Resto Gastro Bistro at Trinity Groves
Resto Gastro Bistro at Trinity Groves

Resto Gastro Bistro at Trinity Groves

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restogastrobistro.com/
  • Phone: 2145846747x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Brunch: Sunday: 11am-3pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: DJ Quintanilla
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Singleton
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Secured parking lot
A word from Resto Gastro Bistro at Trinity Groves
Resto Gastro Bistro features Modern American dishes with global influnces.
Chef Quintanilla creates diverse menu selections using fresh ingredients with innovative presentations. Located in the new and exciting Trinity Groves, RESTO’s interior is a combination of industrial and rustic with touches of vintage that create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Creative craft cocktails and a diverse wine list help complete the RESTO experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Resto Gastro Bistro at Trinity Groves reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (78)fit for foodies (69)neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (43)hot spot (31)great for lunch (26)great for brunch (23)good for groups (23)romantic (18)notable wine list (13)scenic view (13)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Small menu but good
    MichaelMVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Been here a couple of times for lunch. Pretty limited menu but everything my guests and I have had here has been very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't know what to expect.....
    Seaul8terVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    and we were very pleasantly surprised. Trendy menu built around spice. not too much, not too little! Trinity Grove is fun but the outdoor music should be coordinated. Mixed music from every direction outside is somewhat annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server was very knowledgeable and gave us some good recommendations. We split order of Filet, asked for medium, it was on the medium rare side. Had to order vegetable as the filet came with potato croquette only, however, the red chili honey sauce was delish
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    anon
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had a blast here! Everyone's food was incredible (and we can be pretty picky). There was also an incredible drink the bartender makes which is a mint julep but WAYYY WAY better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dining experience
    WhateverVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food and service! The Sea Bass is awesome and love the salad selections!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amazing food! Awesome drinks! Great atmostphere and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant. The Sea Bass and Filet were both excellent as well as the Caesar salad and Pear/Cheese salad. Their cocktails are great! The only thing that was negtive was that the A/C vent was dripping onto our table and we had to change the location of the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Bachelorette Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to Resto on Saturday night with a group of 8 for a bachelorette party. Everything was wonderful! The food and wine was outstanding, the staff was friendly and helpful and we even received a visit from the chef. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met for lunch
    AlfonsoDallas
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good overall experience. Met for lunch on a Saturday, was not busy at all. My Tai chicken salad was refreshing, and someone ordered the lobster corny dogs which were surprisingly good. Service was great, only annoyance was the random lost group of Trinity Grovers who would walk through the entire restaurant asking for directions to another restaurant. I know. This is just an unfortunate side effect of the restaurant's location, and the staff was always helpful to these people. Would definitely come again, hopefully when it gets cooler so I can sit on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is my third visit to this restaurant in trendy Trinity Groves and I've been impressed every time. The service is outstandingly consistent and the menu options are varied. I recommend the pork bellies and fig appetizer and the braised beef. The beer options are plentiful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much talk but doesn't deliver
    BlovestheB
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was just ok, nothing too amazing. I had high hopes for this place since my brother was raving about how great this place was..our waiter sucked, we had ordered our food and that's when he decided to share the specials for the day;I laughed and said " we already ordered and you are just letting us know".. Kind of sad! The food was tasteless.. Never going back.. Get this , the dessert was a cookie sandwich.. They said it was an off the menu item which I now understand bcs it's a nestle toll house cookie sandwich!!!! Lol
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mostly hit...with a little miss
    DreFoodieMD
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    In my first visit to Resto Gastro Bistro I went with an open mind as I had heard nothing other than good feedback aboutvirtually all the venues at Trinity Groves. Having an Open Table reservation was worthless as it took us 30 minutes to get seated. So not the best first impression. Also the noise level was horribly loud - so not a good romantic date option. It was quieter on the patio, but at 100+ degrees that was not an option. The appetizers were so-so, with crab cakes (they werent even cakes) that were way too much cake and not enough crab. And the seared beef was really carpaccio (i.e. raw with no sear) so two failed menu descriptions. The entrees however redeemed all and blew us away with creative premium quality fare. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    girlsnight
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    not quite as good as last experience but still ok. The appetizer ( pork belly) was very disappointing in presentation and taste. Would not order again. The mains were good and ample portions. The dessert ( ice cream sandwich) was very tasty but very hard to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks too fruity but food great
    Jcor
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We asked the waitress about the recommended drinks and ordered a couple. We had to send them back because they were too fruity. The sangria fresca was horrible. Supposed to be a watermelon drink but aweful. The other person ordered a drink that tasted like a bartles and James wine cooler. We sent them back and stuck with wine and liquor on the rocks. Food was amazing. Lobster corn dog is delightful as well as pasta. Sea bass was one of the best ever.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great environment. Lacking on taste
    Stepharr
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Resto is really nice I'm ambiance , but the cuisine was lacking much. I saw a picture of the pork tenderloin and had to try it. I was surprise that it was blander than expected. I do enjoy the setting though. I would go back and try something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just average with bad service
    OBXFrisco
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for lunch and had just an ok experience, BBQ chips were way too salty. Burger was good, service was below average, just took order and dropped off check pretty much, had to ask another server for a water refill. Many other places to go. most likely wont go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    HawaiianTexan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Must make a reservation and try this place if you have not been here! The filet was not only tender but the sauce on it made it scrumptious! For dessert, we had the special. It was a peach bread pudding with habanero infused vanilla sauce - I think. But no matter what it was, it was incredible. Let your taste buds have a party and try these two items. We'll definitely be back! Oh yah, the ice tea was also very tasty and refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great sea bass
    kdbensonVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Love the Trinity Grove area/concept!Ordered tempura rock shrimp appetizer but shrimp was burnt & had that burnt taste. Didn't have a light "tempura" batter either. Waitress asked how it was so we told her & a few minutes later, the Sous chef was at our table & apologized & said it would be taken off our bill.I love it when places do this bc it shows that they care about the quality of their food & understand that they need repeat customers! Sea bass was like butter-perfectly cooked & complimented well w/ rice. Ahi tuna was rare but not cold and my husband liked that too! Had a peach/raspberry bread pudding w/ vanilla ice cream that was good but not great. Ordered a moscow mule but they floated grenadine on top-it was awful & NO copper mug!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit to Restro Gastro
    Reavitup
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It obviously impressed me enough to come back. We had a great time and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no ambience
    Princeoflascolinas2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    You will not be impressed with the out side dinning and the view of power lines and red and white silos.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    Bigdfoodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I really wanted to like this place, but I didn't love it. We were virtually ignored for at least 45 minutes to an hour and had to flag down waiters twice. Not good. The place is really loud. The food was good but not great. My entree was delicious but my salad was soggy. Then they didn't even bring a side dish we asked for. We decided we didn't care because it took too much effort to get it. I won't rush to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Drinks Not So Great
    Jomommy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We ordered a Jack on the rocks with a splash of coke. The liquor used was not Jack Daniels, but tasted like Jim Beam. The drink was returned and came back the same way. Not impressed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PPPPVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was impressive. I didn't know what to expect as I've found the restaurants at Trinity Grove to be not very sophisticated, but Restro Gastro was surprisingly good, food flavors complex and well thought out. I'm a fan ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amanda28
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was AMAZING!!!!! Our server was Kyle and he made the experience even better...had great recommendations and an awesome personality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was superb but while the restaurant was not crowded our service was slow. The quality of the food, however, is enough to return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre
    yum28
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Sea bass was overcooked and soggy; ribs were good; crab cakes were 98% breading. Server seemed surprised and not thrilled with request for a taste of a by-the-glass wine she recommended. One couple ordered the Caesar salad to share; it was "artistically displayed", but definitely NOT a share-able portion size. I expect servers in restaurants that charge $30+ for an entree to share this info and recommend they order their own. It wasn't a horrible experience, but definitely not worth the drive or the money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    i had trouble with the open table reservation: seems it didn't take saturday night but listed the day I made the reservations! We did get a table outside but they were very understaffed and it was busy. We waited for our dinner for too long.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth a try
    retiredVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Went for lunch. my tuna sandwich was not great, but my friend enjoyed her salad. the staff was all very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our server, Debbie, was amazing. It was our (my girlfriend and I) first time trying any place in Trinity Groves. We were beyond pleased and look forward to our next night out in Trinity Groves at the Bistro. The food was fantastic as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Trinity Groves
    BGLTBVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent restaurant with a wonderful food presentation. For the price - I would recommend portions a bit larger - but excellent overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food at a terrific location
    DallasTony
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We enjoyed an outstanding meal on the 4th of July. Very unique dishes in a charming setting just a few steps away from the new Dallas pedestrian bridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Resto
    dineoutgal
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had dinner at Resto this past Tuesday. What a great meal! The food was delicious and the service was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was the best part
    Mlk55VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The place is sort of less than, which I guess is okay, but the food prices are not in line with the limited interior. That would have been fine, but our server, while efficient and I guess professional, was basically dismissive and sarcastic, so the whole experience was odd. I got the feeling that this was the server's normal demeanor, not a bad night. But each of us at the table expressed that we did not feel at all welcome all evening. The food was good, but again, our server just made the whole thing weird.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks, food was alright
    lovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I was excited to try this place, but unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. First off, the restaurant was very loud. It's a small space so the people hanging out at the bar often overpowered the rest of the restaurant. I ordered the filet, medium, and when I received the filet it was rare. The waiter explained that the cooks didn't want to cook it any longer because the outside was getting charred and they didn't want it to burn. I may not be an expert chef, but isn't that what the oven is for? They took the meat back and cooked it a bit longer and it still was medium rare when returned. Moral of the story is that the food was alright, the drinks were good. I see this place as more of a happy hour hangout after work.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Found a Gem
    Forneyite
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Nice décor, attentive service but most importantly excellent food, I will definitely return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing Specialty Drink
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was a little disappointing. The menu should have stated that the crab cakes were actually crab balls instead of cakes. Although, the sea bass was cooked perfectly, it was bland. However, there was a dribble of sauce around the plate to pep it up. The best part of the dining was our server Alyssa. She was adorable, perky, and helpful. The cheese/sausage plate was good. We enjoyed the refreshing specialty drink called Trinity 75, made of vodka, champagne, blackberries, and another ingredient that skips my mind. I think it would be a fun place to have drinks outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trinity Grove Gem
    ewm3lisa
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    So far I everything I have eaten here has been great. The pork belly, lobster corn dogs, Seared Ahi, ahhhhhhhhhhh... it's all good. Go, eat, review!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Our food was solid, thought I have had better food at brunch and lunch than the dinner selections. Our service was slow despite the restaurant not being very crowded. As always, great ambiance and outdoor patio area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resto...always good!
    JanetVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love Resto. The food is always good and the service is attentive. Our waiter was so nice and helpful. I chose a bottle of wine that I did not like, he was great to replace it with another one. No worries. I LOVE their Caesar salad. Love the outdoor patio too! We will go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal in Years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Introduced my parents to Resto for Father's Day dinner on Saturday night. They loved it! Seriously, all four of us thought it was one of the best meals we have experienced in a long time. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD SERVICE
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Service was bad all around. From drinks to cheque, everything took too long. Wait for entre was horrid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.