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!
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), 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
Food was fantastic. Service was great; b ...
Food was fantastic. Service was great; bar was fantastic and the bill was reasonable. The only thing to detract was the dining room was hot- probably 80 degrees. It was July and the high that day had been 100, but it was just warm enough to notice.
Otherwise, it was a wonderful dining experience.
First time at an authentic Austrian rest ...
First time at an authentic Austrian restaurant. The beer selection was great. The various sausages were delicious. The cured meat was a GOOD appetizer. The bacon, sausage and smoked ham main course was plate licking good. Will have to come back to try the rest of the menu.
As a corporate pilot who travels all ove ...
As a corporate pilot who travels all over the world I was looking for something a little out of the ordinary in K.C. to meet up with family/friends and Grünauer was spot on!! Great atmosphere and feel to this restaurant. The staff was excellent as well as the food. Everyone in the group enjoyed our time that evening and I'm sure, when back in K.C. and full of BBQ, we will venture back in...Maybe even before the BBQ?!
Very disappointed in the food! My husb ...
Very disappointed in the food! My husband chose to celebrate his birthday with our family at Grunauer. Admittedly, we had not been there in a year. We had previously enjoyed the food and were looking forward to a wonderful dinner. That most definitely was not the case! Had it been just one entree, we would have assumed that it was a fluke. However, the Backhendl, Cordon Bleu, and two orders of Veal Schnitzel were all equally bad. They were overcooked, over breaded, and very dry. We were used to being able to cut our entrees with forks. These were so tough, that even the sharp knives provided needed very firm pressure to cut the meat. On the positive, the red cabbage was fantastic. In fact, it became the main part of our dinners. We had the Apfelstrudel and the mushroom appetizer. They were good. The service was good and our server, Adam B., was very attentive.
My husband and I both hold Grunauer in h ...
My husband and I both hold Grunauer in high regard. Their food and service are consistently fantastic. It's hard to believe we found a place where we know that we will be satisfied with the entire experience every single time. Our server on Saturday was Daniel and he was awesome. Very helpful and personable. My husband and I order the A la Grunauer schnitzel for every visit - it's SO GOOD! We want to try other entrees but find it very hard to veer from our most favorite dish. We do like to try different appetizers and desserts each time around and we are never disappointed. I highly recommend treating yourself by going to this restaurant.
We always enjoy the food. The restauran ...
We always enjoy the food. The restaurant is reliable in that the food tastes great no matter what you order or even if you order the same item at each visit. Many times restaurants can be "hit or miss". My Gin Martini tasted wonderful and was definitely not watered down. The only miss on the drink is that I asked for a twist of lime and received a twist of lemon instead without explanation.
A Perennial Favorite
A quite-delicious dinner. Prompt seating, even on a First Friday. My wife and I both had the house salad which had an excellent balance of dressing and greens. The cucumbers in the salad had the seeds removed - a nice touch. My wife had the jaegerschnitzel and she gave me a few bites. Extremely tender, perfectly breaded, and the sauce was superb. Loved the spaetzle -- just the right amount of al dente. I had the Hungarian goulash (pork). The sauce was flavorful but I would have preferred just a bit more paprika. The pork was well-cooked. The richness of the dish was nicely offset by the piquant sauerkraut covering it. The bread dumpling had a nice caraway flavor but was extremely dense and not particularly good at helping with the sauce.
We shared an apple strudel which was absolutely fabulous. (Disclosure: I've had Grunauer's apple strudel many times before and it's a favorite of mine.) The whipped cream was not overly sweet and served as a lovely contrast to the acidic flavor of the apples and the flaky pastry. Although a bit of cinnamon might be welcome, it is very successful without.
Dinner was accompanied by a KC Bier Helles lager....quite malty and a slight bit shy of hops but very refreshing and a good selection with my entree.
We expected More
The assigned server never showed. The staff present did there best. The food was not a good value; we found one dish seasoned to near bitterness; another dish was sent back and another dish ordered. The third dish was over breaded and needed sauce that it lacked.
Couldn't have been more pleased.
Our server is one of the kindest people I've met and the food was truly unbelievable. This is one of the restaurants which have absolutely blown me away. We had the smoked salmon appetizer, braised beef, creamed spinach stuffed pork, and swiss roll dessert and each one of them was outstanding.
The atmosphere was charming, the food wa ...
The atmosphere was charming, the food was wonderful but the best part was that we had a waiter who had been there since the opening and was very knowledgeable in regards to the menu which made this our first but not last visit a wonderful experience!!!!
We ate here on a Friday night and enjoye ...
We ate here on a Friday night and enjoyed our food very much. My companion started with the soup of the day, beer cheese, and i had the vichysoisse. Delicious. He had a schnitzel and i had the trout and it was all good. Our server gave me a wine recommendation which turned out very well. The restaurant is in the freight house district so it has a nice, old world appearance. Service was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Parking can be a challenge. It is a shared parking lot, so you might have to walk.
As always: my absolute MUST GO in Kansas ...
As always: my absolute MUST GO in Kansas City. Try the "Jausenbrettl" cold cuts, the Schnitzel's, the goulash stew, and the fantastic local brewed beer to wash it all down with. 5 stars for the food!! Would (and will) return anytime.
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