TRIO Grill

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
TRIO Grill is a modern American restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia offering the finest steaks and freshest seafood, an extensive beverage program, and Merrifield’s only cigar lounge. TRIO blends urban sophistication with the relaxed ambiance of a neighborhood grill, making us perfect for date night, after-work drinks or your next private dining occasion.
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j
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding; friendly and efficient. Food was excellent especially the boulliabase and the salmon tartare. Pleasant ambience and easy conversation.

TRIO Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Jerry, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Seafood Bouilliabase and Tuna Tartare. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fresh oysters. Exceptional service. Superb Bar and cocktails. Only thing we didn’t like was desert but that could have been our choices and personal taste.

TRIO Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service, food, and service! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent cocktails, esp. old fashion Filet mignon and seared tuna were prepared perfectly. Very loud though with a couple large groups. Not ideal if want a quieter atmosphere

TRIO Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Joel, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the cocktails and entrees! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the cocktail menus had fantastic seasonal choices, and the service was excellent. Highly recommend for special occasions.

TRIO Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Lindsay, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the menus and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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S
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed sitting in the patio, although it was a cool evening, the overhead heaters keep it cozy. We enjoyed a dozen oysters, then I had the scallops with butternut squash purée and my husband had the crab cakes. Both well prepared, interesting flavor combination. JP, our server, was excellent. Attentive without being intrusive. Split the pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Trio is becoming on of our favorites for a nice night out.

TRIO Grill
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed some of our new fall dishes as well as JP's service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Trio and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The service was outstanding and the ambiance was equally enjoyable.

TRIO Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Loraine, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back for a second visit!

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TM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The nacho tuna appetizers were second to none. Everything else was delicious.

TRIO Grill
Responded on October 14, 2019

Tara, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Tuna Tartare Nachos. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Q
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time, thanks to Carlos, Rory and Sam for making our evening so special.

TRIO Grill
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed Carlos, Rory, and Sam's service. We hope to see you again soon!

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W
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in the private room since we were celebrating a birthday. Our server was fabulous - always ready with wine, water and suggestions. The food was amazing as usual. This is my husband’s favorite restaurant and we were celebrating his birthday.

TRIO Grill
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and we hope your husband had a happy birthday!

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SY
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time guys :-). Never a disappointment

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my girlfriends birthday. I called days in advance and I was hoping for a little more of a presentation. At least to write happy birthday on her desert or something to signal it’s her birthday. The food was great, I just wish the presentation matched.

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 30, 2019

Andrew, thank you so much for joining us! We are so sorry we missed the mark. We will be following up with our team to share your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food and people. Would come back again ! !

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 30, 2019

Justina, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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NP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We ordered the oysters and the charcuterie and they were both delicious. Had the braised short ribs and the bison steak as entrees and both were really good, but the short ribs were to die for!! We also ordered the brussel sprouts and french fries as sides. fries were great, but the sprouts were kind of bland.. They were also out of creme brulee which was a bummer, but otherwise, it was a great dining experience and we will definitely come back!

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Braised Short Ribs, Bison Strip Steak, and fries. We will be sharing you feedback with our Chef regarding the Brussels Sprouts. We hope to see you again soon!

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EA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our anniversary. Dinner and service were outstanding. My only comment is that the piano was very loud and made conversation difficult.

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 23, 2019

Erin, thank you for joining us and celebrating such a special occasion with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience. Staff goes above and beyond for guests. Drinks were great as usual. We stayed past hours but the staff treated us with kindness and respect; this was the last dinners before our friend moves out of town. Will definitely keep coming back.

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and celebrating your friend with us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Trio! One of our favorite places to go for a nice, high quality dinner. The beef carpaccio is better than any other around. Last night I tried the crab cakes and asked for them to be cooked slightly crispy. They were cooked to 100% perfection. We also shared the brussel sprouts which were enough for two and leftovers. Can’t wait for our next visit to Trio!

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Beef Carpaccio, Crab Cakes, and Brussels Sprouts. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t know what to expect but Trio has a great vibe. The service was fast, attentive the food was excellent. We will go again.

RM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, superseded my expectations, calamari crisp, salads interesting, fish perfectly cooked, portions were a little on the small side but I would definitely go back! The only problem is the piano music while creating a lively atmosphere was so loud it overpowered the room...

B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service, easily accessible and complimentary valet parking

s
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trio Grill was wonderful as always. We met friends there, and we all had a lovely evening together thanks to the service, food, and ambiance of this restaurant. Thanks again! Highly recommend Trio Grill.

TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a business group of my Partners and their spouses on a recent Saturday evening - Rees and the entire TRIO staff were professional, efficient and knowledgeable, The food and cocktails were awesome, the private room very chic and comfortable and together, it was a memorable evening. Recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our server Jp was phenomenal! highly recommend this place for business meals or just a night dinner date.

N
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant with nice food and wine, good service, and good ambience. We come here often for important family dinners. The bar is nice too.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Forgot to write congratulations to the bride and groom on the desert I preordered! Other than that, everything was great!

JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I would like to relate our less-than-stellar experience at Trio Grill this last weekend. We came tonight to celebrate my wife’s promotion at work. We were out for a nice evening with our teenage daughter. We ordered drinks - they were fine. My wife had the short ribs and said they were OK, but for the price should have been fantastic. A little dry and very small portion for a very healthy price. She ordered extra sauce on the side, and of course, the dish came with no sauce on the meal but a thimble of sauce on the side. She ordered sauce twice more before she got enough to eat her meal. The daughter and I shared the night’s special, a 36 ounce tomahawk steak, medium rare. I think the restaurant was very generous calling it 36 ounces. Once the bone was removed we were lucky if the steak was 16 ounces. For a price of $85, I feel cheated and unsatisfied. Very disappointing. I don't know if we'll go back again, but I don’t have the same enthusiasm for the establishment that I once did.

UPDATE: The general manager contacted me the very next day, apologized profusely, and offered us a gift card to comeback. Well done. Very good customer outreach. Commendable.

TRIO Grill
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing Trio to celebrate your wife's promotion. I am so sorry that your experience was disappointing. We will be following up over private message to learn more about your experience.

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E
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group enjoyed a nice evening dining on the covered patio with easy conversation. We had a wonderful server who was well versed in making recommendations. She paced our meal well.
We enjoyed a chopped salad easily shared by 2 and the shrimp potstickers. The raw oysters were also excellent and a delightful way to begin our meal.
For entrees, we enjoyed the scallops, filet mignon and the crab cakes. Each entree was very well prepared, cooked to perfection and quite delicious.
We then shared the key lime pie for dessert, excellent balance between sweetness and tartness, a great end to a great meal. Thank you, Trio and staff

PM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale dining with a very moderate price tag. Service always very good. Staff acts as if I"m their only customer and always helpful.
Love the comp parking; please tip the staff :)
Go during happy hour and make a meal of appetizers !

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife and I first time at TRIO Grill. Everything was excellent. The ambience, service, and food was great. We can't wait to return.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Celebrating my husband's birthday. He liked his bison dinner. My roasted chicken was bland, greasy, and had no flavor.

JD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a great experience. The service was great and the food was excellent. We had oysters, steak, and wine.

It was all really good. My only reasons for not giving five stars is my steak (ribeye) was considerably smaller than my friend’s ribeye.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner! Great service and great food!

MX
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the best service! Will definitely return.

TRIO Grill
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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FD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food. Perfection is all I can say!!!

AF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The team was very attentive - made our anniversary dinner quite special.

TRIO Grill
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and celebrating such a special occasion with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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l
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Trio Grill remains one of our favorite restaurants. From the fabulous food to the attentive staff, there is no better place to dine. Never disappointed.

TRIO Grill
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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F
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fantastic, its a classy place, not too noisy. They have a lot of alcohol choices. There manager Sam and the bar tenders Carlos and Kevin always have great food and wine recommendations. I love this place. If you have not been, go! If you want some advice get a seat in the bar area (there are high tops there too) and ask for opinions.

TRIO Grill
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad to hear you've enjoyed the team service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Responsive service. Terrific food as well as presentation.

AN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was amazing. I don't know the gentleman but I wish him the best. He was excellent. He was a Caucasian gentleman with a beard who has two children.

He was super nice and our meals were great. Also were greeted by the manager. My wife and I will come back soon!

TRIO Grill
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us, Asad! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting outside, the waitress was just perfect, friendly and professional - not in your face, asking “how the food tastes” while you have food in your mouth, which makes all the difference.

We had coquito, Mule mocktail, scotch, beer, vino verder, gnocchi, mussels, shrimp and grits, NY strip, halibut, expresso chocolate mouse and courtesy chocolate cupcake. Mostly all outstanding, just wish the halibut and its pew wee potatoes had a little bit more seasoning. But still, overall a wonderful experience.

TRIO Grill
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the cocktails, food, dessert, and service. We appreciate your feedback regarding the Buttery Cracker Crusted Halibut and the potatoes. We'll be sharing your feedback with our Chef. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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