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Café Trio
Café Trio

Café Trio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafetriokc.com
  • Phone: (816) 756-3227
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH: Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm

    HAPPY HOUR: Monday -Friday 2pm-6pm

    DINNER / Full Menu Service: Monday - Thursday: 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm -11pm Sunday: 4pm-9pm.

    Cocktails (Lounge & Deck): Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - Midnight, Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight
    Kitchen Hours may Vary
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Unspecified
  • Executive Chef: Adam Yoder
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Entertainment: Piano & Vocals. Blues & Jazz. Evenings: Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Cafe Trio hosts numerous special events year round including wine diners, art openings, costume parties and special live music engagements. Please sign up to receive emails about these events by visiting our website at cafetriokc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. 45th Street
  • Public Transit: On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot, Street Parking & Valet. VALET SERVICE: Café Trio provides Valet Service at our Main Street Front Door Entrance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 6-10 pm. The cost is $4, however please present your valet ticket for a credit against your bill. Pull to front Door on Main Street for VALET service. Cars are parked in the secured and monitored American Century Office Tower Garage.
A word from Café Trio
Hip & glamorous, Café Trio blends outstanding cuisine and cocktails for an award winning “Come as you are” fine dining experience. Trio offers a unique intersection of incredible dining, quality live entertainment and original local art. The Starlet Lounge at Café Trio evokes a bygone era complete with Hollywood Starlets and the always playing classic movie with unique specialty martinis, traditional cocktails and an extensive list of wine and beers. Every Tuesday features Half Priced Wine with $5 Starlet specialty Martinis each Wednesday. Live music on Tuesday through Saturday includes Café Trio's own resident Diva, the one and only Alice Jenkins on Friday & Saturday nights. Large outdoor deck and terrace offers one of kind views of the Country Club Plaza and J.C. Nichols Fountain. Cafe Trio is one of Kansas City's most popular restaurants. Awarded multiple Kansas City “Best Of” designations by Kansas City Magazine, including “Best Overall Restaurant”.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Celebrated our anniversary at Trio - a favorite place for us. Everything was wonderful and we appreciated the champagne toast and dessert. They went out of their way to make our evening special. As usual!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Present but not overwhelming -- good coverage by others. Server could have known the menu a little better. Salad was very 'over dressed' this time so will ask for dressing on the side in the future."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Anytime I've been at Cafe Trio I've thoroughly enjoyed myself and had a great meal. The mixed drinks are yummy and have plenty of alcohol in them. The food is interesting and well prepared. I love eating on the deck when the weather is mild. Take time to visit this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "First time visit and a special occasion - birthday. Our server Blair was outstanding. He was knowledgeable of the of the specials, entrees, and made excellent suggestions on wine which were outstanding. Overall first time experience was outstanding and we will spread the word. Thanks for a Happy Birthday celebration."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive. Enjoyed the patio as well."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Spinach salad with salmon was good, not great. The onions in the salad were not good, the spinach too "wet," could use a slightly larger piece of salmon, more dressing. The steak tidbits with blue cheese were good - not over cooked which was very nice - could have had a bit more blue cheese for my taste. All in all - good, not great. Service is always attentive & friendly without being "fake" - I hate fake."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were great and our meal and service, too. We enjoyed both the fish and the steak, and the wine list had all price points."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Excellent food as always. Lovely waiter but for some reason, our food was extremely slow to arrive to us, over an hour after placing order . Others around us were getting their entrees well ahead of us . We did not order anything unusual or particularly time-consuming to prepare, so it remains a mystery."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I'd had my eye on Cafe Trio after having moved to KC 12 years ago. I think because of the advertising I believed it be a place for artsy folks to frequent, into which I place myself. Now that I have two teenaged children, and the Groupon came up for sale, I made the choice to try it out. We made the reservation for Friday night - it was my foodie daughter, and my mother. Upon arrival we were quickly sat within the main dining area, enjoying the background piano which warmed the room. We ordered the mussels for an appetizer, a large salad, and two entrees and were encouraged to share by our server who brought extra plates. We finished every morsel and all remarked how light the food laid within our stomachs - a mark of well prepared food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Café Trio. We asked for seating on the covered deck which overlooks the Country Club Plaza and its iconic fountains. Our server, Jeremy, provided excellent service and suggestions for our menu selections, all of which were wonderful. A marvelous evening."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "our service was fantastic and the food was terrific, perfect evening, a storm came rather suddenly and they moved us from the deck without any delays in service. Love this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "One of the things I like most about Cafe Trio is that it offers an excellent, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to entertain friends. Two friends I'd not seen in eight years visited me recently and we spent a very enjoyable evening at Cafe Trio. One friend enjoyed the fabulously famous Mac Daddy and she agreed that it lived up to its reputation. The other friend had the Hanger steak and he said it was flavorful and cooked to his liking. I had one of my favorites--the Tilapia. It was cooked to perfection as always. The service at Trio is always excellent and our visit was no exception. Cafe Trio is one of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This time we dined in the bar area and took advantage of the "happy hour" specials in addition to our drink favorites that are always done very well. There are some great choices; we will definitely visit for happy hour again soon."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We look forward to dinner and drinks at Trio. Wonderful terrace looking over the Plaza. Great food, great drinks and great people who run it."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "NEVER a disappointment!...we travel to Kansas City two or three times a year (for shopping) and Cafe Trio is ALWAYS our destination spot dinner...this a cocktail at the bar...try the White Diamond...unbelievable!...dinner started with PEI mussels...yum!...crisp ice cold house salads with herb parmesan dressing on the side...my daughter had the salmon roulade and I had the tilapia...both entrees piping hot and served with summer squash and new potatoes with the salmon and basmati rice with the tilapia...creative and spot on flavor...warm chocolate truffle cake and KC Rotisserie coffee to finish our meal...everyone at Cafe Trio makes you feel welcome...but it is Richard that makes our return visits...STELLAR! Thank you, Cafe Trio!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I setup a birthday party for a friend at Cafe Trio and it was an amazingly awesome time. Good food and drinks and fun."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here on my birthday last Saturday night. We split a Ribeye, and it was excellent. The green fried tomato appetizer tasted like it was made somewhere else and frozen and then fried to order. Okay, not great. Our Server was Tony, he was very good and very well versed with the menu. His drink recommendation was a bit spicy. I think it was called the Vatos. It had a jalapeño infused rum or vodka. That was my last drink for the evening. He might have saved me some $ there. I'm not sure what the buttery-relish-herb stuff is that they put on top of the steaks is, but they should bottle it and sell it. Tators and asparagus that came with the steak were excellent. The salad, not so much. They sat us in the old people rm, which ..."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was unique and very flavorful. The view overlooking the Plaza from the patio is excellent. Staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the live piano."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Trio has been our Kansas City go-to favorite for quite awhile. We are never disappointed and always leave wanting to return."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We used to frequent this a lot but the last year the foods on the menu are overly sauced, taking away from the actual meats served. This was our 1st time back in several months & it was still an issue, even on the slim summer menu"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Nothing beats cocktails on the patio on a summer evening!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Cafe Trio is one of those rare restaurants that provides great interesting food and service each and every time you go there. Plus the added benefit of live background music makes is one of our very favorite restaurants in Kansas City."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wonderful evening before the theater. Delicious menu with very accommodating and attentive waitress. We will go again soon!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We always enjoy Cafe Trio and hadn't been for a while. A special favorite. We had excellent service. Our mussels, diver scallops and key lime pie were all delicious choices. We have never been disappointed when dining at Cafe Trio!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My first time to Cafe Trio, was pleasantly surprised. Service, food and music all awesome!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Cafe Trio provides an exceptional dining experience. If you haven't been there you definitely need to go."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our last night in KC for dinner was a fabulous meal thanks to Café Trio. Staff was very nice, personable and helpful. Service was well done and their food recommendations were spot on. Very nice surroundings and artwork on the walls. Menu highlights for us - Rib-eye cooked to perfection with excellent chunky mashed potatoes and perfectly made asparagus. Generous "cup" of chili (that was really a bowlful) with a good amount of beef and not too spicy. Refreshing Mojito."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went to Cafe Trio to celebrate my husband's birthday. Tony was our server and was terrific. The mussels were awesome and everyone's entrees were fabulous. We were glad to see a nice gluten free selection too. We've been here before and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had dinner for 4 Friday night. Fantastic wait staff, the rib eye cooked to perfection. Had a great dinner and a great time."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We ate here on a beautiful Friday night. We were fortunate enough to get a table on the deck. View is great and deck is really nice. Our server was busy, but she managed it well. I had the walleye which was good and my companion had the filet which was excellent. We had some nice wine, they have a great selection of wines by the glass in addition to their bottles. Parking is pretty easy. All staff with whom we came in contact were friendly and welcoming. Go and have a good time and a great meal."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great to meet a friend for her birthday. We were able to sit on the terrace easily, and enjoyed a lovely dinner. Even though I found the mac and cheese a bit bland, they brought me some chimichurri to spice it up."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Over-all food was very good, service was superb. Ambiance great with Tim Whitmer providing mellow sound, perfect, non-intrusive music."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Service was good, food was good. A bit noisy. Enjoyed the piano player."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "KC original at the top of the hill worth the climb."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food, service, ambience were all outstanding. We also loved the piano music provided by Mike Pagan. Perfect, tasteful sound for enjoying a wonderful dinner."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We ate outside and had a great view of the plaza. The food was very good too. Definitely recommend the Mac Daddy!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Amazing food. Diver scallops were the best I've ever have. The hubby thoroughly enjoyed the rib-eye. Perfect for a date nite out. Wait staff very attentive & quick. Our drinks never got half empty. The piano music was beautiful & perfect."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We loved everything about this restaurant. Great meal!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had another great lunch on the best outdoor deck in Kansas City. Thanks so much!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Bravo to a lunch that was tasty on a perfect deck afternoon. Great menu, food and service!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014