About TRIO Grill

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.

8100 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
4:00pm - 10:00pm Monday – Thursday
4:00pm - 11:00pm Friday – Saturday
4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday

Cross Street:
Gallows Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 992-9200

Website:
http://www.triomerrifield.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for upbeat live piano played on our baby grand!

Parking Details:
TRIO Grill offers both complimentary valet and parking lot options for our guests.

Public Transit:
Walking distance from Dunn Loring Metro Station.

Executive Chef:
Eddie Marine

Additional:
BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are planning a special event, such as a rehearsal dinner or holiday party, we can make our entire restaurant available for brunch, lunch or dinner. You'll have access to all of our rooms, including Private Dining Room, Outdoor Patio and Cigar Lounge.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Ring in the new year with us!

Private Dining

Inviting and elegant, TRIO Grill is the perfect space for any gathering. Our Event Manager will work hand-in-hand with you to select tailored prix-fixe menus suitable for business dinners, special occasions, or holiday parties complete with wine pairings and hand-crafted cocktails.

TRIO Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Business Meals (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (8)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Live Music (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We reserved a table for six and got the wine tasting room. All that privacy was a very special treat. Service was excellent, food was good as always. Very nice. One of my favorite spots!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Friend’s birthday

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Easily the best restaurant in Virginia, maybe the whole DC area. The food is sensational! The presentation is amazing. I ordered the roast chicken. Everyone in our group left nothing on their plate. Can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed our meal so much. Starting with that amazing bread!we were on a slightly tight schedule as we were going to the Kennedy Center after our our meal. Our waiter Favio (spelling?) was so accommodating. He kept things moving at a perfect pace and was a total delight. He recommended the cauliflower app which was soo flavorful.the cocktails we tried were delicious: Tequila with Love and Moscow Mule. Both couples had the iceberg lettuce salad-so tasty! My husband and I shared the pan seared sea bass special and it was cooked to perfection. Portion sizes of everything were quite generous. Beautiful presentation. We had to dash off to make our show, so couldn't partake in dessert. Look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Grrrrrreat

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service were both excellent. We had the lamb and short ribs. For the prices charged, the portion could have been a little larger. The apple dumpling dessert was also excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Cocktails and food were excellent. Decent wine and beer lists. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Staff was attentive and friendly. Piano player was an unexpected plus.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by our neighbors. We found Trios Grill to have a nice atmosphere; good food, service and entertainment, too. It was our pleasure meeting the manager and some of the employees.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Third or fourth visit to Trio. Food was great as usual and good wine list. Only problem was server who ignored us for 20 minutes. However, management more than rectified the situation and I thought we were more than fairly treated. In fact, the handling of the problem makes me want to return soon.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We asked to sit on the patio. The fireplace was burning and the heaters made sitting outside very pleasant...the music selection added to an already great ambiance. We had excellent service and the food was great as usual! Highly recommend Trio...ask to have Samuel drop by your table and say hello.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I made a reservation for 8, including two children, for the evening before Thanksgiving. I was very pleased to be seated in the private dining room, where the two children, ages one and five, could run around and yell without disturbing other diners. Our waiter, JP, was excellent in all respects. We had several special needs, and all were taken care of, with good humor. The food was very good, especially the soup and the entree ribs. The tab, including a well earned tip, was $400 plus. It was well worth it. I would go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Been to Trio Grill many times now. Always impressed with the food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been to Trio now 3 times. The food is amazing and inventive. The service is excellent, seating really comfortable and nice atmosphere!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Trio Grill used to be a favorite of ours, but the chef increased the spice level of the dishes so much that we went elsewhere. We decided to try again and they have a new chef. The menu isn't nearly as exciting, nor is the food. And even though the restaurant was pretty empty, it still took a long time to get our food. And, the prices are high for food that isn't that great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The cigar lounge is incredible! I've used it twice for business meetings and am sure I'll use it again often. The dinner was perfect with a seamless transition from table to cigar . My clients have been VERY impressed. I'm sure they will start using it for the same reasons I do.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Trio Grill needs more love. It is a really good restaurant, with excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. The cocktails are outstanding--From Tequila with Love is the bomb. The food is consistently excellent, from the wonderful bread to a fine and authentic caesar salad, a great assortment of oysters with a nice mignonette and a radish relish that is surprisingly good on the oysters. The shrimp and grits are delicious, my husband always gets the halibut and I can also vouch for the ribeye. The wild mushroom side is awesome. Monday night is half price wine night, which is a good deal. I think it deserves more buzz--except that then parking would be even harder. That is the one down side, but they do have valet service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was poor all around. There was a almost no one ion the restaurant at 6pm on a Sunday.Despite this,the food was A LOOK slow in comimg and the chef murdered a $37 steak.Servers were nice but the kitchen embarrasses them. We were a Party of 11 people (including 3 kids) in nice private dining room. The bill was almost $600 including tip which was hard for me to give.
No manager ever came over to see how we were doing at anytime during meal.
Avoid this place.Overpriced with poor food
Yuk!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The tuna nachos appetizer is a menu highlight that brings us back again and again. The Trio Manhattan is the perfect accompaniment.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dinner was delicious and service was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is consistently good. The food and service are top notch. Will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It appears Trio has come into their own. We are local and happy to see our neighborhood places succeed! We had a wonderful evening on the patio, encourage you to sit out there...It is heated and the fireplace crackling with the smell of fall add to the ambiance. The service was excellent and attentive, Samuel is the key to the team...orchestrating, managing and overseeing each diners experience. This is a much needed touch that had previously been missing. Samuel is full of personality and we enjoyed speaking with him as he carefully worked the dining room and patio. The food was amazingly good, we had oysters (recommend they add a beyond the bay option), Salmon and Tuna entree with Pumpkin pie desert. Thumbs up. Thank you Trio keep it up!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We sat outside, which was quieter than the inside seating, and with the outdoor heaters it was plenty comfortable despite to the chilly weather. We loved the creative food (and drinks), and the service was competent and friendly. We started with a couple of great cocktails - the Platinum Mojito and A Drink with Hemingway. They were two of the best cocktails we'd had in a long time. We shared a baked pear with quinoa/kale/goat cheese salad, which was prepared beautifully and was delicious. I had the shrimp & grits, which had a yummy, slightly spicy sauce. My wife had the crusted halibut, which had an equally yummy brown butter sauce and cranberries. For dessert we shared the apple dumpling with ginger ice cream, which was good but not the highlight of the meal. This restaurant is very nice for special occasions (in our case we were celebrating my retirement) but it's a bit pricy for an everyday lunch or dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a beautiful evening to dine on the patio. The food was terrific, but the service was poor. We suspect that they were short-handed that night, but nevertheless....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Samuel, the young man I believe was the manager, did an amazing job and has an excellent future in front of him. I worked in the restaurant business and would not say this lightly.

Cheers to Trio Grill

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very Impressed! We have driven by Trio many times and said that we wanted to try it. For our 2nd Anniversary, we finally made a reservation. Our waiter, Kyle, was so informative and helpful. His recommendations based on our likes and dislikes were spot on. He as very professional. The Manager, Dragan, stopped by to make sure our experience was great. They rest of the staff was attentive as well. And the food...the food! DELICIOUS! Everything we ordered was wonderful in presentation and taste. I give Trio an A+! We will return for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Trio is one of my favorites. The food is always very well prepared, and the servers are very attentive -- not overly so -- just aware and friendly.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As our second time dining at Trio, the experience did not live up to our first which was our reason to dine in again. The good news is that the food was exceptional, as was expected from our first dining experience minus the dessert. Our service was the main differentiator between the two. Our server was an older gentleman who came off as very uptight and took a while between table checks. At one point during our visit, he came by to clean plates at which he made a slight hand gesture to my girlfriend motioning for her to give him her plate. Normally this would not bother me, but in this case he did not say anything when doing so which came off as rude. The dessert we had was the German Black Forest cake which is far from what you’d expect and not recommended. Regardless we still enjoyed ourselves and will probably dine in again. Hopefully we will get better service and definitely avoid the cake.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The meal and service was outstanding! Very much enjoyed our evening there.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are never disappointed, either in the quality of the food or the service. Butter up soup was outrageous with small bites of pork belly. Their calamari is always excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Trio is an attractive space with very good food that sometimes achieves great food. Parking is tight but the valet service is free, friendly, quick, and efficient. The staff are very friendly, but sometimes the wait staff verged on the point of being too friendly, too chatty. It can be a fine line. My wife and I were seated at a 2 person table in a section with several 2 person tables next to each other - other areas I have sat in at Trio are cozy and give you elbow room and talking is easy but the two person tables grouped together felt too close, too loud, and a bit challenging for my wife and I being that we were on a wedding anniversary date. Next time I'd ask for a 4 person table. Our food was excellent. My wife had the shrimp and grits and the roasted green chili grits were fantastic. I had the Ancho Crusted Halibut and it was one of the better prepared
and tasty pieces of fish I have eaten in my life. Desert was Black Forrest Cake which is very very good. Not sublime...but very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had a wonderful evening, the food was amazing and the service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Brought my parents here for my Dad’s birthday - they both had the filet and raved about how good it was! Service was fantastic and we enjoyed a nice family diner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Trio Grill was excelent all around, service and food. It was woth the drive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was great! Location is good. Parking can be tricky but they have valet if needed. Key lime pie was terrific.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My family and relatives got together at TRIO Grill to celebrate my birthday. This is our third visit since this restaurant opened. The food, service, and ambiance are good, but not outstanding. The best thing I like is that we can have quiet conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I absolutely loved this place will definitely return excellent from the hostess down to the bust boy .... and the managers are phenomenal... you must visit TRIO

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Everything was 5 star. Food, service, ambiance. With a piano player and all.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great side porch dining. The calamari was very fresh and the beef short ribs were amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Well, it was really to get together with family. Tonight I had the best shrimp & grits I've ever had :-) Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals, and as usual the service was stellar (this time our waiter was Belayneh - incredibly polite and attentive). When we arrived back in our neighborhood (Fenwick Park) we got into a conversation with our neighbors, and the mention of Trio was met with compliments from all (on quality, service and value) so you're definitely doing it right! Thanks again for a great experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We celebrated a lovely birthday, anniversary and friends & family get together. The food and service were outstanding. The cocktails were great. We (6 of us) sat outside on the patio, which was so enjoyable and allowed us to have great conversation. Our waiter, Freeman, doted on us, and two other managers checked in with us as well. Thank you Trio Grill for an awesome evening enjoyed by all!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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