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Café Trio

4.6
3670 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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”.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(816) 756-3227
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Estell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. 45th Street
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Parking details
Private Lot & Street Parking.
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Public transit
On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
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Entertainment
Piano & Vocals. Blues & Jazz. Evenings: Tuesday through Saturday.
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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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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Your MOM deserves to be pampered with a Very Special 3-Course Prix-Fixe Brunch for Mother's Day | 10AM-3PM | $34.95/Adult, $12.95/Child (10 & Under). Cafe Trio is an Opentable Diner's Choice Top Rated Kansas City Favorite. Credit Card Required to Guarantee Reservation, Regular Menu NOT Offered.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3670 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had the trout tonite,was superb. Thanks for another nice evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As usual, our experience at Cafe Trio was outstanding. The Osso Bucco and Halibut were outstanding and Ryan was a fine host and server. We’re looking forward to returning for the adoring menu.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

While our server was really not very good, everything else was, including the guy who re-filled our water glasses. He was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I like this restaurant but their food is inconsistent. Ambiance is great. Wonderful deck at the back of the restaurant. When making reservations, make sure to get a table in the main dining room. Staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous! Food was great. Our waitress was one of the best we’ve ever had. Kara. Ask for her. Great atmosphere. So glad we gave it a chance. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always love the atmosphere, the food and the staff at Café Trio. Menu always good and somewhat unusual but great options. Love their donations to charities and displaying art by local artists.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My date and I both had the hanger steak, and it was delicious as usual. Very enjoyable evening even though it rained. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

70th birthday. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food, atmosphere, and all of the staff were wonderful. Our server, in particular, was very warm and friendly. We really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Café Trio!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent in every way - service, food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Everything was wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very pleased with the flavor & quality of food, also really enjoyed the live pianist background music. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent service and food was sensational!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great time. Excellent food and service. Piano player was great.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We love the Cafe Trio happy hour - great food and drinks at good prices, and less of a crowd.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Beautiful evening! 1of our special places to dine. Never disappointed. Thsnks so much for a great time!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was great and the lunch was served in a timely manner.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This was the perfect location for a quiet business lunch. The food was delicious, and the service, outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome evening of live music, great food and service. Ambiance was candlelit and romantic.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Read some good reviews about their Fillets. They were all true and one of the best I have ever had. The Jewel Room upstairs was very romantic and I would recommend it very highly for great conversation and candle light Dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The experience was great as usual! My request for a quiet table was honored! We asked for a leisurely pace. Our server was right on target with the timing. The "signature martinis" were a special price & very yummy. The entree preparation & presentation was delightful. We always enjoy the cafe and have introduced family & friends to the setting.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

All day happy hour Monday is one of the best deals in town. The chicken livers are not to be equaled. The large wedge is delicious and more than enough to share. We love this place!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was amazing, our server was excellent, the piano player was fantastic. I would highly recommend it. Thanks for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Absolutely one of the very best places in Kansas City to have a filet mignon. Exceptional filet, had it twice in two weeks and was not disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

the wait staff was on top of their game, and the food was divine. the mood was set for the enjoyment of a great bottle of wine, or a nice cocktail. the restaurant was the perfect setting for a great date night. will say your wallet may not like the ticket price, but your stomach will love you for going.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was creative and tasty. The staff was friendly and helpful. All five of us who tried this restaurant for the first time were very pleased. We tried new combinations of foods, listened to delightful live jazz piano, and could easily carry on a conversation all at a reasonable price. I spent less than I thought I would. Check out the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Server made great recommendations. Food and wine were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was amazing, the waiters were super friendly, and the live pianist added a special touch! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Anniversary dinner. The staff was friendly and energetic, our waiter Bradley was very helpful with the menu and made an excellent pairing recommendation from the wine list. Music was provided by the piano and was a mix of jazz, showtunes and classics. The food was excellent - the menu leans towards seafood but a mix of meats and vegetables is represented. The cocktails were something else - the house drinks were intriguing and delicious, try the fig manhattan!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best steak ever! I had the dry aged steak and have never had any thi like it before. Green beans not so much. The texture was chewy like they had been previously frozen. The tase was alright but the texture was a little off for my liking.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always great dining experience. Food tasty and plated nicely. Love the music and customer service good. All around great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had a great dinner with coworker/friends, great food, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always a good experience here. Love introducing friends to Trio! Looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We love this place. Food is great, service is great, specials are great. We will absolutely be back.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I love this restaurant for its typically great food and nice local flavor plus fun decor.
Normally service is very good too. But I was disappointed in this visit. Food was just ok, an odd combination of foods on the "blackened shrimp" dish. The flavors were not complimentary or nicely seasoned to my taste.

Servers were all nice, but ours left us hanging at the end of the meal for a very long time. I was on a lunch break and we had to have someone track her down to get our check. I think this is something that should be taken for granted that when it is lunch time, typically people need to wrap up and get going back to work.

I have noticed before that lunches are sometimes lacking and they seem to have more of the A team during the evening.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I had to send back my hanger steak. It was rare, cold in the middle. I ordered medium. Sent it back. It came back still rare. Didn't even mention it the second time. The mashed potatoes had long strings of green onion which made them hard to chew and eat.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We enjoyed our visit very much. I thought the decor was great. The food was very good. Using the outside area during warm weather will be fun. The piano player was very good but since our table was right next to the piano it was a bit loud. We will be returning.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We’ve dined at Cafe Trio several times and have never been disappointed. This trip the food and waiter were outstanding. Having to wait for our table put a damper on our evening. We had a reservation at 8 but it was almost 8:30 before we were seated.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great 8 ounce fillet, and excellent Halibut, we had a great dining experience !

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Was nice dinner evening. Piano music was a delight. The food and service was excellent and everyone came by to check on the service and check on the preparation of our order. The food was excellent of course and the drinks hit the spot. It's always a pleasure enjoying a nice meal at Cafe Trio.

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