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Cafe Trio Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, International, Contemporary
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4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816 (E. 45th Street)
+1 816-756-3227
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 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
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Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first time here, and I hope not my last. The cocktails are delicious and inventive, but they also seem to do the simple drinks very well. The food was delicious. I don't like pretentious, tiny food, and there's thankfully none of that here. That said, the food IS very sophisticated, and I found that things that sounded deceptively simple... More 

Thank Mark26051980
Kansas City
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628 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves my all-time favorite cocktail, the Halle Berry. It has muddled blackberries, plum vodka and a bit of champagne on top. That is reason enough to go there. I love ordering a couple of the bar appetizers for my dinner. If you order a regular dinner selection it is also quite good. It's fun to visit in summer... More 

Thank dixiepeach
Austin Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stumble into this place en route to The Plaza. It was so beautifully decorated and warm and inviting and the food was wonderful! Romantic and memorable!

Thank cosmicsidedish
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Decided to come here because of reviews and photos from Yelp. But when I arrived, I was mesmerized by the beautiful Christmas decor and piano music! The food was also impressive. I had tortilla soup, arugula salad and shiitake risotto. From the moment when I called to make reservation to ordering a deviation on my drink, this place was all... More 

Thank Carla L
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

In town for a meeting. Walked in and sat with 5 at the bar. Excellent bar tenders, VERY versed on the menu. Nice dishes, all with a bit of flair. Final bill was less than expected. 2 for 1 wine nite!

Thank Raxtuk6
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Thanksgiving dinner 2016 at cafe Trio in Kansas City Missouri. Very bad service, average food, absolutely horrible ownership!!!! Order the $50 ribeye for my Thanksgiving dinner @ Cafe Trio. When the the ribeye is served I immediately noticed the seasonal summer vegetables that it was served with zucchini squash tomatoes and other mixed summer vegetables. Keep in mind this is... More 

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

Jeff, you and I both know that your review and post here on TripAdvisor (as well as other places) is a dishonest and deceitful fable. You contacted us not more than 30 minutes after leaving our restaurant yelling and screaming about being served what you described as "summer vegetables", i.e. zucchini and squash, and incoherently yammering on and on about... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this place before. Of course I can only afford to go there a few times a year, but its always top notch. Saying it has Excellent service would be an understatement. Our last visit was with a very high maintenance type person and she put the waiter through the paces, but he took on... More 

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Fort Worth, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I ate there during the start of happy hour. Outside seating is available and I found the happy hour menu, although abbreviated, to be adequate. Food was good

Thank J R P
Kansas City, Missouri
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187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We have wanted to try this locally-owned restaurant for a long time and recently had the chance. The atmosphere was modern and classy, with patrons of all ages (few kids whine we were there. ) We could've done without the overdone Halloween decorations, but realize others enjoy. The menu was concise and specialized. I had a wonderful spinach salad with... More 

Thank wiffee
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Service was good at least until our food arrived, then we seemed to be invisible. Once we did not want a second cocktail our waitress kind of ignored us. We finally had to request the check. Food is ok, not your typical KC fare.

Thank Tracie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $38
American, International, Contemporary
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?