Affare is a contemporary european restaurant and love to work with our local farmers. Our team is made up of individuals who care and want to make our guests happy.
Our wine list is designed to match Martin's food. Our cocktails are always
seasonal and made with fresh ingredients.
We are also a family restaurant: Husband, wife, and four kids, who all appreciate your support very much! Thank you!
German, European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Endless Mimosas!
Happy Hour: every day fro 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday night: Free Tasting and No Corkage, so feel free to bring your own bottle!
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Menu available. We will gladly deliver and set-up your order.
Lot at 1801 Walnut, and plenty of free street parking on Walnut between 19th and 20th Street.
Valet service can be offered to private parties.
Please call if you feel unsure of where to park. We will be happy to assist you!
Kansas City Street Car Stop right across the street
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Dinners, Live music, Weekend Brunch and so much more!
Please consult our website affarekc.com, or join our family at facebook/affarekc.com!
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Affäre is a modern German restaurant located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. We are a family restaurant that focuses on fresh and local products. Affäre offers an intimate private dining room, adjacent to an enclosed Courtyard, perfect for any event. Contact us for more information.
Affäre Ratings and Reviews
Located near the streetcar line, this re ...
Located near the streetcar line, this restaurant offers a welcome reprieve from the energetic Crossroads area.
During our visit, the chef featured a number of lobster appetizers and entrees. We started with lobster bisque, which was delicious and a definite highlight.
I ordered the Jägerschnitzel, since after all, I was dining at a German restaurant. Portions were huge--easily two meals. As our server suggested, the mushroom sauce is the selling point here. For the price, I considered this dish a great value.
My wife ate the lobster salad as her entree. Again, sauce/dressing was a highlight, as the avocado coulis sold the dish.
Dessert was good though not great. I forget the name; it reminded me of a fluffy cheesecake.
All in all, we had a great meal and enjoyed great service!
Vibrant in every facet. The ambiance wa ...
Vibrant in every facet. The ambiance was urban yet warm. At one point, I think our table was actually sharing food with 2 other unrelated tables. The atmosphere was lively and the staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food and service were incredible. I want to come back next weekend. I've told several friends about Affare. Come for the food, wine, service, and atmosphere-stay for the umlaut above the name :).
We celebrated our son's birthday at Affa ...
We celebrated our son's birthday at Affare. I told the restaurant of this special occasion when I made the reservation. He and his wife arrived first and he was greeted and led to a great table in one of the front windows overlooking Main Street and given a complimentary glass of bubbly. The service was outstanding throughout the evening. No hovering, just there when you needed them. Owner was available for recommendations, which came in especially handy when it came to select wine for the table. She was knowledgable and accommodating. The bottle we settled on, a white semi-dry from Germany, was outstanding. The food was excellent, with moderate helpings nicely presented. Definitely will be returning.
Food was really delicious but both Yelp ...
Food was really delicious but both Yelp and Open Table show a lunch menu. Since Affare no longer serves lunch, the menu items were not available nor is lunch served any longer. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch is served up until about 2:30 p.m., and the menu selections are mostly breakfast items with a few other choices. Since our palates were set for items on the lunch menu, not necessarily breakfast choices, this was disappointing.
This restaurant has been one of my favor ...
This restaurant has been one of my favorites for awhile now. Their seasonal menus (currently lobster) are always tasty and inventive. They have a small plate bar menu as well ( try the Mac & Cheese and the Bacon). Their bartender is quite funny. And the owners, especially Katrina, make you feel at home.
Affare has been on a disrupted traffic a ...
Affare has been on a disrupted traffic area since the streetcar was being developed. The street is now clear but the parking is very unclear. The restaurant needs to advise customers where to park. Other than that, the food was very good and I found a meal that gave me no problems with respect to my gluten intolerance. Excellent trout and my husband enjoyed his duck.
Enjoyed the roasted lobster meal. It was ...
Enjoyed the roasted lobster meal. It was beautifully displayed & quite good! From the start of the evening--sparkling wine, pretzel-type bread with dip, delicious entrees, to dessert--everything was very nice. Great service--very attentive, but not intrusive!! Will definitely return!
My husband is a german food freak, I am ...
My husband is a german food freak, I am not. He loved charcuterie with many meats cheeses, pickles, housemade condies. There were incredible options for all. Butter-crusted trout almande was so yummy, flakey, crunchy and rich. Yes, order applestreusel for dessert even if you'd rather have chocolate (they have that covered extraordinarily well too)
Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and h ...
Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and had a wonderful dining experience. We each had items from their June lobster features after confirming they had flown in fresh that very day. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Love the homemade pretzels!
This is our second experience dining at Affare. The first was lunch (delicious mushroom soup and pretzels, and a bison burger) and it was so good we invited friends to join us.
Wine and beer selection are both great. Two of us tried the flight of rosés, which was a great way to try out some new summer wines.
The complimentary pretzels and sauce are wonderful!
There was a new lobster section of the menu and one of us ordered the Lobster Salad. Nice big chunks of lobster tail and a lobster claw were included and it was light and delicious.
Two people in out party had the half order of trout and thought it was delicious, and a satisfying portion even though it was a half portion.
The remaining diner in our group had the schnitzel and it was also delicious and we all got samples off his plate because it was generous portion.
We split two desserts. The rhubarb dessert was fabulous. The cherry dessert was ok, but not outstanding.
Our server was attentive, even though he had multiple tables.
We want to go back and try the happy hour next.
Bonus...it's right on the new streetcar line. Super convenient for those of us that live downtown.
It was wonderful
My friend and I visited Affare on my last night in Kansa City. I sincerely wish that I had found it earlier in my two years with the city. We had a late Sunday dinner (reservation was for 8:30). There was another couple in he back part of the restaurant near us and a larger table near the front. We took our time enjoying the delicious wine, food, and dessert. Through it all, the staff never rushed us and made us feel very comfortable. It really was the perfect dinner slot for my last night in KC.
We dined at Affare on the Monday of the ...
We dined at Affare on the Monday of the Memorial Day weekend. There were not many people in the restaurant, which was too bad because we thought the whole experience was great. It being springtime, we indulged in a full pound of white spargel with drawn butter and potatoes. For the rest of the meal, we stuck with salads: (spring affare and a smoked spinach salad which actually was smoking); the pea and quark ravioli and the Leipziger Allelei, as spring vegetable medley. After all this, we stuck with ice cream for dessert. Since Affare is a German focused restaurant, we were delighted to select a nice Riesling Kabinett from the wine list. We enjoyed the meal and attribute the lack of patrons to the holiday.
We've never had a bad experience at Affa ...
We've never had a bad experience at Affare. Katrin and Martin are a fantastic team, and their passion for what they do can't help but shine in every masterpiece that was brought to our table. All of our friends and family are knocked off of their feet when we bring them here. If you haven't been able to catch the white asparagus, go! Go now!
They take care to make sure their staff is a family of friendly and knowledgeable individuals who are also passionate about what they do. They make the entire experience so much more enjoyable. Very knowledgeable staff who can help you navigate through a wonderfully extensive wine list.
Thank you for giving us a home away from home, especially for someone who isn't handy around her in the kitchen! You guys have been a lifesaver on numerous holidays and special occasions! I wouldn't go anywhere else to celebrate special events with my family.
Great food, but not service.
My wife and I chose the special menu with wine pairings. The food was outstanding, but the wine pairings were delivered well after the food. Rather than let the food get cold, we ate the courses and drank the wine when it was delivered much later.
Affare is AMAZING
Affare is a must. I am not German, I had no idea what to expect and if I would even like it. I have lived in KC my whole life and had never tried this place... and now I wish I hadn't waited so long! The food was amazing. The three of us each ordered something different so we could try different things. I had the duck dish.. sooooo good.. the strip sirloin was delicious, and the trout was so yummy (that butter sauce.. YUM). You have to try this place.. even picky eaters will love the amazing flavors that Affare brings to the table.
The food at Affare is incredible. Everything is delicious and unique, and very easy to enjoy. The service is wonderful. Everyone from the owner to the waiter is very friendly, helpful and nice. The atmosphere is very nice without being stuffy. It is a real treat to come to Affare.
I made a reservation for Mothers Day after failing to get one any where else. Pleasantly surprised...nice atmosphere...good service...excellent food. Most memorable dish was the smoked spinach salad...maybe one of the top 5 dishes I have ever had. They have an eclectic menu and my wife said she loved it for this reason. Only nick's are they brought our bread after the salads and the total price was a little high due mostly to their lack of an inexpensive bottle of wine. Mid tier wine was $80.
We were there on Mothers Day but ordered off the regular brunch menu, the food was very good, the service was a tad bit lacking, waiter seemed a bit distracted. I would gladly dine here again as it offers something different from other restaurants.
Great Mother's Day Brunch
Took my wife and our 6-month old son there for Mother's Day Brunch and had a great time. Has wonderful food and intimate experience. They also gave my wife a chocolate covered strawberry for Mother's Day. My wife thoroughly enjoyed herself and had a great first Mother's Day.
A versatile, upscale place to dine
I took my wife and 8 month old for Mother's Day brunch. Affare hit the perfect balance of upscale class and being kid friendly without seeming like a homely family restaurant. In the heart of the Crossroads district and right next to one of the new streetcar stops, the location is very "Kansas City." We had bloody mary's and morning cocktails which were each excellent, and the food was amazing. I had the spring quiche and she had the waffles. The service was great, prompt, and friendly. Overall, it felt like a special place to go out that also made it okay to feel like a cool adult while bringing your kid along. We'll be back for a date night!
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