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 from 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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Interesting takes on German classics. E ...
Interesting takes on German classics. Excellent wine and beer list. Loved the window table and the quiet, conversation-friendly environment. Our server was prompt but not overly invasive. My soup, a mushroom concoction with a delicate basil foam, was excellent. The schnitzel with spàtzle was quite good. My dining companion pronounced his scallops very good.
Perfection connotes flawless and I'm not ...
Perfection connotes flawless and I'm not sure that does justice to the whole experience. The service (thank you Maddie-I may have misspelled that) was so great. Maddie was a co-creator of the meal and wine choices. The energy buzz was stimulating and the ambiance was a dining partner. I will be back. BTW, I have been a few times and it is always a great and new experience.
We haven't been to Affare for a few year ...
We haven't been to Affare for a few years, but really enjoyed our last experience and thought we'd like to go again. We went on a weeknight. When we arrived for our 7:00 reservation there was no one at the host stand. I waited for several minutes before anyone came to greet me...even though the restaurant was nearly empty. Our waitress was not very knowledgeable about the food nor was she very polished. The manager was great and educated us on some wines they had recently acquired. The food selection sounded delicious. Unfortunately my dish was kind of blah, under seasoned and a little tough to cut (veal). My husband had the duck breast which was awesome! The pretzel bread w/spread and pickled butternut squash was fantastic as was our dessert. Overall an ok experience, but not top of my list.
I went with my parents to celebrate my d ...
I went with my parents to celebrate my dad's birthday and the food was fantastic. Definitely things I don't eat every day but making somewhat unique foods totally delicious! Our server was friendly and personable. She had great recommendations on beer and food and did a good job of checking in with us while giving us space. The ambiance is industrial chic and had cool paintings on the wall, a KC mural and was playing Casablanca on the TVs over the bar. It was a perfect night. We can't wait to come back!
The food as always was spectacular. The ...
The food as always was spectacular. The Fall Affare salad and FoieGras appetizers were delicious and looked perfect. I had the Quark and pea ravioli. Not a dish I normally get but was a tasty spin. Try the green tea sorbet, it was so refreshing!
Chose this restaurant because we wanted ...
Chose this restaurant because we wanted to find some German style food and this place was fairly well rated. We tried the wine paring menu. I was disappointed that the portions were small and the food generally was not German Style. To my surprise the first course was sweet, as a diabetic I chose not to eat this (and the sugar base was not mentioned on the menu). The main course consisted of beef short ribs, salmon, and ?! I will say the wines paired with each course was excellent and they kept the amount of wine served low so you would not be drunk at the end of service. I am glad we tried it, but probably will not go back!
Affare is one of my favorite restaurants ...
Affare is one of my favorite restaurants in KC. Katrin is a most gracious hostess and Martin is a wonderful chef. The food is always interesting, seasonal and delicious. I recommend it for a special date, or just an evening out...you will never be disappointed!!!
Celebrated my 50th birthday here with fa ...
Celebrated my 50th birthday here with family and it was the best ever!! Owners Martin & Katrin Heuser know how to take care of their guests and make a special occasion even more special! The hazelnut chocolate torte cake was beautiful and amazingly delicious! Not too heavy! The trout was the best I've ever had as well as the bison tenderloin! The kids menu was perfect for my kind of picky 13 year old who typically is a noodles or cheeseburger kid! Can't wait to go back! Don't miss Wednesday Wine tastings!!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our ...
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our brunch experience last Sunday. The service was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We were seated behind the curtains in the bar area, elevating our casual brunch date to a romantic event. The food was fresh and delicious. The best schnitzel and butterspaetzle I have had
Experience is always amazing every time ...
Experience is always amazing every time we go. The staff are incredibly hospitable and attentive. The chef knows what he's doing! So creative and innovative, incorporating traditional German recipes from his family into a modern day menu with something for every one. Well done, Martin! Katrin always makes time to come out and say hello and makes everyone feel like guests in her home, not a restaurant. So many wonderful memories for a family that made here!
We were there just for drinks and appeti ...
We were there just for drinks and appetizers and the charcuterie and brats plates were wonderful. Loved the vintage cocktail glasses and the great selection of German beers. Maddie was an awesome server - great recommendations!
Every time we eat at Affare I ask myself ...
Every time we eat at Affare I ask myself why I'm not here more often! The food is consistently excellent, wait staff and owners are such nice people and I can usually get a reservation with OpenTable - even last minute! We had the "Cut" (charcuterie board) for the first time and I KNOW this will be a re-order at next visit.
First time visit to the location. The me ...
First time visit to the location. The menu was diverse and the staff flexible. I like Foie Gras and they came up with a way to serve me even though it was on their Brunch menu and not the dinner menu. They have a home made mustard that is incredible. We'll be back.
We had the meat and cheese tray on the a ...
We had the meat and cheese tray on the appetizer menu. It was very good. The food was well presented with nice portions but not ridiculously sized. Dessert was fabulous. We were there for a Saturday night dinner and there was a large group behind us which was a little loud. They also have a nice bar area with couches.
Affare has an innovative menu and a genu ...
Affare has an innovative menu and a genuinely pleasing ambience. I am so grateful that it survived the disruptions caused by the streetcar construction and hope that KC visitors enjoying our newest feature stop to sample its amazing offerings.
The food is a work of art and extremely ...
The food is a work of art and extremely pleasing to the palate. You don't expect this kind of cuisine affiliated with German food, there's a hint of the German flair but really, the chef is an extraordinary artist. I loved the lobster risotto, the vegetable plate was spectacular, I highly suggest eating at this restaurant.
I suppose our big complaint is that it w ...
I suppose our big complaint is that it was described as German cuisine. There weren't many traditional German items on the menu and the ambiance was not German at all. The food was "okay", but definitely not worth the price. After having spent two years in Germany, we really wanted to love it, but it fell way short. We'll be making the drive into The Square in Independence for German cuisine.
Who knew? An impeccable and inventive G ...
Who knew? An impeccable and inventive German restaurant using local ingredients in the Crossroads district of Kansas City at one of the stops of the new free Kansas City Street Car. Hidden behind the walls of a nondescript exterior is one of the finest meals that I've ever experienced. Wow!
The menu here has changed from tradition ...
The menu here has changed from traditional German to German with a twist. We came hoping for the traditional German we enjoyed last time we dined here. The food is still excellent quality just not what we were hoping for. Service was good, although we had to wait awhile for our ticket. Maybe the server was just trying not to rush us. We did have to ask for several things which at these prices, should have been anticipated by server. Prices seem a little high for what you get.
We booked for a dinner party of 18 (busi ...
We booked for a dinner party of 18 (business dinner). All other restaurants in the area were already booked and we are so glad to have found this hidden gem! The food presentation was lovely, our server was friendly and attentive, and the drinks were amazingly delicious. Everyone in my party commented how delicious their food was.
I would highly recommend to those looking to book a large group in the Kansas City Downtown area!
My food was delicious and my drink a "I' ...
My food was delicious and my drink a "I'll have another" was excellent! Most of my party loved what they were served too but some complained of the higher price. The dish I had was of one of the lower priced items, about $16 for the trout, which I was very pleased with how it was cooked.
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