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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
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!
We ate here on a recent Friday night. The weather was nice and we were able to eat out on the deck. We shared a bottle of nice wine with our fish dishes. My companion had the swordfish and loved it. My fish entree was also delicious. We shared a blackberry icebox cake for dessert. Also good. Our server was friendly and professional. They consistently provide excellent service on the outdoor deck in spite of a challenging environment. Parking is pretty easy and the wine list is interesting. If the weather is nice, ask for the deck, but the interior is very cozy.
Got the crab cakes - small, but made with REAL LUMPS of crab (not tiny pieces of shredded crab). Richard, our waiter, is always pleasant & attentive without being annoying. I need to remember to request him. I eat at Trio's fairly regularly - just a good place to hang with a friend...USER FRIENDLY as the saying goes. The customers are always treated right by the owners - Tai & Chris. If you've got a problem they will make it right. Really great place to eat lunch or dinner or just get a glass of wine & small plates.
Absolutely a great dining experience! We had a lovely server, who was attentive yet unobtrusive. Our perfect martinis arrived quickly. All was delicious; appetizers, entrees and dessert. Restaurant was cleverly decorated for Halloween, really fun atmosphere. And there was a terrific piano player too. All in all a really lovely and tasty evening. We will return on our next to Kansas City!
We had a great time, went during Happy Hour to save a little money, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. Our waiter kind of confused us on what we could order for happy hour drinks so we ended up spending more than we wanted but that was our fault too for not making sure. Overall we really enjoyed it!
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