Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs
Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs

Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.triopalmsprings.com/
  • Phone: 7608648746x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm; Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm; Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 3pm - 10pm; Friday: 3pm - 11pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Van Laanen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a semi-private raised area in the front of the restaurant that is great for private parties of up to 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony 8772633930

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Merito and Palm Canyon
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is directly behind Trio and plenty of street parking and a additional lot across from Trio behind the old bank building.
A word from Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs
Where Palm Springs Eat's & Drink's. Located in the the Uptown Design District. An energetic, desert-casual atmosphere and great American modern food at reasonable prices - A place where anyone can come in, sit down and feel at home. Where the locals hangout, eat, drink and have fun. Experience Cocktail hour in the bar from 11am-7pm, $3 Well, $5 Martini's, Margarita's, Mojitos and featuring The Uptown Design District 3 course prix fixe for only $19 from 11am to 6pm 7 days a week.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
257 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (132)good for groups (122)hot spot (120)fit for foodies (100)vibrant bar scene (90)special occasion (88)great for lunch (66)great for outdoor dining (42)great for brunch (38)romantic (33)notable wine list (20)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • How do I pay you people?
    Jimbo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Lovely evening. Food was very good, and cocktails were excellent. Server was very helpful until it became time to pay the check. At which time, she disappeared temporarily. In marketing terms, TRIO "miffed" the close. JIMBO
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tragic....
    FormerTrioFan
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Was hoping the fifth time would be as good as the previous four. Didn't happen. Host seemed indifferent to me and my guests. Table wasn't ready despite multiple empty tabletops. The special was forgettable at best and the wedge salad wasn't. Thr food runner pretty much slung e food at the table reaching across the faces of my guests and looked bitter about being there at all. The server didn't want to split the ticket between the appropriate parties; reluctantantly did so and still couldn't get it right. Very disappointed. Seems like success has gone to their head and not in a good way.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just bad...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Ordered the spinach riccota ravioli, took one bite and sent it back. Gritty, tasteless and sitting in a pool of oil. To be fair the waitress comped the meal and offered another choice so ended up with a mediocre salad. The wine knowledge was lacking, the poors were very small and overpriced. Our other 3 meals were lacklustre - not so fresh seared tuna on limp veg and mashed potatoes. A really disappointing outing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was wonderful. I had the lamb shank and the seasoning was right on and the meat was tender, melted in your mouth. My husband had the pork chop and it too was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trio continues to shine
    afjwa
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We have been to Trio many times and keep coming back because the food is always so good, the prices and portions are reasonable, thefixed-price menu is a great bargain for what you get (but make sure you are seated and your order in before 6 P.M.!). I really love the pot roast with sour cream mashed potatoes and the beet salad; my partner loves the 5 cheese mac n'cheese, though this time he tried the shepherd's pit and liked it also. We haven't been here for either lunch or brunch, though we understand from friends that both those meals are great also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to its reputation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent food, service, value. Diverse menu, outstanding choices.We will return!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night!
    datenight
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband and I went on a date night to Trio Restaurant in Palm Springs and was pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent and everyone that works there is very friendly. Food was very good and the portion size is perfect. We had their 3 course dinner...wow! So much delicious food for a terrific price. We will definitely be going back to Trio soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again
    Not2return
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Extremely disappointing , over the last few years have had some of the best meals here but also some of the worst , with that being said was hesitant to bring friends here , but this last experience after waiting over 30 min with a reservation , to servers not sure if this was there table, to wrong entree and cold food served the night was a disaster from from the time we arrived , manager did try to make things right at the end but at this point what had started out as a very enjoyable evening with friends turned out to be a very unpleasant night .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value
    RickyBVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Been to Trio several times. This is the first time we went early (5:00pm) due to plans we had a little later. There is a "before 6:00 p.m." 3-course menu for $19 with many selections from which to choose! Who knew? Coming earlier also meant less of a crowd and less noise - something we prefer. The servers were prompt, attentive and friendly. The food is good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    RumiVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Trio is a must do every trip to Palm Springs!!! Food is always super yummy and service is great! We always enjoy dining at Trio... we even work our schedule around making sure we have dinner reservations! We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and they had placed "happy birthday" confetti on our table and presented us with a luscious coconut cupcake for dessert! What a treat it is to dine at Trio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Host5
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Dined here about six times in two years. This time the matre D' was not helpful, basically indifferent The food was tired, had strange sides, my sole had some sort of overspiced spinash over it on a bed of cous cous. It was not a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back
    GRP1
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good food, great service and friendly atmosphere. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truely great food!
    PSMYRRH
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is one of my favorite alternatives to the same-thing-every-day blahs. Trio has great food, at a somewhat manageable price. While there are more family-friendly priced restaurants, the quality of the food is far superior to less expensive places, and the portions are more ample than most of the up-scale venues. I had the lamb shanks on my most recent visit, and was really pleased with the flavor, texture and the leanness of what is (in many other restaurants) a pretty greasy dish. The Pre-fixe pricing is a great deal, but be aware that it ends at 6 PM and is only weekdays. Finish off with the butterscotch Pot au Creme, for a truly amazing treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neborhood scene
    NYMike3
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very friendly, livly clientele, food is ok, some dishes better than others, great happy hour. Waiters always trying to upgrade your selections. Overall a good place to socialize.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre food
    multilatereal
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Don't know where Trio got its reputation from. I had the vegie burger. The burger was good but the french fries tasted and looked like they came from Costco. My dining partner's pot roast was nothing special, while the NOLA shrimp was swimming in excess rice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trio is a bargain!
    LinW
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Don't know how they do it, but the $19 3-course dinners at Trio are outstanding. Our waiter delivered exceptional service and with great humor!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a burden to Trio
    FAIR2proprietorsANDdiners
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We reserved for three, one Dachshund, outside seating. We arrived on time. Host was warm, friendly - seated us promptly for outside dining. We have had server team approaches in the past. This was not what we experienced. My table-mate described it as helter-skelter: a disorderly haste, wrapped in confusion, and infused by a nagging question "when am I off??" We each ordered an entree salad and an appetizer each to share. The food was prepared quickly and presented on the plate nicely. We agreed the salads were good and the appetizers plenty sizable, and tasty, too! The food & bev refills came to us via six different people. Later, our waiter(?) check in. Our feeling? "We are unwanted here." Waiter(?), check please.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre Comfort Food
    OpenTableUser00013VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Average food, nothing special. They do pile A LOT of food on your plate, so come hungry for mediocre comfort food. Don't expect any visually appealing plating. They basically plop your protein in a bed of starch and pour a sauce over. If you ordered one that included sweet potato fries, don't expect them to remain crispy as they'll be soaked with the sauce or meat juices. Prolly not going back. Cute decor tho!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Meal I have ever had
    ABry
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went to Trio on a last minute trip to Palm Springs. We sat down, ordered our meal, and a bottle of wine and after pouring only a glass of wine, our food was brought to the table. Less than 6 minutes after ordering. I was confused, and thought that there must be a mistake, but the waiter assuered me this was our order. The luke warm piece of fish on my plate, was clearly pre-prepared and microwaved. There was absolutely NO way that they could have prepared a meal, and served it luke warm in 6 minutes. We were finished with dinner in less than 30 minutes. The waiter was incredibly apologetic, and comped half our meal, but no manager came over to apologize. I was horrified by our experience and would never recommend Trio to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First choice when dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always great...table has been ready every time we have been there. Service is attentive and prompt. Food is great...went with 8 people from a wide age and background,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Palm Springs
    TunaFanVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This restaurant gives you the true feel of Palm Springs. Lots of items to choose from.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would only return on a weeknight
    elscorcho
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When we arrived, it took a while to get seated and the lobby area is cramped with servers running through to patio. Great food, wonderful server (can't remember her name). However, restaurant was filled with several obnoxious bachelorette parties to the point where I couldn't have a conversation with my party. Do get the fried artichoke hearts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip and delicious
    LBRunnerGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fun and energetic mid century vibe. Delicious lobster appetizers. Solid wine list and nice cocktail offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    BillS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Alexander took very good care of us and the special halibut entree was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Woody
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were greeted by very friendly staff and our server was very attentive. We enjoyed a good meal as we took in the prix fixe menu. They even brought me a decorated muffin as we were celebrating my birthday. We went during happy hour and enjoyed a few drinks at great prices. We enjoyed the quiet outdoor atmosphere as this restaurant is uptown away form the busy crowds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly experience
    Glasgowfarmboy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The portions were very generous, staff congenial, overall enjoyable evening. The grandchildren were happy. We would visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice - but expensive
    PalmSpringsChris
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We've been dining at Trio since it opened and the food quality has remained constant. Overall it's very good. We both had the "Bone-in Rib Eye USDA Prime Steak." The steaks were properly cooked (one rare, one medium rare). The Steaks were on the "skimpy side" and they were more than a bit tough/chewy. They had quite a bit of "sinew" running through them. This is not what I would expect from a restaurant serving "prime" beef. We've ordered many of the menu items before, and overall, we've been very pleased and will continue to dine there. That said, we won't be ordering the steak again. In our opinion, it wasn't worth what we paid. This was the first time we ordered steak and we both felt that Trio missed it's usual mark.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT JOB
    Jblacklock
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always enjoy dining at TRIO - Dominic is the BEST!!! He takes great care of us each time we go there. Dominic and the staff do an incredible job of making sure you are taken care of at all times!!! Great food, great place and great service - who could ask for anything more!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too much hype
    jetsetter
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great looking hip restaurant but food does not live up to it's reputation. The food came out way too fast which made it seem like we were eating at a fast food joint. Food was just ok as they probably didn't spend much time cooking it. The sweet potato fries were really good but then I can get them at a fast food restaurant too. Nice looking restaurant with a cool ambiance and good service but unfortunately the food is unsatisfying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took 3 new diners to your establishment. We all had a great time AND the electricity went out! Staff did not miss a beat. I know how stressful losing power can be - Well done Trio Staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food noisy neighbors
    HMQSGB
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Have dined at trio before Seat offered was on the end of a banquette table was wonky and had to be levelked by ourselves with a wine menu Food always good well presented and service was quick and friendly Salad apps were of a good portion, well seasoned and dressed with good olive oil Salmon in a bed of couscous was outstanding haricots were tasteless Spinach mouthwatering Pork chop was very succulent Sales and mash. A gr8 accompaniment Loved the dark beer Now the moan... The table of 6 sitting behind were so loud seated too close were obnoxious and inconsiderate in not moderating their language and loud voices By the end of the dinner we knew everything there was to know on how to build homes for wounded war veterans 😱
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has seen better days
    Notanymore
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food, to us, has been getting progressively worse now for more than a year. What was once a neighborhood staple has become a bachelorette party favorite. If the food was as good as it once was this would not keep us from returning. Such is not the case.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food and great service
    luckybVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    always a great dining experience, great food and bar. Friendly staff a good job all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Wonderful, Great, Fantastic, Terrific, Enjoyable, Comfortable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty room, mediocre food
    NYCguy
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Trio is a very attractive restaurant with friendly, attentive staff, but the food was less than I hoped for. The wedge salad was tiny and drowned with dressing; and the baked chicken was chewy, as were the green beans. My friend had the salmon, and was satisfied with it. So it's hit or miss. A nice place to just relax with friends over drinks, but the kitchen needs to work on its basic food to be really a good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded Expectations...AGAIN
    MichaelTod
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We visit Palm Springs once or twice a year and have made it a point to return to Trios each time. When there's a time element like this between visits you can be concerned that changes have occurred at the restaurant. Rest assured we found Trios to be consistently dependable with all points we look for in a restaurant. Beautifully presented, delicious food with fun servers that add to, but don't overwhelm the dining experience. The prices are very fair for the quality provided. We left Palm Springs with another pleasant memory at a favorite restaurant of ours!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service!
    JCCLACAVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Trio offers good food and friendly service. This is one of our go to places in PS. It's too bad they are SO popular with bachelorette parties. If you're lucky enough to be there on a night without a lot of bachelorette parties your experience will be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    SuzFromLA
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been consistently pleased with Trio whether it is for lunch or dinner. In the evening, it is usually crowded and the noise level is somewhat high so quiet conversations are difficult. But other than that, Trio is a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, fantastic service
    augustb
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our trip to Trio was a standout to the fiftieth birthday party weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • back again!
    ArtnJoeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had yet another enjoyable dining experience at trio for my birthday. The filet Mignon was delicious and we really enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic