About Café Trio
Kansas City, MO 64111
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”.
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, Sunday 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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Café Trio Ratings and Reviews
I've been to Cafe Trio about a half doze ...
I've been to Cafe Trio about a half dozen times now and it never fails to please. We went for Restaurant week this time and the meal was delicious. My wife and I both had the seafood lasagna and it was fantastic. We were happy to see the holiday decorations still up as it lent a festive atmosphere to our dining. A very enjoyable evening.
We enjoyed a fabulous New Year's Eve her ...
We enjoyed a fabulous New Year's Eve here. The live music was a delight, while not limiting our conversation. The festive holiday decor was mentioned by each member of our group. The special New Year's Eve menu offered a creative mix in each course. Every food choice was praised as delicious! Jacob B gets kudos for his attentive service. The six of us were in agreement that Cafe Trio has become our new favorite!
Dinner on New Years Eve. Place was full ...
Dinner on New Years Eve. Place was full but service was excellent. Dinner was a set meal. We shared appetizers and the dessert and picked from several entree choices. I had the steak and my bride had the scallops. The steak required an up charge. I have to say it was one of the best prepared and best tasting steaks I have ever had. It would make the trip back worth it.
Overall very nice. We were in the back porch in a corner. Doing it over I'd make a point to be inside for NYE because of the live music inside. I do think the Neal was a bit over priced everything considered.
waiter was happy friendly , hostess ...
waiter was happy friendly , hostess accommodating. we had an 8pm reservation but our show was over sooner so she fit us in an hour earlier. great view of the plaza lights .area was good , felt at ease walking to the café FROM OUR HOTEL
Our party of six enjoyed an amazing dinn ...
Our party of six enjoyed an amazing dinner together. Not only was every dish perfectly prepared and delicious, the decor was fabulous. This was a perfect dining experience. For the record, our entrees included a burger, a flatbread, steak & seafood lasagna. The carefully crafted cocktails added an extra WOW! We will be back as often as humanly possible! Thank you, Cafe Trio, for the best service, the best food and the best ambience!
I had reservations for Christmas Eve and ...
I had reservations for Christmas Eve and made a mad dash from church arriving a few minutes late. Our table was not quite ready so we went to the bar. The bartender was welcoming and explained the craft of his cocktails. The hosts offered another seating since our table was not yet vacated but we opted to stay at the bar because the piano was lovely with seasonal tunes. We eventually arrived at a table that was perfect. Our waiter was attentive and the food delicious. No one tried to hurry us and my husband (a peculiar eater) offered that he would return. YAY! Merry, Merry!
I can't say enough good things about our ...
I can't say enough good things about our visit to Cafe Trio. We chose Cafe Trio hoping to get a view of the Plaza lights, knowing already that the food would be wonderful. When we made the reservation, we requested to sit on the screened-in patio with a view of the lights, hoping that there was a chance our request could be granted. We were beyond ecstatic when we were shown to our table, in the very corner of the patio, closest to the Plaza lights. There was even a "Reserved" sign on the table. It was such a great feeling to see that they had not only read our request but had gone out of their way to make sure it was granted. The service was wonderful, and our server was so helpful and showed tremendous patience while we worked with the kiddos to find something for them to eat. And the food, of course, was amazing. Thank you, Cafe Trio, for helping us make such a great memory at the holidays. We plan to be back next year, for sure, and likely sooner!
FiveShinningStars . . . Whether dining ...
FiveShinningStars . . .
Whether dining at a table or having a drink at the bar,
The waiters are neat, sweet and the best by far.
But much more than good is the fabulous food.
So without any delay I would recommend
That you not waste a minute and quickly attend
To making a reservation without hesitation.
I'll be your hero when you've gone to Cafe Trio.
We visited on a Sunday evening. We had r ...
We visited on a Sunday evening. We had reservations and were seated immediately even though we were a few minutes early. We definitely chose the right location for festive decoration - the place was decked out with (what I thought were) very tasteful decorations and had a very cozy, Christmassy feel both inside and out on the deck.
The hostess was very pleasant as was the busser. Our waiter was... unenthusiastic. He didn't introduce himself (though the hostess had given us his name) or communicate much during the meal. He did offer a suggestion when we were deciding between two menu items and he tended to the beverages. He only asked once if everything was all right (after the main course was served). We had the arancini appetizer, salads, diver scallops, and short ribs. Everything was very good, and the portions were right.
We dined inside but had martinis out on the deck for dessert. The bartender there was friendly and made sure we were taken care of while we enjoyed the decor and the plaza view. Overall we were very pleased.
Our second visit to Café Trio was every ...
Our second visit to Café Trio was every bit as good as our first. My wife had the boullibaise(sp?) and I had the pork osso buco. Both were excellent. Our waiter, Richard, was very friendly and attentive and helped make our experience memorable. The weather outside was frightful, but inside was delightful. We'll be back soon.
Cafe Trio is a fun place to eat. There a ...
Cafe Trio is a fun place to eat. There are many other restaurants on the Plaza to choose fron, and I though the food selection was very good as well as the service. It's in a good location, and you can eat promptly if you let the waiter know you're on a tight schedule.
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