Great place for a super low key hang out or for hanging out solo and trying some new wines. Ask the server which cheese will compliment your wine, they are all well versed in the subject.
Whether you want a hand-selected wine, unusual beer, or a cheese the likes of which you've never before experienced, this is the place to go.
Manager is a pissant.
Whiny, scrawny, balding, irritation of a pissant little manager tries his hardest to ruin this fantastic little Philly spot. Fantastic wine, cheese, and brews in a wonderfully calm and chill atmosphere are routinely overcast by the extremely small size and poor crowd management. This obnoxious little troll manager allows free for all entry, and then will elbow his knee-height way through the crowds as if someone else was responsible for seating the number of people allowed in when there is only room for 50 max.
NEVER EVER GO WITH A GROUP LARGER THAN 4 - and even then the manager, Chris, is a tu rd.
I'm sorry it took me so long. I sat on this place too long and I'm kicking myself for it. I went with a friend for a late lunch and we were seated promptly. Everything was fantastic from start to finish. An adventurous wine list and wide variety of cheeses paired with a menu that all sounded so good it was difficult to choose from. Highlights: crab-stuffed peppers, truffled mushroom and fontina bruschetta, tuna and spinach salad. Just do it. And the nutella panini for dessert - simple and delicious, just don't forget a napkin.
great night out. my favorite "out on a whim" spot...very small so there is always a wait...but every dish ive tried has been delicious (they are small and designed for tasting...i always ending getting a second order of at least one...) wine and beer and cheese selections are outstanding...cheeses always come paired with the perfect flavor...try everything
Enjoy Belgian ales and German beers at this paper latern-lit upscale cafe in the neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square..
Housed in a former ice cream shop one block north of Rittenhouse Square, this beer and tapas bar is popular with a professional crowd. The atmosphere is warm thanks to a plethora of candles, which illuminate a shelf above the long banquette. The menu focuses on beer, imported cheeses and tapas-style salads and sandwiches. There also are wines available by the glass, including a Spanish rose, Austria's Gruener Veltliner and Nero d'Avola from Sicily.
Its about the cheese.. Yeah, there's beer. Yep, there's appetizers. But what Tria is really about is the cheese. The one place in Philly dedicated to serving cheese. Each cheese breed is carefully cared for before it winds up on your plate. Special refridgerated areas maintain the cheese at its ideal temperature, for ripening and for serving. Novice cheese connoisseurs can expect servers to be well verse and researched in specialty cheeses, and the menu to helpfully suggest cheese types by prefered beverage pairing. The restaurant itself intimate, and smoothly decorated. Seating was fast and comfortable even on New Year's eve.
avoid weekends - poor service, snooty managers, too crowded. this place has a tendency to get VERY crowded and is not a good place for a large group to meet. the liquor selection is good and the ambiance is worth a try for a swanky couple's night out. however, this place is terrible for groups > 4 people, due to its narrow size. case-in-point, a bunch of us (approx 20) went to this wine bar and after a few hours were refused service from the waiters, as the bar was too crowded. never in my life have i experienced that phenomenom. un-freakin-believable. don't waste your time here.
Highlight of our trip to Philadelphia!.
We stumbled upon Tria on our recent trip to Philadelphia when we were out wandering around. The food and wine list were great and the server helpful, friendly and warm. We had two servers (one in training) and she spent a lot of time with us, going over our map pointing out other spots we would enjoy.
I wanted to pack up the whole place and take it with me back to the SF Bay Area!
One of my favorite spots. I was surprised to read a previous review stating they are annoyed with tastings. I visit this restaurant often and have never had anything but knowledgable, willing service--happy to let me taste a selection, at the bar or sitting at a table. I reccomend going with a bottle once you find something you enjoy. The descriptions are dead on...both with cheeses and wines. I wish they changed their food menu as often as there wine selection. I miss the Appeltaqua--(sp.?) The atmosphere could be cosier, however, the lighting looks sparse and cheap. They offer Tria cards for frequent visitors.
Not worth the stress. Tria pretends to take reservations but doesn't honor them. We were told twice that there was a 30 minute wait but upon returning well before the 30 minutes (and after being asked to give our name by the host... AND letting them know we'd be back before the half hour) were told that our table had been given to another party. Good food and nice atmosphere but with all the great restaraunts and cafes around, not worth waiting hours (literally) with no hope of eventually getting a table. Tria needs to make up their mind... be "reservation only" or "first-come-first-serve." Chaos is not a good business strategy... especially in the restaraunt world.
Makes me want to move to Philly. I was visiting from New York and looking for a quiet place to have a glass of wine. Tria was perfect! The mood was quiet yet lively, and everyone was very friendly. My wine was extraordinary, and the server suggested 2 cheeses to go with it and they were both heavenly. I will certainly return, even if it means an Amtrak ride!
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