Behind the Tongs
Chef Gus Zimmerman
Discover the inspiring culinary journey of Chef Gus Zimmerman, the creative force behind Trio North Wildwood, a casual fine dining restaurant that seamlessly combines farm-to-table sensibilities with contemporary flair. With deep roots in farm-to-table cuisine, Gus brings his passion for fresh, local ingredients to the heart of North Wildwood.
Growing up on a sprawling 1500-acre Elm Grove Farm in Buckingham, Pennsylvania, Chef Gus Zimmerman’s love for farm-to-table cooking was cultivated from a young age. His family’s garden and pasture served as the only grocery store, shaping his approach to cooking and fostering a deep appreciation for fresh ingredients.
Only the Best
Chef-Driven and Quality-Focused
Fried Bay Scallops, Thai Mayo, Vinegar Slaw
Bang Bang Calamari (GF)
Shanghai Street Wings
Confit, Flash Fried
Citrus Brined Grilled Half Chicken
Cornbread Waffle, Red Pepper Aioli, Radish & Arugula Salad
Jerk Pork Chop (GF)
Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
Andouille Sausage, Mussel Saffron Broth, Carrots, Leeks, Celery, Fennel, Jasmine Rice
What People are Saying
“Everything was delicious”
“Everything was so delicious and so creative. Love the open feel of the restaurant. The ambiance is fabulous. Can’t wait to go back and eat our way through the menu. So lucky to have them back.”
Heidi Y – DC
“Fabulous from start to finish”
“So excited for Debbie and Paul and Gus’s new adventure! Our meal was fabulous from start to finish!! Can’t wait to go back to try more items!”
Ronda P, NJ
“Great food and service”
“Great food and service!!! Wings, large plates and sides were delicious! Excited to have a new restaurant in North Wildwood!”
Amy M – NJ
“Everything was well prepared and enjoyable“
“Great food! A perfectly cooked steak. The option of a side of mushrooms to pile on top. The most tender pork chop I’ve ever had. Shanghai Street wings with just the right amount of kick. Meatloaf. Fries. Burrata…Everything was well prepared and enjoyable”
Robin S – NJ
Live on 98.7 The Coast "On the Town with Victor Faison."
Chef Gus and Debbie sit down with Victor for 2 hours “On the Town” and talk all things food and wine. Listen to the podcast and hear how Chef Gus got his start and what is behind the dishes he creates. Debbie throws in some wine pairings to go along with the food.
Hours of Operation
Friday & Saturday Beginning March 31
5 pm – 9 pm
Reservations now open on RESY
We are BYOB
Thank you for choosing Trio North Wildwood for your dining experience. We’re excited to have you! To ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit, please take note of the following reservation guidelines.
Please arrive promptly at your designated reservation time. We kindly ask that you do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes prior to your reservation time, as we may not be able to seat you until your table is available. To keep the flow of service running smoothly, we will only seat complete parties, so please make sure all members of your group have arrived before checking in.
Please let us know if you’re running late or your plans change. However, please be aware that reservations are only held for 10 minutes past your designated time. If any members of your party arrive later than this, we will have to place you at the top of the waitlist for the next available table, including all members of your party. This policy is in place to ensure that reservations made later in the evening are not affected.
If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so at least 3 hours in advance to avoid a cancellation fee of $25 per person. If you fail to show up for your reservation, there will be a no-show fee of $25 per person.
While outdoor dining is available, it is weather-dependent, and we cannot guarantee indoor seating in inclement weather. We kindly ask that you leave your furry friends at home, as dogs are prohibited on the premises.
For parties of 7 or more, please call the restaurant directly to make your reservation. A 22% gratuity will be added to parties of 7 or more.
We are BYOB
Address: 700 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood NJ 08260
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!