Trio

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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian

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Trio is a BYOB restaurant located in Philadelphia's Fairmount/Art Museum Area (just 2 blocks from the Phila Museum of Art and 4 blocks from Eastern State Pen) that specializes in serving Thai and Pan Asian cuisine. The restaurant features casual dining in an elegant atmosphere and provides indoor and outdoor seating.

Trio serves dinner daily and offers a large assortment of soups, salads, appetizers and entrees for guests to choose from. Appetizer, soup and salad options on the menu include shrimp dumpling soup, Thai grilled beef salad, salted dusted calamari, grilled chicken satay and vegetable samosas. Entrees featured at Trio include our Famous Drunken Noodles and Pad Thai as well as Thai Basil Stir Fry, Kung Pao Chicken, Pineapple Fried Jasmine Rice, and Thai green curry
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W
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really good food at the price point. Service was good. Not super fancy. Nice for everyday dining. Would eat there again.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here. I usually get drunken noodles or pad Thai but opted for the steak instead. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. Seafood dumplings were also a standout. Service, as always, was attentive and gracious.

KC
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Early dinner. Place was empty except for one other table. Tom Kha soup was very tasty . Chive dumplings were pretty glutenous and awful. Pad thai with chicken was decent, but I've had (and made) better. Another noodle dish (can't remember the name) was just OK. Overall, we were disappointed, because we live in the neighborhood and were hoping for a good Thai restaurant.

LT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Unfortunately we had a baby in the restaurant who liked to screech for no reason at all. Otherwise, we found the food to be very tasty and spiced as we ordered. The stir fry vegetables with chicken was spiced mildly (as we asked for 1 on the spice), and it was plentiful, with lots of chicken, and very tasty. The pad thai with shrimp was done nicely, flavorful, but with less tamarind sauce than I am used to. Service was good, but there were only 3 or 4 tables full at 5pm on a warm Memorial Day weekend Saturday. All in all, the four of us were very satisfied with serving size, value, and service.

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My wife ordered pad Thai. The server asked how spicy she would like it on scale of 1 to 5 and she said zero. The pad thai was too spicy, she didn’t eat it and left hungry. The server asked if she wanted something else , but I was already eating and she didn’t want to wait. The server did not offer to take the uneaten dinner off the bill. We just paid and left. We’ve eaten here before and always enjoyed it. This was disappointing.

DL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were optimistic to have a neighborhood Thai restaurant, but were extremely overwhelmed. What easily could have been a 4/5 star experience was ruined by inattentive staff, as well as ants marching up and down the table.

M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is great you can tell they put a lot into it. The downfall of this nice restaurant is the two teenagers who are the servers. Nice young girls, but, They need to be trained in quality customer service and unfortunately have NO idea how to do their job.

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Staff was efficient and pleasant.

JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Two people had the same entree, mixed shellfish on a bed or rice --- one loved it, the other found it way too bland. I had excellent lump crab cakes; the fourth diner had a signature noodle dish. He didn't say much about it, but he cleaned his plate. Waitress was pleasant and attentive, the rest of the staff friendly. Very reasonable prices, esp. for a BYOB (bill for a couple w/ 22% tip was about $55). Atmosphere conducive to conversation, maybe b/c the place wasn't crowded. Parking is horrible. We got lucky w/ a spot along Pennsylvania Ave., but parking alone would prevent this suburbanite from returning frequently. If you're in the Museum/Fairmount area, it's a very good choice for casual dining.

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service was excellent. However waited almost 40 minutes for our meal which was the hot pot. Could be this takes longer Will go back

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a Valentine's Day Special and found the offerings appetizing and adequate. Our server was terrific and the setting, a small table with a view, was just right. We'll be back.

KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my 10th visit to Trio. Lovely space with a lively kitchen. Staff cares about customers.

Very good menu with excellent specials. Affordable and you are not rushed out.

AB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thai wings, basil tofu, so tasty. Love it there. Enjoyable vibe and ambience.

GD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good all around. Love the BYO. Food fresh and very good; prices do not kill U. Convenient to Art Museum and Kely Drive

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great foot and great ambiance to eat delicious Thai and talk while sharing a bottle of wine.

M
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. I took a friend on Tuesday night, only one other table was filled, service was good, filling our water glasses promptly. Both my dinner guest and I, had "thumbs-down" for the Pad Thai. The dumpling soup was nice and hot on a cold night. I would not recommend this restaurant.

MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was incredible. Would probably recommend take out instead of dining. The service wasn't good. We were the only ones in the restaurant and had to wait multiple times/ask the waiter for our waters to be refilled.

D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I did not think Trio was great. Food was ok, but having visited VietNam and many other Asian countries, and having tasted the wonderful complexity of flavors and freshness of the foods, I found Trio to be lacking. The food was bland - and none of the dishes stood out with taste. Not bad, but not great. The ambiance was very nice and the service was good but the food was not outstanding or interesting or tasty.

AC
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been her many times...it is a favorite of mine.

F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant is veery pleasant, but the food is ordinary. Not bad, but not great.

CF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

FOOD WAS delicious ! Huge portions, affordable price and it’s BYOB! What more could you ask for ?!

DL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was friendly and helpful as we were not familiar with all Tai food. Food was better than good and we took home enough for lunch the next day. Drunken Noodles were the best Tai I ever had

P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We used to love this restaurant Trio however the service and quality of the food are very disappointing as of late. The waiter was lacking customer service. There is no effort on his part. As an example: 1) Had to tell him for refill of water even though he saw that our glass were empty ( he was on our table more than twice). 2)We asked for a bucket to put our white wine but none was given....and so on...Then the food 👎👎👎. What happened? Where are the real chefs? This used to be our favorite Asian restaurant and where we always bring our friends when they visit. Very disappointing.

EO
Salt Lake City
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

As new tenants in the building, this place was far more convenient than making dinner amid the detritus of boxes and mess, and easier than delivery. We opted for several appetizers in lieu of a full meal and found the food to be tasty, the service quick and personable, and prices reasonable. It may become a “go to” option!

AC
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here many times and will continue to come back. Great food and great friendly staff.

PN
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very fresh and tasty seafood combination and my wife had the crispy duck, her favorite.
This is a BYOB, the portions are a nice size and the wait staff, accommodating. A casual neighborhood gem.

SS
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food served in good but not huge portions. Many different choices and a willingness to improvise with some dishes.

SM
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was really good. Food was just ok. Restaurant is hooked to a hotel/apt building.

NC
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was REALLY great. Everything was was well-prepared and the service was extremely efficient and friendly without being intrusive.
A real find. Can’t wait to go back.

R
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice Thai food, wonderful service, a great neighborhood place --and BYOB, too!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had a lovely dinner at this BYOB to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was great and the noise level was such that we could pleasantly carry on a conversation.

RH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to Trio and arrived approximately at the time of reservation. We were offered to sit at a table for two in a narrow pathway that lead from the front door of the restaurant into the main dining room. We told him we did not want to sit at that table which everyone coming into and out of the restaurant would've passed within six inches of our a table. They told us they had no other table available for two for us. We left the restaurant.

d
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love Trio! I've been going to Trio for many years and this was my first time since it moved into the 2601 building. It didn't disappoint! Still love the drunken noodles. Crispy duck was a touch overcooked but very yummy. Had the special summer rolls and chicken sate appetizer, all very good!

JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service at the new Trio is extremely slow. Additionally, we had made a reservation on OpenTable and were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time even though tables were open at the time we arrived. Additionally, I was disappointed that they decor had not been updated from the original Isabel BYO and doesn't match what you'd expect at a Thai restaurant.
Overall the food was good, but I would not run back unless I was too lazy to run to one of Fairmount's other options.

F
Philadelphia
191 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food is good as usual. Service was not so hot; never is. New place is not as nice as old. It was really warm inside. They wouldn't turn on the AC.