Café Trio
Café Trio

Café Trio

  • 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
  • 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
  • Entertainment: Piano & Vocals. Blues & Jazz. Evenings: Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Special Events: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Café Trio reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (137)great for outdoor dining (131)fit for foodies (129)special occasion (121)romantic (97)scenic view (91)good for groups (74)great for lunch (62)vibrant bar scene (59)hot spot (55)notable wine list (38)late-night find (32)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • George
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Been going there 10+ years. Never once had a bad experience. One of our 'go-to' places especially when we have out-of-town guests and want to make sure we impress them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every thing we tried was very good
    ROGER
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    It was our 1st visit. They were working off a new menu. All four of us thought the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BethK
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Lovely, as always! THe food and sevice were both outstanding! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Spot
    YogiBearAndBooBoo
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This place is great for a special date night. Fairly pricey, but steak was cooked right. Wait staff left us alone. Wait staff were all smiling which is good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Jerry
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Enjoying dinner with my wife celebrating her birthday and Cafe Trio once again didn't disappoint. Excellent food, service and ambiance! Great neighborhood spot in the heart of KC. Thanks much for an excellent dining experience, again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SKLK
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Once again we had a fabulous dinner at Cafe Trio. The food is exceptional and the staff very accommodating. Looking forward to the new menu that they told us was coming out, can't wait to see what is on it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Johnsview
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Sat on the terrace and had a great view of the Plaza. Delicious food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!!!
    FoodFoodFood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was exquisite. The atmosphere was divine. The service was exemplary. No finer restaurant in Kansas City! The lamb was an unbelievable experience in food. My wife is a salmon fanatic and believes Cafe Trio's salmon dish to be the best she has eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place
    Adlib
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant is on the fringe of the Country Club Plaza but has such a friendly staff atmosphere you feel like old friends the first time you go. The staff make an extra effort to see you are taken care of and don't act territorial. The menu is somewhat limited but the food presentation is artistic and preparation is tasty. Local artwork is shown on the dininig room walls and rotated every 6 weeks. Great place - we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rate it 6 out of 10!
    SirJazz
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Service was a bit lacking, as there was only 2 other tables occupied inside (waited 30mins between drinks and daily special) & ordered $7.50 glass of wine (was almost half full, so traded it for bottle!). Food was good, and noise level was low. Overall have enjoyed Cafe Trio about 15yrs... Menu is mediocre now, but tasty. Wish the humus would come back... And quality would come up a notch!... It COULD be a 3-star place easily!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fromlltodine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very enjoyable. Only one person of the group of four did not find the food to his liking. the flat bread and crab cake appetizers were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great as usual
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The roasthing chicken was fantastic as well as the fried green to mates with goat cheese
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halloween Treat
    Eaglehub
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Café Trio was an amazing experience. The level of detail and the atmosphere was first class. I certainly plan on returning to this gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ghoulishly Good
    ExceptionalVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We went on Halloween and we surprised to see the entire wait staff was in full costume. Combined with the always fabulous food, it made for a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We LOVE Cafe Trio!
    MClaire
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This time we brought our International Officer from Belgium and his wife. They said this was the best meal they had had since arriving in the US in August! Our table of 4 ordered the Salmon, 2 Talapia plates and the Hanger Steak. Everyone enjoyed their meals, the Talapia w/the chipotle raspberry sauce is a fav of mine. We also had the Heirloom Tomato w/blue cheese which was excellent! Cafe Trio has never faultered; we have been followers since before they moved to the Plaza, where they grandly stepped up their game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will be back
    iowaguy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Came in from out of town, found Cafe Trio online and thought it looked good. Needless to say it didnt disappoint. The service was good, the atmosphere was good, and most importantly the food was good. Also thought the Halloween decor was a fun twist. Will definitely be on the short list next time i'm in KC.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best!!
    TheDiningMobile
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I took relatives out to celebrate a birthday! Whenever I want to impress friends in town or friends who are visiting from out of town, I usually take them to Cafe Trio. Their menu offers some of the most succulent dishes! The menu is changed slightly from time to time but they never fail to deliver! One of my dinner guests raved that they had never tasted a better tenderloin filet! Another raved about the scallops! The food is always great, prepared to perfection and the wait staff is second to none! I have never seen better customer service! Cafe Trio makes a special effort to decorate for each holiday and my guests were super impressed with the Halloween decor - it was so tastefully done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Love cafe treo. Will go back as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delight in the plaza
    Massage
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Always an eclectic menu, presentation exceptional, good portion size & good mixing of flavors. Enjoy soft piano music & decoration in dining room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had viewed a sample menu online but it was not what was offered that evening. I was disappointed I couldn't order the pork chop and I'm scared of pork belly that was available. I ended up with the salmon and the sauce was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great spot
    thenowandthendiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    the food was excellent. lots of great choices. both large plates and small plates. the waiter was especially helpful, indicating what was a really good choice and what would be a good combination. we were in a quieter part of the restaurant which for our purposes--talking one on one-- was even better. a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HungryVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Trio always delivers. The only disappointrmen was the lack of BIG pieces of candied pecans in the salad. It must have been the end of the jar of pecans - the salad had nothing but crums basically. No, we did not complain at the time.....probably should have.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    1793VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Been here probably 20-ish times now, and have never been disappointed. Our favorite in KC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the menu!
    KC18
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I loved the menu at Cafe Trio and could hardly decide what to order. My family and I tried the tilapia, mac and cheese and a couple of flatbreads. Everything was delicious! I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great time
    LakeLady
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was great, the rib eye fantastic as usual. Staff friendly and helpful. One of my go to places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salman special and Walleye dinners
    Ehrengard
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was quality poor and flavorless will not go back...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cherylVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The view from the outdoor porch, the service and the food were all wonderful! I tried the special salmon and would love to have another serving right now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trio
    tomthornVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    is at the top of our list for dining out. Dining room and deck are among the city's best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this Cafe!
    lovedit
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were celebrating our son's and his wife's anniversary, and my wife's birthday. First time at this restaurant. Loved the ambiance and great food. Our waiter ( Tony I believe) was the best. Best we have had for a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday gathering
    Rudy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The evening couldn't have been more perfect. The four of us each ordered separate dishes, and all were notably superb. Our wait person, Jordan did a terrific job of attending to our every need, there when we needed her, glasses kept full with ice water, and all courses of the meal arrived in a timely fashion. The food was magnificent, including the presentation, the taste and the combination of each entree paired with vegetables and a starch. We had a 6:00 pm reservation and easily made it to the theater in time for an 8:00 pm show. Thanks for a terrific evening at Cafe Trio. We look forward to returning. RP
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cafe trio?
    paulinaVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Really disappointed. Started 7p.m. got food half past 8 with no apologies. Food has changed. salmon was some sort of croquet not a filet and the rissoto was so oniony i could not eat it. My seafood trio was off the menu and my favorite steak is now $50. Plus, I felt like bread should have been offered especially since the food was so lat. Where or where is my Cafe Trio I have loves since the old location. I want to support you, but you are making it hard.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It seems like most times I have been to Trio, they are usually out of something on their menu. Their menu selecton for entrees isn't huge, so this can be a little bit of a bummer. Hoewever, the entree that I did select instead of their scallops was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All About Service
    luvservice
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We all can trust our taste buds to tell us it was good or bad. The food was very good, you could argue that the chef might like garlic a bit too much, and the shrimp on the flat bread was overdone. What it comes down to is; the food was very good, good selection, good presentation,complex flavors and textures. The wine list was delightful, playfully executed, nice range and quality products. It was very good. What our taste buds can't tell us, and to me such a key factor is how will the sever assist or take away from my night. Cafe trio must take the time to train and educate because not only our sever but even the ones near us seemed knowledgeable, engaging and some times just straight up funny. This value add makes one want to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great upscale experience
    JJinKC
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The ambiance was pleasant, we had a small half-circle booth by the front windows and there was a pianist playing classic tunes. The waitress was friendly and good about making suggestions - I did not like the cocktail she recommended but she helped us out on dinner and boy was it good! We had the pork belly and tilapia with a side of the mac and cheese, everything was superb. The entrees are more about presentation and taste than portions, you pay a little more but what you get will be excellent. Though it wasn't a lot of food it was more than enough for us. I would absolutely go back, this is a top 10 restaurant in KC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Trio dedicated 2 deliciousness
    FoodGloriousFood
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I started to use the word reliable but some may find reliable boring. I instead choose the word dedicated, as I know each time I make a reservation at Cafe Trio, the food, the service and the ambiance will be wonderful. So please know that this restaurant is truly dedicated to deliciousness and it's the place you can go and always know everything will be fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Trio
    Foodie92
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Cafe Trio was fabulous for our family. Even though we brought our children with us, I wouldn't say this is a restaurant for children. Our children were well-behaved and have been encouraged to try different foods. So much so, that our 9 yr old ordered the Prince Edward Island Mussels for his meal and exclaimed while eating "This is delicious! I love this place!". We all got a kick out of that. The ambiance was lovely with beautiful decor and a fun piano player entertaining us. My husband and I could enjoy a romantic night out even with our children along. We were celebrating my birthday, but no embarrasing songs or antics ensued. My husband and I are foodies and enjoyed excellent meals (the filet and the diver scallops).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food4funVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    What a delightful beginning to a "night on the town!" The service, drinks and food were outstanding. Our choices of the salmon roumalade and the scallops were some of the best we have had. The staff was welcoming and friendly as well as knowledgeable about the menu. We have no hesitation in recommending Cafe Trio to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Gormet
    Patron
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, music with Tim Whitmer sets relaxed mood. Mussels super, Tilapia excellent. Service smooth and seamless. If another waiter noticed something need to be cleared or re-filled, it was done, even if not his/her table. Well trained staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    Bob47VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had lunch with a friend. Braised brisket sandwich and a cheeseburger with egg. Outstanding. Great service. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time to Cafe Trio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Met a friend for lunch. Great atmosphere, food, and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.