TRIO Restaurant

5
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

Experiences

  • Spanish Food & Wine Night

    CA$125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    On November 3rd we will take you to Spain with our multi course food & wine pairing. Full menu details will be posted on our website on October 27th, 2021. Let us take you away with some fun, food & wine, Spanish style. Reserve today, space is limited. See you on Spanish Night, TRIO style.
  • New Years Eve

    CA$160.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Ring in 2022 with us! We will be offering a Tasting Menu with a wine pairing option for you on New Years Eve. Our 12-course plus Tasting Menu will be exciting & allow you and your guests to enjoy the flavours of TRIO in a unique & fun way. Seatings at 5 PM & 6 PM are a maximum 3 hours and the 8 PM & 9 PM seatings will include a toast at midnight! Reserve you space today. The full menu details will be available on our website by Wednesday December 15th, 2021.
  • French Food & Wine Night Parisian Bistro

    CA$125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    On November 17th we will take you away to a French Parisian Bistro for fun, food & wine done as only the French of Paris can do! Our resident French expert Benoit will, with our culinary team create a culinary & wine experience to rival being seated in Paris. Fun, food & flavours like only the French can do! Join us and escape to Paris!

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
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1233 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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RyanJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

The food was phenomenal and the staff was outstanding!

It was our first visit to Trio (King Street Trio), so we ordered the tasting menu. It was the perfect way to get a genuine feel of what Trio’s menu had to offer. Every dish was as good or better than the one before!

If you truly love sophisticated food, with depth in both taste and texture, I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank you Brian and Benoit for a fantastic experience!

Ryan

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MichelleS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous! The new menu is exceptional and the service was impeccable. Brian and Benoit made sure our evening was wonderful from beginning to end. Everything from the before dinner cocktail (Brown butter old fashion), wine selections, main courses and dessert was incredible and definitely the best in the region. They have created a carefully curated experience for all the senses! This restaurant is a must for those who enjoy fine dining with comfortable accommodations, attentive service and great recommendations on food and wine. We were definitely spoiled and look forward to our next adventure there!

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Denwal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and attention given to our party (of four) was second to none. Our waiter was amazing!

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PaulW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dinner there since the pandemic. It was so nice to be back. We were warmly greeted by the owner. The waiter we had was excellent. Kyle Rennie prepared a wonderful meal. So good to be back!!

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BarryR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining and we fell in love as soon as we were met coming in the door.
Wait staff was 2nd to none and food was amazingly delicious..
I recommend the Halibut

Def coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing meal at Trio. We are made so welcome we feel like treasured guests. The tasting menu was fabulous and the portion size just perfect. The suggested wine pairings were great.

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KateM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most fabulous dining experience at King Street Trio last night for our anniversary. We chose to have the tasting menu with wine paring and we were so impressed with everything! Our server, Benoit, was so entertaining, and took us on a trip around the world with a beautiful variety of wines that matched our meal perfectly. The food was spectacular with flavour combinations so unique and delicious. The entire staff were very friendly and made our experience very memorable. We will return!

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ZabR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always King Street Trio was amazing. The staff are extremely friendly and engaging, and the food is excellent!

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vipNicholasV
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an absolute outstanding night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wanted a nice dinner date with my beautiful girlfriend. We found this restaurant to have an Exquisite tasting menu and their drink menu was as exceptional as well.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding ambience/service/food- I've travelled widely and this meal ranks as one of my best ever!!

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CaitlinM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food. All foodies should be eating here. The chef creates the most flavorful food!! This is the number one best restaurant that I can recommend!!

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Steckly
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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
7 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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TRIO Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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