Café Trio

Café Trio

American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Jazz and Blues Venue$$$$
Kansas City
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    Juliana L.
    "Had it with a side of the Mac Daddy.. Best meal ever!"(3 Tips)
    Greg M.
    "Order the "Aussie Sunset" martini - it's awesome!"(6 Tips)
    Chris S.
    "... Shrimp Flatbread, Crab Cakes, Margaritatini are all fabulous."(4 Tips)
    Clint H.
    "Amazing spot for happy hour or for dinner."(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon59 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • happy hour
  • mac daddy
  • trendy
  • outdoor seating
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  • Abner A.heart icon on user image
    Abner AcevesJanuary 1, 2015
    One of the best dining experiences in KC! Great date spot. The back patio is a must. (Even during the winter.) Awesome view of the plaza. Great ambience.
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    Kansas CitySeptember 7, 2012
    Providing refreshing relief from the heat, encouraging diners to feast on small plates (like cracker thin pizza and crab cakes), or full entrees, such as a Berkshire pork chop or veal osso buco
  • Jenny L.heart icon on user image
    Jenny L.December 31, 2015
    Small cocktail list, so teach them what you want and they'll make it. Great desserts and small plates. Sometimes live music. Back patio is nice but fills quickly.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SchlosserDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love it! The atmosphere is modern yet pays homage to the old fashioned. Signature cocktails are delicious, chèvre salad is amazing & my guilty pleasure is the mushroom ravioli. You can't go wrong!
  • Dan A.
    Dan AMay 9, 2015
    Stick with the basics here. Like grilled fish or pastas. I have been disappointed recently in their specials. Great martini and fun friendly service
  • Cindy P.
    Cindy PetersenMarch 10, 2013
    Rainbow lighting....with a glass top...So the stars...can SHINE ONWARD...OUTWARD...UPWARD...and BEYOND YOUR WILDEST:::!! Dream On Family! And Keep on Dancin' the Rhythm of Your HEART!!
  • Juliana L.
    Juliana LaddDecember 3, 2012
    The short ribs were AMAZING! Meat was so juicy and tender and literally fell off the bone. Had it with a side of the Mac Daddy.. Best meal ever!
  • Cafe Trio
    Cafe TrioApril 5, 2012
    Check out the "Red Ribbon" Martini. House infused strawberry vodka, Pama Liquor, Lemon Juice & Simple Syrup & finished w/ Cream Soda. Benefits AIDSWALK KC & so $5 of the $8 price goes there.
  • Grace F.heart icon on user image
    Grace FieldsMarch 15, 2017
    The lemon cake is amazing!😋 Tortilla soup is really good too! Really nice service as well!
  • Clint H.
    Clint HallJuly 25, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing spot for happy hour or for dinner. The Cowboy Ribeye is amazing. Take a date!
  • Kyle P.heart icon on user image
    Kyle ParsonsAugust 11, 2014
    Quiche of the moment was a super good choice. Asparagus, spinach and some kind of delicious cheese. Bacon vinaigrette is a good touch for salad dressing.
  • Albert T.heart icon on user image
    Albert TongFebruary 1, 2013
    Dinner portions are big. You can ask them to split one entree to two plates. They even do that for their martinis. Try more items!
  • Joelle S.heart icon on user image
    Joelle SwiftDecember 3, 2022
    We had the hanger steak, salmon and ribeye. Terrific and the service was phenomenal.
  • Simon K.heart icon on user image
    Simon KuoAugust 25, 2014
    Everything seems to be good here. The back deck is a great place to sit if you are in the mood for the outdoors.
  • John G.heart icon on user image
    John GraykoskiDecember 7, 2014
    Very creative... chef challenges your taste buds in a good way... Needs more Sonoma wines! Found serendipitously on Gay Cities
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    Kansas CitySeptember 19, 2013
    They have a large selection of Gluten-free items, many of which are adaptations of their delicious original entrees!
  • Brennaheart icon on user image
    BrennaAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The vegetarian menu isn't part of the regular menu. Make sure to ask for it. They've got some great options.
  • Theresa O.
    Theresa O'LearyAugust 10, 2018
    Great spot on the way to the plaza. I had a beef wellington there that blew me away.
  • Donald L.
    Donald LemingJune 27, 2012
    Join KC Orifginals and support local restaurants. Check out original art on walls.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SneedMay 30, 2015
    Mussels, Shrimp Flatbread, Crab Cakes, Margaritatini are all fabulous.
  • Joel N.heart icon on user image
    Joel NelsonDecember 10, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Some kind of kitchen emergency this evening. Regardless, the osso bucco was excellent.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EggersJanuary 26, 2012
    Ask for the patio. The atmosphere is quiet, friendly and the lugging is great, even in the winter!
  • Monica B.
    Monica Banks KoenigDecember 19, 2012
    Rarely check in here. But one of my faves. Sitting at the bar doing some writing, enjoying a glass of vino.
  • Tyson W.
    Tyson WAugust 12, 2010
    The Praline Scallops at Cafe Trio are TO DIE FOR!!! Wow! Next time I'm back in KC I'm b-lining it for this place!!
  • Blake S.
    Blake StrobelJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Jimi Hendrix is hands down the best summer cocktail I've ever had. And I don't even like gin... that's how good it is.
  • Emily J.
    Emily J.October 26, 2011
    The food here is delicious! I loved the gnocchi. Make sure to save room for dessert!
  • Prentiss E.heart icon on user image
    Prentiss Earl IIIApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the "lavender lemonade"'ll want to hug me after the 1st sip #cheers
  • Mackenzie K.heart icon on user image
    Mackenzie KnoxJuly 7, 2016
    There were literally no vegetarian dishes here, unless you count the small hummus plate (which was just okay). Lots of seafood dishes that seemed promising but were overall pretty underwhelming.
  • Kimberly J.heart icon on user image
    Kimberly JonesDecember 2, 2017
    One of my favorite spots in KC cozy
  • Jeffrey O.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey OelklausDecember 30, 2018
    The service was good and the food even better!
  • La'Trice M.
    La'Trice MurrayJanuary 9, 2015
    Great place, excellent ambiance!!!
  • Michelle C.heart icon on user image
    Michelle ChenJanuary 23, 2015
    We ordered Mac daddy, fried oyster, burger, and crab cake during restaurant week. Honestly, felt the food is mediocre, nothing special taste okay not fantastic, I probably wouldn't go back again.
  • Marissa M.heart icon on user image
    Marissa McEntireJune 27, 2017
    The Mac daddy was very good.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HollandMay 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wednesdays are $5 martini night.
  • LA76heart icon on user image
    LA76July 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Jeanette A.
    Jeanette AndersonMarch 10, 2013
    Extensive and cleverly named wine list.
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wicked killer Mac and Cheese here. Top 3 in the city. Fo-sho.
  • Nick G.heart icon on user image
    Nick GeorgeJuly 26, 2019
    Great happy hour.
  • Prentiss E.heart icon on user image
    Prentiss Earl IIIApril 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    #best.dessert: chocolate covered gelato w/ EXTRA raspberries
  • Franklin V.
    Franklin VJune 26, 2011
    Travis the bartender is a freaking wizard. Ask him about anything and then order a bees knees
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The patio is completely is underrated. Sit outside!
    Examiner.comJanuary 5, 2011
    Ahi tuna was so tender and tasty it melts like butter on a hot roll. Read more
  • Greg M.heart icon on user image
    Greg MoreyJune 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask Scotty to make you a Golden Cadillac sometime - the way Greg likes it.
  • Hal G.heart icon on user image
    Hal GottfriedDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Spinach Salad - Awesome
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CNovember 17, 2015
    Mussels and happy hour!
  • John K.
    John KrogmanJune 2, 2013
    Kelly our waitress was awesome.
  • Tracyheart icon on user image
    TracySeptember 16, 2016
    Loaded fries
  • Craig S.
    Craig StillmanJanuary 4, 2013
    Great hostess tonight!
  • AMY F.heart icon on user image
    AMY FREEMAN-HOGANNovember 10, 2014
    Crab cakes
  • Anna T.
    Anna TabakhNovember 28, 2011
    Lindsey is the hostess with the mostest!
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