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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Eclectic, 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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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: 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

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Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
Most recent review
They got everything right

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
David W
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Newton, Kansas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newton, Kansas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I like to try different restaurants not only in kansas , but was a bad choose ; they try to compete like an up scale restaurant but doesn't match the food with the high prices and service ; so careful.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
585 reviews 585 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

No question, the food here is excellent. And, I guess since "good food" and "slow as molasses" often go hand in hand, it takes forever to get fed. I think they really do go out and butcher the meat and catch the fish after you order, not before. I had the tuna appetizer and the veggie side as my meal.... More 

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Leavenworth
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've been here a few times, usually after an Opera event. The food has always been great and the service impeccable. I usually order some type of fish and the server always tells me how they prepare it. My wife orders the beef. Tables can be a little crowded at times, and too close together. It's easy to eavesdrop on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I invited two friends to dinner at Cafe Trio so we could catch up; we hadn't seen each other in quite a while. As always, the food was excellent. We started with the Trio salad which was served crisp and cold with tasty greens and lots of nice crunchy vegetables and finely sliced red onions. I love blue cheese dressing... More 

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Kansas City
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place has a fun and energetic atmosphere. We recently went and sat in the bar for drinks and enough appetizers to make a dinner. My favorite drink is the Halle Berry which has plum vodka and muddles blackberries. I have been there before for dinner in the dining room which is also very nice.

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is the second year we have chosen Cafe Trio to celebrate NYE. The place is elegant without being stuffy, gourmet food without gourmet prices. The service is always friendly and welcoming. It's without a doubt one of our favorite dining experiences of the year. And with the music of Tim Whitmer, the evening could not have been improved on.... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is one of my local favorites. It always comes to mind when the topic of happy hour, lunch or dinner comes up. The cocktails and food are creative and delicious. The atmosphere is modern and chic. Sit outside if the weather is nice.

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Jefferson City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had lunch at Trio Dec 30. First time there in over a year and glad to see they still give you a great meal with matching service. For a sandwich, salad (and bloody mary), you can't beat it. The atmosphere is especially fun at Christmastime. Totally enjoyed it.

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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, Eclectic, Bistro

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?