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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816 (E. 45th Street)
+1 816-756-3227
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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114 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever I visit KC, I have to stop by Cafe' Trio. This time, it was for happy hour. IT starts at 2:00 pm. You can not beat that!!!!! The prices were reasonable, the drinks were great, and the customer service was exceptional. Definitely try the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp flatbread pizza.

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Kansas City, MO
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love Cafe Trio. An eclectic menu, outdoor seating and wonderful service. We enjoyed cocktails with mussels, bistro tips and Tuscan flatbread. Wonderful evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best meal I ever had there and I have had many great meals there. I had the salmon remoulade outstanding. Good happy hour and bar scene and a great patio for outdoor seating.

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called late in the afternoon to ask for seating for 20 people, including 5 kids, and was told no problem. Had a few tables all close together, so worked out perfect. Monday is Happy Hour all day, so very affordable for everyone. Most importantly...delicious! Mac & Cheese...unbelievable. Hummas, sliders, tomato bisque, and crab cakes...all for just my wife and me!... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love Cafe Trio. Consistently, they provide the best food, with top notch ingredients, a well rounded menu, excellent mixed drinks and beer, very creative and seasonal menus, with excellent trained staff and management, and lovely ambiance. It is really a very fine dining experience. It's somewhat pricey, but the quality is worth every bite and sip!... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service and great prices in their happy hour specials. Best Mac and cheese in KC! Have been going here for many years and have never been disappointed.

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Thank girlonthefly
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food were excellent. I had a salad with scallops that was awesome. The mac and cheese is the bomb. My husband had the pork shoulder that was awesome. I would go back to sit on the deck because it was too hot in July

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Thank Carmen M
Leawood, Kansas, United States
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere overlooking plaza. Staff very friendly. Great service. They have a nice wine list and many specialty cocktails. The salmon was delicious very lite and refreshing. My husband had the pork chop , Very flavorful.

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Thank Beth N
Kansas City, Missouri
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272 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday evening and sat outside on the deck. I had the roasted chicken and my wife had the scallops. Both were very tasty and we have leftovers for another meal. We also split an order of Bistro Tips as an appetizer. Service was a tad slow but we enjoyed a nice evening in KC on... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not been to Cafe Trio in a couple of years. After returning I have to question why it took me so long. It was as good as I had remembered with great food, excellent service and on a Tuesday night half price wine! The mussel appetizer was a good as I remembered and we had to get extra... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $38
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
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
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
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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