Trio Bistro

4.2
90 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Trio Bistro has been serving the restaurant patrons of Washington DC since 1950. Anchored in the heart of Dupont Circle, Trio Bistro boasts two fully covered patios with outdoor seating and a main bar and dining area inside. With a beautiful view of Q Street and 17th Street, and surrounded by some of DC’s most desirable dining destinations, Trio Bistro naturally calls the heart of the city home.

Whether you are looking to enjoy a casual night out after work with delicious food and unbeatable drink specials, or are planning a special event for larger groups, Trio Bistro can accommodate your occasion. We also offer bottomless champagne brunch every Saturday and Sunday!

Don’t take our word for it though, come experience for yourself just why we have managed to stay in business for over 60 years … Bon Appetit!
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Daily Happy Hours at your Neighborhood Gatthering Bistro


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Half Price Signature Cocktails & House Wine & Rails
1/2 PRice Sliders and Small Bite Menu

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 28, 2018

Ends: December 29, 2117

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-7:00PM

What 90 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Trio. We loved the ambiance and the atmosphere. The variety menu choices impressed us as well as the wonderful portions. We started with flatbread shrimp crostini that was very delicious and tasty. The lamb Osso-bucco was amazingly tender and Organic Duck Breast Aux Oranges was appetizing.
Our waitress was very attentive, we were so pleased with her service. We had good experiece, will certainly return and recommend it.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro trio has amazing,creative food paired with delicious,innovative cocktails,the service was downright amazing! It was my second time there and I will certainly return.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, and a great experience . I’ll definitely be back soon!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came to Trio Bistro to celebrate our 2nd anniversary..had a great time. From when we were sat to the end of our meal. I stared with a chicken vegetables soup...like my mom makes! My husband had the Lamb Ossobucco tender and hearty. I had the pan seared Rockfish..light not too fishy. The veggies were cooked right. When our server found out we were celebrating... we each got a complimentary glass of champagne! Definitely coming back!!

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1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Time at Trio bistro at Dupont circle with my  family   very impressed with food and service  I had pan seared filet of rock fish with roasted corn and mango salsa and grilled asparagus , well prepared, mom had crab cakes with chipotle aioli fries and coleslaw and my sister had Mediterranean burger topped with medaley  tomatoe and feta .  The flavor of all was superberb. We'll definitely return

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely experience at Trios, I went to go for some drinks and lunch with my girlfriends. We were introduce at the door the second we got in and got sat next to the window. The atmosphere was great and the music as well. I started with a chicken vegetable soup and then had a Mediterranean burger. The soup was really good and the Mediterranean burger was made at its perfection. Our waitress was attentive and really sweet. Our drinks were tasty and refreshing. I rate my experience 8/10! We will be back for sure.

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SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst service ever! 1 1/2 hours still had not received some orders, one delivered wrong and after returned, were told about 15 mins later that was last one and given to someone else- only the sides were wrong! When asked for manager, she said they weren’t out of item. Someone lying. We asked for check. Only saving grace is they didn’t charge us at all. Never go there.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

THE ABSOLUTE WORST
It was 45 minutes before we received a drink or first course(off the Christmas menu we were told to order form for better service). We were never asked if we’d like another drink. We had to ask repeatedly for food to be served. Then at the end the WRONG bill was processed through! (We assumed they had comped some of our meal because they told us the Christmas menu would be faster, but other tables and sections ordered off the whole menu, people who arrived an hour after us left before we did—but no, just needed us to hang around while they reran the bill for the full amount). This is the first time I’ve ever written a negative review on open table, but also the worst dining experience we’ve ever had.

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SZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous for our Christmas outing!!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It was Christmas Eve - the service and treatment was rude and they seemed not interested in working at all- the whole ambience was - they were not happy that we were there on Christmas Eve

Not going there again

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Christmas dinner with friends

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LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner for 17 in party was amazing. The variety menu choice, wonderful portions and everyone enjoy the food. The service was great very attentive and accommodating to the guest. I would recommend Trio Bistro to anyone looking for a great place to eat in DC.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised after my visit here. I thought I had just found a random restaurant and did not have any expectations walking in, but the vibe was very nice and the staff were all friendly and responsive. Seems like alot of regulars enjoy this place and they were all friendly with the staff. The food was WAY better than I anticipated. Fresh ingredients and brought out HOT. Even the small fruit garnishes (sliced strawberries and blueberries) were so flavorful and fresh, not bland dull Sysco food at all.

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EO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Thanksgiving menu was fantastic, as was the service.

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V
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My risotto was not good as could be, however the experience in general was good.

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f
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Cobb salad, bread, and coffee. Excellent service with Cathi!

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AF
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very average restaurant and food. Inattentive service. My mashed potatoes were warm to cool when our meals arrived. My pork chop was dry and over cooked. My husband asked for a water glass refill. His was filled. The server left quickly and didn’t fill anyone else’s glass. A little later, after sitting with an empty water glass for approximately 15 - 20 minutes (during which time no server came near us), I got up and went to find a server in the almost empty restaurant. I asked for water. Not busy on a Monday night. Bad service. Average food. Do not waste your time or money.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was very bland and not up to standard of a nice restaurant and not in line with price. Server was nice but service was very slow

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LH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent server. My potato crusted salmon was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Drinks were basically juice.
Almost got up and left because it took so long to be waited on.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Servers and hostess went out of their way to take care of our large group -- they rearranged chairs for our older guests, got us a high chair for a baby, and brought out a piece of cake when we mentioned it was someone's birthday! Thank you!

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CM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had made reservations thru Open Table however made them at the wrong location (there happens to be a Trio Bristo in Washington) however the hostess was very helpful and we were seated immediately. Our food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I love to meet my friend here for a "catch up" early dinner. Thanks for your great food and service in my neighborhood where I do not have to drive in unbelieveable traffic to enjoy an evening meal.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location to meet up with our niece and her hubby and catch up. Stephanie was terrific server. Exactly what we were looking for.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we walk in they received us with a charming smile and we got seated in a table with a nice view. Service was quick and neat.Our food came really fast and it was excellent, the place has a charming environment and pet friendly. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing! Grilled Salmon Niçoise Salad on the menu! Loved the cozy table, staff was wonderful. A must visit when in DC.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience !! I had incredible service and the best salmon in years i highly encouraged you to try trio bistro !

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Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very mediocre food. Bacon egg n cheese sandwich had no cheese. Should have gone to McDonald’s and paid only 30 % of what trios charges. Pancakes were dry. Skip this place.

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r
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Big mistake. Enjoyed the 17th St Festival and headed here for dinner. My capellini pomodoro was supposed to have fresh tomatoes and arugula. Instead I was served a plate of spaghetti drowning in sauce- not a fresh tomato or sprig of arugula in sight. When I mentioned this they took it back, added the arugula and changed the bill from spaghetti to the pomodoro, which of course was more expensive, but it was not what the menu described. Also, husbands Rueben was the most measly he has ever eaten. Maybe 1 slice of corned beef and no sauerkraut. Service was fine. Needless to say won’t be back.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
Amazing proportions of food
Great service
Drinks are great
All at an amazing price range

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KG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creme brulee was the BEST I've ever eaten 💜💜💜👌💜💜💜 porkchop and beet salad was 🔥🔥🎆

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good breakfast/brunch

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t
Essex
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A great local neighbourhood restaurant. Great menu choice with something for everyone. Would happily go again next time we are in Washington

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RC
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been here for brunch a couple of Sundays. The staff is always friendly and the food is good. I like sitting outside, unless its really hot! This is a safe bet when you want to chill, have good food and people watch.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

There were two people in the restaurant for lunch and yet the waiter was inattentive and we had to ask for the check.

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OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outdoor seating is lovely, food is wonderful!

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AE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

casual brunch. had a nice table outside. waiter attentive. but menu choice was smaller than i expected based on other reviews and food while ok was nothing special.

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M
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First — we were in DC for a family vacation and my 18 yr old daughter found this restaurant as a place to meet her new college roommate (who was also in the area) — Might want to note => this restaurant is located in the LGTBQ community, which my daughter and her roommate are not .... so it was little different for them to be there ... but they didn’t truly care and neither did we. But if you do .. check out other areas for dinner.

They were really the only one in the restaurant ... said the food was food ... service was fine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food all around. Our server Jenifer was very good, attentive. Her recommendation was awesome. Fast service classic environment. Highly recommend to everyone. I had brunch few times that was delicious and good price. Thank you Trio bistro!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to eat with my fiancé,good area(DuPont circle) ,the place inside was very nice, quite and low calming music in the inside. The food was delicious, cooked just right and had an amazing taste to it. Definitely would refer this place to my friends and family. Just a good experience with trio :)

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had to meet friend of mine at Trio Bistro for a Short business Lunch meeting, both of us had Chicken Kabab Salad, quick service and good value, for sure I will be back.
Great neighborhood bistro and good outdoor seatting.

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