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”.

4558 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
E. 45th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 756-3227

Website:
http://www.cafetriokc.com/

Entertainment:
Piano & Vocals. Blues & Jazz. Evenings: Tuesday through Saturday.

Parking Details:
Private Lot & Street Parking.

Public Transit:
On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.

Executive Chef:
Nick Estell

Additional:
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Free Corkage

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join Kansas City's best holiday decorated restaurant! We are open from 4-8 offering our regular menu. Credit Card required to guarantee reservation.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Have a Trio of Enjoyment as you Celebrate New Year's Eve - Great Food, Music & Friends. Offering a Very Special 4 Course Prix Fixe Menu, Live Music & Champagne Toast. Regular menu NOT offered / 2 hour table limit / $65 per person. Credit Card required to secure reservation.

50% Off Select Wines

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. 50% off wine by the bottle or glass. Limited to all bottles under $50. Special valid Oct 31, 2017 - Feb 27, 2018 on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Free Corkage

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Free Corkage. Special valid Nov 2, 2017 - Mar 1, 2018 on Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

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Private Dining

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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (62)
Romantic (59)
Special Occasion (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (53)
Live Music (51)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Happy Hour (42)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Bar Seating (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Scenic View (39)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Cozy (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Casual (30)
Fun (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
People Watching (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Seasonal (20)
Authentic (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had our holiday lunch at Café Trio and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. There were a few that had not attended before and were very complimentary of the visit. The service was very good.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious. The atmosphere was wonderful. The decorations were great. And the service was superb. I would highly recommend Café Trio for a special date night!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Convenient location with wonderful view of the Country Club Plaza. Best mussels on the planet ... seriously, I've checked! Holiday decorations are always phenomenal, patio available [and warm] year-round! If you are looking for a place the Locals love, you've found it!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had four in our group. We all enjoyed great service and food. Very comfortable ambience and live piano as well. Try the salmon chowder!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We miss not coming to Cafe Trio more often. As usual, Richard was an excellent waiter. Food was great.

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was a busy night, so service was a bit slow. We had time, so enjoyed the ambiance and live piano. Short rib with cauliflower risotto was excellent and the mussels great as always!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had appetizers with friends there. Great Cranberry Margaritas! Crab cakes and pulled pork flatbread were great! My wife had the Best Mac & Cheese. I ordered the delicious Short Ribs. All were exceptional. We have also had Corporate Events there and had excellent results. Everything was decorated for the holidays. Absolutely Beautiful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Live Music, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Will be back

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I ♥️ this place!! Especially at Christmas! A special little winter wonderland

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food, great service, excellent 5 star experience.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Cafe Trio. The holiday decor was very nice, food and service excellent. We will return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was excellent, and our server was extremely attentive. All of the staff went above and beyond!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Would have gave service a 4 Star service to waiter however the bartenders service was below average.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Another lovely dinner at Café Trio and the surprise was how festive the dining room was decorated. Very fun atmosphere and the piano player kept the mood set with his holiday selections.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Authentic, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Decorations for the holiday season are wonderful. The food is simply outstanding and the service is excellent. Love this place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Another beautiful eating it cafe Trio. One member of our party had the turkey dinner and said it was delicious. The three others had the hanger steak which was incredible again! Never have never had a bad meal at Cafe Trio. Great people there . Love the place!!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great everything

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went there to celebrate my birthday on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Had an excellent meal!! Food was extremely good! The service was stellar thanks to Matt our server!!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner. We'd been here for a large family event a few years ago, and really enjoyed it, so thought we'd try it out again for just the two of us. We loved it. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had the 6-oz filet, med-rare, and it was cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes were *almost* as good as mine. My husband ordered the scallops, and he said they were cooked perfectly as well. We had beers, Boulevard on tap, but I'll probably look into their wine list next time. As for the ambiance, it was lovely, decorated for the Christmas holiday, with soft, jazzy Christmas music playing overhead. It was festive and enlivening. Looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 20, 2017

PHENOMENAL!!!!

The best dining experience Kansas City has to offer!! Fantastic venue, mouth watering food and spectacular service!! Richard rocks!!! We had to keep reminding ourselves that we weren’t eating in NYC or San Francisco!! Thank you Cafe Trio for lifting the bar and bringing Kansas City up to the level of class and sophistication one finds on the coasts!! We will definitely be back for more!!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, atmosphere & service! It was our second visit & will surely come again when we visit. KC!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautifully decorated for holidays, terrific piano musician making for an amazing ambiance!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great! Noise level was very high due to an extremely loud party seated near us.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We celebrated a friends Birthday. We even had a friend drive from Wichita for the celebration. It was his first time at Cafe Trio and he loved the atmosphere and especially the food. The service was excellent and the food was great as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Cafe Trio continues to be one of our all time favorite Kansas City restaurants. Beginning with the greeter at the door and continuing right through the servers, the staff is friendly yet professional. The food is always very well done and can be counted on to be of high quality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent food and great service. A great local choice for dining.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

One of my very favorite places in KC. Never disapoints!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and beverage are delicious! Stoli heavy bar, and that's my favorite!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

regrettably one of my worst meals ever. food bland, not cooked well. very loud, extremely poor value. very disappointed overall.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was very good. Our servers knowledge of the menu substitutions and wine was weak. Also not very attentive and we had an above average price meal with lots of wine

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always delicious, diverse menu. Only suggestion is to expand vegetarian options.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dined at Cafe Trio to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Everything was excellent. We especially loved the live piano music...outstanding and perfect for the overall ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service Saturday night was impeccable. We were going to a concert, so we told the waitress what time we wanted to leave, and the bill was complete at that time. All the staff are quite attentive. The salmon chowder was excellent, as was the apple brûlée for dessert. The wedge salad was ok. I did not care for the halibut because it had a lot of odd flavors added to it. I love halibut, but the additions were so strong that I couldn’t taste the halibut at all. I wished I had ordered the scallops, which I have had on previous visits and enjoyed.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere and food choices. We go here whenever we are in town.
Have never been disappointed in the food or service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cafe Trio is my go to cafe/restaurant in Kansas City. An awesome place with great food, cocktails & wait staff.................

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As usual, Cafe Trio was a delight. We have been there many times, and have always enjoyed the restaurant, the food, and the music. Live piano is my favorite background music, and the pianist that was there was excellent - he had a wide repertoire of music and played very well. The cocktails were delicious and the food was great. This place always gives 5 star service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a lovely and relaxed place for a long leisurely lunch. The service deserves particular note as to its attentiveness without being the least intrusive.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy
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