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Cafe Trio Restaurant

4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
+1 816-756-3227
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Ranked #24 of 1,202 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $38
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E. 45th Street
Transit: On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
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.
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English first
Springfield, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is the best experience at a restaurant that I have had in awhile. It is very close to the Plaza and you can get a table overlooking the main fountain if you want to sit on a covered deck. The inside has a great atmosphere with a piano. The food was GREAT. I had the Wall Eye and my... More

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Kansas City, USA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We hadn't gone to this restaurant in years and decided to try it out for our anniversary dinner with two of our friends. Service was very good when we were first seated but got slower and slower and we had to wait a long time for our entrees. We all ordered something different, steak, lamb, scallops and walleye and we... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I have been going to Trio before they moved to the present location. The menu is always unique and the food always fantastic. We take out of town visitors and they are always impressed by the food and staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cafe Trio is one of my favorite choices for an outstanding dining experience. The deck is more casual and the indoor dining is perfect for a romantic or group experience. The food is always delicious and perfectly served. Scallops and seafood or steak and pork entrees provide a variety of choices. Great wine list and a good selection of desserts... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went there on Friday night before going to dinner at another restaurant. We had dirty vodka maritinis which are an excellent price of $5 at happy hour. In addition, we tried the chicken liver appetizer which was very tasty and it was $5 as well.

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Raytown, Missouri, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The ambiance was perfect for getting back together with a friend from long ago. We were able to visit, enjoy fantastic food, and both relax from a long day of work. The food is always wonderful (we enjoy coming here with family and friends) and the service surpasses any other restaurant in town. (Thanks Jeremy! You are a fantastic server... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our family has been visiting Café Trio for years and find it consistently provides a wonderful experience - whether we go for a special celebration or just for a nice evening out. A very classy place with a warm spirit of hospitality, great food, wonderful music and genuinely nice staff. Always a restful yet invigorating experience. A definite gem on... More

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Kingsville, Missouri, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and i visited Trio's the other night and had an excellent experience, the food was great, we were greeted with a smile any employee we talked too. the piano player was great to listen too which made the atmosphere feel comfortable and relaxing. our waitress was fantastic and made and she made us feel at home. We will... More

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Kansas City, MO
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Unpretentious, competent, efficient and helpful staff. The food tastes as if it were made from fresh local sources, it's that good. We ate every morsel of what we ordered and left not feeling weighed down by our choices, another sign of well prepared food from experienced kitchen hands. I will be back, even though I'm not a regular patron of... More

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Nova Scotia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Cafe Trio has been a favourite of our son and daughter in law since their arrival in KC and recommended it to us for an evening meal. It is a chic restaurant in the Plaza District of the city. The Blue Cheese Bistro and Crab Cakes were tasty choices for starters. The salmon and grilled beef were well prepared mains... More

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