Great dinner experienceWonderful dining experience at Cafe Trio. The food was very good and service was good - took care of us without hovering. We had a party of 8 and sat comfortably inside. The noise level was low, which made for easy conversation. I would definitely recommend to others!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCare Trio's Fantastic ServiceI go to Cafe Trio about 6-7 times a year for various occasions - happy hour with friends, business lunches and dinners, special celebratory dinners, and even celebrated my birthday here a couple of times. The food and drink are not to be missed, but it's their servers that make this Kansas City restaurant outstanding to me.
On my most recent visit, I brought in an eight-top for a work lunch. Jody - who has been our server before when we had a 20-person business dinner - was again friendly, efficient and detail-oriented. This is common among Cafe Trio's staff - service far beyond competency, whether it's dinner for two or.a fundraiser party for 100.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Local Spot in TownThere is not a better place in KC . The level of service, atmosphere, food quality and presentation is the best value in town. You can go there for a special occasion, for a romantic time or just to unwind. It is absolutly the best!!!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Trio has become one ofCafe Trio has become one of our favorite dining spots over the past year. The tasteful decor is the first thing one notices and it is very interesting how it changes over the seasons. The meals are always superb with the Mac Daddy is my wife's favorite Kansas City meal. If possible, try to get a seat on the patio for fantastic views of the Plaza and parks below.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Brunch on May 12thWe were celebrating our first wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 12. Since it was also Mother's Day, we had the opportunity to enjoy the exceptional brunch at my favorite restaurant for our anniversary. Thank you!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMOTHERS DAYA wonderful way to celebrate Mothers Day. Great food,. fantastic atmosphere and a top notch staff. I couldn't have asked for a better Mothers Day5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy companion and i ate hereMy companion and i ate here on a Saturday evening. It was kind of cool, so we ate inside. He had the swordfish special and i had the snapper. I had the brussel sprouts ( sooo delicious) and he had the spinach salad (loved it). Service was great, wine was great, food was excellent. If the weather is nice, be sure to eat on the deck. It's a great place to have dinner and wine and look out over the plaza. The inside is lovely but the deck is not to be missed when the weather allows. This place is one of our favorites.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinnerWe were celebrating a promotion for my husband. There were 6 of us, including 2 kids. All of the food was excellent and the service was great without being fussy.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely and Fun!I had dinner at Trio with some old friends from college. We reserved a spot and were lucky enough to get a table on the covered patio. Fun decor and lamps, awesome views of the Plaza, great food, friendly service -- what's not to love? It was also perfect weather, which didn't hurt :o). Great time, loved it, would go back tonight if I could! Get the brussels sprouts -- the best I've ever had.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGo on the weekendThis was the first time I have been to this place during the week. We usually go on Friday or Sat. I always get the filet but this was the first time it was not cooked perfect. It was rushed to cook and it hadn't "rested." This was disappointing since it is usually very good. We will definitely go back- on the weekend.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLamb Lollipops & Suicide CakeI thoroughly enjoyed the lamb lollipops for lunch. Then my partner in crime and I devoured the wonderful chocolate suicide spoon cake and ice cream complete with a strawberry and raspberry coulis! Superb!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a very quiet MondayIt was a very quiet Monday night. The food, service, and ambiance are all very good. Menu is varied and the restaurant offers gluten free and veggie menus as options. We will return.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentThis place is amazing! The food was perfect and great portions. The service was excellent, he always came by to check us at perfect times. If you want a great place and can afford to pay a little more then this is the place to go!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMoriginally, we were a partyoriginally, we were a party of 5, 2 of which were babies. trio was most accommodating with a high chair and a booster seat.
part of our group cancelled but the meal was still lovely.
unfortunately, they were out of ahi tuna and i had my heart set on it, but the substitute worked out well.
quite enjoyable and most yummy.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy dining atWe always enjoy dining at Cafe Trio. We usually go there when we go to the Unicorn Theatre. We have always found the food very good and they always make sure we get our food in time to get to the theatre. The waiters are always friendly and the food is always good. It is a restaurant that you know when you go that everything will be very nicely done.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHot PatioMy partner and I wanted to eat out on the first nice day of spring (before the next snow) and decided cafe trio was it. When we were seated, it was in the covered patio section and there simply was no air flow and it was hot, stale, and stuffy. We selected our drinks and menu options only to find out the kitchen was out of all the steaks except the filet and the bar was out of the Bombshell Martini. How does this happen on a Monday? I guess delivery day was Tuesday or something. Anyway, our server was super nice, busy, and took great care of us and the food we did get to have was excellently prepared and full of flavor. Only wish we could've had what we originally wanted instead. Returning is certain it's worth it even with issues.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service byExcellent food, service by Jody, and ambiance. The tilapia with chutney is always delicious. So is the gelato.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter, Jake, was fantasticOur waiter, Jake, was fantastic as was everything else about the restaurant.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways amazing food ... andAlways amazing food ... and a zany drink menu that keeps me coming back.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, my Cafe Trio experienceAs always, my Cafe Trio experience was delightful. we enjoyed a bottle of wine, a few drinks, delicious dinner and fantastic treatment. Thanks guys!! You NEVER fail to make us feel like family!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLamb Lollipops are a realLamb Lollipops are a real treat.
Quick service when going to theatre.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a special Family occasion,We had a special Family occasion, and thoroughly enjoyed our selves at Cafe Trio.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our new favorite restaurantThis is our new favorite restaurant in KC! The atmosphere, staff and food were amazing.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMKenny was our server. HeKenny was our server. He did a great job and recommended wines that my friend and I liked a lot. The food was delicious. Thank you. Barbara Baer4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot with a wide varietyGreat spot with a wide variety of dishes on the menu... I have trouble with my hearing, though, and unfortunately the background noise here was pretty rough for me.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit was delightful,Our visit was delightful, as usual. The food and drinks were delicious; our service was outstanding (we love having Jake as our server). It's so great to have this restaurant in our neighborhood!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and drinks.Excellent food and drinks. Trio got me kudos from the wife on date night.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at CafeWe had a great time at Cafe Trio. Great food, service and atmosphere. Took advantage of the valet parking which was super convenient. Will definitely go back again.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful nightWe love cafe trio!! This time was the same as always. Service is perfect for a relaxing dinner. Our bottle of wine was properly served and tasted great. Our appetizer, salads, and entrees came out separately. My steak was perfectly cooked, absolutely no complaints.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal/service in the diningThe meal/service in the dining room on the main floor is great. However, the noise level is very "loud." This is my only complaint..... The positioning of the piano in the middle of the main floor dining room, while attractive, and the music is always good; there is the piano music and people talking over the piano, which makes a very noisy dining experience. You cannot hear others at your table trying to have a conversation. The atmosphere on the other-hand is very dim lighting; an almost Hotel Regency experience with great ambiance. The Patio is always pleasant.
The entire venue, bartenders, servers, staff and food are always exceptional! A Kansas City favorite! Thank you for this amazing restaurant!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great.Food and service were great. Cocktails a little pricey.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu choices, snapperGreat menu choices, snapper entree a little bland. Seabass very good. Sat. night service just a little slow. Excellent value for what you get at such a nice restaurant. Great atmosphere so will definitely go back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love Trio! One of theAlways love Trio! One of the few really nice restaurants around that still offer salad/soup with entree, and still for a reasonable price. Wide range of options, and always delicious. Owners heavily involved in the front and back of the house, so their visibility definitely adds to the smooth operation.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual Cafe Trio did notAs usual Cafe Trio did not disappoint, it truly is my favorite spot in KC to go for a nice dinner out. Our waiter Tyler was such a joy. He was funny, out going and attentive without being over bearing and certainly added to the great experience. Can't wait for another "excuse" to have a great meal at Cafe Trio!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I returned toMy friend and I returned to Cafe Trio for the first time in about a year. We had early reservations (5:45) on a Friday and were pleased to find parking spots available then vs. we know that the parking fills up after 6:30. We enjoyed salads with a filet steak and their great mac & cheese entrees. Delicious.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy bar drink was disappointing,My bar drink was disappointing, even after The manager graciously checked the tonic which tasted flat. Maybe the vodka was "flat". The service was great, not too pushy, and our server responded to all our requests in a timely manner. The seafood sampler was good but could be awesome with fresher calamari and meatier fried Clams. . Scallops were excellent!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the patio and the electicLove the patio and the electic ambience of the place. It's bistro food kicked up about 10 notches. Plus, Kenny Cohrs is a hidden gem of a bartender -- always coming up with unique, inspired, hand-crafted cocktails.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Trio continues to beCafe Trio continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. The location/setting, staff, service and food are always outstanding. This is definitely a place to return to as frequently as possible.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of KC's gems.Cafe Trio is one of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City. The ambiance is one of the nicest anywhere with an array of different seating options. Their bar service is excellent with their mixologists knowing just about any drink you've ever heard of.
The food never disappoints. If you do have a problem, they're right on it to make it right. The servers are very attentive without being interruptive. Additionally, you never feel rushed to leave, something nice for lovers just getting to know each other and wanting time to talk.
The views from the covered deck are wonderful, overlooking the Country Club Plaza.
My only complaint with Cafe Trio is the same with any fine restaurant; dress codes have gone by the wayside.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tilapia with raspberryThe tilapia with raspberry chipotle salsa was fabulous!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a great place to kibbitzSuch a great place to kibbitz with friends, grab a drink, enjoy great food. Love the scene and the service. Jesse knocked it out of the park.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the second time IThis was the second time I went to Cafe Trio. Both times we had EXCELLENT service. Both times I was catching up with friends, and we were not hurried in the least. In fact, we all felt really pampered by our servers. We ordered a series of small plates and as each one came individually, we were given new dinner plates. (And if you say you are going to split a glass of wine or another drink, they bring the drink in two separate glasses.) That is exceptional service! The servers are very friendly in a genuine way, and attentive without hovering. They really want to make sure you feel comfortable and do a great job of taking care of you. The food is really good as well. Interesting ingredients and well prepared. I can't wait to go back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good! I took a friendVery good! I took a friend her for a birthday lunch and it was very yummy! I have the seafood lasagna and it was the best I have ever had!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat CustomerMy third visit to this restaurant and I don't even live anywhere near Kansas City, so that should tell you I like this place. They seem to be very stable in their food productions and presentation, and they have really pleasant servers which adds a lot to your dining experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM5 of us met for dinner before5 of us met for dinner before heading to ballet. Easy to get in at 5 but noticed it was filling up by 6:30. Items of note include the lamb lollipops on the small plates menu which were superb, cooked to correct rare temp, with seasonings not overwhelming the delicate flavor. Crab cakes which are always a good choice. Wild mushroom ravioli was very rich that most of it went home for another meal. If you love rich chocolate desserts then you have to try the chocolate spoon cake that comes with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Another choice is the creme brulee cheese cake, yum! Service was attentive, friendly and helpful with choices. We are looking forward to trying the outdoor deck when the weather is nicer. This was our 3rd visit.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening with friends.Great evening with friends. Jake did a perfect job. Food was wonderful. Thanks for making it a special evening for us!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery professional serviceVery professional service and helpful in getting out the door to the theater on time. Specialty pizza with Salmon was delicious!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful Cafe TrioAnother wonderful Cafe Trio experience. Great food, ambiance, and service. The Shepherd's Pie was delicious. Loved the peach sorbet. I'll be back soon.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Cafe TrioWe have been to Cafe Trio many times and it just keeps getting better and better!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. Jake,Food was excellent. Jake, our server, was attentive but not annoying. Our experience was very enjoyable and we will return to this restaurant again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM