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Trio at Four Seasons re-opens with revamped space, menu and happy hour

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

Trio at the Four Seasons was shuttered for the first couple of weeks of the year, but has re-opened with a new look, some slight menu changes and an expansion of their excellent happy hour. The restaurant remains committed to its mission of serving fine, steaks and seafood (hence the name Trio), but the menu features new items such as smoked ribeye tartare appetizer, a bone-in pork chop, and new sauces for the steaks.

The wine bar downstairs is home to one of downtown’s best happy hours. The hours now extend to seven days a week, running from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The revamped bar menu includes foie gras terrine, chicken fried sweetbreads and antelope sliders. Happy hour features $5 off bar appetizers and half-priced glasses of select wine and beer. (VIew the new happy hour menu here). The bar has been reconfigured and expanded to allow cocktail and beer service at the bar and will now feature its own signature cocktail menu, and sommelier Mark Sayre will now offer individual pours from rare and unique magnum bottles Thursday through Saturday nights, giving guests the chance to sample without purchasing the entire bottle. Trio will also continue to offer complimentary valet parking for those attending happy hour.

Aesthetic changes to the restaurant include new paint and wall coverings, refinished hardwood floors, tile and carpet and new chairs for the dining room. Trio employees also got a makeover, with new uniforms designed by local stylist Laurel Kinney and husband-and-wife team Chris and Amanda Savittiere of Mr. and Mrs. Sew It All. The uniforms are modern and detailed with a bit of off-beat quirkiness for a sophisticated but not stuffy look, according to Kinney.