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Trio Bistro

1537 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233
+1 202-232-6305
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“coleslaw” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1537 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233
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Reviewed yesterday

Trio Bistro has been at its 17th Street location for a long time, on a block with a large number of cafes with outdoor seating. Food is always reliable and well presented. On our last visit we enjoyed excellent appetizers, a crab cake made with...More

Thank areview28
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our lunch at Trio Bistro. Even on a hot day, their fully-shaded patio is very comfortable. The "Express Lunch" menu is perfect, with a concise selection of items including a soup/salad/sandwich combo that we both ordered. Everything on the lunch menu is $12...More

Thank jameskul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I stumbled upon this bistro when I went to the grocery store for water. It was a nice night and I decided to take a walk. I read the menu that was posted and zeroed in on the short rib entrée. It melted in...More

Thank D7991RLvaleries
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went for dinner with friends. Most people were sitting outside so it was very private.We had 4 different entree, all of which were excellent.

Thank jill w
Reviewed May 15, 2018

I stumbled upon this gem when visiting D.C.. I walked along Dupont Circle and read all the menus of various restaurants and decided on Trio Bistro. I could smell an aroma in the air that caught my attention. I had the best steak and pork...More

Thank youtt
Reviewed April 24, 2018

I come here with my nephew and sister for chicken fingers and fries (he is 3), burgers and salads. Fare is decent. Staff is old school. It is low key and serves its purpose as a o frill neighborhood place.

Thank MABM917
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Over the top...oysters, shrimp, Maryland crab cake Benedict, roast beef...wanted to take sandwich home...seafood tower....fried Brussels sprouts...cauliflaur....exceptional. Grits....no...come to north cackalacki. Very nice...best seen in last few years.

Thank frank71Wilmington_NC
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Had a great breakfast on Saturday morning. Eggs Benedict was very good. I hadn't eaten here for decades and the new look is awesome.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Trio has been our go two weekend breakfast place for years but recently they have added a new dinner service that has now become a weekly visit for us. The daily menu is limited but everything we have had so far, especially the daily fish...More

Thank DCNike
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Some friends and I stopped in for dinner after. The food was great. I had the crab cakes. They were amazing and the coleslaw was excellent. My friends all loved their food. The standout was the service. Jennifer was attentive, made great drinks, and provided...More

Thank Karl G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 AM
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1537 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6233
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-6305
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Trio Bistro has been serving the restaurant patrons of Washington DC since 1950. Anchored in the heart of Dupont Circle, Trio Bistro boasts two fully covered patios with outdoor seating and a main bar and dining area inside. With a beautiful view of Q Street and 17th Street, and surrounded by some of DC’s most desirable dining destinations, Trio Bistro naturally calls the heart of the city home. Whether you are looking to enjoy a casual night out after work with delicious food and unbeatable drink specials, or are planning a special event for larger groups, Trio Bistro can accommodate your occasion. We also offer bottomless champagne brunch every Saturday and Sunday! Don’t take our word for it though, come experience for yourself just why we have managed to stay in business for over 60 years … Bon Appetit!
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