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Cafe Trio Restaurant

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4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816 (E. 45th Street)
+1 816-756-3227
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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366 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate a late lunch here on a Friday afternoon. Enjoyed sitting outside on the deck even though it was a tad chilly. We each had a drink. My wife had fish tacos and I had the Rueben sandwich. The sandwich was just okay but the fish tacos were good. Service was excellent.

Thank NebraskaFan71
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for wedding & caught up with friends. Ambiance was so good inside and out. Best mussels I've had and the spinach salad with a side crab cake was delicious. Good prices on food and drinks.

Thank Maureen C
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423 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a quick bite and drinks last week. Great cosmos. We ordered the steamed mussels, which were good and a flatbread pizza. Food was good, however VERY salty. Otherwise, a good meal.

Thank Bocagrlz
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best Happy Hour places in KC. The deck has a great view of KC's great Plaza shopping district. The brussel sprouts and Tuscan shrimp flatbread are wonderful. Others love their mac n cheese. Go often. The service for the dinning room is first class.

Thank Ned M
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just off the Plaza, Cafe Trio is a fun and tasty place. Love their climate-controlled back deck, which offers views of the park and the Plaza. They're famous for their Mac Daddy mac n' cheese. Always great service.

Thank hellodawntaylor
Saint Charles, Missouri
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Food was good with good prices - for lunch. Has a nice deck but we didn't get to sit out there. Service was excellent.

Thank MarthaAnne1953
Jefferson City, Missouri
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch. We were seated on the porch overlooking the Plaza. Our waitress was great...lots of fun. The food and wine were great. We even got them at "happy hour" prices! Can't wait to go back for dinner.

Thank Mizzou79
Wichita, Kansas
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

First time visitor 2/25(Sat) went on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. I had the pork tenderloin with beets, onions, and potatoes absolutely tasty. My friends both fish items and commented how good they were. The service was great as was the music.

Thank Van B
Lake Forest, Illinois
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261 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had 8 at our table and received good service. Food was good but not amazing. The location is good. The Cafe is charming. We had to all ask for refills. One person had to wait for her food. It is busy over the lunch hour. I will return again.

Thank sdoddsayers
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

In a sea of chain stores and restaurants, this little cafe was charming and delicious. You can choose to sit in an enclosed heated patio or a formal dining room. Food, wine list and local beers were original and delicious. Pianist playing jazz standards perfect.

Thank eljay2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 38
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1816
    (E. 45th Street)
  • Public Transportation: On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-756-3227
Comfortable, calming and chic, Café Trio draws a diverse clientele of urban dwellers, on-the-town suburbanites and tourists who strike up lively conversations over classically inspired craft cocktails and beautifully imagined seasonal, from-scratch dishes. Perched on the incline at 45th and Main Street, the restaurant’s all-seasons patio view of the J.C. Nichols Fountain and Country Club Plaza add to the vibe. Executive Chef Adam Yoder and his culinary team hand-cut the steaks and chops and use a cornucopia of local and regional produce and artisan foods for their well-curated menu. Don’t-miss items include Café Trio’s handcrafted cracker-crust pizzas, roasted chicken, confit garlic mashed potatoes and the warm chocolate truffle cake. Imbibe your pleasures at the weekly happy hour with signature martinis such as the Marilyn Monroe or Paris Hilton — paired with the Price Edward Island mussels or crispy lump crab cakes, you just might have fantasies of taking up residence in one of Café Trio’s comfy booths. And if you’re planning a party, Trio’s two private event spaces are just the ticket for a sexy soiree.

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