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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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$$$
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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5:00 pm - 11:00 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, Quick Bites, Lunch, 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
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Sarah4501
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 20 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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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 11 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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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 52 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 10 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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: French, American, International, Contemporary, Bistro

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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: 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?