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Cafe Trio

4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
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Ranked #35 of 1,182 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E. 45th Street
Transit: On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
Description: Hip & glamorous, Café Trio blends outstanding cuisine and cocktails for an award winning “Come as you are” fine dining experience. Trio offers a unique intersection of incredible dining, quality live entertainment and original local art. The Starlet Lounge at Café Trio evokes a bygone era complete with Hollywood Starlets and the always playing classic movie with unique specialty martinis, traditional cocktails and an extensive list of wine and beers. Every Tuesday features Half Priced Wine with $5 Starlet specialty Martinis each Wednesday. Live music on Tuesday through Saturday includes Café Trio's own resident Diva, the one and only Alice Jenkins on Friday & Saturday nights. Large outdoor deck and terrace offers one of kind views of the Country Club Plaza and J.C. Nichols Fountain. Cafe Trio is one of Kansas City's most popular restaurants. Awarded multiple Kansas City “Best Of” designations by Kansas City Magazine in 06' & 07', including “Best Overall Restaurant”.
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82% Recommend
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English first
Ashland, Oregon
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Loved the food, but the prices were a bit high, especially for the wine. We ate upstairs, and it was very noisy.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

For the type of food a little overpriced. Close to our hotel and conference so had little choice in that area. It worked in a pinch and I think they know that they are the only eating place near the hotel so the prices reflect that thinking

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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a time to submit a review following your recent visit to Cafe Trio. I am truly sorry that you were not thrilled with your meal. If I could also ask that if ever in the future should you come across anything that does not meet or hopefully exceed your expectations please do not hesitate to send... More

Kansas City, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Did a combination Happy Hour and small plates shared dinner for 4. Blue cheese Bistro unbeatable, MacDaddy a necessity, Tuscan shrimp pizza always great. Best thing about Cafe Trio is the staff. On a scale of 1-10 they are a 15!!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We visited Cafe Trio on Saturday during peak period and the food was excellent! The mussels appetizers was delicious and for an entree I had the Salmon also cood to perfection. I highly recommend Cafe Trio! Yum!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I bring people here as often as I can. The location is just off Plaza; but very scenic. They take Holiday Festive decorating to a whole other level and the food is consistently outstanding! My personal favorites are the brussel sprouts and the Blue Cheese Bistro beef skewers. I make a meal for two out of this by splitting with... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Last night had a large group to Cafe Trio for a business dinner. Nice private upstairs room. We were treated by friendly wait staff ready to fill our glasses with wine. Appetizers were ready. The pizzas are very, very good. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. My friend had the salmon also great preparation and presentation. Desserts... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed at the Southmoreland B & B near the Plaza and were able to walk to Cafe Trio from where we were staying. We had reservations at 8pm but were ready early and arrived at Cafe Trio around 6:30. Although the bar and bar tables were empty, we were told that we were only able to sit at the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Mix of couples and small, happy groups. Lively atmosphere, interesting decorations. Great close, free parking. Not inexpensive but worth the cost. Good variety of food from pizza to steaks to Mac & Cheese. Dishes were presented well and cooked perfectly. I had Rib Eye and wife had the Scallops. Wonderful taste. Our waiter Jake was friendly, attentive and knowlegeable. He... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My spouse and I stopped at Cafe Trio around 3 p.m. yesterday. It was quiet, and the servers were getting ready for the evening rush. We had a fantastic Angus burger, and a half serving of KC's award-winning Mac & Cheese with drinks. What a great place to be on a cold afternoon. The service was excellent. We highly recommend... More

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St Paul
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Fantastic food and at a reasonable price. The atmosphere was great and covered the spectrum - When we were there there was more lively activity on the patio, a piano downstairs, and quiet upstairs.

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