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“Thoughtful menus, from-scratch cooking”
Review of Trio's Restaurant

Trio's Restaurant
Ranked #63 of 785 Restaurants in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $26
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
little rock arkansas
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290 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“Thoughtful menus, from-scratch cooking”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

I sometimes ask servers at restaurants whether this or that on the menu is made from scratch or whether it is ordered frozen from some other place. Recently one upscale place admitted they serve dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) from a jar; another fairly costly place admitted their desserts come frozen from Dallas. Trios, on the other hand, a place which creates new menus roughtly each month (with some standbys remaining constant), cooks from scratch, including a slew of pretty amazing and beautiful desserts. The restaurant began about 30 years ago, the creation of Capi Peck, who with two partners, opened a deli and lunch room based on Capi's family menus. The restaurant evolved into an upscale lunch and dinner experience which also caters many of the top events in the city. They also have a healthy bent, despite their famous array of dessert tray options. They are one of the few places which create a special and different vegetarian option on the menu each month. The restaurant is handsomely decorated with original art, and with a nice terrace for outdoor dining. The menu is varied so it can appeal to a wide variety of diners. There are several international dishes such as curries, and they have the best chicken enchaladas in town. You can go to Trios hungry or not, coming away with one of the best salads in town or a full multi-course meal. We were not too hungry last night, shared an entree, had soups and salads. It is not for those who are just searching for steak and potatoes, but for those looking for quality and inventive menus, it is among the top three or four in Little Rock.

  • Visited October 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 restaurant reviews
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“One of my favorites!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Both for lunch and dinner. Quite a change of atmosphere from the
lively ladies lunch crowd to the more intimate dinner venue. also complete
menu change also. Hard to pass the vodoo pasta or the specials.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Lynne H
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Westminster, Colorado
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“You can depend on Trio's signature menu items!”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife and I celebrated her birthday here, after a disappointing experience at another restaurant earlier in the evening. We were certainly not disappointed by the cuisine and service we received on this occasion from the staff at Trio's (in spite of the tropical downpour outside)!
In the future, however, I will try to do more research before ordering something about which I have little knowledge. In this case, it was the "Pacific Rim Uku". The fish was well prepared, but a bit bland for my tastebuds. The jicama strips were a little too undercooked, but I enjoyed them nevertheless. I am sure the waiter would have taken them back to be cooked more, but I was too hungry to wait for that.
My wife had the Shrimp Skewers (we both sampled each other's dishes), which were very good, although too salty for our tastes. This might have been due to the lime juice in which they were marinated. Again, I'm sure the waiter would have re-done these had we asked him. Trio's always delivers good customer service.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Ken H
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“5 STARS!!!!!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Been one of my favorite local restaurants for years. Lunch or dinner. You can't go wrong.

Voodoo pasta is superb as well as the nightly special. The chicken salad is out of this world and the dessert tray is breath taking. In spring they make homemade strawberry shortcake. I promise you will slap your momma for more.


You can't go wrong with this little resturant.

Oh yeah. The service is always first class.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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“Trio's Satisfies”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

I had the Tuscan Chicken dish which was excellent. The chickend was tender, the sauce delicious, the potatoes and veggies were excellent. Good service!

Visited September 2012
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