TRIO Grill

4.6
947 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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Memphis
95 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
10 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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OT
Washington DC
4 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
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always!

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

We have dinner at Trio often and enjoy the atmosphere and food. It's an outstanding restaurant and the staff is most helpful and polite.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Consistent with great food & great service!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We made the mistake of going during restaurant week. The portions were very small, the food was overcooked and bland, and the service was poor. The waiter served dessert while we were eating dinner and dropped the check while we were eating dessert. When you spend $100 on dinner for two, you should not feel pushed out the door. I wrote to the management to describe this experience, but I was offered no incentive to return, so I don't plan to.

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w
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made reservations through Open Table and put in notes it was my husband's birthday and asked for something special (i.e. cake/candle, etc.). Without me mentioning anything the staff wished my husband a Happy Birthday, and brought a great dessert with candle at end of meal! Outstanding service!! The food was also great, which made for a perfect evening.

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It was ok, nothing special for the prices. Our food was fine and thats about all I can say that's positive. I had the pork chop and didn't care much for it. Very hard to cut and the taste was nothing special. My husband got the cioppino and it was nothing to brag about either. Our waiter described an item that was on the restaurant menu and it was by far the most appealing item on all the menus. Unfortunately, we weren't interested in the Restaurant Week Special and were not allowed to order that item on it's on. Bummer...... It was my husbands birthday and there was no acknowledgement of that. I did include that on my Open Table reservation and hoped there would be some kind of acknowledgement but there was none. The best thing we had all night was his tequila cocktail, I believe it was called Tequila with Love....that was delicious!

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CL
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favio took really good care of me and my boyfriend. The food was good and even though we came for restaurant week, we weren't treated any differently. We sat outside and got to enjoy a nice summer evening. I will definitely be back, for both the service and the food.

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice dinner with great service. We will be back!

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LO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to restaurant. It didn't disappoint . Food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive and genuinely friendly.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Trio is always lovely. Great food and great service. For some reason it was particularly loud on this visit which we never noticed on previous trips. We usually go with a party of 6 and they have these perfect-sized round tables with the most comfortable dinning chairs ever. Make a reservation- you wont regret it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

That Versary

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AV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there from 6:30 until closing (literally, the last to leave). We were celebrating our marriage anniversary. Started with gin and rye whiskey with Oyester platter (not on the menu). Moved to main course with dry-aged ribeye and bison with shatter wine. Then we realized they had a cigar lounge. We had our dessert there. Met few regulars and the day got even more exciting. They did not have the good cigars and good scotch in stock. However, Cigars + whiskey (scotch and bourbon) greeted the late evening. Oh! And great conversations.

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FB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, really good service! I went there specifically for the halibut and was not disappointed.

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LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait staff were amazing! We were celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary and they went over and above. Their customer service made the night extra special!

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HT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was nice but they did not have enough parking spaces.

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m
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for my husband's birthday and were so pleased. We have driven past several times but this was our first time to try it out and we are so glad we did. Good service and delicious food. Will definitely return

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SC
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Since I've reviewed Trio Grill before, this will be short: The Caesar salad, always very good, is once again including white anchovies--for me, a big plus. Anchovy haters need not worry: the waiter inquires whether the diner wishes them on the salad. The gazpacho was a little more acidic than in some restaurants which some folks may love and others not. The fish (I ordered the halibut) continues to be very fresh and not overwhelmed with sauces. My husband was very happy with the half chicken.
The biggest change has been the service: When we first ate at Trio about 4 1/2 years ago, the service was so poor that it says something about how good we found the food that we were willing (albeit about a year later) to try it again. We've eaten there several times since. The food is still excellent and, at least in our experience, the service has become excellent to match.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Great food. Interesting menu. Superb service. Can't wait to go back. The scallops were sensational served on top of a delicious mix of vegetables. Also the key lime pie with coconut crust was the best I've ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Our server - Favio - was AMAZING!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

Food and service were nice but we were seated in the back of the dining room near the smoking room. Midway through our meal the smoke was very bothersome with people coming and going to the smoking room. Will not be returning.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I chose the Trio for our anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely amazing. The waiter was helpful, polite, and friendly. Our food came quickly. The seating was comfy and the lighting was great. We had a wonderful dinner. It was a perfect celebration of our 3rd anniversary. We would reccomend the Trio grill to anyone.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was EXCEPTIONAL!!!

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j
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for a birthday celebration. My husband wanted a good steak dinner, and Trio's menu offered a variety of steaks for a decent price. He was quite pleased with his meal. I loved the cocktail menu and the festive glassware! Nice wine list. Our food was delicious, but what really set this place apart was the exceptional service. We will definitely be back.

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