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Cafe Trio Restaurant
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Ranked #41 of 1,460 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $38
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E. 45th Street
Transit: On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
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.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you are smart to make a reservation at Cafe Trio and are so lucky to get Richard as your server...you will have a fabulous time!!! The ambiance and uniquely appreciative greeting from the host stand was lovely! We were early so we found a seat in the outside bar and ordered a drink, and within moments our table was ready and we sat down to enjoy the hospitality of our waiter Richard!!!...whatever he recommends...order! It was all yummy!...from the spinach artichoke dip, house made Mac and cheese, the mahi mahi special and the decadent chocolate spoonful dessert!!!...wonderful simply wonderful!!!

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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Thank you so much for the kind words about our establishment Sarah! We will definitely pass along your sentiments to Richard. He will be elated! Thanks again for sharing your experience with us and we look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Chris.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We love going to Cafe Trio. They have a very nice varied menu. I must say they have THE BEST mussels I have tasted anywhere. And I do try them where ever they are available. All of the dishes we have tried are outstanding. You cannot go wrong. Nice wine selection. And at Christmas they have a wonderful view of the Plaza Christmas lights. In summer they have a great terrace.

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Thank Larfjr
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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! We are extremely proud to learn that the dishes we have prepared for you have been consistently good, especially the mussels. We agree, the Plaza Christmas lights are gorgeous this time of year! Please come back & visit us anytime! Sincerely, Chris.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We go to Cafe Trio about 6 times/year. Always good food, particularly the Gorgonzola Steak - enough to share as well. Strong drinks, exceptional service and a nice perk of avoiding the Plaza parking mess ... never had a bad experience here. They have a great patio space. Our only complaint - it isn't open on Saturday afternoons when we typically hang out on the Plaza.

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Thank CarolJ388
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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Thanks for being a loyal customer of our Carol! We are very pleased to hear that your experiences with us have been consistently wonderful! Come back and see us anytime! Sincerely, Chris.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Cafe Trio used to be our favorite restaurant, but since the location moved near the Plaza we have been disappointed. Our waiter Richard was "fabulous" as always and is the main reason we tried this restaurant again. My husband and I got engaged at their old location. We even were patrons when it was called Papagallos. So we have been eating here about 17 years. This trip our artichoke appetizer had tough inedible pieces of artichoke. The turkey sausage soup was very good. My husband's steak was undercooked. My scallops were wonderful. The creme brule was scorched. The food was very inconsistent--some really good and some nearly inedible. It's a pricy place and probably not worth it. We may never try it again.

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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

First off, we want to thank you for being such a faithful patron of ours throughout the years. That said, we are very disheartened to hear that your latest experiences with us have been less than favorable. Your feedback is appreciated & very important to all of us here at the Café Trio, so please accept our apologies for the inconsistencies listed in your review. Your concerns will definitely be addressed with the kitchen to avoid these issues in future. We hope you give us another chance sometime to start winning you over once again. Sincerely, Chris.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Got a great deal on groupon for this place and were pleasantly surprised. Very cool outdoor patio and there was even a lady playing the piano inside the restaurant. Food was ok, we thought it could have been better, probably should have gone with the steak over the seafood trio. All in all though I would go back and try something else next time.

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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Thanks for the compliments on the ambiance & atmosphere here at Café Trio! We hope you come back soon to have the opportunity to impress you with some of our other dishes. Sincerely, Chris.

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