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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
Food was awesome! Had some of the brats and the a la granuer schnitzel. Only problem was the service. Took them a while to greet us at our table- about 10 minutes. We had a big group of 8 and we all agreed our server was not friendly. She kept making some snide comments.. for example, someome was drinking their water fast and she says you know you can just fill your glass up on your own (from the water pitcher at the table). Also after dinner we stuck around for 30 min just talking at the table, and she kept looking over giving us mean looks and making comments to another server. Anyways, food was great, service just needed a lot of improvement.
This is a GREAT place for dinner and drinks. Take it slow and enjoy the German/Austrian/Kansas City vibe that was both cosmopolitan and country. Great food which most decidedly falls in the comfort food category with surprises that would delight foodies and aficionados alike. Great local and imported draft bier choices with a good selection of wines. The sausage, spätzle, and sauerkraut are everything a German-o-file could wish for. The selection of local artisan cheeses was delicious and added a piquant change to the comforting savoriness of the food. And the streusel was pleasingly un-sweet. Much closer to European tastes than expected. Along with the fresh (unsweetened) house made whipped cream it was a crisp finish to a delightful meal.
Absolutely love this restaurant... it doesn't get enough review, but the staff is great, love the beer selection and the food is wonderful. it's a bit more in the "pricey" range, so it's more of a special event restaurant than an every day dining opportunity, but a gem none the less! Thanks for the great beer recommendations!
Food was great. Though, their Pomme Frittes were not traditional German. They were just seasoned fries but, that was the worst of it.
I had the KasePatzle, which was amazing!
My husband had the Jager Schnitzel and he loved it.
We also had a bottle of Riesling wine. 2013 Kesseler, which was perfect with the food.
The dining room is open. A mix of modern and a bit of old-being in the Freight district. But, it was a bit loud being so open. Not too horrible tho.
The staff was excellent. Very attentive and they made every effort to make it special for our Anniversary.
We had a dinner-out date, and then lunch and a late-afternoon strudel and coffee with out-of-town friends, all within two days. Food and service was exceptional every time. The menus are authentic, the beer and wine selections are both tasteful and cuisine-complementary, and the ambience is perfect. We'll be back - and often!
This was our first dining experience at Grunauer, and it was a very good one. Although we are a small group of 4 our tastes are very diverse, including a vegetarian. There were excellent choices on the menu for each of us, and the waiter did an outstanding job of guiding each of us through the "best" entrees to match our respective menu options. The appetizers and salads we selected and shared were also very good complement to the entrees. The wine and beer selection is fairly extensive and there are many choices to pair with the food. This restaurant is true to it's Austrian heritage, a joy to experience, and one we will want to return to again!
Solid dinner across the board. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and drinks. We had the Räucherlachs (smoked salmon) and Gebackene Champignons (fried mushrooms) to start. Most folks got a salad, either Grünkohlsalat (Kale) or Rübensalat (Beet). A variety of entrees were ordered: Esterhazy Rostbraten (steak and potatoes), Bandnudeln (butternut squash pasta), and Forelle ala Neubau (trout) along with spaetzle and red cabbage as sides. All were good. We finished with the apple strudel. Again, excellent. If you are not drinking alcohol, try Almdudler, an Austrian soft drink.
We went to Grunauer to thank my mother in law for watching our kids so much. She's quite German and loved the food, especially the spaetzle and schnitzel. Waitress was a bit slow but very busy so forgivable. Kids (11 and 8) ordered from adult menu (no kids menu) and loved their choices. We will go again as a family!
Very good, authentic Austrian-German food, much like what I used to have overseas. The Jägerschnitzel over späetzle was outstanding, my husband enjoyed his gulasch (too much paprika for my taste), and his son had a trio of sausages that were tasty. The ambience was pleasant, and our server was efficient, except when she left during the drink order forgetting to take one person's order. Just a little thing. I would definitely go back when in KC.
Wonderful place for a date. To my sweetheart there before the dinner rush. Very quiet and nice place to chat. Great food and priced well... you get what you pay for...(except for the hot tea... it's $4 a bag so be careful... we spent $12 on tea... little dumb... next time BYO teabags and ask for hot water)
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