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
Entree was excellent and staff was knowledgeable, but not overly attentive. My wine glass was chipped and it took me quite a while to get someone's attention to replace it.
Food was very, very good. Dessert wasn't great and I would skip dessert next time I go.
Authentic German/Austrian food done very well. Staff are very pleasant, knowledgeable and professional. After eating at Edelweiss in Colorado Springs earlier this year, my wife and I wanted to look for a similar experience in the metro area. We almost never drive thirty minutes to eat, but have no problem doing so to eat at Grünauer.
We had a group of eight and received excellent service. Staff quite knowledgeable and responsive. Schnitzels, sausages, trout, red cabbage, smoked salmon appetizer and apple strudel: all were beautifully prepared and delicious. Great ambiance, and good beer and wine selection. We enjoyed our evening immensely.
Tried Grünauer for the first time to celebrate our 21st Anniversary. Food was excellent. Everything was made from quality ingredients and tasted great, but arrive hungry because like all Germanic cuisine, the entrees are a bit on the heavy side. Our server and the manager were very attentive, professional and pleasant. The location inside the Freight House is a bit echo-y, but the decor is nice and the interior is very interesting. You pay about what the meal is worth, neither too pricey nor a huge bargain.
Excellent service. Servers are well-trained. You can ask for the recommendation from them. The selections of beer are very good and price is not too high. Their dishes are quite huge and good valued. Desserts are delicious too. We have been there many times and this restaurant never failed us.
We had received gift cards from a friend, and finally decided on a day and time to visit. I can't say enough about what an all around excellent dining experience this was. The ambience was wonderful, the service was superb, and the food was beyond amazing. Our server was tremendously knowledgable about the beer, wine and menu items. Simply a fantastic dining experience!
Had dinner with 3 other guests and 2 of them don't care for. Austrian/German food. Everyone had a different dinner plate and the sizes were very filling. It's a little noisy but getting an accordion player or an small German music-playing band would be fantastic. Btw, 1 of the 2 who didn't like Austrian/German food got converted and definitely wants to return!
My husband and I ate at Grunauer's for the first time last weekend. What a lovely restaurant. The space is very attractive. Although it is a rather spacious dining room, with a very high peaked wooden ceiling, it was nice and quiet . The food and service were excellent. We'll eat there again.
Grunauer's makes schnitzel every bit as good as what we've had in Vienna. The menu is authentic Austrian and all items are good. I'm just stuck on how extraordinarily good they make their schnitzel. Good bar too. Overall, a great dining experience and one of our favorite restaurants in all of Kansas City.
Grünauer never disappoints. This week I took a friend there on he occasion if his 65th birthday. A big one! He wanted something special, but personal and above all, dignified. We each ordered three assorted wursts. The sausages were excellent; the mustard and horseradish divine. Because I have a food allergy, I needed to substitute sautéed spinach for saurkraut. The spinach was prepared expertly. My companion enjoyed crepes for dessert. They were hazelnut cream-filled and according to him, just the right special touch for this memorable dinner.
Arrived a little early, the host greeted my party and seated us immediately at our table. The server, Daniel, was cheerful and very knowledgeable regarding the menu and the German beer selection. The meals were thoroughly enjoyed by each of the five in our party, my selection was the Bauernschmaus. The pork was amazing and the sauerkraut was sweet.
We had a great time at Grunauer this past weekend for brunch. We had a group of 8, and everyone found something to their liking on the menu. The brunch items were outstanding and it was nice being able to order from the lunch menu, too (the Schnitzel was pretty amazing). Highly recommend, for lunch, brunch or dinner !
I have been a Grunauer patron since the restaurant first opened and it is the restaurant where my daughters and I celebrate special occasions. I love the cuisine. We had a friend of our family visiting Kansas City for the first time so we wanted to share our favorite restaurant with her. The food was great but our waitress was terrible. She was not attentive to our table at all though the table next to us received frequent visits from her to attend to their requests. I would add her name but she never introduced herself as is customary by the Grunauer staff.
Excellent Viennese/German fare. Great friendly service. Good beer/Wine selection although I do not personally drink. The schnitzel was top notch as was the spetzel. Wife had salmon special and though I do not particularly care for salmon, I thought it was delicious. Coffee was superb, as was strudel. I will definitely be going back.
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