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About Café Trio
Hip & glamorous, Café Trio blends outstanding cuisine and cocktails for an award winning “Come as you are” casual fine dining experience offering the perfect “Trio” of great Local Food, Art and Live Music. The Starlet Lounge at Café Trio evokes a bygone era complete with Hollywood Starlets and the always playing classic movie with specialty martinis, traditional cocktails and an extensive list of wine and beer with Live Music Tuesday through Saturday. Large outdoor terrace offers one of kind views of the Country Club Plaza & J.C. Nichols Fountain. Chef Michael Giampetruzzi uses a cornucopia of local and regional produce and artisan ingredients for a very well curated menu. Expect to be greeted with a smile by both the staff & owners, Tai and Chris. Cafe Trio is one of Kansas City's most popular restaurants awarded multiple Kansas City “Best Of” designations including “Best Overall Restaurant” designations including “Best Overall Restaurant”.
Kansas City, MO 64111
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm
HAPPY HOUR: Monday -Friday 2pm-6pm
DINNER / Full Menu Service: Monday: 5pm-9pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 5pm-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm -10:30pm. Sundays 4-8pm in December & January ONLY.
Cocktails (Lounge & Deck): Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - Midnight, Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight
Kitchen & Bar Hours may Vary
E. 45th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Piano & Vocals. Blues & Jazz. Evenings: Tuesday through Saturday.
Private Lot & Street Parking.
On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
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Offering the very best in private event options in Kansas City. Outstanding private dining opportunities for fifteen to over a hundred guests. Custom or à la Carte menus, full audiovisual support in the choice of two very unique rooms. Let us do the work while you take all the credit.
Café Trio Ratings and Reviews
The food was awful, went during restaurant week. Had the chicken breast sandwich was just awful, it was dark meat a thigh I guess it was rubbery the brusseta was on hard toast not the traditional brusseta bread you could hardly bite it this was just nasty. Was my first and last time going. Waiter wasn't friendly or tentative.
My friend canceled on me last minute so I dinned by myself. It was my first time doing so and I loved every bit of the experience. My server Brad was everything plus went an extra mile to not only check on me but chat a bit with me so I didn't feel like I was just sitting by myself! We got to do this after his other tables had left. He already recommended the pork chop dish so believe I'll be back!
As usual, what a lovely place to dine. The food is imaginative and the service staff you want to take home with you because of their attentiveness and warm attitude. One of a shrinking number of restaurants in KC/Lawrence where you can carry on a conversation with your guests..
The piano player must have thought he was playing a concert instead of being the background music. The person who seated us should have mentioned to us that a piano was about to be played right next to our table, seating that close was very annoying. We could not conduct conversation. If there is any reason why I would not go back it is because of the piano playing volume.
The venue is beautiful and romantic. The environment is the best thing about the restaurant. The food leaves something to be desired at theses prices. I had the duck ala orange. The carrot polenta was tasteless mush. The duck had no hint of orange while being very tough and chewy. My wife had the stuffed acorn squash which faired better. The pulled pork was good but nothing fantastic. The acorn squash was overcooked.
Lastly, I had the braised apple. The waitress offered me a steak knife to cut the apple which is all that needs to be said. Creative ideas in a beautiful setting that left something to be desired in its execution.
We ate here on a recent Friday evening. The restaurant was still decorated for the holidays and very pretty. I had the duck, my companion had the seafood lasagna. I tried the fig Manhattan which was pretty good. Our food was very tasty. The duck had carrot polenta with it, which was different, but went very well with the dish. There is a good selection of wines by the glass or bottle. My companion had the dessert special, carrot cake, which he loved. Service was professional. Parking is pretty easy. It was a little cold at our table, but we were prepared.
We were very impressed with the hostess who seated us and was more than accommodating. The atmosphere was amazing with holiday lighting. The waitress answered all of our questions about the menu. The food was expertly prepared and we raved about the trout! The pork and filet were also delicious! The piano playing completed a perfect evening. Now our new favorite in KC. Trio is devine.
This was my first visit... I could kick myself now for not coming sooner! We planned to meet for lunch with friends for the holidays. The restaurant was really decorated appropriately for Christmas! Everyone who worked there was so nice, smiling and engaging. Started off with the Tuscan flatbread-- delicious! I may get this as my entree next time--- so fresh and tasty. There was plenty for the 4 of us to share.
I ended up getting a burger and it didn't disappoint...so good. Then we followed lunch up with the apple dessert, which we all shared again. It had a great flavor overall. I would have preferred the apple to be a bit softer and with more moisture inside, but it didn't stop me from eating it. The hazelnut crunch topping sealed the deal.
Our waiter was wonderful and kept our glasses full. Kudos to Cafe Trio-- we will be back!!!
Excellent restaurant! Been going since the original on Broadway. Richard is the best staff member. The others are great as well. Seafood lasagna, Mac and cheese, coffe hanger steak, just some the great dishes. One of my favorite KC Original next to Macaluso's.
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