Cafe Trio Restaurant

Cafe Trio Restaurant

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Hours
Mon
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Local cuisine, American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Does this restaurant have live jazz music?
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
₱876.00 – ₱3,505.00
CUISINES
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Cafe Trio Restaurant
1. KC Restaurant Week Star
"We ate here during KC Restaurant Week and were blown away."
5.0 of 5 bubblesjcr6fd
2. Perfect for special dinners
"Cafe Trio is a favorite of ours for many reasons."
5.0 of 5 bubblesSea-Seekers2015
3. AMAZING EXPERIENCE! !
"Wow, we were so AMAZED."
5.0 of 5 bubblesDavid c
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles482 reviews
Excellent
306
Very good
111
Average
35
Poor
9
Terrible
21
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

john m
Traverse City59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Cafe Trio continues to be a first class restaurant. Visited in late December, the bar and restaurant were tastefully decorated in holiday decor which made the whole experience very festive. The food was excellent, mussels for appetizers were cooked in a very tasty broth, and the short ribs, seafood pasta and salmon for entrees were all flavorful and prepared just right. Our server was attentive, and professional, and allowed us an appropriate amount of time between courses to talk.
Written January 2, 2020
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AHW676
Kansas City5382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
This is a beautiful restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. We had a table of five friends/family around a curved booth which was a nice way to share an intimate dinner. The rainbow trout was one of the highlights of the meals, and several people ordered the mac and cheese and the horseradish potatoes. I am not a horseradish fan, and declined it, but on tasting it, will admit that it was not overwhelmingly flavored with horseradish, though I would not have wanted a whole serving of it. The desserts were very nice too, though I would not have called it spectacular. I would like to make special mention of Cara, our server. She was extremely personable and friendly and made us feel welcome, but not in an overdone, forced way. She took photos of our table, and on learning that I wanted to save the cork from dinner for a project I was doing, she took it upon herself to collect a small bag of corks for me from the bar without being asked to. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening, and look forward to the quarantines being lifted so we can make another trip!
Written March 27, 2020
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TraciS
Riverside90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Last night we had dinner & drinks here and had such a great time. The atmosphere is cool, hip and inviting. Their gal playing soft piano is so talented and adds just the right touch. Our server, Avery, provided the perfect amount of attentiveness and we appreciated her suggestions when we ordered our food. Our food was fantastic - filet, mac daddy, sesame ginger salad. Loved our drinks as well. Once done with dinner we decided to sit on their patio side. They had the right amount of fans moving the air and their fun lighting made it perfect. Our bartender, Ryan, was so personable and recommended a Rose that is now a favorite. Love this place!
Written July 25, 2021
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beckyct
Little Rock175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
We went for Happy Hour on Tuesday afternoon about 5:00 and sat at the bar. There is a Happy Hour Menu with drinks, salads, soups, and appetizers that is superb. My Dirty Martini was cold and divine. The Mussels are the best anywhere and I asked for a spoon for enjoying every drop of the cream based broth. Our two bartenders were very pleasant, attentive, and efficient. The music provided by the gentleman on the piano added the most relaxing, cozy ambiance to the lounge. We will always come here for a special experience when in Kansas City!
Written June 8, 2021
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derrickwg36
Seattle7742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
This is an amazing restaurant and bar. I visited during a Monday happy hour and thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks. The happy hour food was very affordable and had great flavor. I highly recommend the steak and frietes. The drinks were also delicious and very affordable. I thoroughly enjoyed the service, my server was very attentive and cordial . I highly recommend this restaurant for happy hour.
Written May 15, 2022
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CharlieMeyer2020
Tulsa87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
The previous reviewer is right-this is an amazing restaurant and bar. The grouper caught my attention and it was just as exceptional as at Islamorada, FL. Terrific seating options-outside on the very nice patio/terrace, inside in the dining room near the live piano or in the bar section either indoor or outdoor. $130.64 including tax and tip for one complete grouper entree, one complete angel hair pasta salmon entree, two draft Stella and two Acrobat Pinot Noir. Of course, no place is better than the staff and James and Luke were just great.
Written June 13, 2022
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Mark C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Cafe Trio has become one of my favorite spots in Kansas City. My wife and I had our rehearsal dinner at Cafe Trio, and they did a fantastic job! Everything was clean and ready to go as soon as everyone sat down. The staff here is always kind and easy going, and the live Piano music is always enjoyable.
Written July 28, 2020
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ksmm
Winchester299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
The best part of the place I would say is the ambience. We liked the building and vibe. There was piano music in the main dining room, but we sat on the enclosed patio (which we did enjoy), so we couldn't hear it. The food was good, but it didn't knock our socks off. I had the salmon chowder and seafood lasagna. Very good, but neither was a wow. -I think people must love the concept of seafood lasagna to the point they ignore that it slightly missed the mark in terms of flavor. My husband had a caesar salad and then the blackened group with corn risotto. The grouper was very good, the risotto was fine. I had asked our waiter for specific recommendations and he suggested the blackened grouper, short ribs, and pork chops, and I should have gone with one of those. But I was in the mood for seafood and my husband was getting the grouper (we wanted to share entrees). Service was good, except that I always felt like our server was rushed and didn't have much time for questions. We did nab him one or twice as he passed by and he was very willing to answer questions; I just felt like I was intruding. In less than 24 hours since making the reservations, I've received 8 emails of one kind or another. I do NOT consider that a positiveand have requested to be taken off all distribution lists.
Written November 10, 2023
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Byron H
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
This is an upscale, but not expensive restaurant. We ate at several great places recently in KC, and this one, in its own way, was every bit as good as the others for half the price. The food was good, and the place had a relaxed, fun, vibe. Everything we had we would order again, especially some Tomato Basil soup which was memorable.
Written July 19, 2020
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Cathy P
Lenexa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Their food is as excellent as ever! Blackened grouper is moist and luscious. Beef shortribs melt in your mouth. Of course, don't miss those wonderful PEI Mussels, best mussels on the planet. Top off your meal with the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake with ice cream. Cafe Trio has long been one of our absolute favorites in greater KC and it continues to shine in ambience and service. It's obvious that Tai and Chris are running a suberb eatery because the staff is terrific and quality is very consistent.
Written April 30, 2023
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Lorhs
Rapid City646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
We made reservations and it was happy hour. There was a special appetizer menu and we ate the Mac Daddy (our favorite), chicken livers with a spicy sauce, and the mussels in a cream wine sauce. All very good.
Written May 20, 2022
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Michele C
Las Vegas429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 none
Open 4-9 pm Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday so be sure to make a reservation. The outside deck is relaxing located above the Plaza Park. Inside is a wonderful vibe and food. The Salmon Soup bowl is a meal. Delicious. The table is served with scrumptious bread. Wait service was excellent. Good wine by the glass menu and special cocktails. The wine pour is generous. The greeting at the door was welcoming and accommodating since we didn't have a reservation. Fun bar area too.
Written September 28, 2022
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ls66611
Topeka491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 family
Close to the Plaza, so it's very convient. Wife had Chicken Livers, best she ever had, Mac Daddy, EXCELLENT, I had Shewered Steak, very tender, the sauce was to die for! Presentation was very good. Staff was friendly and helpful, gave us all the info needed to make great food decisions. Was very clean and comfortable. We even bought a painting!! Will definitely go back!!
Written September 5, 2020
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Anita
University City2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
Food cooked just right . Comfort food made elegant. Very friendly staff. Great location with great parking. I had pork chop which was delicious and the Mac n cheese was the best ever. The filet was cooked just right also and the grouper was heavenly
Written September 29, 2023
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Roxanne K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Unexpected oasis with excellent food and service! Patio seating with top notch cuisine. Must have mussels, salmon, and short ribs. Perfectly refreshing gin tonics and red sangria. Server Mathew was attentive and friendly and made great menu suggestions. We can’t wait to come back!
Written May 15, 2024
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