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1537 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #962 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not a bad looking retro restaurant, but the food was just not so enjoyable. The service was good, so perhaps there is a redeeming dish waiting to be discovered.

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Grenoble, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

After a bad experience in delivery and after call Murad, the manager, to let him know regarding it. He proposed us to come directly in his restaurant. We have been realy surprise regarding the food quality and the restaurant atmosphere! It was amazing, realy good and the products are realy fresh!! We will come back more often for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lovely place, retro menu, stiff drinks, great sandwiched and desserts. Homey and warm. I'd be happy to go back and think its a great place for kids.

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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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732 reviews 732 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
390 helpful votes 390 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
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant 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.
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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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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