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Grünauer is a classic Viennese style restaurant with Central European influences of German, Hugarian, and international specialties. Peter Grünauer, executive chef, his son Nicholas, and daughter Elisabeth opened Grünauer in May of 2010. Peter is from Austria and his brother and sister still run their family restaurant in the Neubau region of Vienna. The menu offers simple straight-forward, and affordable cuisine high-lighting some of the best cuisine Central Europe has to offer. The menu here is meant to satisfy every customer that walks in the door. The Wunder Bar offers an array of wines, beer, and spirits unlike any other restaurant in Kansas City. The authentic Biergarten outside is one of kind as well. There is no other place in the city to match the atmosphere of Grünauer. We pride ourselves on offering the best customer service and knowledge of our product. We want to offer you a fine dining experience with a family feel so, make a reservation today!
Historic Freight House
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; DINNER: Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday:4:00pm - 11:00pm; BRUNCH: Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm (brunch menu served ALL DAY) WUNDER BAR: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am Sunday: 11:30am-9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Come in this Sunday September 18th! We are having an authenic pig roast and Miles Bonny will be playing on the patio! Also 2nd ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST SEPTEMBER 30TH-OCTOBER 2ND!!! Call to inquire for more details!!
Grünauer Ratings and Reviews
The service was great. The food was good though not exactly like the schnitzel we had in Germany but still very good and authentic. A little pricey for us to go very often. Loved the cucumber salad. I would recommend the restaurant to NY one looking for quality German/Austrian food.
This is the best meal my husband and I have had in the last year. The white asparagus soup was "one of the top five best bites of food I have ever had" - very savory. Nothing disappointed. My husband's late mother was German, and the cuisine at Grunauers is authentic German food like his mom prepared growing up.
The food at Grunauer is Austrian/German. We can recommend the Schweinebraten (pork loin) and the Cordon Bleu Schnitzel. The red cabbage is authentically good- as good as my German grandma's. The beet, arugula and goat cheese salad was wonderful, with red and gold beets - we ordered that as an appetizer. They had a special cherry-strawberry cobbler with ice cream that three of us split for dessert, and we loved that too. The beer is good and so is the coffee. It is fun to eat here if you love German food. Perfect for pre theater dinner and only a few blocks from the Kauffman Center.
There were 3 of us in our group. Two of us enjoyed our meals very much. They ran between $20-$25. The third person, my mom, did not like their food. It was the "Special". Schnitzel with noodles. My mom is from Germany and thought the sauce was bland and there were too many noodles. To her surprise, the "special" that wasnt very good to her, was $31. She was disappointed in the meal and definitely the price.
My experience was amazing! The food was awesome and the staff was top notch. Earlier in the day I brought in some flowers for my date and wanted them to be on the table when we showed up for dinner. My special request was followed perfectly even though I changed my reservation time twice. I will definitely be going back again. The food was super flavorful and tender.
A friend and her family came into town for her birthday. Our party had 4 adults and 4 kids. The service was awesome. The food was delicious. A++ will come again. I do appreciate that the waiter was very patient with us and with the kids (who were pretty well behaved considering they were tired and took a lean on the table). Thank you for a terrific evening.
Hadn't eaten at Grunauers in a while and was once again very glad we ate there.
The white asparagus appetizer was excellent. Great flavors!! Special that night was Sauerbrauten...excellent flavor, good portion size, wonderful sauerkruat. My wife's beef dish in a large bowl with a consomme-like broth and vegetables was also excellent. Interesting wine choices. Great martini too. Will be back but take less time doing so.
By the way...as Spring warms up even more the outdoor seating at Grunauers is wonderful. Particularly if you like great beer. Added bonus...train watching.
Special appetizer of white and green asparagus wrapped in a crepe and covered with a mild cheese sauce wonderful but a little pricey.
Schnitzel stuffed with cheese and mushrooms served with red cabbage fantastic for me as was the Schnitzel stuffed with creamed spinach that my wife ordered.
A lot of food for the price - brought home enough for a second meal.
Classy ambiance of brick, wood and white tablecloths and NO TV's in the dining area.
We will definitely return.
What a find: authenic German food, served in ample portions; a knowledgeable and helpful wait staff; full wine list; historic location and delicious! We enjoy taking the recommendations of the house and have not been disappointed. Only wish we could afford to dine here more often - ranks in our top three in area
We were seated quickly - we had a reservation, however, there seemed to be a miscommunication of who our waiter was going to be. We waited a good 7 minutes without water or even a hello after being seated.
After the initial 7 minutes, we were asked if we wanted drinks. We ordered a small appetizers also.
Drinks came, but no bread. Everyone else had bread...We ended up having to ask for it.
Refills were few and far between. A little disappointed about the wait service.
The food came in a timely manner. It smelled and looked great. As I dove into my pomme fries, i realized how cold they were. Not warm, but COLD.
I immediately asked the waiter for something else. It seemed as if he may have suspected them to be cold by his tone and facial expression. Nonetheless, he came back promptly with something HOT and boy was it delicious.
Overall, we were very satisfied. Next time, Ill make sure to ask for a more experienced and better bedside table manner waiter.
Oh and the atmosphere inside was interesting, but pleasant.
This was our first time at the restaurant and we LOVED it!! the atmosphere was great, the food was excellent and the service was AMAZING!! Matt our server was VERY knowledgeable about the whole menu ,wines and beers. We really enjoyed ourselves and will most defiantly go back and brings friends next time!
We are never disappointed when we go to Grunauer's. We lived in Germany for seven years and this is as authentic as you can get this side of an Octoberfest. The food was great and the beer excellent with a very good selection. The wine list is varied so no matter what your taste you will find the wine that will go nicely with your food. Dessert was perfect, not too big but very filling. A wonderful evening.
Restaurant was exceptional! Waiter was very patient and paced our meal beautifully- never felt rushed. My wife had the special of the day, sauerbraten and it was so tender you could cut it with a fork. Went her as part of our anniversary trip to KC. All the ingredients were so fresh! Will definitely recommend to friends, family and anyone looking for Authentic Austrian menu.
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