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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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American, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic
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4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816 (E. 45th Street)
On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
+1 816-756-3227
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Comfortable, calming and chic, Café Trio draws a diverse clientele of...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great patio happy hour

Even at 102 degrees, the patio had s lovely breeze, good wine and fried cheese! Great service and a very relish crab cake got 5$ during happy hour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
StaceyLeeDee
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Bend, Oregon
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Bend, Oregon
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Even at 102 degrees, the patio had s lovely breeze, good wine and fried cheese! Great service and a very relish crab cake got 5$ during happy hour.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I dined here for Valentine's Day. The menu was limited and honestly I didn't care for the majority of what I ordered. For nearly $200.00 (no alcoholic beverages included in that total) I was disappointed. The service and ambiance were wonderful but the food was just OK. I won't go back.

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

Hello and thanks for the review. I'm surprised that you've waited 127 days from your visit to post your review. I wish you would have reached out to us during your visit or soon after. Waiting so long makes it really difficult for us to address your concerns or try to make things right. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our... More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Out in KC for business and stopped in. This is usually a great spot but not last night. We ordered apps. And waited 1/2 hour for them to arrive. The crab cake was great though. Ordered dinner and waited 1 hour for for all of them to arrive! Unbelievable for 3 people to wait that long. I got the pork... More 

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

Hello and thanks for your review. I'm disappointed to learn that you weren't served as quickly as you would have liked and that you did not enjoy your Pork Chop. We hand cut in house and serve some of the very best pork you can buy so I'm terribly sorry there was any problem with your chop. I would ask... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was a nice place to eat. The prices are slightly high, but it was within walking distance to where I was staying so I tried it out. The piano music was nice, but a little loud...people had to talk over it so it made for a loud atmosphere.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had a family dinner with 12 people to celebrate a graduation. We sat in a second floor area overlooking the main restaurant. The food was delicious. My sister was crazy for the mac' n cheese. I had the hanger steak which I would recommend.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I should start by saying I am not into mussels, but the others at the table leally ilked them. We were invited as guests and did not know this place. We thought that the dinner menu is kind of limited, and and in all honesty needs a bit of expansion. Some simpler grilled seafood would have been nice - most... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm sorry you weren't thrilled with your menu and that you expected some additional options. Please check out our new summer menu at www.cafetriokc.com and I'm sure if you give us another shot you'll be very happy with our new offerings. If not please ask to see a manager or owner... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I recently went to Cafe Trio to celebrate my Birthday with family. I had accumulated Kansas City Originals rewards and planned on using those for my visit. When we requested our check we noticed that the bottle of wine we ordered was not 1/2 price on our check as advertised on the menu. When we asked the server about this... More 

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

I'm disappointed with your review because of how many facts you carefully omitted. However I'll try to clear some of them up here, as well as post a copy of the email I sent to your brother. You were asked when you ordered the 1/2 price wine that it could not be used in conjunction with any other discounts. It... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There is a reason their Mac and cheese has won awards! That dish plus a (big) salad and a glass of wine for $16 during happy hour on the patio. Great value and service.

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Dallas, Texas
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food was very good and being able to eat on the outdoor patio overlooking the park and big fountain in the plaza was great. The pork belly and ribeye were both very good and the Mac n cheese was incredible! The cocktails weren't great, a little strong but other than that we really enjoyed it here. Service was good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very nice Reaturant to hold lunch meeting. Wonderful options and plenty of salad and low cal meals. The kitchen is quick and you can get in and out without any issue during your break. I had the root veg salad and thought it was very tasty and kept me full for the afternoon

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Additional Information about Cafe Trio Restaurant

Address: 4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
Phone Number: +1 816-756-3227
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?