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Cafe Trio Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
French, American, International, Contemporary, Bistro
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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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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: Lunch, Quick Bites, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 7
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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
Wonderful food, atmosphere, and we loved Cara...

We came here on a recommendation of our Segway tour guide. Atmosphere is cozy, food is amazing and so are the cocktails. I don't know what happened to my beer/wine husband, but he ordered a Rita Hayworth. After 40 plus years, I must say that I was a bit surprised and his choice was worth a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Barbara T
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came here on a recommendation of our Segway tour guide. Atmosphere is cozy, food is amazing and so are the cocktails. I don't know what happened to my beer/wine husband, but he ordered a Rita Hayworth. After 40 plus years, I must say that I was a bit surprised and his choice was worth a few laughs. The "girls"... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Last evening we celebrated our 45th anniversary at Cafe Trio. I have reviewed this fine restaurant several times on Trip Advisor, so this review will be different. Sometimes you want to be where you know you will be "taken care of," and welcomed as you would welcome people in your home. We experienced that level of hospitality at Trio yesterday.... More 

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cafe Trio... PERFECT!!! We have been coming to Cafe Trio for over 3 years... Ambiance...fabulous! Food...the best ever!!! Service...one word...Richard! I'm sure the other severs are grand...but Richard...we are grateful for his attention and expertise! We learn something new about him at each visit!...will we return...."but of course!" Thank you!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very close to the Holiday Inn and Marriott. The fish was excellent. Nice cozy atmosphere and not too noisy.

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A friend took us to dinner here and we were immediately made to feel as if the owners had opened up their home to us on the beautiful deck. Chris, our server, made our evening especially enjoyable. Upon introductions, Chris treated us like old friends while introducing me to the art of pareidolia with my cocktail garnish. I had the... More 

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WALLINGFORD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had dinner on the patio... It was amazing... The food was great... But the service was spectacular... Chris was a true professional... His recommendation were spot on. We are from the east coast... But rest assure if we come back, we will be visiting Cafe Trio!!

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Hochspeyer, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Delicious food and cocktails. Simple kids' menu. I thought the Mac and cheese was divine but my 10-yr wasn't salivating over it. He had it with only bacon. I had the summer salad with chicken and really enjoyed it. I also had some signature cocktail made with elderflower syrup that was delish!

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I had the gourmet mac and cheese dish, and wow, I highly recommend it! The night we were there, a pianist was playing. Nice touch! Plenty of free parking. I suggest making a reservation, as the place was packed!

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 8 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 

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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: French, American, International, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, 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?