to be a great choice because the noise level was low so that we could talk without interruption. The food especially the flatbread was excellent. The service was particularly good. The waitress knew we were engaging in talk, and she paced herself so as not to interrupt the flow.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal
    marissa
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our table was ready upon arrival; very nice quiet spot in the restaurant. The service was excellent; the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistenly good
    MarkFVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My wife and I had a very nice lunch. Once and a while we like to spoil ourselves - and Triio's is a good place to do it.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate