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About Trinity Grille
Trinity Grille is an upscale restaurant located in the heart of Denver, Colorado. This local eatery is the quintessential business restaurant. Dimly lit by chandeliers, the dining room features a rich mahogany bar and tables with leather booths. The bartender knows the locals, and the cocktails are poured with high-end liquors and one or two additional ingredients.
The menu has several influences, from local ingredients like the Canadian walleye, which is crusted with almonds and topped with a brown butter hollandaise, to the Hawaiian chicken sandwich topped with Havarti cheese, bacon and pineapple. Trinity Grille is also known for its fantastic happy hour, when drink and appetizer prices are cut significantly for the lunch crowd.
Denver, CO 80202
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Tables are available for lunch in order of arrival. We do NOT accept lunch reservations but if everyone in your group is here by 11:30am we'll have a table for you. Open table will not allow you to make a reservation for lunch. The restaurant is usually full until 12:15+/-.
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday 5pm-10pm Closed Sunday
18th & Broadway
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available in public lots; across Broadway or at 18th & Glenarm, behind the restaurant or at parking meters on the street.
We are located 3 blocks from the light rail.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Trinity Grille Ratings and Reviews
I thought the place was nice food was good and the host was very accommodating. The only thing is Open Table should make note when the kitchen closes. We did have a set reservation but it was close to the time the kitchen closed and people were running late. But again the host accommodated and was very professional and serving. Good food music and the ambiance great!
While my title doesn't exactly scream excitement, ha, my experience at Trinity Grille was good. The menu had options with steak, fish, chicken and an array of other appetizers and sides. The service was great! It had a neighborhood feel while being located in the middle of downtown. The only real negative is the interior is a bit dated.
The Trinity Grill is a favorite spot for lunch. The reason? Good service and good food.
At night, this is not the lower downtown bar scene area. The Brown Palace is across the street.
The food at night is better, it is not as crowded and the food is better than the Ship's Tavern.
Come and try. You will like it.
My girl friend and I were looking for a romantic destination, and hadn't booked out ahead, so we were limited in our options. The reviews looked positive. But, it was essentially an old bar with tables and booths, high ceilings and bright ceiling lights.
The food was really good, and although our soup came out cold, they reheated it. If you want any ambiance, try somewhere else. If you want good relatively inexpensive food and don't mind sitting in view of the bar and TVs, give it a shot.
Having dined here before, I love to introduce Trinity Grille to friends for a nice meal. The historical atmosphere of the restaurant with so many of the charming details from 100+ years ago, coupled with the warmth of character and sophistication of the food, makes this top of my list of favorites!
Dishes such as buffalo meatloaf, the exquisite crab cakes and luscious chocolate soufflé are all fond memories and compelling reasons to return. AND the wine list - quite lovely!! The bar crowd ranges in age, but everyone seems comfy chatting with strangers here. If you come in alone, you won't feel alone for sure!
We go to the Trinity Grill every year to celebrate our Rehearsal Dinner Anniversary (which we had at the Trinity Grill). This year just didn't feel a special as year's past which was a bit of a let down. After the first poured glass of wine I had to re-pour both of our glasses, twice and we had to ask more than once for more water. There was a large group that night in there but we just felt a little neglected. My husband ordered the Steak Frites and while it tasted good the presentation was not impressive.
Hopefully this was just an off night. We do plan on going back next year for our anniversary dinner.
Trinity grille is a step back in time. Very masculine , dark, old school menu. Staff is very nice and food is fine. I was there in the evening... Only one other couple there and they looked sad. A regular came in and say at the bar... Added a bit of life since the staff lit up and he was nicely greeted. Basically take your over 60 business associated for lunch or if you are looking for a regular bar to sit and chat with the staff this is the place.
At least that is how we felt when we got there. I had made reservations and when we arrived the place was near empty. The Hostess shuffled us over to a section where there were already 4 other couples sitting shoulder to shoulder (with an empty restaurant mind you). When we asked for another seat she suggested to sit us right in between two other couples. Seriously!? It would have been nice to give us a table with a bit of privacy and then let it fill in around us. It's one thing to be jammed in like sardines when a place is full, but not when there is plenty of open tables when you arrive. This is something you should really work hard on or get a different hostess.
After all that the food ended up being quite delicious! They have a nice wine & whiskey list to go with the Menu. Although, I am a stickler for service when paying that kind of bill and they missed the mark from the beginning. 1st impressions are everything!
Food is pretty good, but as reported by many others, the service was poor. Had to ask for a waiter after sitting at the table for 15 minutes. Wine wasn't served correctly and salad and dinner were delivered at the same time. Price was pretty good, but would be happy to pay more for good service. I did notice a good waitress doing a great job of serving some adjacent tables, so this restaurant is probably just a toss of the dice on whether you get a good or bad server.
We had a great Valentine's Day dinner at the Trinity Grille and would highly recommend it to those who ENJOY a super meal. We plan on returning again in the future.
The evening was delightful and the Peppered Venison was spot on--delicate and perfectly prepared.
Reviews here say it's packed for lunch but it's pretty empty at dinner on a Saturday. Very quiet as there were only 4 tables occupied. Had the crab cakes (excellent), and the haddock special (also excellent). Great waitress that allowed us to try the whites with the two seafood dishes to see what we liked before committing to an entire glass.
If you are looking for a really quiet place for dinner and want some traditional comfort food Trinity Grille fits the bill. I was a little suprised that there was "nobody" there when our group of 6 arrived at 6 pm. Our waiter was attentive and the food was good (the steak burger was the winner!) but by the time we left the place was still pretty sleepy. Our group also all loved the weiner schnitzel. Food was good (takes you back to classic 80's restaurant food) and it was easy to talk so consider this place for groups -- especially if you want to talk.
We always have CHRISTMAS Eve dinner with friends at a different restaurant each year, trying something different. This year we went to an old standby and we were not disappointed the Trinity Grille, great service, festive atmosphere and awesome food, nothing was a disappointment, quite the opposite, great in every aspect!
We love coming to the trinity Grille on Christmas eve as it is so close to the Holy Ghost. Surprised as early as I booked that we ended up in the back with a booth for six. The food was okay but not as good of a menu as you had last Christmas Eve. We may look for another location next year. Sorry:( Thanks for asking.
First off, i made the reservation online and when I told the greeter that, he asked me if I was DiAne...he was ready for our group of 4! The food was excellent...my friend took photos of her plate because it was so pretty. I like to order food that i don't make at home, so the duck confit with citrus over polenta was excellent! The men had yummy hamburgers. The staff was just great, although our waitress was really busy with lots of tables. Convenient location for downtown Denver.
This place is impossible to get into at lunch time, but dinner has a much quieter setting. This surprises me as the food is excellent, the service wonderful and the place really has that great Denver charm. If you are entertaining out of state guests, this is a great choice. We walked our guests along 16th st mall and the Brown Palace on our way to the restaurant. We were able to get in without reservations, which is a difficult task on a Saturday night in Denver. Wonderful experience - thank you!
I don't get "downtown" much, but I appreciate that the Trinity Grille offers consistency in several areas: service, quality of food, food choice, wine choice, and ambiance. I was surprised that they didn't have a larger crowd on a Friday evening, but our group was certainly satisfied with the whole experience, and will dine there again!
Had a great white fish dish two months ago. This time got the Mahi Mahi special. It was average. Waiter didn't bring bread until I asked.
Crab cakes were good. French fries looked like they were at the bottom of the batch. Dark and don't think I saw one over one inch in length.
Had an early, before opera dinner at the Trinity, & were almost the only customers.
> Instead of great music played all over the restaurant, 80's rock played at the bar. Were they were playing it for themselves while they prepped for the evening?
> Our waitress was attentive. But in the midst of a leisurely dinner salad, dinner appeared. When we ate main course, it was lukewarm.
> Crabcake appetizer was great. But calamari steak came w/a floury brownish gravy, & outside of the fish was gummy, not crisp. Did it sit too long? Buffalo meatloaf was good.
> Trinity felt like a 'has-been' that depends on its Brown Palace proximity, instead of a place with consistently great food
Trinity Grille is a great pick for lunch or dinner. I've had lunch there many times and have enjoyed quick service, great food, and terrific neighborhood ambiance. Recently, a business dinner there was ideal. The noise level was moderate to quiet, so it was a great spot for a larger group to interact and enjoy good food. Guests from Boston (A+ seafood!) rated the crab cakes top tier. Though the food is basic by foodies' standards and not adventurous as you might find at more exotic restaurants, it is flavorful and well-presented. There is a nice wine and liquor selection, also.
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