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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816 (E. 45th Street)
+1 816-756-3227
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had 8 at our table and received good service. Food was good but not amazing. The location is good. The Cafe is charming. We had to all ask for refills. One person had to wait for her food. It is busy over the lunch hour. I will return again.

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Thank sdoddsayers
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a sea of chain stores and restaurants, this little cafe was charming and delicious. You can choose to sit in an enclosed heated patio or a formal dining room. Food, wine list and local beers were original and delicious. Pianist playing jazz standards perfect.

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Thank eljay2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to Cafe Trio many times over the years. We were there last night and as usual the food and atmosphere were excellent. The menu is varied and always interesting. My wife had scallops and I had shark !!....I highly recommend.

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Thank Steve R
Europe
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My first time here, and I hope not my last. The cocktails are delicious and inventive, but they also seem to do the simple drinks very well. The food was delicious. I don't like pretentious, tiny food, and there's thankfully none of that here. That said, the food IS very sophisticated, and I found that things that sounded deceptively simple... More 

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Thank Mark26051980
Kansas City
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681 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This place serves my all-time favorite cocktail, the Halle Berry. It has muddled blackberries, plum vodka and a bit of champagne on top. That is reason enough to go there. I love ordering a couple of the bar appetizers for my dinner. If you order a regular dinner selection it is also quite good. It's fun to visit in summer... More 

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Thank dixiepeach
Austin Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stumble into this place en route to The Plaza. It was so beautifully decorated and warm and inviting and the food was wonderful! Romantic and memorable!

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Thank cosmicsidedish
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to come here because of reviews and photos from Yelp. But when I arrived, I was mesmerized by the beautiful Christmas decor and piano music! The food was also impressive. I had tortilla soup, arugula salad and shiitake risotto. From the moment when I called to make reservation to ordering a deviation on my drink, this place was all... More 

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DFW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

In town for a meeting. Walked in and sat with 5 at the bar. Excellent bar tenders, VERY versed on the menu. Nice dishes, all with a bit of flair. Final bill was less than expected. 2 for 1 wine nite!

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Thank Raxtuk6
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Thanksgiving dinner 2016 at cafe Trio in Kansas City Missouri. Very bad service, average food, absolutely horrible ownership!!!! Order the $50 ribeye for my Thanksgiving dinner @ Cafe Trio. When the the ribeye is served I immediately noticed the seasonal summer vegetables that it was served with zucchini squash tomatoes and other mixed summer vegetables. Keep in mind this is... More 

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Thank Jeff J
Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this review

Jeff, you and I both know that your review and post here on TripAdvisor (as well as other places) is a dishonest and deceitful fable. You contacted us not more than 30 minutes after leaving our restaurant yelling and screaming about being served what you described as "summer vegetables", i.e. zucchini and squash, and incoherently yammering on and on about... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this place before. Of course I can only afford to go there a few times a year, but its always top notch. Saying it has Excellent service would be an understatement. Our last visit was with a very high maintenance type person and she put the waiter through the paces, but he took on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
    (E. 45th Street)
  • Public Transportation: On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-756-3227
Description
Comfortable, calming and chic, Café Trio draws a diverse clientele of urban dwellers, on-the-town suburbanites and tourists who strike up lively conversations over classically inspired craft cocktails and beautifully imagined seasonal, from-scratch dishes. Perched on the incline at 45th and Main Street, the restaurant’s all-seasons patio view of the J.C. Nichols Fountain and Country Club Plaza add to the vibe. Executive Chef Adam Yoder and his culinary team hand-cut the steaks and chops and use a cornucopia of local and regional produce and artisan foods for their well-curated menu. Don’t-miss items include Café Trio’s handcrafted cracker-crust pizzas, roasted chicken, confit garlic mashed potatoes and the warm chocolate truffle cake. Imbibe your pleasures at the weekly happy hour with signature martinis such as the Marilyn Monroe or Paris Hilton — paired with the Price Edward Island mussels or crispy lump crab cakes, you just might have fantasies of taking up residence in one of Café Trio’s comfy booths. And if you’re planning a party, Trio’s two private event spaces are just the ticket for a sexy soiree.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?