TRIO Grill

4.6
969 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
TRIO Grill is a modern American restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia offering the finest steaks and freshest seafood, an extensive beverage program, and Merrifield’s only cigar lounge. TRIO blends urban sophistication with the relaxed ambiance of a neighborhood grill, making us perfect for date night, after-work drinks or your next private dining occasion.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
4:00pm - 10:00pm Monday – Thursday
4:00pm - 11:00pm Friday – Saturday
4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday
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Phone number
(703) 992-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eddie Marine
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gallows Road
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Parking details
TRIO Grill offers both complimentary valet and parking lot options for our guests.
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Public transit
Walking distance from Dunn Loring Metro Station.
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Entertainment
Join us for upbeat live piano played on our baby grand!
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Special events & promotions
If you are planning a special event, such as a rehearsal dinner or holiday party, we can make our entire restaurant available for brunch, lunch or dinner. You'll have access to all of our rooms, including Private Dining Room, Outdoor Patio and Cigar Lounge.
Additional
BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 969 People Are Saying
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l
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trio Grill is wonderful. The food is excellent and very consistent. Have never had a bad meal or bad experience. The wait staff is truly professional and know how to treat you right! Always a great choice for romantic dinner or just a night out! One of my favorites!

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g
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food and service. Never dissapointed. Had the Bison and the sesame tuna and the pear cobbler. We are members of the clean plate club!!

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menus and service. Valet parking. Excellent bar. Live piano on Friday evening. Great spot for special occasions.

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WW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks at the bar-great bartender. Dinner was delicious and well served. Not our first visit and not our last!

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M
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to TRIO many times and the food is ALWAYS consistently excellent. Love how they integrate the seasons into their meal choices. Keep up the good work.

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm new to Virginia and wanted a nice place to celebrate my birthday with some friends. Trio Grill did not disappoint. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing and they even surprised me with a little chocolate cake with a candle. I will definitely return and I highly recommend it!

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WI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary. This was the first time we dined at this restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice and cozy. Chairs were a little uncomfortable and seemed a little odd for a restaurant. The food was great but a little pricey. Our waiter (Favio) was superb and did a great job informing us of the specials along with recommendations for other choices. It took longer than expected to receive our main course but was worth the wait. Overall, we had a nice time.

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DB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Maryland and our daughter lives near this restaurant. It is our 3rd time here and it was wonderful as Usual. The waiter was wonderful and we have had him every time. Lucky us. His name starts with an F. He is very good at what he does. He was exceptional. The noise was full of laughter and talking and the food was impeccable. Valet was great! Love this restaurant.

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F
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic. The food is stellar;?almost seems like Michelin equality. Cocktails are amazing. Their seafood it is shockingly good and their filet mignon is equally good.

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E
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came as a group of seven and the service was great. They kept an eye on water glasses and wine glasses. The food was quite good and well prepared. Definitely an Italian style, but many non-Italian dishes as well. They have a nice selection of wines at pretty reasonable prices for a restaurant.

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R
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We ordered tuna nachos which were great. We ordered 3 dry aged ribeyes which were all fatty and hard to eat (ordered medium and medium rare). The bolognese was good. Wine list was pricier than necessary; restaurants are getting creative with their sourcing for quality at the right price and this list was traditional. The apple dumpling dessert was the highlight. Ambiance could be so much better with different upholstery; the exposed brick, etc offered potential. Best to sit at bar for the bar ambiance and happy hour prices.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most outstanding restaurants I've had the pleasure of dining at. Excellent food with a 'magic' touch. Our waiter was extremely accomplished, listened to our wants and questions and answered with confidence as he knew the all the dishes and their ingredients and attempted to pair them to our likes. The manager (Samuel) made the meal even more enjoyable with his visits and conscientious attention to our meal. This is our new 'Go-To' restaurant for truly exceptional 'Fine Dining'. I could not give any restaurant a higher rating.

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AF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special that night pumpkin ravioli was aaaamazing. We ordered a 2nd!! Favi I think the name of our waiter was outstanding! Very memorable date night.

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, but if you go there with a large party you may have to wait awhile to be seated. We had a reservation and they seated use 20-30 minutes late. Also, great food, but it is pricey.

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a fun evening in an upscale restaurant. The waiter was extremely attentive and he guided us to good choices (if the most expensive) on the menu! I'd definitely come back.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wait staff. Waiters were attentive, without being intrusive

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. This restaurant is a great place to socialize with friends and enjoy a meal.

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KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I found the restaurant to be too noisy and the food was not that good. I had the eggplant and it was over fried, over cooked and was not good at all!
It’s on the expensive side but the quality of the food does not reflect a quality restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only issue was that they were out of the app we wanted and 3 of the main dishes and this was for a 6:30 res so we were surprised they ran out that early. The food we did get was excellent and we would definitely go back.

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PG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, the ambience was very good and the service very affable if a tad slow. I have already recommended this place to a friend and plan to return.

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EM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for date night and overall really liked the warmth of the bar and overall ambiance, but the table for two is quite long. It almost made it feel more corporate or appropriate for like a business lunch. The chairs (though super comfy) had some weight to them so they didn’t easily slide on the carpet.
I was a little sad when one of wait staff removed the butter too soon, as I still had some of my delicious bread left to enjoy.
While I am being picky (as I believe restaurants of this caliber’s entire experience should reflect what’s on the plate), the food was absolutely delicious - from the bread and butter ;) to the steaks, gnocchi, Brussels and Mac & cheese!

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OT
Memphis
97 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner out on the patio at Trio Grill. The buratta cheese appetizer was a great start. The steak fillet was flavorful and came with a great sauce as well. My dining partners pasta was not your typical bolognese, with excellent flavor through out. The service was professional and spot on for timing. We will be back.

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b
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place and good food but expensive. great selection of seafood dishes for new englanders palate.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good

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SY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to dine. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful.

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MO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I arrived at the restaurant in the middle of a downpour which continued through my meal. They did offer valet parking, but I found a space close to the door. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The Beef Bolognese, which I had, was quite good. My friend seemed to enjoy her fish dish. The topper was their specialty creme brulee which was darker than most but creamy and the crust was out of this world. They use sea salt in the crust, which is one thing that makes it so special. It was a little noisy but alright for conversation. I would recommend Trio.

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e
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious but the service was exceptionally slow.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with our family at Trio. The food, service and ambiance were all top notch!!!

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TV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The 'what would you recommend this restaurant for' section has nothing for service level. Fabio Chavez was a wonderful server, great recommendations for wine, nice sense of humour, not pretentious. Service makes the night when you expect the food to be tasty. His level of service was on point.

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r
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repeat performance. food excellent, service excellent. All employees are pleasant
Severs JP and Fabio very fun. Would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Now that I've had a couple days to reflect, the experience was surprising (in a good way), the waitstaff are very knowledgeable, friendly, and on their game (which is more than I can say for most restaurants). The main course had appropriate presentation/plating, came out fairly timely (you may want an appetizer if you're starving), my steak was the perfect temperature/color, and tasted so good that I would open-hand slap a stranger to eat it again (10/10 on that habanero mustard btw). If I had to be disappointed about something it would be the bread -it's basically extruded sandpaper made of tasteless captain crunch, and it will destroy the inside of your mouth, do not eat it. The honey butter is tasty, but not tasty enough to go through that again.

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BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Use to be one of the best meals in the area. Meal was extensive as usual but this time it took an hour to receive, was so so and bill was wrong. Nuts!

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CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent but the food just wasn't good. I will admit that we went on a sunday early evening and the place was quite busy. Sunday is usually a day when the "A" team isn't working the kitchen but a restaurant still needs to meet certain standards.

Fried oyster appetizer looked nice but the oysters were extremely small and over-fried. Gnocchi appetizer was gummy and burnt from the saute pan although the sauce with it was decent.

Halibut entree was the most over cooked piece of fish I have ever had anywhere - dry as sawdust. Crabcakes lacked flavor. The eggplant stack entree was very dark and appeared that the overly thick eggplant slices were not leeched of moisture properly and were deep fried. Just not good at all. The one entree that seemed pretty good was the scallops, although I prefer to have them cooked less and thicker as opposed to sliced in half and served as medallions. The sauce and succotash type mixture was good though.

The steaks seemed ok as we saw them on other tables. But frankly, I will go somewhere else for a good steak if that's what we're into on any given night.

We might try again on another night but our party of four left thinking that there were much better options in the mosaic district at this pricepoint for what we ate.

Sorry........

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DJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hidden gem -- once you're inside, you wouldn't know that Route 29 was just outside!

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was flawless, from the staff to the food and ambiance. It was a perfect dinner.

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JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at Trio Grill. Our waiter JP was thoughtful and gave our table good recommendations all around. The food was very good and wine worked well with all our different meals. We will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our anniversary dinner. my husband and I lived the ambiance of the place. Our waiter was excellent, the menu had a great variety of food. I will definitely come back!

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JF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The bar area is our favorite. Their bartenders do a fantastic job and the food is great.

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JP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly, attentive & efficient. Oysters on the half shell were delicious. Everything was good & beautifully presented. My halibut was cooked perfectly. Restaurant has some outdoor covered seating but it was a hot muggy night. The menu offered a good variety of choices — meats & seafood. We definitely will return.

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