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Trio Restaurant - Charlotte
Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

Trio Restaurant - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trio-charlotte.com
  • Phone: (704) 541-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:
    Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm

    Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 2:30pm - 5:00pm

    Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: James Jamey Bailey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnston Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Trio Restaurant - Charlotte
Trio provides a blend of traditional and contemporary foods. Salads, sandwiches, pizzas, steak, seafood and pasta all house made and served in a cozy and unique dining environment. You may choose to dine in a lively bar area, in cozy booths with views of the landscaped outdoors, in an open central area with linen-dressed tables and our warm wood-burning pizza oven, in a semi-private room, or "al fresco" on our patio. Our restaurant is a smoke-free establishment.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Group of six friends (mature adults) reconnecting after 20 years of separation. Food was great - booth for 6 allowed good conversation. Server was a bit too casual - but not unacceptably. All in all a great night! Six different menu items and all rated well above average - with two "wonderfuls"!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Great dinner experience at Trio during Restaurant Week. Saturday night was quite busy but we were not in a hurry. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was relaxing but a little noisy. We would return and recommend Trio to others."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Trio is what Charlotte restaurant week is all about. We had a great time there. We have driven by it several times in our travels. Thanks to the unique menu offered during restaurant week, we decided to give it a try. So glad we did! Excellent all the way down the line. It has become one of our keepers. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I came here for restaurant week 1st time. I was not impress. The portion was to small. The steak was nice and tender but had no flavor at all. The asparagus were to tender and the mash potato was like I would make it at home, nothing exciting for the cost. Dessert was pityful. It was my husband birthday and they did not acknowledge it and yes I put it down when I made my reservation. Don't think I will be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "When we went to Trio, it was the first time we had been there. It wasn't what we were expecting. The pan seared scallops were really good, but that was about the only thing that we liked throughout our dinner. My husband had ordered a medium well steak, but the steak was well done. The rice that came with the tempura lobster tasted like there was some type of sweetner in it, It was too sweet to finish eating. I do not think I will go back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The scallops on the appetizer portion of menu were absolutely to die for. However, the rest of the meal was just so-so. While the presentation of each course was spot-on, the food was mediocre. The "Tempura Fried Lobster Tails and Sesame Shrimp & Scallops" was dressed in the most commercial of Asian sweet & sour sauces. The server asked me if I "wanted to keep my fork" during a multi-course meal. I had no where to put my used utensil - except on the table (which made both the table and the fork dirty). Ultimately, we regretted choosing Trio as one of our restaurant week picks. In hindsight, we should have compared the restaurant week menu to the regular menu to see that it is much more casual than the Queen's Feast menu might suggest."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Never can you go wrong at Trio's. They are very consistent!!! Love the menu, the staff are knowledgeable and efficient. Always happy and excited to dine there"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Trio. The food was good and well prepared, and the service was excellent. We plan to eat there again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were not sure what to expect, but Trio was a pleasant surprise! The menu was creative and varied. All dishes were flavorful and served at a relaxed but appropriate pace. Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely return to sample more of their dishes."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Trio during Restaurant Week. Our waitress was very good and they were accommodating in offering substitutions. The food was good....not great, except for the dessert. We both had the chocolate pie, which I honestly believe was a frozen Edwards pie."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had a great experience here during Queen's Feast. "Better" restaurants have not been very good during Queens Feast. They tend to cut corners and prepare specialty items ahead to get people through. Here the entrees were the same as the regular menu and they tried their best to impress. Had a great dinner!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a party of five for dinner on a Thursday evening. The service was good and the staff was responsive to questions regarding the origins of the food. We shared the calamari appetizer which was very good and each person had a good sampling. Three of the party had the lobster ravioli and two had the Carolina Trout and all were pleased with their dinner. I don't remember the name of the dessert but it was an almond brittle nest with ice cream which was very good. Overall I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "So glad that Trio's is close to where I live. It is always good and I always leave feeling relaxed and appreciated. This last visit I had the spinach salad. Yum. My lunch companions also enjoyed their salads and one even ordered a meal to take home for dinner. This was a celebration so I brought a special bottle of wine and the corkage fee was a very reasonable $10.00. If you have not been you should give it a try. The chef is the owner and his attention to meal preparation is obvious."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Neighborhood dinging at its best. Small enough to feel somewhat homey but with a nice, varied menu. Couple I was with have been coming here for years. I would recommend and would return."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a party of twelve and the food and service was very good. I would recommend Trios."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have dined at Trio on and off for 11 years. The FIRST thing I love about Trio is it is NOT a chain resturant. The SECOND thing is that the food is always good, the varitey of the menue is great - there is always something for everybody in the party. THIRD and last is the relaxed atmosphere cor comfortable dining and a great wait staff always make my experience at Trio a positive one."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was great. Our server was a little distracted so only 4 stars there, but the food was fantastic. Be sure and save room for the baked Alaska."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Outdated decor,old and dirty carpet ,and dry tasteless pizza. We havent been here for 14 years ,and nothing has changed.Same old chairs,tables,and lighting,not to mention the dirty carpet floors. Last Chance!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Accomodated our reservation ...nice outdoor table in the shade ( no fans, but ok on this day). Good service . Tried the turkey burger...interesting flavor and would get again. Would like to see a veggie Burger on the menu too."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Trio has a great outdoor patio! It's very private...can see the road a bit in the background, but not too loud or distracting. It was exactly what we were seeking for our lunch for a colleague."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Hi, I went with two friends to celebrate a birthday and it was great. This is my third time here and the staff is so friendly, the food is so varied and excellent and we love sitting out on the shaded deck. Wyn Flo"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Jim at the bar took great care of us. The food is good and is very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Man, the country-fried buttermilk chicken is what I get EVERY time I go here and this time was no disappointment. Our server (either names Mike or Dave) was one of the best I've had. He handled out table of 6 with 2 kids and my hard-to-please parents wonderfully. It had been a while since we have beento Trio and now we're thinking we need to make sure to return again soon!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Mother in laws 90th birthday, everyone (12) enjoyed their meal and Matt was excellent as our server and the birthday girl had a great time"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Met a friend at Trio's for a quick lunch. It was her first trip to the restaurant. We were seated immediately and greeted by our server who was knowledgeable of the menu and attentive with her service. My cheeseburger was cooked to perfection, and so was my friend's pizza. Trio's is a handy neighborhood spot for lunch, which is the meal I eat most often there. Try it!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We went to Trio recently with the in-laws and our two kids. We were seated promptly at a great round table away from the main action, which was great as the in-laws are hard of hearing. The server was great, and did an excellent job of taking care of our little group of 6. Trio offers a variety of food so that there is something for everyone. One of the things I like are their monthly specials - to change up the regular menu. The food is reasonably priced and you receive ample portions to eat."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "David was patient and courteous serving a table of four .... Two who were elderly and on walkers. I appreciated the hostess paying attention to my request when I made the reservations on line."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great food and service! Our waiter, David, was superb!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good variety of menu choices, reasonable prices, stylish casual atmosphere, it's just a pleasant place to go with friends."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great places to meet friends. Lots of healthy food choices."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Well, seeing as how I'm at Trio at least twice a week, that pretty much sums up how much I love dining there. Reminds me of a Carly Simon song....."Nobody does it better......." In all the years I've been going to Trio (it's my home away from home), I have never had a meal that was not A-1. My thanks to Gary, Greg and everyone who works at Trio."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and atmosphere! A nice, casual, family-friendly, reasonably priced restaurant. Great quality food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in south Charlotte. Great value, especially on a Tuesday evening - BYOB, no corkage either. Very pleasant staff. Yes, one of my family's favorites."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This is a great value, good food that you can count on time after time! The ambience is nice, not too over done, just a really comfortable place to eat or bring an out of town guest."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I made reservations for restaurant week. I had no idea that the reservations were 30 minutes before closing. That shouldn't be possible. Needless to say, they were out of the dish I wanted. And the waitress wasn't friendly, but it was near closing."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Overall, we had a great experience for restaurant week. Our food was good, the portions were generous, and the waiter was friendly and helpful. Entrees took a little longer than normal to get out, but they were busier than I've seen during prior visits. I would definitely recommend Trio to anyone looking for good food at a great value."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food, but would like to have something on the menu that we could try again. I think it would be a good idea for restaurant week to sample food that you like and then you come back for again, Also it was very cold on Saturday night and our table was right by the door. We had a reservation and didn't wait at all,. I wish we had asked to have a different table as we were freezing every time the door opened. My husband has a cold now and thinks it's from this."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband loves Trios and since it was his Birthday we decided to go there. The food was good, although I felt like our waitress really didn't want to be there. We had a party of 10 and some people had never been there before. I think over all everyone liked their meal but the customer service could have been better. Also, I did not know there was a "cake charge" for bringing a Birthday cake. We have brought cakes to high scaled restaurants before with no problem but were made to feel that it wasn't welcomed as it would cause for more silver ware and plates. In the end the waitress didn't charge us and brought us plates after I said we could just eat in on our napkins!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was the best meal of the week in terms of the choices and quality of the food"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I've lived in Charlotte for 30 years and frequent the Pineville area as Carolina Place and some of the surrounding stores are a common place for me. I even go to the Burlington Coat Factory, which is in the same parking lot as Trio, but the restaurant never caught my eye. Some might consider it as "hidden in the cut", for if you blink, you would surely miss it. Lucky me for a Resturant Week, an email to a friend with the listings of Resturants and their suggestion of this little quaint, lively place. The ambience was nice, service was great, food delectably delicious and drinks were nice and smooth...I will definitely be returning again soon..."
    Dined on 1/24/2014