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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Liberty, Missouri
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank DNStravfan
kaplan, Louisiana, USA
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Lake Ridge, Virginia
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115 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank trvln_d_wrld
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 August 13, 2016 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.

Thank Tarakerry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Spring Hill, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 

Thank Joe L
Overland Park, Kansas
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $38
American, Gluten Free Options, 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?