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Cafe Trio Restaurant

4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
+1 816-756-3227
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trust me, you need to eat here. It’s amazing food, amazing atmosphere and amazing staff. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank Nephi R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with my Wife while on a recent trip to Kansas City. The wine list has a great variety and is reasonable by the bottle. The Halibut was very flavorful, and portion size was perfect. The restaurant is small, so I would...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fuse at this cafe are terrific from the deck you can see the JC Nichols fountain below and beautiful cityscapes. I had the fried chicken sandwich which was really good if you like peanut sauce which I do like peanut sauce so I thought...More

Thank Queen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monday is the day to visit. They have a happy hour all day long great prices on craft brew and food items. Fast and prompt service.

Thank Burns57777
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Just celebrated our anniversary here. Everything was delicious but the parmesan crusted halibut and raspberry basil icebox cake were outstanding!

Thank pmmissouri
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Cafe Trio is one of our favorite restaurants! We had a variety of appetizers and entrees. Of note, the corn poblano soup was outstanding. While other appetizers were good, the soup was the best. As to entrees, we had a sirloin steak, Famous Mac n...More

Thank Bankerwon
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I have been near this place for several years and I decided to try it. If the weather is nice the back patio is a nice place to sit enjoy and eat. The bartender makes a generic old-fashioned but it is not on the drink...More

Thank John-n-Roz
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Among the better happy hours we've experienced. Prices are very affordable and the drinks are certainly full sized and inexpensive as well. We tried half dozen of apps between the three of us and photo'd several but all were well presented and delish. We loved...More

Thank M R
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Dined there twice and the food and service was outstanding. The MAC n Cheese is truly amazing. Also tried various appetizers were yummy.

Thank Elena A
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Patio is inviting and beautiful view of the plaza. We've been there 3 times and still cannot figure out why it takes so long for a drink order to be served. Food is very good.

Thank Barb l
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Nearby Attractions
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.79 km away
J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
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.15 km away
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Sofia M
5 August 2016|
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Response from girlonthefly | Reviewed this property |
I've never ordered the lasagna, but the portions are usually generous.
15 April 2015|
Response from BoydD | Reviewed this property |
There are several gluten-free options on the Cafe Trio menu, which are noted with colorful icons. Ask your server for further explanation of what those icons designate, which I did recently because they're not explained on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 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
  • E-mail
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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