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Trio Restaurant

1537 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #918 of 2,635 restaurants in Washington DC
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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40 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Several restaurants closed too early for a Saturday night, which we thought was weird. Trio was open until 1am which suited our needs better. They have a really cute outdoor seating area, which the weather was perfect for. The menu is not extensive but there is plenty of choice. Prices aren't bad. The tilapia was very good.

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Germantown, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you're looking for just a good home-cooked American diner food, this is the place for you. Restaurant can be pretty crowded. All servings are ample. Special of the day is what you should get. Service is average and friendly. Relatively inexpensive with a nice outdoor seating area.

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Gaithersburg, MD
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Disclaimer: This review is being written on a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon, sitting outside, and while under the influence of one of the best slices of chocolate mousse cake I've ever eaten - so my objectivity may be a bit skewed! In all seriousness, though - Trio offers an excellent selection of American fare at very reasonable prices, and the... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We sat on the patio for drinks and dinner. Took quite awhile to get our drinks. Then we had to beg to order our dinners. My lettuce hearts were ok. French onion soup was good-would order that again. Others ordered Cobb salad and they said no go. Someone ordered blu burger medium and it came charred. The waitress never checked... More

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Meredith, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. We were a party of five and we all ordered something different. No one was disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was top-notch. Our waiter tended to our every request. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This was one of the only restaurants open on Thanksgiving near my hotel, and they were offering an inviting holiday special: four courses for $20.00. All in all, it was pretty good for the price. The cream of turkey soup was simple but hot which was a welcome relief from the cold outside. The Waldorf salad was unusual in that... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Met a friend from out of town for breakfast on Veterans' Day at Trio. Their posted opening time was 9:30AM, but we arrived at 8:45AM, so they let us in early and served us coffee and hot tea while we chatted until the kitchen staff arrived. What are the chances of THAT happening in a major US city? Enjoyed Eggs... More

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