Trio Bistro

4.3
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144 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Trio Bistro naturally calls the heart of the city home, has been serving the restaurant patrons of Washington DC since 1950, offering Contemporary American and Mediterranean cuisine, delivering warm hospitality, great beer from local breweries, extensive wine list.

Whether dropping in for brunch, lunch, dinner or casual night out after work Trio is a perfect break from the bustle of the theaters, museums and shops around us, the menu features handmade pasta, farm-fresh produce and Daily specials, something for everyone, from pizza, salads and burgers to our more elaborate main dishes such Maryland crab cakes, Poulet Roti and short Ribs

The breezy elevated patio located on the best city corners is the perfect spot to enjoy our Bottomless Brunch and vibrant dining experience.
Don’t take our word for it though, come experience for yourself just why we have managed to stay in business for over 70 years … We look forward to serving you!

Complimentary special offers

Week Days Happy Hour


from 3 Pm - 7 PM
$2 Off all Draft
$4 Fox Margarita
$3 off House Wine
$3 off House Cocktails
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FAMOUS APPS
1/2 on Nachos
1/2 Price on Sliders
1/2 Price on Fresh Oysters

Happy 4th & Happy Hour at your neighboorhood bistro

Bottomless Brunch all you can drink Mimosa and rails for $16 from 11 am to 3pm. Reservation highly recommended.

Daily Happy Hours at your Neighborhood Gatthering Bistro


$2 OFF All Beers
Half Price Signature Cocktails & House Wine & Rails
1/2 PRice Sliders and Small Bite Menu

What 144 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a delicious dining experience! Love having Trio in the neighborhood, it’s the perfect spot for everything from outdoor brunches to dinner dates!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This duo loves Trio! A fun and inviting restaurant with great outdoor seating and a yummy menu. We live in DuPont and never hesitate to pop into Trio for a quick drink or a nice meal. Definitely worth the stop, as there is something for everyone on the menu! They also have awesome brunch deals :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit from beginning to end. Sunday was a gorgeous day so we requested an outside seat which our host was more than happy to accommodate. Our waitress for the night was attentive and genuine, telling us the specials for the evening and answering questions we had about the menu. The food was AMAZING, I had the special of the evening (Stuffed trout) while my date had the chicken parmigiana. Overall a lovely end to a long week at a neighborhood restaurant. I absolutely will be back for the food and ambiance.

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RonnaF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely server. Excellent crab cakes. I’d return just for them!

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DariuszP
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service was good but the quality of food extremely poor. Penne jambalaya was very oily are better greasy with practically no taste. There were very few people around and now I understand why. I will never go there again.

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TyCooper
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for friends to meet.

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viprestaurantagogo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Trio's has been around for a long time. Good food and good environment. It was not crowded on a Sunday night so service was very good.

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vipHuntyMom
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and a varied menu which allowed all in our party to find something they wanted. Although it was a Saturday night, the restaurant was quiet which was great for conversation.

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SabryneR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding visit at Trio Bistro last night! Amanda, our server, was really upbeat and knowledgable about the menu. She suggested the Crab Cakes, and we also ordered the Steak Frites. Both were wonderful- the steak a perfect medium rare, and the crab cakes were really flavorful with more crab than bread crumbs. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service!! Love the staff and feel at Trio’s, it’s a neighborhood staple and have been going for years. Always a fun night!

Trio Bistro
Responded on 15 December 2019

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vipDupontnick
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. We had a group of six with some business to discuss and Trio was the perfect venue.

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Erbaceous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, and great prices. The perfect neighborhood restaurant. The patio is a great place to see and be seen. Next door, the sister tavern, Fox and Hounds should not be missed. Great fun diverse crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wanted to really like it! But found a bug in my side salad. Didn’t say anything cuz I didn’t want to spoil everyone else’s meal.

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vipmike
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and good very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food and prices were good. The service was very slow and we had to call the server over when we we needed anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this brunch spot

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for a brunch date!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding

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ArnoldM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted location: Close to the Mayflower.
I wanted lively neighborhood but not loud.
I wanted quiet dining yet open ambiance.
I wanted food fit for a king on a paupers budget.
I wanted friendly not servile service.
Trio Bistro had all I could ask for.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service is slow. But, if you just want to enjoy a meal outdoors, it's a great place which won't kick you out fast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere for brunch. Perfect for people watching. $16 bottomless mimosas were a great deal on top of their menu options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El lugar está bonito, en una zona de mucho movimiento, la
Comida estuvo excelente en cuanto presentación y sabor, recomiendo el lugar ya que tiene un ambiente relajado.

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Doodle
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food and drinks were great. Service was sloooow.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation at Trio Bistro to celebrate there my girlfriends birthday. The manager help me to make a surprise for her and they surprise us with a champagne bottle. The restaurant location is perfect it has two smoking patios with nice view to the Q street and 17th street, the service was great and the Mediterranean food and the burgués were delicious. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, the food delicious and thecostumer service was great! I strongly recommend this place. I celebrate my birthday here and I loved it

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Dstrngr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Our server seemed so inexperienced and awkward trying to serve us. His grasp of English may be the cause. In any case, you are better off getting food at the next door seafood place. The server that our neighbor had in that restaurant (we were sitting outside on the edge of this and that place) was far superior and made me envious. Their food also looked a lot better. Our calamari had like the worst presentation but it was nice and piping hot coming out of the fryer. But overall the food was just palatable that my friend and I just ate our dishes but we both didn’t finish our meals, despite our arriving their hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to come as be with friends and family. The food taste fresh and delicious. Happy hour is out of its league with affordable pricing for great service, drinks and food!!!!! The cocktails are very creative and presentable :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and good prices! I recommend the place a lot!

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vipJosephP
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great choice for my University group of 11 students and myself because of the wide and affordable menu. The students said it was the best place we have gone in New York and DC. I used to come here when I lived in DC and it has definitely improved the food quality over the years.

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viptexastraveller
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for happy hour and stayed for dinner. Food is good, not exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia comer acá, menú variado, buen servicio y comida de primer nivel

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JuanaL
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant in DuPont Circle DC. Good food and excellent customer service ask for “Nadia”one of the best server at Trio Bistro.

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vipGloriaN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food tastes like cardboard. Honestly—only go here if you want a drink on the patio. Don’t bother eating here. Waste of money.

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MadisonC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

food was not good, the server was not attentive & the tables weren’t even clear when they seated my family and me. I wouldn’t come back here and i wouldn’t recommend for anyone to come here.

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vipScott
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Misbehaving children, unchecked by parent or restaurant manager. Server was inattentive. It wasn't a good mother's day experience for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal all around!

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RehaO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First the place odor was stinky. Second the foods are too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was good. Made some special requests with the order that didn’t happen (feta in place of goat cheese). Prices were excellent for downtown DC. Food was okay. Would go again for convenience and value.

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MarkitaB
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trio Bistro was Amazing tonight! My server Amanda was phenomenal and attentive. I ordered the Eggplant Milanese and let just say if your a fan of eggplant this is the perfect meal for you! 5 stars for Trio! Cant wait to Dine here again. Cheers!

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vipAlbert
Poconos
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun on the sidewalk seeting. Good menu. Good service. Good food. Would go again.

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Trio Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Trio Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

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