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Cafe Trio Restaurant

4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
+1 816-756-3227
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Ranked #36 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $38
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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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83% Recommend
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place has it all for us. Great patio view of the plaza, good food and drinks, a lively atmosphere, and service that is a winner. We come here several times a year and we have not been disappointed. Only regret is that we did not find it sooner. And parking is right behind the restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Make sure to come for happy hour! Great prices and drink specials. They have amazing dinner selections all beautifully presented. Make sure to air outside and enjoy the view. The ambience of this restaurant is warm and friendly.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were referred to this place as it was close to where we were staying. Glad I didn't read the menu before we entered or I wouldn't have gone inside. It is a fusion style, upscale, with very little generic food. Even for a food lover, some combinations get excessive. I opted for the chicken and replaced on ingredient to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very quaint place. Hidden gem. Highly recommended. Although we didn't sit on the deck, it looked like a great setting with a nice view.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The chefs at Café Trio pride themselves on serving made-to-order fare, and the menu has a variety to choose from for anyone at any age. The happy hour is lovely, and the seasonal back deck is a great place to meet up with friends for a cocktail after work.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In town for work. I asked the front desk for a recommendation for some place to eat within walking distance. Very pleasant, excellent meal. I ordered the ricotta tortellini and a salad with a glass of wine. Bill was $28. A bit pricey but worth the indulgence. Service was excellent, providing enough attention without being bothersome.

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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I loved the food and the ambiance. The customer service and quality was excellent. Try the vegetarian dishes.... superb!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Unassuming little restaurant from the outside with something about it being welcoming, promising better than average food and ambience. We were not disappointed. Inside was a well appointed decor with a friendly, bustling atmosphere. We chose to sit on the outside dining deck with a view of one of the fabulous fountains that Kansas City is famous for. My favorite... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Local restaurants are always a challenge because you need to trust the locals when they recommend a place for dinner. We were not disappointed. Great food, great atmosphere and great hospitality!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Sit outside on the patio and enjoy the view. Loved the crabcake and flatbread. Creative cocktails and friendly bartenders.

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