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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4.3

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4.3

service

4.3

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3.9

value

4.1

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (15)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Live Sports (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Authentic (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Food was very good and accompanied with very good service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 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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·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 17, 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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·Dined on November 29, 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 18, 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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·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 5, 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 4, 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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·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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always delicious, with good service &'reasonable prices! Love the diversity of the menu & seasonal changes!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Trio is our favorite restaurant to go to. They have great food for a good price. The menu has something that everyone in our big family can enjoy. We go out to eat every Saturday night around the Charlotte area and out of all the restaurants we have been to, we still love Trio best.
Thanks Trio,
Carol Van 7

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Average at best. This location has gone down hill over the years.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was our weekly family night dinner out. Trio is a great place to have a meal with family and friends. The service was great, as was the food. We will definitely return and highly recommend it to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a great meal and service! A favorite place for years.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great service and delicious food!!! Pizza was amazing!! N

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Stephanie our waitress was a great server, french onion soup is flavorful and everyone fought over the puffed pastry that comes on top of it, this is the only place I ever order it .
Our table liked their entrees, literally menu has something for everyone. I prefer the main dining room, has a more open feel than the booths up front by the hostess station.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The service was outstanding very efficient and friendly she did not hover but was available when needed. The food was very good, the salad small greens was fresh and tasty, the filet mignon that the four of us had at the table was very tasty, flavorful and tender although it was a teeny bit oven-cooked in some areas. The smashed potatoes with Gouda cheese we're really delicious and asparagus were cooked to a perfect point. The brownie was also moist and nutty, with icecream (not vanilla but delicious ) and cream, really yummy. They don't play loud music so we could actually have a conversation but this is not a place to dress-up more to be comfortable. We will return.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always go to Trio for Queensfeast, was a little disappointed that for the first time a glass of wine was not included in the beverage selection. The filet selection always had a crab cake with it and that was not included this time either, but I do realize Trio I'm sure is trying to keep the cost down to $30.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Heard many wonderful reviews but had never gone. I hate that I have missed at least 20 years of Trio's. Not sure how long the restaurant has been established but now I know I'll spend much more time there. Exceeds all the reviews I have heard!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We loved the food. Service was professional. Awesome desserts.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was the first time we had tried brunch at Trio. Total Success! Prices, Portions, and Service all just right. Coffee particularly well done - taste and temperature great.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We visited Trio on Thursday, July 13th with another couple from our neighborhood. We have been to Trio on several previous occasions and have always enjoyed ourselves. Dinner for four, including 3 glasses of wine and 2 ice teas, came to $104. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Having been a repeat customer at this restaurant, I can tell you I have never been disappointed with the food or service. This restaurant, conveniently located on Pineville-Matthews Road just about a mile east of I-485 is a neighborhood favorite. I'm sure you will enjoy the atmosphere and the reasonable prices. They have the best filet mignon in Charlotte!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The stuffed french toast was too sweet, but aside from that, everyone really enjoyed what they ordered.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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