When looking for a restaurant in Palm Springs, there are tons of options for a great meal in the city. I always like to find a spot that has the right mix of price to quality though, and feel that Trio is one of the better places for this in the city. They have a pre-fix three course menu for happy hour that has lots of choices and is one of my favorite dinners in Palm Springs. Here is all the details:
- Cost: $20-30 a person for the meal.
- Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM
- Location: 707 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
- Information from my visit in 2016
Located right on a corner about half a mile from downtown Palm Springs, Trio has a beautiful exterior that was designed to match the mid-century modern vibe of the city. The interior has a lot of orange colors and is a super inviting and relaxed atmosphere.
Like I said above, we got there at about 5:30 PM on a Sunday to take advantage of the three-course happy hour menu. This is a great deal, especially in Palm Springs, which can be expensive. There were ten options for appetizers, 10 for entrees, and 3 for dessert. Here is what we chose.
Cheese Platter – Brie, goat cheese, and Cabernet cheddar cheese paired with walnuts, bread, and cranberries. Cheese plates are always the right choice in my book.
Calamari – Fried but not dripping grease, which was nice, and it had an excellent sweet and sour sauce, another great option for a starter.
Mushroom Enchiladas – The dish had a strong flavor with ample portions of mushrooms. It tasted like a combination of Mexican and American fare; I was impressed.
Ribs – Fall of the bone juicy with a good, sweet bbq sauce. I opted to switch fries for mac and cheese, which was a good choice as well. The mac and cheese was not too rich and had good-sized pieces of bacon in it. I liked the mac and cheese even better than the ribs.
Brownie – Homemade in-house with a little bit of whipped creme and chocolate sauce on top. The brownie is rich, but it’s a small piece, so it works well.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding – Fantastic bread pudding that seems to melt in your mouth with a creamy caramel sauce. The best of the desserts by far.
These were just a few things that you can choose on a menu with dozens more options. This made for an enjoyable meal in the city and one that I highly recommend, especially if they keep the impressive happy hour menu. You have to be in the mood for an early dinner to take advantage of it, but it is worth it, and I guarantee you will leave full. Let me know what you think in the comments.