About Café Trio
Hip & glamorous, Café Trio blends outstanding cuisine and cocktails for an award winning “Come as you are” fine dining experience. Trio offers a unique intersection of incredible dining, quality live entertainment and original local art. The Starlet Lounge at Café Trio evokes a bygone era complete with Hollywood Starlets and the always playing classic movie with unique specialty martinis, traditional cocktails and an extensive list of wine and beers. Every Tuesday features Half Priced Wine with $5 Starlet specialty Martinis each Wednesday. Live music on Tuesday through Saturday includes Café Trio's own resident Diva, the one and only Alice Jenkins on Friday & Saturday nights. Large outdoor deck and terrace offers one of kind views of the Country Club Plaza and J.C. Nichols Fountain. Cafe Trio is one of Kansas City's most popular restaurants. Awarded multiple Kansas City “Best Of” designations by Kansas City Magazine, 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.
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.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, 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
This restaurant has been one of my favor ...
This restaurant has been one of my favorite places to have dinner at for years. Service and food have always been outstanding. On my most recent visit, I had a group of 8 family family members (all in from out of town) that grew to 12 and the hostess was great at helping us get seating that worked for all of us. The outdoor seating that overlooks the KC Plaza area is a wonderful way to show off my city while eating great food! We had a variety of foods (the mussels, scallops and Mac and cheese were big favorites!) both as appetizers and entrees. Our server helped split the check for the group without missing a beat (many places object).
Lovely space, delicious food
Loved the outdoor patio overlooking the park and the plaza; they had heaters to ward off the chill. We started with the Moroccan Flatbread with lamb. I had the spinach salad with salmon which was tasty. Good drinks.
One of my go-to places
I like Cafe Trio very much - I've eaten here many times. I bring out of town company here frequently. I like that there's no sports on the tv, and it's comfortable - upscale without being uppity. Two small details this last trip - the greens under the sea bass were quite salty, and we were a little too close to the piano player who seemed to me, after an hour or so, to be playing quite loudly. That's ok, my daughter says I'm fussy and she's not wrong. Next time (oh yes, I will absolutely go back) we'll sit a little farther from the piano. I'd order the sea bass again though. My companion had the short ribs and loved them.
I had the salmon chowder (which was to d ...
I had the salmon chowder (which was to die for), and initially ordered the arugula salad, but was told that they had ran out of arugula much to my dismay, so I swapped my order for the frisee salad, which I learned was happily just as appetizing! It was my first time around at Café Trio and certainly will not be my last. The ambience was very lively, complimented by my waiter's upbeat personality and his ability to suggest me wonderful foods!
We make Cafe Trio every chance we get. ...
We make Cafe Trio every chance we get. Other family members fans as well.
Outstanding restaurant with a great menu ...
Outstanding restaurant with a great menu of starter and main dishes. Had a great time there with friends celebrating a special day.
Favorite place - we love
Always the best spot to celebrate a beautiful day or occasion.
Brussels sprouts at happy hour were AMAZ ...
Brussels sprouts at happy hour were AMAZING, service fantastic. Happy hour wine not so much - poor quality so order a cocktail instead!
Cafe Trio's Happy Hour on Monday goes un ...
Cafe Trio's Happy Hour on Monday goes until 10:30 p.m. This was my first time to enjoy this. The choices were adequate and the food was very good. I will recommend this to my friends.
Mothers Day Brunch
What a delightful time. We sat on the deck enjoying the food, our server, and the view of the park, while rain made music on the roof!
ALWAYS a good time!
I have NEVER had a bad experience at Cafe Trio and I've been going for almost 10 years now
Cafe Trio has been my favorite restaurant for a long time. The food is always delicious, the ambiance is unparalleled, and the service is excellent. I had the short ribs which were divine. I also enjoyed the chocolate mint cake.
10 year anniversary dinner
My husband and I got engaged at the fountain near this restaurant and then spent our engagement dinner in your restaurant 10 years ago! We came back on our 10 year anniversary and you were very welcoming and accommodating. We sat outside but the only seating was near the road, which was loud. But, the food was delicious and the service was quick and friendly and we had a great night celebrating!
Destination for a Special Occasion
I have been going to Cafe Trio since it was in it's original location and it has really stood the test of time. It went from a classy small neighborhood lounge to a full scale, top notch destination with a great patio and excellent views/ambiance. Our last visit was for my mother's birthday and it was on the top of her list of places to dine. She and my father went there before an opera performance recently and she was "dreaming" of the pork chop for days. I guess she had never had one cooked so well in her days. Everyone else had excellent food and service and we at no time were rushed to finish but were taken excellent care of. The Plaza and park were very close which made an after dinner promenade an easy and feasible option. I really give Trio many big thumbs up.
Lovely atmosphere and the food was so de ...
Lovely atmosphere and the food was so delicious. We had the steak and salmon. Both were very tender and delicious. The Mac and cheese was amazing as well!
Always consistent, excellent
My go to favorite on the Plaza for either and easy business lunch, dinner out with friends or romantic dinner with spouse
Cafe Trio is a gem. Food is excellent and waitstaff professional and attentive. The place is gorgeous inside and has a fun and relaxing covered porch and patio with bar in the back. Great happy hour menu and specials, too. I've never been disappointed!
Great find in KC
We couldn't have asked for a better evening: Great service...wonderful food...flawless redemption of the OT gift card. Scallops were awesome, dessert was delicious, drinks were perfect!
took an hour and 45 minutes for our dinn ...
took an hour and 45 minutes for our dinner to arrive.
We ate outside and it was a bit windy
The food and service was wonderful! It was a bit pricey.
The food was awesome! I've never had a b ...
The food was awesome! I've never had a bad meal there.
Enjoyed seafood lasagna, tried something ...
Enjoyed seafood lasagna, tried something new and was very satisfied.
We had a birthday in our party and all e ...
We had a birthday in our party and all enjoyed a wonderful dinner to their tastes: seafood lasagna, hanger steak and MacDaddy. :). The mussels appetizer is our favorite and we've tried them many other places. Half price wine was a pleasant finding on Tues night, and Tony was a great server whom we will request again on our return.
The food was amazing but a bit pricy for the portions. The cocktails were wonderful and top shelf so certainly worth the price. The only problem we had was that we waited an hour after finishing our dinner to receive our ticket. It was still a wonderful date with my husband and the view of The Plaza was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
Consistently a local favorite!
Great location, great atmosphere, locally owned. You will always see the owners running around helping out. The food, drinks and service are some of the best KC has to offer.
Cafe Trip Happy Hour
A great night to sit on the deck and enjoy the view of The Plaza! Tuesday is half priced bottles wine($50 and under). Always great food and fun...and good value! Lucky night...they had lobster bisque! Their crab cakes, flatbread, Brussels sprouts and mussels are Devine! Wonderful for lunch,d inner and Happy Hour!
We chose to sit out in the covered patio ...
We chose to sit out in the covered patio, which turns out leaves something to be desired. High top tables only, which I never find comfortable. Not much of a view when you are turned sideways either. The inside of this restaurant is so much better. Food and service are always good here.
Had a great dinner and overall experienc ...
Had a great dinner and overall experience. Highly recommend this restaurant and we will certainly go back the next time we visit KC
Nice people and outstanding food and ser ...
Nice people and outstanding food and service.
Romantic dinner for two!
Enjoyed dinner with my Sweetie! Great food and the best Martinis around!!
We ate here on a Friday night. Seated ou ...
We ate here on a Friday night. Seated out on the deck as requested. Our server was excellent. The deck is a pretty challenging place to be a server and she made us feel like we were her only customers while she was with us. I had the elk and my companion had the seafood lasagna. We both really enjoyed our food. I tried a fig Manhattan and really liked it. They have interesting wines by the glass and bottle. Parking is pretty easy and the view from the deck is really nice. Everyone with whom we can in contact was gracious and welcoming. It was a lovely evening. Be advised that the deck can be noisy. If that bothers you, maybe inside would be better. We like the energy but others may want a more cozy experience.
Enjoyable dining experience
Our server was very helpful in suggesting items and just very personable in general. I wish I remembered his name for the review. Being from Maryland, we are a bit skeptical about ordering the crab cake appetizers but were very pleased with the amount of crab, very little or no breading but instead of veggies! The entire meals was satisfying. The atmosphere was lovely with a view of the "Ponce de Leon" across the street and a pianist playing.
Great food and great setting with piano ...
Great food and great setting with piano music for background. The only negative was the noise level made it a little difficult for conversation.
Consistently good food and service
We dined on a Sunday night for a birthday celebration and had an excellent meal with great service. And the 1/2 price bottles of wine were an added bonus!
The best restaurant in kc! Superb servic ...
The best restaurant in kc! Superb service and excellent food!
A couple of friends and i had lunch here. I had the chicken salad sandwich and fries. It was good, but nothing special. The bun looked toasted, but it was cool. some of the fries were nice and crispy and some were limp. One friend got the fish tacos and they looked good. I will try this place again. I think i just chose the wrong thing for me.
We ha a wonderful evening at Cafe Treo. Jake provide fabulous service.
Tilapia and scallops both delicious, and ...
Tilapia and scallops both delicious, and just right amount. Apple cake was like an angel food cake. Not what I expected but good. Sat on the deck in Feb! and it was nice.
We loved the atmosphere! The drinks were ...
We loved the atmosphere! The drinks were good and we loved the crab cakes and the flat bread. The pasta dish was bland and the sauce didn't seem fresh. Overall visit great:) we just wouldn't order the pasta in the future.
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