King Street Trio

4.9
1233 reviews
CAN$51 and over
International
We are proudly named one of Open Table Top 100 Restaurants in Canada 2017, 2018 & 2019. We were also chosen a TOP fine dining restaurant for 2019 by The Waterloo Region Record.

We are excited to be open for in-house dining starting Wednesday July 21st, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

Visit our rejuvenated dining room & experience the best Waterloo Region has to offer. Chef Kyle and his team have been dreaming of ways to excite your palate for the last 16 months! From Waygu beef to the freshest fish & local produce, we are thrilled to have you back.




Brian Plouffe
Owner/Operator

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1233 People Are Saying
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Steckly
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down best meal we have had in ages. Steak was cooked to perfection, tomato and peach appetizer was an outstanding, masterful blend of flavours, Raviolini was a lovely tribute to fall with a just the right touch of pumpkin spice... scallops had a palate pleasing combination of apple and spaghetti squash.

Roll Call - the flavours were so fresh and unexpected, a drink that I would order again and again.

We have dined here many times before but I have never been so wowed by the menu.

Bravo.

(as always - service was exceptional)

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jeffB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was one of the best meals I ever had. Service staff was very attentive and informative about the menu. If I had to critique anything it would be the deserts.

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KrisD
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolute amazing experience again. I highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairing

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CathyB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fabulous evening at King Street Trio. Our night always starts off great when we are welcomed warmly at the door by owner Brian Plouffe and shown to our table like honoured guests! If you are a repeat diner you are very likely to be greeted by name, which is so lovely. Our server, Alex, knows our wine preferences and presents the menu with recommendations. When he describes the dishes he serves you can almost feel how delicious they are going to be before even tasting them. We really love watching Chef Kyle and Sous Chef Mike creating and plating in the open kitchen. It’s fun watching them work in the overhead mirrors. We started with the Scallops with spaghetti squash which was AMAZING! The scallops were cooked to perfection and the mixture of flavours was unique and wonderful. Then Beef Tartare on those yummy, crispy chips was out of this world, followed by the onion tart which melts in your mouth. I had the Cornish Hen with green beans, beautiful crispy skin and wonderful flavour. My Mom and hubby had the Black Cod. I got a taste of the lobster sauce and it blew my mind! It’s a good thing they served it with a spoon to get every last drop. As usual, the desserts were amazing…..a Vanilla Parfait with meringue and lemon sorbet and Poached Peach with rosemary ice cream. Special mention to Shannon and Benoit, and the whole team, who also helped to make our Anniversary dinner special. We’ll be back soon!!

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Brian
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Surprising and delightful. I savoured every mouthful. Very warm and welcoming.

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AndreeaS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most definitely the most amazing food I've ever tasted

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Lee8
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good to be back as this was my first visit since Covid. Brian and the Team have made some exceptional upgrades to the venue and menu. I was very impressed. Can't wait to go back again. Keep up the good work everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

One of the top spots in town offering fine dining experience, innovative dishes and classy service without traveling to Toronto. Our server offered us their creative 8 course set menu with wine pairings, impressed by the restaurants unique pairings and effort. Well done.

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ConnarM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent spot!! Great for the price and excellent food and service

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Suzeeq
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Right from the moment we were greeted at the door. We knew we were in for a treat. The decor and ambiance is ideal for that perfect date night. Our server “Alex” was one of the best we’ve ever had. His attentiveness and positive personality was a breath of fresh air. We ordered the Beef Tartar for an appetizer ♥️ We ordered Black Cod & Wagu steak …….delectable!♥️
The dessert had to be tried to top the meal off. Lemon pancetta with toffee crumble atop and meringue ice cream
With chopped grapefruit over top. I can’t say enough about our experience here. A++++ Dinning.

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clovergarden
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to try King St Trio for our regular Friday night “support local” dinner date. Little did we know how amazing the night was going to be. Brian and Benoit made sure everything was perfect, starting with our call that we were running late and could they please hold our reservation. We were told not to worry and Brian made us feel welcome before even arriving. We had previewed the menu before going and had read some reviews but decided to keep opinions at bay until we tried it ourselves. Benoit was our waiter, but he was much more than that. He told us about his background and knowledge of wine and we let him guide us through the tasting menu and wine pairings. We quickly developed a bond as he is very knowledgeable and incredibly entertaining. The food was absolutely spectacular. I’ve eaten in Michelin rated restaurants in France and was astounded to find out that this restaurant wasn’t yet Michelin rated. What a shame!! This was by far not only the very best meal I’ve ever had in my life, but a true experience that won’t easily be forgotten. My husband and I love to cook, appreciate very good food and are in our late 50’s/early 60’s. We aren’t young people who haven’t experienced good cuisine. So saying this was our best meal EVER is huge. Space here doesn’t allow me to provide all the details of the meal but every course was prepared with thought and carefully balanced to make each dish a star in its own right. Everything was served and presented with so much attention to detail from the shape and colour of the bowl/plate to the beautiful flavour combinations that only an incredibly talented chef could create. The wine pairings were meticulously offered with history, specific knowledge about how the flavours of each enhanced the food. Benoit was an absolute delight and a treasure for this establishment. It’s very obvious that he is very passionate about his job and he made our Friday night truly much more than we’d expected. Can’t wait to go back!

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CathyB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impecable service, fantastic atmosphere, great drinks and the most incredible food! We had the Tasting Menu for the first time and it was an amazing experience! While I love the menu, I highly recommend choosing this option, along with the carefully chosen wine pairing. It was a fabulous night and I will do this again for sure!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from wonderfully kind staff. Food was delicious and well-portioned in my opinion. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a very special meal for many reasons. It was made more special by the quality of food, service and experience from King Street trio. We have been several times before, but their menu now is even more interesting and exquisite. Thank you

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RossK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was out of this world! Benoit was an absolute delight! I really enjoyed my tartar and duck! The trout was also exceptional !

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vipGary
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best meal I've had in a long time! The food was incredible and the service was excellent! We can't wait to go back!

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ShellyC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved co I g back here. It felt like coming home!

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Del1
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing - from the fancy cocktails to the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is knowledgeable. Food is great

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CarolynR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As King St Trio is our restaurant, each experience reminds us why! Their passion to serve each person an exceptional experience shines!! From the moment you walk in, you are welcomed with appreciation. The new decor including a local artist’s artwork, new comfortable chairs, larger tables and new glassware are all inviting to your culinary night. Service with Alex and Benoit is so attentive and knowledgeable from the cocktails and wine list to the menu. The smaller menu features are created to showcase flavour combinations to wake up our tastebuds! This is evident as each guest takes their first bite of each dish. Thank you to the team at Trio, we can’t wait to experience your tasting menu next time.

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Kdub
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another absolute grand slam!! Always excellent! Literally no reason to go anywhere else for fine dining in Waterloo Region. Go and try the bread! stay for the martinis and meals! Brian and Team are without exception the best around!

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levi
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new menu is very fresh and full of energy. My wife and I are not real foody, but we enjoy a good restaurant. King Street Trio was always a very nice restaurant, but somehow managed to make the dinning experience even better.

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Millie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and excellent service. benoît is brilliant - my father and I were very well looked after.

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JayW
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined here to celebrate "reopening and being fully vaxxed" and was super-impressed with the new decor and even more with the new menu!

King St. Trio has long been my favorite restaurant in Waterloo (I'll stack their food, service, consistency, and overall experience up against anywhere in the region) but I didn't know what to expect upon returning "post-lockdown". In short I couldn't have been more thrilled:

- New decor - very comfortable and elegant (I especially liked the addition of the art installation/gallery and the new cushioned/upholstered chairs that replaced the wood ones)
- Menu revamp - a concise menu that is super-refined. We had a) the trout and b) the wagyu flatiron steak - both were ridiculously delicious! Truly world-class. Portion and sides were perfect as well - the duck fat potato was addictive; a real treat!
- Tasting menu added - next time we dine at King St. Trio, we are definitely doing the tasting menu! I'll add a review, but I'm guessing it'll be extremely positive ;)
- Service is professional and friendly without being too "intrusive" - we've never had a complaint in all the times we've dined here.
- Location is perfect - we live Uptown, so an easy walk away, but there are plenty of ways to get here - LRT stop is across the street, bus stop is right out front, and if you are into the whole driving to dinner, there is a parkade down the street (however, with the better-than-most wine list and cocktail menu you might consider an Uber at the least :)).

Anyhow, if I could give King St. Trio a 6-star rating, I would... You won't regret dining here - unless you consider other spots not comparing to it to be a regret :)

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Shona
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service can make or break your dining experience. Benoit made our night. Knowledgeable and welcoming, he charmed us from the start. No surprise really, he is from France where waiting at table is an art. I will definitely go back for a visit soon. Thank you.

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vipjeffv
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and is always amazing. And.the service is 5 star

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DebbieD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every aspect of our dinner was outstanding. The food, ( warm focaccia bread with whipped butter and cheese, beet & citrus salad, tomato & cherry salad as appetizers, trout and duck tortellini for mains, lavender ice cream for desert) was so delicious. The flavour combinations are remarkable with such creative dishes. The service is impeccable, friendly and so attentive. The ambiance is lovely. So happy to be able to dine there again, reminded me of why King Street Trio is my favourite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance as always. Exceptional service from Benoit, Brian and the entire team. We will be back again, never disappoints.

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paulk
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional restaurant. We drove in from Toronto to dine at King Street Trio. They were spot on with every aspect from the greeting, ambiance, service and most importantly the food. We literally tried every item on the menu and were not disappointed with any dish. The clam gnocchi seemed to be the table favorite, but everything else was a close second. I've dined at pretty much all the high end restaurants in Toronto, but King Street Trio stands out in terms of their unique and flavorful dishes and their service / hospitality. Would definitely recommend and will be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Benoit was an absolute dream to be waited on, perfect recommendations and divine wine list! 10/10 will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at King Street Trio and we were blown away. The food was perfect. Serving sizes generous , well seasoned and creative. The plates were almost too pretty to eat! Our server , Benoit, was perfect. Attentive , funny and made wonderful suggestions. His positive energy definitely added to the ambiance. I would highly recommend checking out King Street Trio to those who have never been. You will not be disappointed !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was superb. I ordered their takeaway services during lockdown but nothing beats the in door dining experience. Fresh food nicely presented from the chef and the team, attentive customer service. The only thing is I wish their bar and wine list are more extensive to accomplish their dishes.

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KrisD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best meal we've ever had. The tasting menu is unreal.

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Anastacia
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King street trio never fails to provide an amazing atmosphere and dining experience sure to please even the biggest food critic. Their wine list is extensive and their servers are knowledgeable on pairings. Food is amazing and offers a great variety while ensuring a high caliber.

Wouldn’t recommend anywhere else!

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BrettK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cuisine at King Street Trio once again! Benoit recommended the 6-couse and wine-tasting and it was worth it. Each course and wine pairing were appropriate and spot on. Definitely plan to go back again for a romantic evening.

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viplisas
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the staff at King street trio were fabulous! We love coming here and look forward to our next visit.

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Stkluvr
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you haven’t tried this restaurant…..do. One of the best experiences my wife and I have ever had. No … really that good. Service was exceptional. Food was to die for (waygu flat iron steak for me and smoked trout for my wife. I’ve had both these dishes at various restaurants before. This was by far the best version of both of these ever. The sides were amazing.
Started with incredibly fresh oysters and beet salad and finished with a shared fresh strawberry and rhubarb elder flower ice cream with a late season Vidal.
Exceptionally well done. Will be back with friends soon.

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TanyaS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a fantastic visit!! From the greeting to the goodbye, we felt extra specially taken care of.

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Kdub
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is absolutely fantastic to be back again on re opening night! I missed the place! The restaurant looked fantastic! The staff was without exception excellent and the food topped off the entire experience. Let’s talk about the bread for a second.... no idea how they do it and I don’t want to know but what I do know is that it is without exception the best you will find anywhere. Then there is the scallops and the wagyu... both were just amazing. Topped that off with an old fashion and a Roll Call... both are a must try. The roll call of course used Hendricks so there is no way that can be bad. Honestly, why on earth would I go anywhere else when I can experience this place. Consistently excellent!

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King Street Trio is rated 4.9 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

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