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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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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 - 11:00 pm
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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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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank jads4u
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe Trio has a chill vibe, a comfy patio, excellent bar list and the best Mussels I have ever had. Make sure this place is on your list when in KC.

Thank Lauren M
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoy going to Cafe Trio for the lunch specials. Prices are reasonable and there is selection for everyone. Staff is friendly.

Thank Kramer524
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mac Daddy was to die for and the prices were quite reasonable. The restaurant was quite eclectic and had a great outdoor area

Thank couponqueen417
Kansas City, Missouri
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244 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I so wanted to like the restaurant...and I had high hopes. But, I found the short ribs to be fatty and the accompanying sauce to be less than desirable. The worst part of the meal was not only the food, but also the fact that some parts were forgettable...like the appetizers and the dessert...I mean, I can't remember if they... More 

Thank Kyle L
Madeira Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was right down the street from our hotel. When I looked up top restaurants in the area I was surprised to see it high on the list since we walked past it several times and it looked like a small cafe. It's not a small cafe! They have several rooms and a large outside area for seating. The food... More 

Thank Diana H
Legnano, Italy
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you get tired of all the beef in Kansas City and are looking for something a little different Cafe Trio is the place to go. Don't let the exterior of the building put you off. Yes it is a bit funny looking and doesn't appear to be able to house anything substantial. But the surprise inside will reward you.... More 

Thank Harry F
Kansas City, MO
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Trio's new 2016 summer menu includes the super specialty dish of Fried Green Tomatoes served with an aoli sauce, which is perfect for the season. Also, one of the featured desserts is a fresh-made cherry crumble, which is more like a savory cobbler, with a scoop of ice cream on top to make it mouth-wateringly good!!!

Thank BoydD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed and real feel restaurant. Great selection of wines, Tuesday wine special is definitely worth it. Only had the dessert which was lovely, but the food appeared divine!

Thank Barbara A
Kansas City, Missouri
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This restaurant is one of our favorite spots in kansas city. They have a wonderful out door deck that overlooks the horse fountain on the plaza...mood lighting and covered area to avoid the elements. Inside is comfortable and the food and service are fantastic, and some nights there is live jazz piano. They are known for their " macdaddy" which... 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, 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
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?