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
222 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (120)great for lunch (105)special occasion (93)fit for foodies (80)good for groups (55)notable wine list (48)romantic (43)great for brunch (43)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (11)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Glad Trio's is so close
    KenwoodVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ran over for a light dinner. Everything was great. My husband tried the chicken and pasta light offering with a salad. I had my standby - the skirt steak salad - yum. Our server understood we were tired and hungry. She accommodated us perfectly. I like that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flat Bread
    Dilay
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Their Salmon Flat Bread, Margarita Pizza is excellent !!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happilyretired
    happilyretired
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It is very noisy and crowded in Trio. But the food is good. Nice selection of menu items for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Morning Brunch
    Jags
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Trios is a pleasant for a Sunday Morning Brunch. We normally meet our Grandson who goes to Xavier there. They will be changing the menu this month and since I am an Eggs Benedict type of person, am anxious to see the new brunch layout.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    45249diners
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We hit bad traffic and were 20 minutes late. Had to be out in an hour. Servers did excellent job accomplishing that goal without rushing us. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trio Cincinnati
    Theresatri
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The atmosphere is modern cozy and romantic. We had fish and it was the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No comment Just want to tell trio
    Eatdinneroften
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    No comment mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I just wanted to tell trio but not put this on your website.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great food and service.
    RMPRVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Trio continues to be a great place whether a big group or place to decide on for just two!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Another great evening at Trio.... Capreze salad is a great addition... Should add it to the regular menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Trio Diner
    4SaturdayNightDinersVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was excellent, service was impeccable, price was reasonable and the setting on the veranda was quiet and very conducive to conducting business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What's Happened?
    TeriVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have Eaten at Trios for 20years. Do they have a new chef, business bad or have they simply stopped caring? Lunch this past Saturday was a real disappointment. Their Classic French Onion soup looked unappetizing, greasy, cup was not even filled, very little cheese on top and was bland. Gazpacho was still tasty and presentation lovely but very small portion compared to the past. Would have appreciated a heads up from our server on change to small size so I could have ordered differently. Seems like everyone and everything has become tired.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MDPB
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    When we entered the fishy smell almost drove us to another establishment. However we had been wanting to try Trio for some time. Two of us had the veal piccata and enjoyed it very much except both of us thought the capellini was over cooked. Another had the pasta primavera. The vegetables were not as he had been told and it came with many he did not like. The pasta was also over cooked. Overall, the menu is not inspiring. Doubtful if we return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS PERFECT
    BASSOVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    WE ALWAYS LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT TRIO AND PLAN TO RETURN SOON AND OFTEN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure....
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have dined at Trio many times for both lunch and dinner. The quality of the food and service is always consistent, with the food being delicious and comforting, and the wait staff excellent. We tried the new "small plates" menu (4 different people) and all enjoyed their meals. The small plates has smaller portions (and prices) so should be paired with a good salad or soup. Desserts are large enough to share--decadent and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful meal
    blanchesarongVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As usual, Trio had such a nice ambience, with the quietness to hold a conversation. The food was excellently prepared. I ordered 3 sides for my main dish, & was pleased that they put them all on one plate. The haricot vert, the brussels sprouts & the sauteed mushrooms were DELICIOUS! A filling meal that was expertly prepared. My husband ordered his favorite, the nicoise salad & loved it...lots of tuna, hard boiled eggs & olives. The Mediterranean Pizza was also very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    EmptyNestMom
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It is always a great experience when you dine at Trios from service to food. Thanks for making this just as fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great
    GoReds
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We ate here on a Thursday evening, around 7 p'clock. This is my 5th or 6th time here. The food was excellent as always. My only gripe was that the service wasn't as good as the other times I was here, though the place was packed. I would still come back, as this is one of my favorite Cincinnati-area restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TRIO FOR FOUR
    Sloweater
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Waiter (Brad) excellent attentive ,fluent with menue, fun. Halbut outstanding, crab cakes excellent,caprese tomatoes not so good, as was the veal picatta (tough), overall flavors great,ambiance excellent,service tops.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    SJD1VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We do not go very often to Trio but each time it seems that it is getting worse. First I had made reservations requesting a table by the window. We did not get one. My friend and I ordered a cobb salad (dinner size) with dressing on the side. The salad was fair but came with so little dressing that is was ridiculous. We had to ask for more and they kept bringing back the same little bit at a time that we stopped asking. Bread is the kind that is only good after it comes out of the oven and then becomes cardboardish. There is no excuse today to serve bad bread. Finally our server was ostensibly rushing us...
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  • Great food and service
    thorjim
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great restaurant for groups or a romantic dinner. Excellent food and service. If your server is busy someone else checks on you.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wally4
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was excellent and the food was terrific. Open Table and Trio's made making the reservations simple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great
    WillReturn
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food. Speedy service. Good wine list. Neighborhood gem. Consistently good. A step above...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I spent our 32nd anniversary dinner at Trios on a weekday evening. The ambiance was nice, the service was excellent (many persons overseeing the status), and the meal was very good in my case (Soy-glazed seabass) and good for my wife (halibut). The staff was very attentive and picked up that we were celebrating a very important event. After dinner, the manager brought us each a glass of champagne to help us celebrate - a really nice gesture to top off a very good meal. We completed our dinner by sharing the lemon cream pie, which was a refreshing finale to an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MarsieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always a good choice for a neighborhood restaurant .Food is a little pricey but always good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid place to eat in Kenwood
    OnesarVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    went for the brunch - really nice omelet station with lots of choices. Good fruits and sides to go along with the made to order omelets! The juices next to the assortment of goodies are not included. It's a one-set price and you can go up as many times as you like.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed!
    Flabarb
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We no longer live in Cinti but our family lives here. We make it a point to dine at Trio while in the city.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The french onion soup was simply superb. The Salmon Specail (July 30) did not live up to its hype. Would not order again - dry, not much flavor, clealry pre-cooked. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Refresh
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A group of lady friends met at Trio for lunch. At 11:30am we were practically the only ones there, but by the time we left the restaurant was packed. They had a big circular table for us that allowed us all to talk easily. The food was delicious, but on the pricey side. All the workers were very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    CareerSage
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I love Trio. It is my number one place to go for lunch with special friends and on special occasions. This lunch was to celebrate my friend's birthday -- and he chose Trio. The food was incredible as usual. My smoked salmon flatbread was wonderful; it is one my Trio favorites. My friend loves grouper -- and Trio's grouper sandwich did not disappoint. The dessert was fine. In the many years I have been coming to Trio, I have never had a problem with service until this time. The server did not seem happy to serve us. She made two blatant mistakes, but seemingly blamed us for them. Instead of being a celebratory lunch, we both left disappointed because of the service. I will definitely change tables if I get her as a server again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced, mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I would only eat here for lunch again because their salads/flatbreads sounded good. I was there for dinner though and wouldn't recommend it. I got the grouper entree and it lacked flavor and the veggies were bland. It was $33 and for that I would sooner pay a little more and go to Boca or Ruby's. The others I dined with weren't thrilled either. My mom got the filet and it came with nothing on it- just a plain piece of steak. Again, don't go here for dinner. It's not worth the price for OK food. In fact, I like Bravo better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kathy17
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Trios is always a great meal with great service! Good for a special occasion or just everyday nice dinner or lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anna
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a delicious dinner. The waiter was very kind. We celebrated our 49th anniversary and your restaurant treated us to champagne, which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FAVORITE
    BASSOVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Always a favorite, cannot say enough about how good it is to return there for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night out
    annieoakley
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary dinner at Trio's and everything was perfect ! Wine selection, our entrees ,dessert , server and the relaxed atmosphere all superb !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    A little on the high end. Good food but you can go other places for much less cost.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • patt
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was delicious and the service excellent. I would have enjoyed sitting in the outside area but it was too busy for lunch the afternoon we were there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food!
    lizabeVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Consistent quality, great service! Love the NY strip and seafood entrees. Would like to see 1/2 price wine back! That was nice to have on Mondays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good food and ambience
    Reds2BengalsVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Salads are exceptional and menu choices very good regardless of what you order. Best place for lunch or dinner in area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    CincyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a good but not great dinner - the gnocchi with the vodka sauce was very good, and the meatloaf was also good. The baked Brie appetizer was uninspired and pricey at $13, however. Dessert was also forgettable, and service was friendly but not particularly attentive. Finally the wines by the glass were very expensive. Cincinnati's east side has better options at this price point.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful food
    deedee123VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food and the service were great. Everyone was very kind and upbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic