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Permanently Closed - Triniti

1108 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. With a nod to the culinary triad of sweet, savory and spirits, Executive Chef Ryan Hildebrand and a stellar lineup of culinary talent have banded together to create Triniti, a progressive American restaurant featuring "California French" cuisine. French techniques, light-handed, focusing on the highest quality ingredients available. Joining Hildebrand in the kitchen are Chef de Cuisine Brandon Soverall and Sous Chef, Pat Sommers.

The restaurant, unlike any other in Houston in both cuisine and design, represents an artistic outlet for all involved. Much attention has been paid to the details – inside and out – from the food, cocktails, open kitchen, commissioned artwork and custom chandeliers, to the tree-lined patio and chef's garden.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American, French American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 527-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Hildebrand
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Private party facilities
With a nod to the culinary triad of sweet, savory and spirits, Executive Chef Ryan Hildebrand and a stellar lineup of culinary talent have banded together to create Triniti, a progressive American restaurant featuring "California French" cuisine.
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Private party contact
Jase Santiago: (866) 926-7381
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Available for private parties in your home or business,
Triniti's dedicated team will be on hand to assist in planning your event, from carefully choosing menu selections and wine pairings, to creating parting gifts for an unforgettable dining occasion. Poised to redefine traditional notions of catering, Triniti at Home brings a full service restaurant to you.
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Cross street
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Dining Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Special events & promotions
Offering elegant food and service in a comfortable and casual environment, executive chef Ryan Hildebrand and his talented team offer a seasonal menu with a modern aesthetic and organic elements. Private dining area seats up to 30.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipELKPhilly (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

I went because it had great reviews but honestly we were there for 3 hours and weren't doing a tasting menu. The ambiance was nice but it was so overpriced and it took them forever to bring us our food. Even the cheese course took forever. They ran out of oysters which wasn't their fault but it was disappointing. They charged my friends $3 per soda... which were mostly ice so that's slightly insane. The short "ribs" was a short "rib" and the ravioli that they say you can split as an appetizer was one ravioli. Suffice it to say we left hungry and tired. I don't think I would come back.

vipRaphealContarro (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Great food and incredible service... good wine list too... thank you!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Very poor quality food. I am hoping it was just a bad night. Overpriced for the quality and quantity

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Great dinner at Triniti. Eric the waiter was super as well. Thanks!

Claire (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2017

We went here for Sunday brunch. Although it did not look that busy, our service was slow. We had to wait for over 15 minutes to get our food. I had to tell the manager; surprisingly, he said sorry and gave us pastry & mimosa on the house. After eating that, our food came out. The food plating was great, the taste was okay. We ordered madame and the brunch burger. Madame's salad was tasty, but the other muffin was not as good as I thought. Brunch burger had a huge portion which was actually good. Came out with fries.

I loved the pastry, I think I wanna try their five brunch course next time!

Shweiss7 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2017

We chose Triniti after seeing how highly it tasted on Chronicle-writer, Allison Cook's list and we were certainly not disappointed! The staff was warm, the service was great, the restaurant itself was beautiful--oh, and the food and cocktails were great too! We were there to celebrate a birthday and the dessert we ordered included a birthday message and a candle. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we look forward to coming back for Happy Hour!

Vacationer (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

Came as a Christmas gift for my Mother in law. AMAZINGLY delicious food - really really top notch. While service started slow, one word to the hostess/manager and everything was instantly back on track with comped cocktails by way of customer service. This is a great place and clearly committed to making things right for their customers - and the food is TOP NOTCH. I'll be back 🤗

vipCDHouston (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

I'm sad to report that Triniti has lost its verve. A few years ago, it was a hot spot where you were sure to taste something new and exciting in a posh setting, but now it is more of a place with interesting chef-driven ideas on the menu that don't quite work. Case in point, the beets and pineapple terrine and the oversized, yet tough chewy, pork chop.

vipFoodiefanatic (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

We recently tried Triniti after hearing positive reviews from friends, but I have to be honest and say I was disappointed. We went for brunch. Service was decent, but the food was overpriced for small portions that were average quality, at best. They charged $9 for yogurt with fruit and honey, but the portion of yogurt was 4 spoonfuls at best, less than half of a single serving container you could buy for yourself at the grocery store. Was it good? It was ok, but nothing I couldn't buy or order elsewhere for a lot cheaper. Will we be back? No. The food just wasn't worth the hype, much less the price.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

The food was fine. The cocktails were fine. I've just paid much less for equivalent quality. Won't be going back.

vipJessieViera (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Great food, excellent service. The ribs are a must! Fantastic bartenders. They "get it"! Jaycee(manager) is very attentive always!

vipDlemma (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

This is some of the best food in town! We especially enjoyed the charcuterie plate - all the components were carefully thought out and worked perfectly together. I had a fish dish, my husband had short ribs. When asked for a wine suggestion, the sommelier brought out not one, not two, but four options for us. He explained each choice and we would up with a lovely wine that went well with both of our entrees. We will absolutely dine here again.

vipFitFoodie (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Tasting menu filling but a bit overpriced. Great service from multiple waiters and sommelier. I just wish I had ordered the short rib or ravioli instead of having 5 courses of things I may not have picked (beet and goat cheese terrine too cold; poached sea bass too salty). But more than have the courses and dessert were all tasty. And I loved the amuse bouche.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Great service, from the valet and host to our waiter. Lovely interior and an interesting variety of fusions/combinations. Exceptional cocktails. Would definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Really good fun and environment. Really recommended

FourO (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

This restaurant has been recommended more than once to us, so I was excited to try it. We were early so the place was quiet, so I can not really comment on the atmosphere. The produce was all fresh and nicely prepared, but in my opinion the plates were not very balanced or maybe I did not understand the menu or waiter well enough. Overall I was somewhat disappointed.

vipBonnieW (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

The food is creative and wonderful. The service is terrific and the atmosphere welcoming.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2016

Chris was our server and I was really impress by how polite and attentive he was without being a bother. Great restaurant and best service I've had in awhile.

Foodie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

We had a delicious night! Everything was amazing.

vipDinnerDiner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on November 2, 2016

Our 3rd time dining at Triniti. While not quite "3's the charm", it was a good meal with very good service in a pretty environ. I guess because the previous 2 meals were such delicious dining, we were disappointed by this 3rd meal. Why? Just a few things that added up to a lackluster meal. The duck fritters, while an interesting concept, lacked something in execution - mostly they lacked a discernible duck presence. But the roasted mushrooms that came with the fritters were delicious. I would have preferred a mushroom fritter with a small side of duck. Also, the fritters were sweet - almost sweet enough to be dessert. While I enjoyed the red & gold baby beets in the beet & goat cheese salad, the soft spread of goat cheese that was the base of the salad was "meh". I looked forward to the deconstructed Iberico stew, based upon the description from our wonderful wait staff. That's another thing, the menu was cryptic - the name of the menu item, followed by a partial list of the ingredients, but little mention of the preparation. The "stew" consisted of 2 pieces of under-seasoned roasted pork, a pouring of under-seasoned tomato gravy, & some pieces of woefully under-cooked roasted squash. That's not what the term "stew" conjures in my mind. The other main at the table was the roasted rock Cornish hen. An entire Cornish hen, very tasty & with a beautifully burnished skin. But it came with more of those slices of undercooked squashes. People, people, people ... COOK your vegetables! Undercooked squash is fibrous & starchy - not the delectable mouthful that it should be! So, we were disappointed in this experience. BUT, we won't let that keep us away. Triniti is better than this "blip". We will return.