Historic Freight House
Kansas City, MO 64108
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, 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
Our second time here, this time for Vale ...
Our second time here, this time for Valentine's Day. The food is absolutely phenomenal. Pretty authentic as well. Beers and wines you won't find many other places in the city. Awesome atmosphere. Definitely worth the money and we can't wait to go back.
My wife and I ate here for an early Vale ...
My wife and I ate here for an early Valentines date. The food was great. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in suggestions for what to eat. The waiter was also helpful in assisting us in selecting a wine for dinner. The restaurant was comfortable and not overly crowded or noisy even with a couple of large parties in the dining room. I highly recommend Grunauer for a change of pace in food selection.
Grunauer is one of my go-to restaurants ...
Grunauer is one of my go-to restaurants in KC for business or casual dining. Phenomenal service and food. The bar is small, but nice, and you can make a meal of drinks, appies, and dessert if you like. Don't forget to save room for apple struedel... the best this side of the Shoenbrun Castle in Vienna!
We go to Grunauer every year for our ann ...
We go to Grunauer every year for our anniversary and everything is always fantastic. It is a little pricey but the food is incredible. Take your time and get something that you like. I recommend the smoked salmon for appetizer!!
We went to Gunauer to celebrate Valentin ...
We went to Gunauer to celebrate Valentine's Day. I ordered the jaeger schnitzel and my husband ordered the special, which was beef in a red wine sauce. Both were very good. We shared the strudel for dessert and I was stuffed! The service was good too!
Was there in June with my niece and her ...
Was there in June with my niece and her husband, at that time we enjoyed the food and restaurant. This visit we took my sister, my niece's mom, to enjoy what they had enjoyed.. My sister lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
My family introduced me to this restaura ...
My family introduced me to this restaurant for my birthday, and I'm so glad they chose it! The Austrian cuisine was fabulous from the Schnitzels to the Sausages and the Gulasch. But, my favorite was the Schweinebraten, which was topped off by the Apple Strudel for dessert that was equally devine (enough for three to share). I also enjoyed my first Underberg which I didn't see on the menu, but our fabulous server was happy to oblige us. The ambiance is wonderful and such a beautiful interior. We all plan to go back and take others!
I wanted to be more impressed with Gruna ...
I wanted to be more impressed with Grunauer than I was. We spent 3 weeks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2 years ago. Hoping for a reunion of sorts.
Not much in the atmosphere when you walk in or sit to say "Austrian" food. Service was excellent. The menu had many selections and I had the special wiener shnitzel stuffed with mushrooms and cheese. It was ok. A little over cooked and dry. My wife had the shoulder roast in a paprika sauce that was much better.
We are going to try Grunauer again. Hoping we find something we are crazy about.
Service was much faster than anticipated ...
Service was much faster than anticipated - in and out in less than an hour, which was good since we were headed to a show. Dishes were excellent and wine selection was good. Crowded and busy but didn't feel too bad with reservation. Wouldn't go here as a walk-in.
We had a fabulous German style dinner he ...
We had a fabulous German style dinner here. Our waiter, Daniel was outstanding. He explained each of the menu items and answered all of our questions. The wait staff is attentive without being disruptive. Great ambience and a special evening for us. We will definitely be back!
Went to the KC Grunauer to celebrate a n ...
Went to the KC Grunauer to celebrate a new job. Had a great dinner. From appetizer to dessert, all the dishes were delicious. We tasted a little bit from each others plates and everything was very tasty. We ate a little early, but at 6pm on a Thursday, there were seats available and the service was excellent.
Service was exceptional. Food was perfe ...
Service was exceptional. Food was perfection. I came at the tail end of KC Restaurant week and didn't have high expectations and was blown away,e even with ordering off of the prix fixed menu. I cannot wait to come back and order off of the regular menu. Also really enjoyed the wine which was very priced very well.
Service was far from attentive, I waited ...
Service was far from attentive, I waited at least 10 min. with tepid at best food. I even made eye contact with our waiter several times, but she went the other way so she could get the other items, and not have to put herself out by making two trips. When the food was brought back it was quite good! The restaurant has a very good menu with plenty of choices.
My husband and I dined at Grunauer durin ...
My husband and I dined at Grunauer during Restaurant Week to try something new. We were not disappointed. We each ordered from the special menu (beef shoulder with mashed potatoes and sauteed Brussels sprouts). OMG. We were in heaven. With the lunch pricing and the fact that we hadn't eaten breakfast, we each ordered another entree. And it came with dessert. The chocolate dessert was tasty, but the apple dessert was AMAZING. Our server was knowledgeable and checked on us frequently without being a nuisance. Several other servers took away our plates and filled our water glasses seamlessly. With a packed dining room, their teamwork showed me what exceptional service really is. I am making another reservation as I type.
We have been to Grunauers a number of ti ...
We have been to Grunauers a number of times, but this time visited during restaurant week and had the beef dish which was fantastic, the Brussel sprouts were wonderful as well. The dessert we chose, the Viennese pancakes was a little disappointing, tasty but not a pretty dessert. Our server was outstanding, Matthew was attentive and informative about the menu. He also got special kudos for packaging the leftover beef with two lovely pieces of bread for a sandwich presentation. Charming place, with interesting and well prepared food, I recommend it!
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