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“Overprice with great service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Trio Restaurant

Cafe Trio Restaurant
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Ranked #27 of 1,372 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 38
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: E. 45th Street
Transit: On the actual Main Street route, including the Max. Only a few feet from two stops.
Description: 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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“Overprice with great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012 via mobile

The service was fabulous and the atmosphere was great and the martini's even better. When the meal came out is when it started to go downhill. I got the trout and thought it was odd that they battered the skin on the fish.......um u don't eat that part. Very few potatoes and the beet purée tasted unflavorful and bland.We also got the baked Brie which was also not good. No puff in that pastry. Sorry ......go to dinner somewhere else and go there for after dinner drinks.

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Christopher Y, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. While we really appreciate your compliments of our service, drinks and atmosphere, we feel we should apologize for your meal. Your concerns regarding your fish, side dishes and baked brie will certainly be addressed with our kitchen staff. We do hope you will give us another try sometime. Sincerely, Chris.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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316 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

My wife and I went here for Happy Hour on a Friday afternoon and had a great time. We sat on the shaded patio and had great service along with the food and drink. Very relaxing and we will be back again.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank NebraskaFan71
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, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Thank you so much for your praises on our food & service! We will be sure to pass your thoughts along to our staff! Hope you'll stop back in soon! Sincerely, Chris.
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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Never disappointed with Cafe Trio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

We've been to Cafe Trio about six times. Every time we've had great food, good service and upbeat atmosphere. There are a variety of ages and dressed up/down amongst customers. We went back last night. Jody was great server, our food was very tasty and nice portions (not like some fancy restaurants). We like the outdoor bar, too.

My only complaint would be the drinks are pricey. (FYI, the cocktail prices aren't on menus.) I ordered the Billie Holiday (great outdoor drink) and Marilyn Monroe martini. Surprise! The Marilyn was $11, and not worth it. For one, they accidently put salt on the rim instead of sugar. Server kindly offer to replace it but I didn't really want another.

  • Visited June 2012
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, Owner at Cafe Trio Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
Jenny - thank you so much for your kind review! We love hearing feedback from our customers and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope you'll stop back by again soon! Sincerely, Chris.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This restaurant is a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Great food, unique drinks along with a good wine list makes this the place to eat in KC.
A variety of of innovative items on the menu as well as daily specials make selecting your meal fun!
Attentive servers are the best in town.
Make Cafe Trio your next stop. Enjoy dinner out on the deck,they have the best deck for drinks and dining in KC.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

One of the best in Kansas City. Delicious food, excellent service, very nice atmosphere. We go for every special occasion and sometimes just because!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank SRgreene
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