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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
After living in Germany for over a year, I am always on the look-out for good German food. Gruenauer hit the spot. Their schnitzel was outstanding. My husband ordered the trout and loved it, and my daughter had a pot-roasted beef dish (Tafelspitz) that was outstanding...melt in your mouth, flavorful beef with root vegetables. Our waitress knew the menu very well and was able to recommend wine and food that we all ended up enjoying perfectly. We will definitely return to enjoy the food, good service and lovely ambience at Gruenauer.
First time to visit. Date night for my spouse and I. The ambiance was great and the food was delicious! Our waiter was knowledgeable, polite, gracious and friendly. He was also patient with our questions. We had a very enjoyable experience and will definitely return!
Grunauer is a great restaurant. I have been to Austria and Germany and their food id as authentic as any German restaurant I have ever been in. The service was great and Gruauer has a very extensive beer and wine menu. I would recommend Grunauer to anyone that wants great, authentic German/Austrian food.
We were shopping at Halls and two salesmen there recommended the restaurant. As we are not from Kansas City, we appreciated their helping us make a reservation. We had great German and Austrian beer. I had the Bohemian Wild Mushroom Goulash. It was perfectly seasoned and delicious. My husband had local sausages and the best pomme frites we've had on this side of the Atlantic. Great decor and atmosphere.
It was disappointing for 2/3 diners. One diner did enjoy his meal. He had the Jäger Schnitzel Vom Schwein- Pork scallopini with a mushroom cream sauce served with spinach spätzle and liked it a lot. I had the beet salad and the beets were undercooked and it was not a particularly inspiring salad. The service was good.
Been here before, the Schnitzel is always amazing. We requested the patio on the reservation for my friend's birthday and they totally accommodated us on a busy First Friday. We had the pretzel and chicken strips for and appetizer, both were good. My friend had the steak medallions (loved it) and my other friend had the paprika chicken (she did not care for it), but she is kind of strange and picky when it comes to food. I had the spinach stuffed schnitzel.
The staff was super friendly and punctual. Our waitress was really knowledgeable about not just the menu, but the very extensive wine menu and paired a wine that fit both of our meal choices perfectly. The atmosphere was very romantic and the noise level was quiet. I could not have been luckier. My husband found the perfect place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Thank you to you and the entire staff (including your chefs, our meals were AMAZING!), who made this memorable event just that, something we will forever cherish! - with much love and gratitude, Mr. & Mrs. Hiegert
We had the most amazing time here! Enjoyed a couple of Austrian beers in the beirgarten and our sever, Shawn, was extremely pleasant and helpful in explaining the menu and offering a lot of suggestions for Kansas City touring in general. Great dinner! Tasty and pleasant evening. We loved the potato and cucumber salad as well as the cheese and sausage fritters on the bar appetizers menu. My schnitzel was also delicious.
The key for an ethnic restaurant is to replicate the native flavors and dishes. While this can be difficult, Grunauer's menu, beer selections and taste mimic their namesake in Vienna impeccably. From schnitzel to goulash, the dishes transported our group from a Kansas City restaurant to an Austrian Gasthaus.
We made a reservation about an hour before we came and were seated quickly when we arrived. The restaurant shares a parking area with several good eating places, so allow walking time. My wife and I shared the spaetzle for an appetizer, she had a glass of wine, and we shared a snittzel. No dessert. The food was excellent, the service very good, and the timber frame environment nice. and maybe I am getting old, but 62 bucks for all of that, including a tip, for sharing one appetizer, sharing one entree, and a single glass of wine and water, seemed a bit high.
First time here and loved the Freight House historic setting. My wife's family is from Austria and the food was spot on authentic. Delicious! Service was outstanding with a little history from our waiter on the building and area. The crepes were a nice touch for a dessert. Will definitely go back for another special occasion.
We invited friends as a gift to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Chef Matthias Seyfrid made a special Bavarian dish for all of us as well as a couple of other items. Our waiter, Anthony, was amiable and very helpful throughout our long lunch. Sehr Gemutlich!
Outstanding. We have wanted to come to Grunauer for about a year now. It was preconcert dining and did not disappoint. The service was great, food high quality with large portions, a lot to choose from and the dining room is beautiful. Can't wait to dine again!
Came here for an anniversary lunch date with our almost 2-year-old after the babysitter canceled on us. Excellent service and the server knew how to cater to toddlers--lidded cup, extra napkins, small appetizer utensils, etc., and she didn't make us feel guilty for bringing her along! The food was outstanding--he had the goulash, I had the sausage sampler. Kiddo had the backhendl (fried chicken and French fries) and we are looking forward to having the leftovers! I'd go back in a heartbeat, with and without the kiddo.
We had a wonderful meal, and my wife's trout was outstanding. She was here for her birthday, and she loves trout, and the fish was cooked to perfection. We would probably come more often, if there were more fish entres. But I know that Germany and Austria are noted for their meats and sausages. My wife eats fish more than meat.
We had eel, when we visited Germany and the Czech Rep., so that seems to be popular there. It was really excellent. I guess they aren't popular here, but we really loved them Central Europe.
The Grunauer Veltliner spritzer with cucumbers was a hit with my wife. We even had to buy some of the cucumber liquor later, do we could make more ourselves at home this Summer.
Overall, a very lovely evening. We will definitely come back.
Grunauer is a wonderful place for truly authentic Viennese cuisine. We savored every bite from the wursts and freshly baked pretzels to start our meal, to the perfect schnitzels and sublime flavors of the Goulash. Such a treat! I can't wait to go back and try something new.
The food was pretty good, and the wine list had good variety. The service was outstanding. Honestly, some of the best service I have had at any restaurant. Our server was friendly, charming, clearly knowledgeable about the menu and the specials, but not clingy.
I reserved a booth for 2 for Fathers Day. We were told booths needed to be for 4 people & were taken to a table for 2 overlooking the parking lot. We declined and sat in the bar. Had I known we couldn't reserve a booth, we would have dined elsewhere. What are reservations for? People without any reservation were seated!
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