With a nod to the culinary triad of sweet, savory and spirits, Executive Chef Ryan Hildebrand and a stellar lineup of culinary talent have banded together to create Triniti, a progressive American restaurant featuring "California French" cuisine. French techniques, light-handed, focusing on the highest quality ingredients available. Joining Hildebrand in the kitchen are Chef de Cuisine Brandon Soverall and Sous Chef, Pat Sommers.
The restaurant, unlike any other in Houston in both cuisine and design, represents an artistic outlet for all involved. Much attention has been paid to the details – inside and out – from the food, cocktails, open kitchen, commissioned artwork and custom chandeliers, to the tree-lined patio and chef's garden.
Contemporary American, American, French American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Dining Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Available for private parties in your home or business,
Triniti's dedicated team will be on hand to assist in planning your event, from carefully choosing menu selections and wine pairings, to creating parting gifts for an unforgettable dining occasion. Poised to redefine traditional notions of catering, Triniti at Home brings a full service restaurant to you.
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With a nod to the culinary triad of sweet, savory and spirits, Executive Chef Ryan Hildebrand and a stellar lineup of culinary talent have banded together to create Triniti, a progressive American restaurant featuring "California French" cuisine.
Private Party Contact:
Jase Santiago: 8669267381
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offering elegant food and service in a comfortable and casual environment, executive chef Ryan Hildebrand and his talented team offer a seasonal menu with a modern aesthetic and organic elements. Private dining area seats up to 30.
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Triniti Ratings and Reviews
Love love love this place! The waiters a ...
Love love love this place! The waiters are top notch. The food and drinks amazing. The pastry is always good too. It's a beautiful restaurant and my go-to place to take my out of town visitors. But it's also my favorite place to go when I just want to chill and have a good lunch with a cup of coffee.
Dining at Triniti was definitely one of ...
Dining at Triniti was definitely one of the best dining experiences I have had in Houston in a long time. The attention to detail in their food was most notable, everything that we ordered was delicious. The service was fantastic too - our server knew about every ingredient we had questions about, and was able to describe each dish to its perfection. Our only concern here was the pricing. We were not expecting a small bill by any means, but for the portion sizes, the pricing needs to be slightly adjusted downward. Regardless, it was worth it. We will be back.
I took some clients there last week for ...
I took some clients there last week for lunch at 1:00 thinking it would be much like the exciting, hip trendy place I went for dinner a few years ago. It wasn't.
We were literally the only table of customers in the dining room. Literally. It was actually kind of embarrassing for a business lunch.
Yet, somehow, even though the waitstaff outnumbered all 3 of us diners (by a lot), the service was still abysmal. I don't really even know how that's possible. Slow. Bad job keeping tea/water filled. Slow. Missing several items on a really small menu seemed odd too. Slow.
My gazpacho and brisket club, however, we're really quite good. A client got a tuna entree that was appetizer-sized, so he had to eat half of the other client's brisket club. Again, kind of embarrassing to me from a BusDev standpoint. You'd like to think a restaurant you choose knows what lunch is.
I'm reminded of a line from an old Doors song - 'This is the end, my only friend, the end..."
Hate to see it go. It had such great promise. Loved it the last time I went.
P.S. Why put a restaurant on Shepherd? The logistics are invariably challenging.
Our waitress Phoebe was excellent. Very ...
Our waitress Phoebe was excellent. Very attentive and helpful with the menu selections. We both ordered from the brunch tasting menu; our order was prepared correctly and presented in a timely manner. The food was delicious and well worth the price. The service, food, and atmosphere all lined up to make an enjoyable dining experience. We plan on returning!
We attended a business dinner here, and ...
We attended a business dinner here, and the overall experience was marred by the incident below.
I do understand that in places like this, the portions sizes can be small with the menu prices on the higher side. We get that.
The appetizers were very good (in particular the paneer with watermelon), and so were the entrees, by and large, and the dessert as well(we liked the chocolate cigars), but not exceptional.
But we had a waiter who was pushing the off-menu items, and not once did he talk or warn us about the price. As a result, two of our colleagues ordered an item (ribs) that was sold by the ounce. While most entrees were in the 20-30-40 range, these items were over $115 each when it came to the reckoning. (You can say that we should have asked, but if there is such a wide difference, I think it is the duty of the restaurant to tell the customers that the ribs are sold by the ounce, and these are $4/oz, and are typically 30 ounces each.)
My wife and I had our 40th wedding anniv ...
My wife and I had our 40th wedding anniversary dinner here at Triniti. We live in the neighborhood, and it was our first time here. Wow, we've been missing out. What a great place for an anniversary dinner!! Service was great. Rick, the sommelier, spent lots of time with us, since we picked out a nice Barolo for our celebration. He is very knowledgeable and helped with food selections to match the wine. The food was great! Desserts were even better. Servings are all very contemporary, well presented, and delicious. They have a continuously changing menu week-to-week, so they don't get stale or stuck with the same old meals. This is very cool. The wine menu is eclectic with representation from around the world. Something for everybody from both the taste and price perspectives. The servers were super polite, helpful, and gracious. The restaurant has unique decor; great wall and ceiling art. Dining tables, booths, and bar are all contemporary styling - clean and simple lines, yet comfortable. We had a very pleasant and high value anniversary dinner. I highly recommend Triniti for any occasion. We certainly are planning to spend more time there!!
We came to Trinit for a special occasion ...
We came to Trinit for a special occasion and had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The service was well timed and personable. We enjoyed all the dishes especially the sturgeon and beef course. I would have loved more vegetable offerings on the plates. The strawberry shortcake for desert was delicious. A lovely, relaxed dining experience. We will be returning!
The food and service were outstanding. ...
The food and service were outstanding. We sat at one of the bar tables and had a full service meal. Patrick was our waiter and did an outstanding job. We had never been to the restaurant before. Patrick explained the menu and make recommendations. The food was perfect!!! All four of us had different menu choices and we are all very pleased. The drinks from the bar were also outstanding.
We would highly recommend this restaurant!
An all-around excellent evening! Excelle ...
An all-around excellent evening! Excellent service from Eric our waiter. Excellent five course tasting menu from the kitchen. Excellent wine suggestions from the sommelier. One of the best meals, if not the best meal, we've had in Houston. Can't wait to return!
Food was mediocre. Considered to be sea ...
Food was mediocre. Considered to be seasonal which is a great presentation for those wanting to try new things. Ordered the seasonal oysters which were tiny and not that great for the price. Ordered Sauvignon blanc and was charged $20 per glass for something that I know I did not order. Also ordered the Ny strip but it was approximately 8oz portion which should have been considered a small plate or appetizer. If you want to spend $300 on average food then this would be the place to go. Otherwise venture to a five star restaurant with excellent food quality and exactly what you're paying for.
They were out of two different wines by ...
They were out of two different wines by the glass that were listed on their menu (and it took about 20 minutes for them to tell us this from the time they took our order). Very slow service, long amounts of time lapsed between first courses and main dishes, lukewarm/cold main course, and they didn't ask to refill water after ours were both empty. Comped a glass of wine and free desert (without us having to say anything), but overall pretty disappointing (especially for this price point).
This was our first visit to Triniti and ...
This was our first visit to Triniti and I had the leg/thigh dish with a side of the home fries. I thought the potato and pea combination was creative and interesting. However, I was unimpressed with the fried chicken. It lacked any intense flavor and was not moist at all. I would be very interested in finding out what brine is used because it fell flat. One of my buddy's ordered the Hot Brown Bennie and I sampled the spicy greens and they were amazing!! All in all, I'm definitely looking forward to coming back again. I just don't think I'll ever try the fried chicken again.
This was not my first visit to Triniti, ...
This was not my first visit to Triniti, but it was a disappointing visit. Although not crowded, the service was very slow. My brunch frittata was lukewarm, dry, and just not very good. My companion was satisfied, but it takes a lot to mess up scrambled eggs and bacon.
This was an incredible restaurant. The f ...
This was an incredible restaurant. The food was wonderful and the ambiance was even better. The deserts were out of this world. It is not an everyday dining place but it was great. The som let us taste expensive wine and he had wonderful gadgets.
Fantastic. Across the board-service, foo ...
Fantastic. Across the board-service, food, drinks, everything was top notch. What a spectacular experience. We have eaten all across Houston, lots of stars, holes in wall, you name it. This is now one of our favorite places. Everything, everything was top notch. The food was FANTASTIC- even starting with the butter, yes, indeed. The scallop in the corn risotto was a stand-out, as was the red snapper, and the strawberry shortcake. Honestly, there was not a wrong note all everything. Everything was deliciously and thoughtfully prepared. Just as we wondered where one of our small plates went, a manager came over and said the Chef was not happy with the first product and a second plate was being prepared. Moments later it appeared and was well worth the extra (maybe) 2 minute wait.
We will be back again, and again, and again.
It was my first time at Triniti. I coul ...
It was my first time at Triniti. I couldn't be more impressed by the food and service. I was completely blown away by the cocktails and then the food. I cannot believe I've never been here. I would highly suggest Triniti to everyone.
Overall experience was one of the worst: ...
Overall experience was one of the worst:
1. Had to ask for the wine menu 3 times
2. Waited for 46 minutes between appetizer and entree
3. Overpriced considering the quality and quantity
4. Waiter didn't check on us
A first class restaurant with great food ...
A first class restaurant with great food and service. There were plenty of good wines available as well. The small plates are really small, so you will end up spending a lot to get the food that you want, though it will all taste great.
Everything was great! I was greeted by s ...
Everything was great! I was greeted by smiles and friendliness. I came with a friend, and she loved the place as well. Robert was our server, and he gave an excellent recommendation for our wine, and was "on point" for his recommendation for the Burger meal. He was an awesome server! I loved the décor, and the place was clean. I really liked the open-kitchen concept in the back. Even the art was a conversation starter for my friend and me. Even though I have a different taste in art than the buyer of the pieces in the restaurant, all the pieces at least sparked a conversation. Thank you so much for such a great place. Please give Robert a raise because those dimples and that smile really made the experience 110%! Thank you, Robert!
We ordered a large number of dishes. Of ...
We ordered a large number of dishes. Of those, there were two dishes for which we did not care. The collard greens were incredibly salty (like mouthful of salt w/each bite.) And the octopus was just okay. Everything else we tried was incredible. The tomato and farmers cheese dish was incredible. The foie gras breakfast was almost perfect, except for one issue: the foie was not properly cooked. Some parts of the piece of foie were seared beautifully, while other parts were undercooked. These are minor issues.
The biggest thing that lowers my rating of Trinit is the service. I felt as though the bussers were rushing us. Every time we would lay down our forks, a busser would attempt to clear the table.
Additionally, I wanted to keep both the menu and the wine/cocktail list at the table, as we planned to spend a few hours there eating and drinking. Suddenly, some guy, who I guess was a manager, came and said, "I need to take the menus and wine list, if that's okay?" I said, "We would like to keep the menus and list, if that's okay. I'm going to order a bit more." He said, "Well, I'll bring everything back to you when you're ready to order."
Then, he took the menus, and never came back.
This restaurant probably lost an additional $200 in sales simply because we were rushed by everyone, and then didn't even have the ability to order more.
I even asked my server for the menu back, and he only brought me the cocktail list. And then, after I returned from the men's room, he had already cleared the table, and placed the dessert menu in front of us.
This was a very weird experience. It was almost like they needed us to leave so someone else could sit at our table. We we very rushed by the FOH staff.
We will return to give Triniti a second chance, but I won't allow them to rush me, nor to take anything from my table until I, the guest, am ready for it to be cleared.
Some serious etiquette and hospitality training needs to take place.
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