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1537 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233 (Dupont Circle)
202-232-6305
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Ranked #1,096 of 2,701 Restaurants in Washington DC
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Norman, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This a warm, welcoming and charming restaurant. It isn't a modern chain, cookie cutter restaurant - it has its own personality. My husband had the filet mignon. It was melt in your mouth delicious, and he raved that it was the best he had ever eaten. I had the crab cakes, and they we're chock full of crab, not breading/filling,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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719 reviews 719 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I dined here on our way to a play. The place is an old-style neighborhood restaurant that is showing its age, and the clientele is, well, varied. The food was good and plentiful, and the waitperson doing the best she could as one person trying to take care of many others. We don't regret going here, though... More 

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Youngstown-Warren, OH
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123 reviews 123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place is old, no doubt about it. As soon as you walk in you can see the dated and unappetizing decor on the interior. A friend and I came around dinner time and it was absolutely empty (never a good sign), and all the waitresses were sitting at a table texting and drinking. Our waitress was helpful and extremely... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nice outdoor seating in cute neighborhood, pretty inside as well, interesting lighting and good food, good service.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Me, my husband and his brother (our host) went for dinner at the Trio. Brother in law says they make a great meatloaf and to sit outside in the beautiful weather. The area was nice and seating outside was bustling. They both ordered meatloaf and mashed potatoes, I had the stuffed shrimp with crab, salads were not included so we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I know how to cook and the food that was provided was not quality. The staff were helpful and the restaurant itself was nice. Their fettuccini carbonara was just fettuccini Alfredo with burned bacon in it

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Washington, D.C.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Trio Restaurant was a neighborhood staple for years-- in a neighborhood that has been through myriad demographic and economic shifts. Consistently, the restaurant served good food and the service was friendly. After having been away for about a year, I recently visited again -- the food was terrific, my friend had a cocktail that she said was excellent; the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant 3 times while we were in Dupont Circle. Mostly because our 3 kids felt comfortable and knew the menu. The first time was by far the best. The server was amazing and was very nice to the kids. The second and third time the food was still good, but the service was just OK. She forgot... More 

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London
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Looked a busy place outside, perhaps it was a mistake to sit inside. Started well with an excellent calamari starter. Reasonable cocktails but very obviously not premium ingredients. Went downhill from here though. Turkey Cobb salad turned out to be turkey with cobb lettuce, bacon and a little tomato and onion. So no avocado, no blue cheese accompanied by an... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Walked around 17th looking for a restaurant...lot's of other places were packed. Ate here on the patio. Service was friendly. Big menu of home cooked fare. Had the turkey potpie--it was solid. Nothing over the top, but good. Split a pitcher of sangria--pretty good and priced at $19.95. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food and we definitely had a good... More 

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Additional Information about Trio Restaurant

Address: 1537 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233
Phone Number: 202-232-6305
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisine: American

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