About Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

Trio provides a blend of traditional and contemporary foods. Salads, sandwiches, pizzas, steak, seafood and pasta all house made and served in a cozy and unique dining environment. You may choose to dine in a lively bar area, in cozy booths with views of the landscaped outdoors, in an open central area with linen-dressed tables and our warm wood-burning pizza oven, in a semi-private room, or "al fresco" on our patio. Our restaurant is a smoke-free establishment.

10709 McMullen Creek Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28226
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm

Lunch:
Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Johnston Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 541-8000

Website:
http://www.trio-charlotte.com/

Executive Chef:
James Jamey Bailey

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Trio Restaurant - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Special Occasion (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Very busy. Very noisy. But delious food. Birthday dinner with whole family. Took a while to be served.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

3 of us had the fish sandwich which was barely 2.5 inches in diameter. Very disappointing since this is not the first time we have been there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter went out of the way to accommodate our meal request (splitting a dinner) food was excellent. Always a great experience

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome as always!

Tri-color chips, Shrimp and Grits, and Almond Basket!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love this restaurant. The latest visit was a family birthday dinner so I chose Trio because: 1. Prime rib Wednesday special; 2. Great for larger groups and kids; 3. The baked Alaska. As always, the food was delicious and the staff was fabulous. Everyone enjoyed their food, from the prime rib to the fried chicken sandwich.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had not been to Trio's in several years. Why I don't know but I am really glad we decided to go. The food and the service was outstanding and unlike many locations it did not break the bank. We generally do not go out during restaurant week however my good friend was celebrating his 75th birthday and was on his way up north so I took a chance to see where we could get a reservation and Trio's had an opening @ 7:30. While it was busy, as expected, the service and quality of food was outstanding. We were able to get one seat at the bar and the bartenders could not be more friendly and accommodating. We will be back very soon and will definitely recommend Trio's to all of my friends. Thanks to the entire staff for a great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been to Trio's 15 to 20 times in the past. The service is always great. The food is always great. The last time we went was for Restaurant Week in Charlotte, NC. We also went to 2 other Restaurants during the week, but of the three Trio's stood out. If you want to have a good time, good food, and good service, this is the place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great deal for restaurant week. Wife had seafood, I had steak. Both were great. Will definitely go back for regular menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Casual yet refined. Nice dinner options with a great price. Will be returning.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Trio has been our favorite, south Charlotte restaurant for over 25 years. It is our kitchen's annex ...

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 22, 2018

My friends and I came here for Restaurant Week. I had the Lobster/shrimp ravioli . It was delicious. All courses were great! The only complaint I have is that my Almond basket was burned on my dessert. So overall I was happy with experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Everyone enjoyed their entree and the appetizers were a hit!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Had a great time. Enjoyed everything. Each course was fantastic, even the soup and I don't like soup! I really enjoyed myself.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I ordered the Farro risotto this time and it was delicious. I will order that again. Trio's is a great neighborhood restaurant. You always know that you will find something that you will like. It is moderately priced, but it is not fast food. Everything is cooked to order, plated and well presented. Fine dining at an affordable price.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I think an $11.00 salad should have more ingredients and be larger.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My favorite Charlotte restaurant. Always good with excellent service. Try the specials - you won't be disappointed. I recommend the jambalaya.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We really like Trios and it always comes thru good wise! We both we pleased with our entrees—-lunch specials

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Trio’s and always enjoy the food and service! It is our favorite restaurant!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was very good and accompanied with very good service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were a group of 10 with 2 children, we all enjoyed our food. I had the lobster ravioli with some extra parmesean cheese grated on top.... If not in a restaurant, I would have licked the plate! The calamari also was some of the best I've had. I was visiting Charlotte from NJ, but next time I'm there I will definitely go back to Trio!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food here is great! The kitchen is accommodating to special needs. My favorite place to meet a friend to catch up. It never gets too loud for conversation.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been going to Trio for about 15 years. The staff is largely the same. What does that say? This locally owned gem beats those chains by miles and miles. Their specials change monthly, so check the site under "menus" to see the specials each month. Always something fantastic on there for most tastes. The bar is usually busy with locals; a lot of times the same locals! But they are happy to include newbies into the group and are friendly and welcoming.

We like to sit "in the pit", where there are just 3 booths across from the brick pizza oven.
Brunch always offers faves like pancakes (only on Sunday and different each week) and benedicts, but I love the breakfast pizza with spinach, fontina, scrambled eggs...yum! Michelle makes the best mimosas and poinsiettas (champagne and cranberry); it's like she just whispers "juice" over the champagne. If you like curry, you've got to try the Mulligatawny soup. WOW. And the quiches are succulent no matter the fillings. Delicious.
Lemon salmon with creamed cauliflower and grilled asparagus is my go to for lunch or dinner; you'll never miss the carbs, promise!! My husband loves the Trio meatloaf and it looks delicious, but so much food! 2 full meals' worth at least. If you're a salad person, the Killer dressing lives up to its name!
Service is friendly and never rushed. Servers are knowlegeable and can answer any question on the spot. Just after church lets out there's a wait. Always. So go early or after 1 unless you don't mind waiting. Or just go on Saturday!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch on Christmas Eve to celebrate a birthday. Service was fast and the food was delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Salad I ordered with salmon - needed more salmon and a LOT less stalky green. Part of money I paid was for tough stalk that no one would want to eat. Disappointed in the overall salad = have had much better food there in the past.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The restaurant was very crowded so it may be that just my meal was not very good for some reason. I ordered the Trios salad and it tasted and looked like it had been sitting around for quite a period of time.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a table for 6, and even with the Holiday parties, our food was done to perfection. Our waitress, was attentive but not over bearing. She was always there to respond to our needs. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the food was yummy.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Live Sports, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, good for conversation. Service was a bit slow even though they weren't busy. The staff were friendly and polite. Food was delicious. The place is a bit worn but the menu is solid and is a good value.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good fun and service. Great location. Reaonanly priced and balanced menu offerings. Would go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous as always. Tremendously fresh and creative dishes and great value. Such a nice atmosphere too. A Charlotte-Pineville treasure!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was wonderful, however we had two different servers at the same time and were often left neglected.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 8, 2017

every month ,a few of us [and by few -i mean we are down to 5] from the 1952 grad class of old O'Donahue school go out to luch and trio's is our favorite place--the staff is wonderful--the food delicious- excellent price value and we can hear each other talk without shouting.1 outstanding feature is we are made to feel important and appreciated---and this must be a big plus because we have been getting together for quite a good many years and our 1st choice is trio-and because of the positive experiences, all of us come here for other occasions too

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good service, good food, and a great value overall

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I was disappointed in Trio. I thought it was a upscale restaurant however it is a family diner. Perhaps if I had gone in knowing that I would have not been as disappointed. I had the meatloaf, dry and over cooked. My friend had the salmon which she enjoyed very much. so, all in all, Trio is a family eating place, not one to impress a date!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A tried and true laid back restaurant near I485 and convenient to surrounding shopping areas, but out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the malls and main streets in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a great meal, but the almond basket is the best dessert ever!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and service at a great value. I will definitely return.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I worked with the staff to set up a surprise 75th birthday dinner for my wife and they did a great job of seating us in a quiet area, helping with the surprise. Our server was attentive, took pictures, respectful and competent. The food was excellent, although not quite foodie level but neither were the prices! Great value and it was a perfect experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Baby shower

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good food and good service. A little pricey for what you get, but overall a decent place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I chose Trio for Sunday brunch to celebrate a family birthday. Excellent food. Great variety on the brunch menu. The breakfast pizza was a creative choice and was fabulous.
Service was very good. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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