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Cafe Trio Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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4:00 pm - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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 food with a view!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Chris Y
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Once a year I'm in Kansas City and this is the third amazing meal. I catch them on like a Monday, traditionally slow and they have the most amazing specials. Vietnamese pork belly soup with fried noodles, to-die-for mussels in white wine creme sauce and garlic, and a great wine list. Hit them when they're slow for gourmet at bargain... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We happened upon a great happy hour at Cafe Trio while staying nearby. They had good priced drink specials & wine by the glass and beer. We enjoyed the crab cakes (excellent), tuscan shrimp pizza (very good) and the wilted spinach salad (very good). We were able to sit in the back on a covered deck that had screens so... More 

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Kansas City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I came here the other day just as happy hour was starting. I was seated pretty quickly. I chose to dine inside, while there were a few quests dining on the patio. This is the first time here for me, so I took a few minutes to browse the menu. I went with the HH $5 burger and fries. The... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been here 3 times and each time I'm thrilled with the food. Located right near the Country Club Plaza, their food is simply great. I wouldn't recommend it for a family ( only due to cost) but definitely business or dinner for couples or a date! The Chef is also great at avoiding allergies (YMMV).

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Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Cafe Trio is a wonderful place to go for a great meal. On this visit, we had the Halibut special and the Scallops. The Halibut was flaky, moist and delicious. The scallops were huge and seared to perfection. The Brussel Sprouts appetizer was a perfect start as the flavors and seasonings were a great combination. Cafe Trio also has a... More 

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Kansas City, MO
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My first visit on a Tuesday for a lunch salad special and 1/2 price on $50 or less bottles of wine. The salad was excellent, as was the bottle of Prosecco, even though I'd not planned for an entire bottle on my own. Needless to say, I left with a bubbling smile on my face,... which isn't much different than... More 

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Newton, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and I had an amazing Friday night meal at Café Trio. We ate on the enclosed patio, and in spite of the cold weather outside we were toasty warm. Anthony was our waiter and he was very good at his job. His recommendations for food and wine were the best. He had the bar tender retrieve the wine... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had dinner here Saturday night and the food and service was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant. I know I will be going back!

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?