$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale Contemporary American Cuisine for Dinner
The menu offers upscale American cuisine with a global twist, including small plates such as baked brie with marinated figs and dates ($12.95). Main dishes feature fresh pasta and specialty salads, as well as an 8-ounce filet mignon ($36.95), crab cakes with a chipotle rémoulade ($13.95), and grouper flown in from Florida with lump-crab lemon-caper beurre blanc ($33.95). This Groupon is valid for dinner every day of the week after 5 p.m.
Located across from Nordstrom, Trio Bistro, which is independently owned—and proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary—has spent nearly a quarter century perfecting its bounty of steaks, seafood, and specialty pizzas and flatbreads. Its culinary team of three is spearheaded by Executive Chef Adam Wylie, formerly of Boca and Nada. Wylie's entrees incorporate locally sourced fresh ingredients and flavors complimented by a new line of more than 25 craft beers. The menu draws inspiration from kitchens all over the globe—it's packed with pizzas that deliver Thai and Mediterranean toppings, fish that hails from Alaska and New England, and meatloaf, a 20-year mainstay. The bistro's small plates have earned them an excellent rating on Zagat. The eatery also features a new bar menu and tasty light snack bites.
When George Clooney was in town filming The Ides of March, he made reservations at Trio Bistro. Equal parts California wine bar and Florida coastal bistro, Trio Bistro has won over celebrities, critics, and patrons with its fresh seafood, including grouper flown in from Florida daily, as well as its meticulous service. Cincinnati.com praises Trio Bistro’s staff, saying, "there is clearly a good system in place that allows servers to do their job well," and Gayot lauds the "young vibe, all-ages clientele and a hip, circular bar made for hanging out." This carefully maintained ambiance accommodates any dining experience, be it an in-and-out dinner or a leisurely evening sharing a bottle of Orin Swift’s blend of zinfandel, cabernet, syrah, and petite sirah.
Sunlight comes flooding through the venue's elongated windows, glinting off cherry wood accents and warm white tablecloths. In the Veranda room, two fireplaces blaze.