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  • Address:
    2815 S. Shepherd Drive
    Houston, TX 77019
    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Triniti Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trinitirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (713) 527-9090
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, French American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Hildebrand
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Available for private parties in your home or business,
    Triniti's dedicated team will be on hand to assist in planning your event, from carefully choosing menu selections and wine pairings, to creating parting gifts for an unforgettable dining occasion. Poised to redefine traditional notions of catering, Triniti at Home brings a full service restaurant to you.
  • Entertainment: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Dining Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Offering elegant food and service in a comfortable and casual environment, executive chef Ryan Hildebrand and his talented team offer a seasonal menu with a modern aesthetic and organic elements. Private dining area seats up to 30.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kipling
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Triniti
With a nod to the culinary triad of sweet, savory and spirits, Executive Chef Ryan Hildebrand and a stellar lineup of culinary talent have banded together to create Triniti, a progressive American restaurant featuring "California French" cuisine. French techniques, light-handed, focusing on the highest quality ingredients available. Joining Hildebrand in the kitchen are Chef de Cuisine Greg Lowry and Sous Chef, Brandon Soverall and, at the front of the house,Wine Director, Stephanie Perkins and Assistant Manager Sawyer BUnyard.

The restaurant, unlike any other in Houston in both cuisine and design, represents an artistic outlet for all involved. Much attention has been paid to the details – inside and out – from the food, cocktails, open kitchen, commissioned artwork and custom chandeliers, to the tree-lined patio and chef's garden.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Triniti had no crowd at all on Sunday night, granted my reservation was around 9:30 p.m. Two of the three cocktails were really good. The appetizers were amazing, especially the sweetbreads. The entrees were average, actually, the duck left a lot to be desired. The service was impeccable and our waitress was knowledgeable and appeared happy to do her job."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. Even the bread they provide at the beginning of the meal was delicious. We had the beet salad, a special steak with cauliflower done several ways and then bone marrow mashed potatoes on the side. It was all outstanding. We will definitely go back. This is one of the best restaurants in Houston hands down. The only issue that I would mention, is that we were sat at a table under some sort of vent that ended up dripping on us. When we pointed it out, the waiter said something like "yeah, it does that". The restaurant was fairly empty with only about 4-5 tables full at the time. If you know there is a table where people get dripped on, then why not avoid that table when you have dozens of other options?"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We hosted a party for 50 people at Triniti, the service, food, ambiance and experience were exceptional. Triniti has created such a warm and inviting atmosphere! We had the chance to go back for dinner this past weekend -- it was even more enjoyable. The staff is very knowledgeable about the offering and the venue was energetic but a great place to have a conversation. A real Houston gem!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went late on a Sunday night, and it was quiet. We had excellent service for a romantic anniversary dinner. She got a perfectly cooked filet with bone marrow mashed potatoes and collard greens, and I got the halibut with crab tamale. Accompanied by great bottle of wine and tasty desserts, it was a dinner to remember."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Wonderful. From the stunning yet modest ambience to the incredible food, everything was a win. The staff was friendly and offered some fantastic suggestions when asked. Although we could have chose the tasting menu, we decided the standard menu was the way to go. I ordered the lamb and Michael got the New York Strip with a few sides. We couldn't have been happier. The food was seasoned to perfection and cooked to order. The wine that Stephanie recommended worked well with both dishes and was tasty for the price. Michael was then brought a surprise birthday drink! When we asked about a sherry that was not on the menu, our server asked around found it hiding out at the bar. AMAZING! We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "When everyone is home from college we have weekly family dinner and mom was hailed for this pick! It was delicious food and the wait staff was courteous and pleasant, something you don't see as often these days... 5 stars we would go again!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "After a quick stop for cocktails at the bar (well crafted martini!), we sat down for dinner and opted for the chef's tasting menu. Fantastic choice...each dish was a gem and the wine pairings were flawless. In particular, the scallop was perfectly cooked and the beef course really flavorful. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I took myself to Triniti for a birthday brunch and I had a wonderful dining experience. I tried the pre fixe brunch menu and I am so glad that I did. The grits, the french toast, the bouchon were simply fantastic!!! My waiter Chris was delightful and attentive without being over bearing. The staff was equally just as friendly. I wasn't a big fan of the scone but that' b/c I don't like raisins. I am definitely going to return and bring friends!!!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a great time at Triniti celebrating a friend's birthday...the atmosphere was sophiscated, the service was excellent and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My partner and I tried the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. It was a symphony of amusing, daring and creative flavors. I enjoyed every bite and was very happy with the wine pairings!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great service food and atmosphere. A bit pricey. Unique dishes that are very tasty. Nice decor and atmosphere. Staff was very polite and helpful. Food was very nicely presented and exactly as ordered. Filet was very good and properly cooked. Lobster had a unique preparation. Pricing was perhaps a bit on the high end range but not overly so. I would recommend and go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Don't miss this great food! Halibut, Beet Salad, Caesar are winners! Vegetarian options are GREAT! Some wine finds!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Double date on Saturday night 730, prime time. Service was really good. Flow of the dish delivery was well timed. The chairs could use cushions. Everyone at my table was pleased with all of their dishes. Crawfish bisque, poured table side was really salty, but I like salty, so I was pleased with the overall flavor.My wife doesn't like salt and she was pleased too.Go figure.Good dish. Caesar salad featured cold smoked romaine lettuce. This was one of my favorite taste experiences of the night. It was a new twist (for me) on an old favorite and it really worked. Smoke flavor with the dressing and fried white sardines was great. Rack of lamb was good, not great. Halibut was a hit with 2 of our party's diners. Deserts were all REALLY good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The restaurant itself is beautiful, well designed and airy, giving an sense of openess in a small but well laid out space. The staff on entry were very pleasant however, the service beyond that was not what I would have expected given the presentation of the location. After arriving I informed the restaurant that my companion was running late, to which I was asked if I wanted to be seated, great so far, however, I sat in the bar and lounge area for a further 15 minutes without one member of staff asking me if I wanted a drink while I waited. I did get a couple of glances from people who then went on their merry way. The food itself was good, if a little bland however the grits were the best I have every had and I am NOT a fan of grits."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I discovered Triniti as a drive by. This Gem of a restaurant in Houston is a must for everyone. The menu is incredible. The restaurant itself is so chic. The food is divine and service outstanding!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was visiting my parents from NJ and had picked Triniti for a Father's Day brunch after a little internet research. When we got there, we all thought the atmosphere was great. It was a little too cold for our taste but our waiter tried to see what he could do for us. We all ate from the prix fixe brunch menu. With there being 4 of us, we were able to order all the different items and get a little taste of everything! The food was delicious! The portions were the perfect size. We all thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate. Especially the grits! They did bring out the wrong item for my friend twice, but the tAste of the food surpassed the little hiccup. Plus there's no way we would get bottomless mimosas for such a great price like that in NJ!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Like the food at Triniti. We do feel that the prices are a bit too high for the atmosphere. Turned into an expensive dinner. We sat at the bar, and each time our food was brought out the server neglected to bring utensils. Interesting menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I both ordered the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Each dish was very unique and the servers did a fantastic job of explaining each dish as it was delivered. Of the 8 courses, 7 were amazing with only one being average which is very impressive given the variety of plates we had that evening. The service is tops at Triniti, we had no less than 4 staff members attending to us yet never felt rushed or that we were being bothered by them. The servers were extremely knowledgeable about not only each dish but also about the wine they had paired with each. Impressed all the way around. The only reason I rated them down on ambiance is the chairs are wood and not comfortable at all; other than that, a perfect evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "great space and interior design. delicious food and vegetarian-friendly. only drawback was the slow, distracted, and sub-par level of service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We ordered the prix fixe brunch and it was delicious! The servings were the perfect size. The monkey bread french toast is amazing."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I would recommend this place for brunch. The prices are moderate and the food is delicious! We really enjoyed the egg scramble, the quiche and the cinnamon roll. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were excited to try the brunch at Triniti having read many good things about it in various publications. And while we are glad we went, we won't be adding it to our rotation of brunch spots. For starters, we split the "bakery basket"--in our case a cinnamon roll, a cinnamon raisin scone and a raspberry iced donut. They were each pretty tasty and a better value at $10 than $4 apiece. Our entrees tasted good, but for $15, I expected more than a Grand-sized biscuit for the Chicken Fried Biscuit. And certainly more of the chorizo gravy than came atop it. While I don't want to walk away from brunch overly full, for one of the first times I could remember, I walked away still a little hungry. But just wasn't willing to order another"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had an amazing corn chowder to start! The smoked oyster was the shining star of the dish :) I had the prime burger....juicy, delicious, quality bread. My companion had the chicken and thought it was divine. The service was impeccable throughout the meal, as well. The menu has fewer items than I expect, but they are of good quality. I would definitely eat here again, but probably not regularly due to lack of choices."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was honestly just OK, maybe I did not try enough items, evening was sort of spoiled by the salty, I don't really care attitude of the waiter, at least have a decent attitude, they were not packed but he seemed to rush everything and they were rushing us out as 5 people in 5-7 mins came trying to clear our plates away even though it was obvious we still had food, the waiter did not seem to have much wine knowledge either "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything about the evening was outstanding beginning with the greeting at the door to the extra little desserts brought to the table with the check. A perfectly splendid evening was had by all in our party. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Ambience is nice and waiters are friednly, though they can come up a bit pretentious when laying out the menu details. A bit more refinement could be nice. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "A fantastic choice for a romantic date. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion such as an Anniversary or a birthday, they have a wonderful selection for a la carte. I would highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was an 8 course tasting and everything was fantastic. Our server was Mike, he's very friendly and very very knowledgeable. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Considering the brunch menu and great deals on summer drinks and mimosas, I was surprised not to see the restaurant full. however, the service and food were fantastic. just a little disappointed they did not have the Butternut Quiche that day, but the Huckleberry Pancakes and Scramble that I shared with a friend were delicious. the pre-brunch pastries are also not to be missed, everything from a cinnamon scone to a passion fruit donut and more! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I was served the wrong drink at the bar but it was very good. We waited 50 minutes between appetizers and entrees but the food was excellent and the server very apologetic. Will definitely give them another chance. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairings. Every course was fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Triniti serves high-quality, carefully presented food with a touch of innovation. Not a lengthy menu, but enough to make choosing challenging. Service is as good as you will get anywhere in Houston. Lovely space purposefully blends the artistic (check the art and light fixtures) with the casual (plaid uniform shirts and wooden bench-like banquettes). A nice menu, with something for everyone, but you might need a dictionary... I looked up sopressata, cartoccio, soghom, choron, and sambal. My halibut was gorgeous, tender, and mild, if it lacked a bit of seasoning. My friends' filet mignon and 'baby lamb' (is there any other kind?) earned 2 thumbs up. I will go again."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Chef-Proprietor Ryan Hildebrand, Exec Chef Greg Lowry, Pastry Chef Samantha & team are indeed geniuses!! Amazing dinner!! Superb food of truly creative and qualitative excellence. Do not miss Triniti, as there is much to explore to return pleasure."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Husband and I enjoyed great service and a wonderful time the other night. It was our first time in the restaurant, so we went with the tasting menu and wine pairing. The food was impeccable and the wine even better. Both the server and the sommelier were very knowledgeable and excited about everything that they served. Will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Expensive. Too expensive, especially for brunch. Not that great of a place for a nearly $100 worth of standard breakfast items."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a business dinner here and was so impressed, wife and I returned the following week. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Go for Brunch and order the Five Course Sunday Feast for $35. The food is divine, with first course Mimosas bottomless, freshly made, cold, and included. The second course pastry option was delicious scones. There are three choices for the other courses, and everyone at our table made similar choices. For the third course we either ordered grits or greens. Both were excellent and the grits were fluffy, yet still extremely flavorful and filling. The scramble and benny were the choices for the fourth course. The benny was wonderfully rich and cooked perfectly, and the scramble was a perfect combination. We tried all three desserts and I could not name a favorite (okay it was the chocolate Bouchon). Our server, Michael, was amazing"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Imaginative menu and the cheese grits were the perfect last supper."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Seasonality and peak food is what I think of when I think of Triniti. Chef Hildebrand is conductor extraordinaire pulling his crew into harmony which translates into a memorable food experience. I may cut them short when I say food experience because the restaurant is an award winning space as well. Ambiance is a 5 star here, you look at the food, the walls, the light fixtures and art wondering how you can consume all of this talent at one time. I love this place. I love the food and can honestly say I've never left feeling let down."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Excellent and creative food, Superb service and ambience. Always a delight to go to this gem in Houston"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. It comes highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014