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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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$$$
American, International, Contemporary
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Description: Comfortable, calming and chic, Café Trio draws a diverse clientele of urban...
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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    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
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    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
Overall service and food were very good.

We were seated promptly and all staff we encountered were polite, respectful, and courteous. My party sat at a crossroads for traffic but didn't feel crowded or in the way. Our visit was early evening on a Friday, just as everyone was beginning to turn out for the evening. Overall our experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Caxman
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Topeka
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Topeka
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated promptly and all staff we encountered were polite, respectful, and courteous. My party sat at a crossroads for traffic but didn't feel crowded or in the way. Our visit was early evening on a Friday, just as everyone was beginning to turn out for the evening. Overall our experience was good and I would recommend Café Trio... More 

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Thank Caxman
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mac daddy is best Mac n cheese we have ever had hands down!! Love this restaurant for lunch, HH, & dinner!!! Definitely recommend!!!!

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Thank Erin C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a Wednesday evening just before New Years Eve. The place was packed. We had a party of 8 and they were unable to seat us at the same table, but they did find 2 adjacent tables on the covered/heated patio area. The service was somewhat slow, but given the number of people they were serving, it... More 

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Thank Connie L
Leawood, Kansas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food here is great. I had the salmon and it was fantastic! My wife had the filet and she thought it was great. We went on a Saturday night and there was a pianist there which added to the ambiance! The service was great too!

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Thank Bob B
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231 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were doing our annual Plaza Christmas Lights visit and we were looking for a nice place to eat on a busy Saturday night. We wandered over to Cafe Trio to see if it might be a little less busy than the restaurants right on the Plaza, but no such luck. We put our name in any... More 

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Thank LIV2FLY
Topeka, Kansas
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

In Kansas City to see the lights at Crown Center and the Plaza our TripAdvisor review led us to Cafe Trio. It was an absolute delight. Very nicely decorated for the holidays and the food was reasonably priced AND delicious. Our server was very nice, helpful and attentive. We'll be returning g in the future!

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Thank ksblindsquirrel
Winter Springs, Florida
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198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We went to Cafe Trio for drinks and dessert. After our visit I would love go for dinner. It is beautifully decorated for the holidays with red ornaments hanging from the ceiling everywhere, wrapped gifts along the walls, a decorated tree, and a pianists who plays holiday tunes in short sets. The cocktail menu is interesting and I enjoyed my... More 

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Thank lizardtiff
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went with a group of friends recently and had a great dining experience. Decor was very tasteful. Loved the appetizer--a tuscan flatbread mini pizza type dish. I had the seafood lasagna for the main course and it was very good. The only misfire was the desert. It wasn't quite what I was expecting.and the taste was not to my liking.... More 

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Thank Ejacs
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Don't miss this gem... KC natives, we traveled from Chicago and (our kids) from New York for a great Thanksgiving weekend with the entire extended family. Tonight we wanted a great dinner and evening out with just our kids and their significant others. I really wanted it to be special. We knew the food was great as we had checked... More 

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Thank Fandynancy
Helena, Alabama
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I was preparing to walk to the mall when I noticed this restaurant. I got there for Happy Hour and I was very impressed. The menu had a lot of selections for a discounted price and the drinks were great. The server was attentive and made you feel as if you were her only customer. A great place for lunch... More 

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Thank Cynthia H

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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, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings

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?