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“Best Early Bird Special”
Review of Trio Restaurant

Trio Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 319 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Merito and Palm Canyon
Description: Since opening in 2009, Trio has generated recognition as one of Palm Springs top Restaurants and hot spots by numerous life style and travel publications and websites. The restaurant is also listed as TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Percent of Restaurants Worldwide, is a Zagat highly-rated restaurant, and has been local favorite since opening day. TRIO draws a diverse crowd all day long the eatery is often filled with “ladies who lunch” country club set who feel that Trio is worth the drive from other down-valley cities. Evenings draw group of every type of people from all age ranges. TRIO hosts corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners, and bachelor and bachelorette parties. It’s one big party at TRIO. It can be a little loud with music and chat, but everyone has fun! It’s a place to come in, feel at home, relax and enjoy. Hope to see you soon.
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Early Bird Special”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We don't usually go in search of cheap meals but Trio is such a great restaurant and for $19.99 (before 6pm) you get choices of many appetizers, entrees and dessert. We were celebrating a birthday so started with a bottle of proseco and had three different appies: home made potato chips, beet salad with candied walnuts and calamari. All were delicious with the chips being the favourite. Two of us ordered the Australian sole with couscous and the third ordered the pot roast with mashed sour cream potatoes. For dessert, ice cream with a cupcake for the birthday girl, banana bread pudding and a chocolate lava cake. We were so full we could not finish our food. Service was exceptional and we really had a fun evening with our wait staff. Highly recommend. The total bill for 3 came to $96 without tip!!

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great atmosphere, great food. Be warned, portions are huge. We could have split an entree and side but then we wouldn't have gotten to try a few things and we had great leftovers. We got the Fish Tacos and Babyback Ribs and a side of Mac n Cheese. Good wine and cocktail list as well. It's in our list next time we are back.

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Houston, Texas
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Jewel in the middle of a touristic area”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Trio really surprised us. Great restaurant filled with locals. We were 8 people, we all took something different and we all enjoyed are food. For some, the price may seem a bit high but it is not high for Palm Springs! A place to stop if you go to Palm Springs, CA.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Always first-rate”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We discovered this restaurant about 3 years ago, and always come here when we're in the desert. Great food, great service -- every time. Especially love the 4-6pm 3-course dinner for $19. This is not your everyday set menu. They have several choices for each course, and each is delicious.

  • Visited February 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Really Good Food, Amazing Value, Patio is Dog-Friendly!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We have eaten here twice this week. Happy Hour offers $12 bottles of wine as well as reduced drinks. Order prix fixe 3 courses for $19 or ala carte. I see some reviews have not been complimentary, but we found interesting, well-prepared food, obviously sourcing fresh, high quality ingredients. The sole here was way better than another I had this week at a more expensive restaurant for three times the price. This isn't where you probably want to go for an elegant special occasion, but for an enjoyable meal for a great price, I don't think you could beat it.
Service was good if not great. Our waiter brought a water bowl for our dog without being asked. We will definitely go back! Great people-watching from the outside tables!

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