ABOUT TRIO

WHERE PALM SPRINGS EATS

Every meal is a celebration. Food connects us, it elates us, and it literally gives us life. Nowhere is the love of FOOD at TRIO. From the moment you cross the threshold, you hear an inviting blend of music and an energy in the room, you are immersed in the aromas of your favorite cuisines, and you gaze upon a sea of happy faces and colorful décor.

 

But don’t take our word for it; listen to what various tastemakers have had to say:

 

  • Trip Advisor ranked us among the Top 10 Percent of Restaurants Worldwide
  • Open Table named us one of the Top 100 Hot Spots in America
  • Zagat consistently lists us in their Very Good to Excellent range
  • We received a coveted 2017 Experts Choice Award
  • Wine Spectator bestowed us their 2018 Award of Excellence
  • Rated #1 Palm Springs restaurant on Yelp
  • Our guests helped vote us 2019 Best Craft Cocktail in Coachella Valley Independent’s “Best of the Valley” Readers’ Poll

 

TRIO has been a local favorite since opening day back in 2009, renovated from a historic mid-century bank building in Palm Springs’ sophisticated Uptown Design District.

 

TRIO is lively and upbeat all year round. Locals (TRIO’s regulars) love its varied menu combining traditional Midwest comfort food with a California edge. This aesthetic is evident in such delectable menu items as our rustic Yankee Pot Roast, the fusion playfulness of Calamari with Thai Dipping Sauce, our succulent twist on a classic Braised Lamb Shank, and the gratifying simplicity of our Roasted Baby Beet Salad.

 

And it’s also a feast for the masses. TRIO offers full-service food and liquor catering options that can scale from a party of 20 to a party of 10,000. Did someone say party? Oh yeah, that was us – we love to throw bashes for your office event, family gathering, or any occasion that means something special to you. Enjoyment is our business, and business is booming.

 

TRIO’s mixologists has won many cocktail awards and, accolades have flowed like the generous pours that make our festive bar famous. We create craft cocktails that pair perfectly with your dining experience, from the glamorous allure of the Forever Marilyn to the crisp cucumber kick of our Spatini to the Zen perfection of Buddha’s Only Sin.

 

Diversity is at the top of the menu at TRIO. The restaurant is often visited by the “ladies who lunch” country club set who feel that we’re worth the drive from other down-valley cities. Evenings draw groups of every type of people from all age ranges.

 

TRIO also hosts corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners, and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Good times and TRIO go hand in hand. It can be a little lively between the music and the peppy conversations, but everyone has fun! It’s a place to come in, feel at home, relax and enjoy.

 

It truly is a feast for the senses. And it’s a labor of love for me, TRIO’s owner.

 

I’ve received the generous Friends for Life Award from the Desert AIDS Project in 2018 as well as the 2018-19 City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission Community Service Award.

 

I believe in giving back to our community and have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities such AAP Food Samaritans and Dining Out for Life for the Desert AIDS Project, Palm Springs High School’s Arts program, and I also provide a scholarship fund for a Digi-Com student.

 

I am grateful for all I have and never take for granted what has been given to me, as I tell my staff we are only as good as our next meal so every guest experience is a priority.

 

I look forward to your visit!
Tony Marchese, Owner

 



Quote from a staff member
“Working at Trio is not a job it’s a life style.” – Dominic Peterson


Quote from an80-something guest

“The greatest compliment was a woman in her 80s who stopped and ask are you the owner I said yes, she said I love coming to Trio I asked why she said it makes me feel young”

 

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