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Cafe Trio Restaurant

4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
+1 816-756-3227
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Ranked #29 of 1,221 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This has been our 'go to' restaurant for special occasions for quite some time so of course our visit to see Handel's Messiah included dinner at Cafe Trio. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Our waitress was sensitive to our plans and made sure we were done in time. The atmosphere is romantic without being stuffy. LOVE... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you have never been to Cafe Trio, you must go! If you have never been there before AND you go during the holidays or on a nice evening in the spring, summer, or fall, request to sit on the deck. The deck faces the west and gives a glorious view of the Country Club Plaza. The owners of the... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

On December 14, my daughter and I went to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to see the Nutcracker and knew we would be able to celebrate a December Birthday in both casual confort, yet classy style at Cafe Trio...which was only moments away from downtown. We made reservations and requested seating on the covered / heated patio facing... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

For my husband's 60th birthday we received a groupon worth $60 at Cafe Trio from our daughter. We love using groupon's when we try a new restaurant. Unfortunately, I realized on the day of our reservation that the groupon had expired. I have never used one that has expired before. On the groupon in large letters it said "Never Expires"... More 

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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this review

Gosh, I really don't know what to say. Your Groupon wasn't even close, it expired in October. To be accurate, what was printed in bold letters on the Groupon was - "the face value of the Groupon never expires" - so neither you nor your daughter lost any money and you were given the full $30 face value discount off... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Cafe Trio, situated on the historic Plaza is one of the BEST restaurants in the area. The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is relaxing yet fun filled. The Tilapia is my favorite and the salmon chowder was a great way to start our meal. The place is decorated to add to the unique charm of the restaurant. It's within... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Dined at Cafe Trio Dec. 20 with my family. We chose it because it is one of my husband's and my favorite KC restaurants. The food was superb and the service the finest I've ever had. I highly recommend both the Diver Scallops and Mussels. The Salmon also was delightful. My granddaughters eat a non-gluten diet. Our waiter Tony could... More 

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Kingsville, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife and i went to Trio's on December 12th and had an greta experience. our waitress Emma was fantastic. She made sure we had everything we needed, suggested some excellent menu items to try , and visited our table several times to make sure we were taken care of. we had the Scallops which were fantastic. We met Christopher... More 

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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 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 38

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