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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 Nick Estell 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 in December & January ONLY from 4-8pm.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
We had a wonderful meal with great service and good value. We have been there before and will return again. The prices were reasonable compared to a lot of other restaurants in the area. Our waiter was wonderful and got our food to us in a timely manner as we had an evening event in Kansas City.
While the table for our reservation was not ready when we arrived, a little time to relax in the bar area was nice. They have a nice selection of wines and the food selection has something for everyone. Abiance of this quaint restaurant is great and the live piano music took it to the top shelf. What a great date after a long day.
Our dinner at Cafe Trio was fantastic! The ambiance is lovely, very romantic. Great service. Loved the live piano music. I have several food allergies and most of my meals are very bland. They did a great job accommodating me. The scallops & risotto was one of the best meals I have ever had anywhere, so delicious. They know how to prepare caramelized scallops to perfection! We are not from Kansas City but will make a point to eat at Cafe Trio every time we are in town.
We showed up not knowing they had a Halloween costume party that night. Very impressed with how “all out” they go for Halloween so we will want to attend and dress up next year. Food and service were great. Had a couple of quality checks from the owner and manager which was nice. Our server timed our meal perfectly and allowed us to talk without intruding but was always present.
Went here for my birthday dinner and it was Halloween weekend! They went all our with decor. Everyone was in the spirit. The food was great, our waitress was great. Overall had a great time. Its a bit pricey to be a regular outting, but for a special occasion it was okay.
First visit by 3 in our party of 5. Our server, Kara, was excellent at guiding each of us to a selection that pleased the palate & a excellent wine pairing . The bar tender shared the recipe for his cocktail creation. A totally enjoyable celebration of birthdays!
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