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Café Trio
Café Trio

Café Trio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafetriokc.com
  • Email: info@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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We found Café Trio three trips ago, and have been back each time we visit the city. The staff is incredibly friendly, the food is great, and the ambiance is trendy but romantic. As a vegetarian, I appreciate their willingness to accommodate my dietary requirements."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Cafe Trio is a favorite of ours. The food is terrific and the service is wonderful. They have a man who plays nice music on the piano certain nights. It's located on the edge of the Plaza. Great restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Cafe Trio was delicious! We found this little gem (in walking distance from the plaza) and enjoyed a lovely dinner. The food offerings were creative and they had a nice wine list. We tried a variety of plates and our server was delightful. The view from the patio in warmer months will be one of many reasons we will return on our next visit to Kansas City"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I truly enjoy this wonderful restaurant. It is a muct on our list when planning a trip to KC. We especially like the samll plate choices and are always pleasantly surprised by the new additions. The hospitality is incomparable--the staff makes us feel like family/old friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Find a better burger. Very hard to beat and the fries. Wow."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Cafe Trio has always been one of my favorites. The food is good and a little different and the owners are so nice. Its an upbeat environment with live music and a very enthusiastic staff."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service, and ambiance. Perfect dining experience. My favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Always excellent service, exceptional food, wonderful ambience. I feel like I'm in a New York City restaurant there. ALWAYS a delight to dine at Cafe Trio! Outdoors is a real hot spot and vibrant and fun; inside, it's more quiet and relaxing."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Food is excellent, there are a lot of interesting choices. The wine list is amazing and the wait staff is very knowledgable. I fact, the servicevis Fabulous!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've been going to Cafe Trio for MANY YEARS . . .even when they were on Broadway. The food, service, ambiance . . . the BEST. Bartenders (especial Scott) & servers (especially David) . . and of course ALICE at the piano . . . . .superb! We HIGHLY recommend Cafe Trio . . . it'll become one of your FAVORITE spots to dine & enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "LONG wait (45 minutes) between salad and entree. This is a pattern at this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was great for girls night out! Excellent service and we didn't feel rushed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The service is always excellent, I feel like a valued patron every time I eat there. The menu is full of variety and always changing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent, inventive food. Service was attentive & friendly. Would definitely return"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Chose Cafe Trio for our Friday date night! Every moment was spot on! The host was dressed adorable and super friendly. The owner Tai saw us and walked over to greet us with his friendly welcome. Just these first few moments I knew the rest of the night will be perfect! We got two orders of our favorite muscle apps. Yum!! We got the pork chop entree again and tried the scallops ...definitely recommend both ! The service overall really stood out this time. Very busy Friday night. Waiter was spot on. Very impressed how other servers worked as one unit and helped out one another's table to clear plates and refill waters. Long story short, we'll be back again very soon! Can't wait!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Fabulous menu, great service, wonderful atmosphere, vegetarian friendly - highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Stopped in late evening. Great jazz playing. Great food and even better service. Only sorry I hadn't found it sooner. Will make this a regular place here on our future visits to KC."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The corn fritters were amazing. My husband got the Mac Daddy and it did live up to its name. It was delicious and so filling."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We love Cafe Trio! Food is always great & interesting with a menu that changes seasonally. Excellent service with Richard being top- of-the -line!!! Festive decor any time of year. More casual dining on the deck with a more elegant& cozy dining room."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I love Cafe Trio- reasonable, good parking, Tuesday half-off wine night, great food."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "we enjoyed the dinners, parking was easy, the service was very slow"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "It came recommended by a friend as their favorite restaurant around town. Now I know why, it was just the PERFECT place for a GREAT dining experience. We had a wonderful evening and felt truly pampered with great food, great atmosphere, and excellent service.!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoy Cafe Trio for group dining. The food is always good and the service is attentive. When dining pre-theater, give yourself plenty of time. Even when we allow nearly two hours the timing feels tight. I think they specialize in allowing a leisurely experience, which is great unless you're trying to make curtain time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My friend and I have enjoyed dinner at Café Trio annually for several years. This meal was at the top of the great meals we have had. After salads, we both had the halibut special offered that night. It was lovely for the taste buds and eyes. The sides with the perfectly cooked halibut were different and delicious - cooked beets, pureed carrots, and spinach tortellini. We ate it all and were too full for dessert."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Warm welcome and prompt seating from the host!...a Cosmo and a Chardonnay for cocktail choices...outstanding calamari for the appetizer...crispy green salads and FRESH rollls...in house mac and cheese and PORK CHEEKS! (THE BEST EVER!!!) entrees and a chocolate dessert with house made ice cream and FRESH made coffee!...ALL DELICIOUS and OUTSTANDING as ALWAYS!!!...but our experience is ALWAYS OUTSTANDING when we have Richard as our server!!!...disappointed never!...hundreds of wonderful restaurants in the Kansas City area but there is only ONE Cafe Trio and only ONE Richard!...thank you so very much!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Three of us had a variety of starters, salads, and sides. All were very good. We went on a night when the bottles of wine which were priced over $50 were half-priced. What a bonus!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Nice patio even in chillier evenings... happy hour prices are great."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We often go to the Cafe Trio before going to the Theater. They always check to see if we have a certain time we need to be out by, and they make sure we are. The food is always very good and service is too. We enjoy this restaurant very much. We did find that the piano music was too loud on our last visit. We were not right by the piano, but could not carry on a conversation. We love the music, but it could be a little quieter so people can talk without yelling at each other."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "It's been close to a year since we last dined at Cafe Trio (had been going often and needed to take a break). Let me just say, while the break was nice, returning was even nicer! The restaurant is cleaner, the service is faster and more attentive, the food was out of this world delicious, and the drinks were spot-on. We dined on a Sunday after some theatre, had Robert as our waiter - always upbeat and clearly having a good time. We dined on the charcuterie, stuffed catfish and the pork cheek. All was so unique and different from other options we used to get on the "old" menu. This "new" menu (at least for us) was quite the welcome change and we've found new life in an old favorite restaurant in KC. We'll return & you should go."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the service superior, and the ambiance notable! Highly recommend as one of the best restaurants in Kansas City."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Had another wonderful lunch. Trying something different each time I am there for lunch. Third lunch there this month, still awesome. Service and Food was great."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This is our third trip to Cafe Trio and we enjoy it more every time. The menu changes frequently enough to give us a good choice every time. I had the pork cheeks, which I highly recommend. My husband had the cioppino and enjoyed it as well. Recommend the house dressing if you have salad, and the flat bread as an appetizer. We have no complaints, except somehow we lost the 100 points for booking our reservation online through open table. I suspect it was because we checked in early and had drinks on the deck before dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "stellar, Frank Family Vineyards zin for $26. Always great patio"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We ordered 3 appetizers and drinks during happy hour to discuss business and try some of the tempting items we had been told about by friends. We were not disappointed. The breeze wafted through the patio on an unexpectedly warm evening with the view of the plaza. Great food, an attentive but non intrusive server and nice atmosphere are truly a "Trio" were revisiting."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We came to Cafe Trio to celebrate my husband's 66th birthday & his survival from a critical hospitalization. It was the perfect spot for this celebration. Food was awesome, but more so, the ambience and friendliness was super. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We went for my birthday and ordered the prime rib and scallops entree. Both were very good. The waiter was very attentive and we enjoyed the live piano playing."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had some friends in from out of town and took them here. Everything was great! Food, wine, service? All fantastic! I will return again."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "for 25 to 30 dollars an entree you would expect more professional service.we had to ask about specials we had to keep reminding our server of our drink orders, it was overall not a very good experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had to sit on a hight table on the deck. We waited for about an hour for our food after ordering."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Mark Younker's is awesome, came by the table twice to check on us. Love the food, been eating here since the original location on Broadway! Well done indeed"
    Dined on 2/27/2014