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
217 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (132)great for lunch (103)special occasion (90)fit for foodies (86)good for groups (63)notable wine list (56)romantic (37)great for brunch (32)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Sweetest day gathering
    Patelpg
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Last minute reservations a little later on the night but well worth it. Get the small plates to share and taste a bit of everyone's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We took our friends who were visiting for the weekend. They could not stop talking about the food and the entire experience. The sea bass and short ribs were simply amazing, the service was excellent and the staff, while busy, really seemed to be enjoying making sure we were happy. Can't wait to return1
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BASSOVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our favorite restaurant gave us fine food with terrible service Never had such service there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner success
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. The recently added to the menu, and recommended by our waiter, Braised Short Ribs were absolutely incredible. Service was great, my glass remained full and I never felt like we were ignored or check on too frequently. It was a relatively quiet room which lended itself to a comfortable conversation level. The only downer was the latte with dessert. We had the flourless chocolate cake which would have been better with an espresso instead of a latte. The latte was weak and had very little coffee flavor. If you like coffee with your dessert go for the espresso. Overall great meal. We would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A casual yet sophisticated atmosphere with a good selection of food and drinks make this a dependable choice, which accounts for it being an usually busy spot. Trio's offers small pours.(3 oz wine pours) which is appreciated. They will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood eatery
    CincinnatiPatty
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Trios has evolved over the years.... It is now at least 100+% larger/more seating than originally......And the menu has expandeded to be quite interesting, ever changing.. The loveliest part of Trios is the friendly, ever accommodating staff! And the atmosphere has matured as well- quite quaint and really well situated for some private time in the well designed booths!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Patrice
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good food, service was fine but nothing extra ordinary--decor inside seemed a little dated...but overall nice and food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and Wine!
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I like Trio alot. It is perfect for when you want a nicer dinner before a movie than Deweys pizza! And I find it is a great place to take out of town guests because it has such a selection of foods. I had the pork chop and wasnt as pleased due to its fattiness *(almost half was fat) but the flavor was great and I have a small appetite anyway. The sauce on top was a little too rich and salty for me, but it was easy to slide it off. My husband had the paparadelle pasta with red meat sauce which was delicious. We both agreed the food was too salty (and we arent the type of people who ask for low or no salt in restaurants usually). My only thought was the chef must be a smoker because all the food was balanced, just too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD
    CBCB
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    ONLY FAIR. ONIION SOUP WAS SALTY AND ONLY WARM. YOU HAVE A COOK AND NOT A CHEF....MAKES A DIFFERENCE! WINE SERVED IN LARGE GLASSES WITH LITTLE CONTENT,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, GreatService!
    GMac
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had a business lunch meeting and decided on Trios and am glad I did. I had one a terrific Cobb Salad. My associate had the Scallops which he said were very good! Nice atmosphere, great service and very good food. I recommend Trios for your consideration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Trio never disappoints. Recent visit was during the week, early, so it was very quiet and the service was perfect. Server answered questions with confident knowledge. My guest from NY had a lovely dining experience. I had the grouper small plate. It was so good, I'll probably get the entrée portion next time. Spaghetti squash went so well with the grouper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just The Two Us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The night was capped off by the excellent and very cordial service provided by our waitress. The food was timely delivered and deliciously prepared as well as fully tasteful to our individual palettes. The meals were fully satisfying without being too much in terms of quantity; the quality was evident.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Garyg
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good food, good service. Wish we had place like this in West Chester/Liberty Twp/Mason area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    CvthVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Decided late - got a table - nice service - nice food. We go here a lot - so sometimes we feel menu could change a bit - but no complaints Server was nice - service was quick but did not feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like weather
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Just like weather means when the service is good usually your experience is good. Unfortunately this evening the server made several errors and that was disappointing as this does not usually occur at Trio
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go!
    Bamagirl
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. I like the atmosphere, the food is always great and the service is hard to beat. When we are searching for someplace that is guaranteed to not disappoint, Trio's is our go-to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for food
    Coolchic34
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Trio's food is the best, but I always feel the restaurant is noisey and I think the tables are a little too close together. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trio Does It Again
    CareerSageVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I love Trio. It is one of my top 3 restaurants in the Cincinnati area. I am a frequent customer and always have wonderful food. This visit I had the salad Nicoise, a favorite I hadn't ordered in a long time. I won't make that mistake again! I love this salad, and the way that Trio presents it is outstanding. The dressing is perfect; the ingredients just right. It is an excellent salad for a meal. The service was outstanding. Trio doesn't rush us, but lets each table have its own dining time. It was especially important for my lunch friend and myself during a special, critical time in our friendship. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't get the meatloaf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I'd say the overall experience was good. This price point was a little high. I ordered the meat loaf dish for lunch and my meatloaf was dry and hard. I believe it may have been left under the heating lamp too long. The mashed potatoes, sautéed carrots and brussels sprouts were really good but I was really looking forward to my meatloaf and that was a great disappointment. Our server was great though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RitaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Trio is so dependable. We always find their fish specials so beautifully done. The presentation on the Scottish salmon is a work of art. We can always count on having a nice meal and go often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner With Friends
    REK3RD
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Wonderful location, diverse menu and Food prepared perfectly. Service excellent and really enjoyed the dining area open on a beautiful Fall evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Loved the food and the outdoor patio with large screen TV that was not too intrusive. Would go again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Shirley
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Trio has consistently good food and good service. The noise level is a bit more than I would like, but other than that the ambiance is good. I always enjoy eating there. I've had a number of dishes on the menu and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Find!
    venicedine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Tucked away on Orchard Lane just across Kenwood Road from Nordstrom's in the Kenwood Towne Center, is this little gem with it's fine dining, exceptional service, and comfortable, friendly ambiance. Their scrumptious dishes are meticulously presented with just the right amount of attention from their smartly attired servers. Everything is good, and don't forget their in house dessert creations! They get an A!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Kwithac
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    With two friends I celebrated my birthday at Trio on Thursday. I'd made the reservation with Open Table and requested Verandah which is my preference every time. The booths in the front are not lighted well and the room doesn't have that open feeling of the Verandah. I ordered the scallops which were excellent. Served on a bed of fennel, asparagus, celery (I'm assuming) and onion was way too much but regardless I ate it. So I couldn't eat my special order of spinach which my friends cheerfully did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rrh1961
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our server was gracious and accommodating. The food was excellent. A truly lovely dining experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    GREATLUNCH
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Was a great place to eat and the food was good! Perfect for a business luncheon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    klavier
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall was awesome. Our server was fantastic;just a little over-eager (coming to table literally every 5 mins. But that is much, much better than being unattentive. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAVORITE
    BASSOVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Can't say enough about our favorite restaurant's food, drinks, and service to find fifty words every time we go there. It is perfect for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The usual
    Expectthebest
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    GREAT food quality and prompt and courteous service each time we visit this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Being my first visit to Trio
    DAVEDEB
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was busy. More busy then I thought it would be for a Tuesday evening (9/16) but they was prompt from the time we walked in the door, seated, menu, drinks, answer questions, food, refills, dessert and real smiles. Everything a good restaurant should be. I love the Wedge with crumble blue cheese, got that blue cheese tang I love. Flat Iron Steak was very good. On the on-line reservation I noted in there that it was our wedding anniversary that day and the waitress knew that without us saying anything. The waitress (JoAnn, I believe) knows her position very well and she was ever willing to make our evening enjoyable. Not a quiet place but it could be just that evening as it looks like everybody was having a good time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • finedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I had the halibut special. We asked if the sauce could be changed and we were accommodated with the sauce we wanted. The halibut was outstanding. Our server, Cassidy, was excellent. She was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.