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Cafe Trio Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816 (E. 45th Street)
+1 816-756-3227
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I stopped off here during a recent visit to Kansas City. Strolling from a tour of the Atkins Museum of Art to our hotel in Country Club Plaza, Cafe Trio was just about at the half way point, perfect for an afternoon happy hour break. Cara made us welcome and we were seated in a prime spot... More 

Thank jchtravel
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slightly dressy urban style bistro with a chic vibe. Had charcuterie board and a spinach salad. Friendly crowd, urban upscale near the plaza

Thank brantjames
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has attitude but vant back it up. SNOOOTY everyone has a poor attitude even the barback. Food portions looke small.

Thank jeff C
Liberty, Missouri
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We visited Trio for Happy Hour recently. Their small plates menu provides lots of choices, and the wine and drink specials are varied. In addition to excellent service and food, this is a "grown up" place to sit and visit during HH. No loud music, just a pleasant atmosphere for good conversation.

Thank Baldy47
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Friends keep telling us this is a great place, so we finally tried it. Now we agree with them. Started with Salmon bisque--really great. Then the mussels for the main course--seasoning and wine sauce also great. And then the desserts were over the top. Cara was our server. She was just outstanding and made our visit very special. And the... More 

Thank David A
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant got such great reviews and back in its day downtown I would have agreed but not at all now. For the price I was not impressed at all. Service was amazing. Environment was also great. But the food is just very average. For this price make it special!! This was not. I wanted to love it but didn't... More 

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kaplan, Louisiana, USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Great environment, very casual and comfortable. Went for a business dinner so we did not order off the regular menu. But I can say the filet I had was excellent and the wait staff was top notch. I would recommend.

Thank Chuck G
Helena, Alabama
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Excellent happy hour and lunch specials are available. This is a quaint little restaurant. Staff are friendly but they struggle with big crowds.

Thank Cynthia H

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
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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