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

Free Corkage

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Specials

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (69)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
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Romantic (57)
Happy Hour (54)
Live Music (51)
Cozy (50)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Bar Seating (43)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Good for Groups (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Business Meals (35)
Scenic View (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Fun (29)
Casual (28)
Seasonal (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Authentic (24)
People Watching (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Notable Wine List (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Healthy (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Quick Bite (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Cara was our amazing server! Thank you!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time with great food and a wonderful server!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

as always great food, great service wealways enjoy this resturant

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

The tiramisu sucked. Everything is overpriced. 1/10 would not Reccomend

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food and service. Good atmosphere. Will go back for sure.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful meal and service as always!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our server, Bradley, was outstanding! He was very attentive and made sure we knew all of our options as well as suggesting enhancements to our meal, such as more dressing for the wedge salad.

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a nice experience. Great food, great drinks and a great staff.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The seafood lasagna was over the top as was the white diamond! The atmosphere was cozy and romantic!! Loved the piano music nice touch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service and food. Will be back

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Cafe Trio is one of our very favorite restaurants and a go-to spot to bring friends. The space always changes with the art and the staff has never been anything other than helpful and friendly.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating with a romantic dinner and could not be more pleased with not only our food but also with our service. We were first time diners and after our wonderful experience we now plan on being frequent visitors.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The atmosphere was delightful. I loved the live piano music. Very cozy table. The food was delicious. The whole chocolate martini was perfect. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I was disappointed in my cocktail, which I felt I ordered with as much information as possible. I requested an extra-dirty, dry, Belvedere martini, with 3 olives. It was Belvedere, and it had 3 olives, but that's all I can say for it. Had it been to my specifications, I probably would have ordered a 2nd (or possibly a 3rd). As it was presented, I didn't think it worth sending back, but I didn't order another round.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I love the food at Cafe Trio and have, except for this most recent occasion, always found the service to be between very good and excellent. On this visit our server did not offer fresh ground pepper for the salads and didn't come back to see how our meals were until we were close to finished. When I wanted a bit of extra dressing for the salad, she brought the wrong kind and I put it on my salad before I realized it was not the kind my salad has been dressed with, nor nearly as good. When I asked for hot coffee, she brought the thermos and poured hot coffee over the cold coffee in the cup before I could stop her. But she did bring a fresh cup when requested. The server was certainly friendly and smiled a lot, but just not attentive. In fact, to get her attention took at least 10 minutes beyond the time I needed it. But I will be back because the food is delicious and all other times the service has been great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Another great dinner at Cafe Trio

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went out for my boyfriend's birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals, drinks, the music and our server. We had a great time and can't wait to go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Scallops were to die for; sercvice was great. We are long time patrons - it’s always good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This is one of our very favorite spots. They are so accommodating and the food is consistently excellent. We tend to be creatures of habit but mixed it up this time and tried the osso bucco which was sumptuous. Really hard to go wrong here.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

First visit. Our server Jeremy was top notch, providing great insights of the menu. Food was delicious. This will become one of our go to restaurants

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The bar staff was great, the greeters were great, the service was good but we felt rushed in and rushed out once we sat at our table.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great menu choices for restaurant week. Our server, Andrew, was very helpful with selections.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for restaurant week and had an incredible meal! The brussel sprouts were wonderful, the trout phenomenal, and the gooey butter cake amazing! Great service, lovely ambiance and memorable evening! Definitely returning for their happy hour!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Quick seating, very good service and tasty food. Meals were made quickly and served at perfect temperature...super experience.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was wonderful and we had a great time! We would definitely recommend to our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love the happy hour, especially Martini Madness and the $5.00 martinis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a great place for lunch, dinner or happy hour. We chose Cafe Trio for Restaurant Week lunch because they had the best pre fixe menu of any place we looked at. Great service too!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We love Cafe Trio! It is great for dinner or happy hour.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Parking Parking Parking hard to find within a reasonable distance

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Jeremy was a great waiter He was attentive friend funny. Great funo

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Live Music, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Restaurant week lunch menu was disappointing, both in choice and quality. Trio burger was average but accompanying fries boring and straight from a freezer. Waiter took my friend's soup away before she was finished; inattentive to timing of service throughout.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

our restaurant week dining experience was outstanding from the excellent menu choices through the service by a very good waiter as well as the upstairs seating that allowed for dinner conversation something that is often unavailable in so many LOAD restaurant settings with multiple tv's intruding on space.

Congratulations on a job well done

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Our first time at Cafe Trio and it was amazing! Food was wonderful, staff was pleasant and very attentive. Tried it during KC Restaurant Week and will definitely go back!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We tried out for the first time as part of restaurant week and definitely plan to go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We were there for a group get together and hadn't seen each other for some time. The food was great, there was a good variety, our server was attentive, helpful and not too chatty. We could hear each other and were comfortable taking our time to dine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and service great. Music a tad loud. Wish it was lower volume and maybe not ‘70s rock. Great everything else though.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Authentic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is a fantastic restaurant. Great service at a great value....... I would strongly recommend this place to all.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had the best service! Food was amazing, too. Loved their restaurant week menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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