Found within the Marriott Hotel at the Eaton Centre, Trios Bistro has instant appeal for downtown shoppers, the business sect, as well as the general foot traffic of Dundas Square and the Financial District. In addition to its epicentral location, Trios Bistro isn’t just a trap of convenience; an elegant and charming dining floor, a seasonal Canadian menu by award-winning chef Morgan Wilson, and an amazing view of Trinity Square—all have added to the growing repute of this restaurant and lounge.
An unostentatious room greets the newcomer, an open-concept space of blonde woods, rounded transparent chandeliers, and blue water glasses that add some colour to the decor. A long communal table acts as the focal point of the room, but competes with the attention-demanding floor-to-ceiling arched windows which frame the majestic Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity. A semi-private area to one side, draped with sheer curtains, allows a more intimate dining experience while a bar and lounge (replete with sofas and a fireplace) gives others a chance to socialize.
Three squares a day
It’s rare to see “Canadian cuisine” on any menu, even in Canada’s largest metropolis, and usually the notion hints at peameal bacon and poutine. Yet at Trios Bistro “Canadian” means local, and so the bill of fare is laden with fresh and seasonal produce with a bent on seafood. Dinnertime sees its share of Rowe Farms chicken (with local baby beets, grilled leeks, Israeli couscous, and pan jus), pan roasted Pacific halibut (with Spanish tomato casserole and red creamer potato), 6-hour beef short rib, and a dish called ‘not yo mamma’s meat loaf’. Early risers can delve into the breakfast buffet, and lunches bear witness to Rueben panino and beer battered cod and chips. For those eating on the run, Trios Bistro has a 5, 10, and 20 minute menu, providing quick meals between meetings.