Kansas City, MO 64108
Here at Affäre, we are proud to offer our guests a modern German dining experience.
We believe in cooking farm to table food and source our products and produce from local farms and suppliers in the Kansas City area. Our seasonal menu is always fresh, with a contemporary german influence.
German, European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Endless Mimosas!
Happy Hour: every day from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday night: Free Tasting and No Corkage, so feel free to bring your own bottle!
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Menu available. Please call us to discuss your needs with us.
Lot at 1801 Walnut, and plenty of free street parking on Walnut between 19th and 20th Street.
Parking Garage at the corner of 19th & Walnut; available after 5pm; small fee
Valet service can be offered to private parties.
Please call if you feel unsure of where to park. We will be happy to assist you!
Kansas City Street Car Stop right across the street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Parties, Weekend Brunch, Four Course Thursday
Please consult our website affarekc.com, or join our family at facebook/affarekc.com!
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Affäre is a modern German restaurant located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. We are a family restaurant that focuses on fresh and local products. Affäre offers an intimate private dining room, adjacent to an enclosed Courtyard, perfect for any event. Contact us for more information.
Affäre Ratings and Reviews
The ideas were appealing but the execution was lacking. The peas were old, the ravioli was tough and so forth. We were quite disappointed. The pretzels were nice but the pretzel dumpling was a tasteless lump. The herb cream sauce drenched the vegetables and suited only the spinach and the mushrooms. And so forth. All felt like a heavy hand when a lighter touch would have served. Our waitress, Lydia, was terrific--helpful and pleasant.
Started with a Belgian ale at the bar and watched a bit of Fritz Lang's Metropolis on the TV, then went to our table and shared a charcuterie board for our appetizer. I had jaegersnitzel for my main course and my wife had the trout. Everything was outstanding, including the service. Affare is one of our favorite restaurants in KC.
My mates and I were there prior to our first friday run. We definitely weren't in the normal demographic but every aspect of the meal was perfect. Everything was friendly, we were kind of fish-outta-water but every server/waiter was chill, happy to explain anything or take pictures or whatever. It's pricier than our usual but not so much that it felt like an investment.
I was blown away by the fact that I had never heard of this place before. The food was amazing. My guess is people may not be so excited when they see it is German food but it is so much more. I am a foodie and I would put this restaurant as one of the best in KC.
As usual the experience at Affäre was outstanding. The food was superb, the service fantastic, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Katrin, the proprietor, was her normal engaging self constantly roaming the restaurant ensuring everyone was enjoying their evening. This is our favorite restaurant in the Kansas City area.
I enjoyed everything about the evening. We ordered the "Sea" appetizer, it was beautiful and excellent. I had the pork loin dinner which I loved, my companions didn't care for theirs at all, I loved the apple strudel, again, they didn't. We all liked the fun, as you put it "energetic" atmosphere, I would return, my friends, nope.
The food was delicious. Neither of us had a single thing we did not like and the clam chowder was the best I've ever tasted. The service was spectacular - our waiter Tony was knowledgeable and friendly; he recommended excellent before and after dinner hand-crafted cocktails that went perfectly with the meal. Definitely will be back!
The service was excellent from beginning to end. The ambience was lovely; restaurant was very nicely decorated and quiet. The pork and cod entrees and desserts we selected were beautifully presented and delicious. The pretzel sticks were nothing special, though the house made spread and pickled squash were very good. I was disappointed by my salad. It was a small portion. The honey mustard vinaigrette didn't have much flavor. However a great experience overall. Our waiter was very friendly and engaged us in some fun conversation. I would return again!
We were thrilled to finally try Affare- the restaurant got dealt a tough hand as the construction of the KC lightrail really hampered the traffic in to dine. The restaurant survived this tough period and seems to be thriving today!
Affare features traditional German fare with a modern flair-we are not fans of German food and we LOVED everything we were served. Great Bar area- very cozy and relaxing place to have a drink. Restaurant was very open with lots of square footage- it was busy for restaurant week but we never felt cramped.
Wine pairings with menu were flawless. Deserts were well conceived- not too overly sweet. Service was a tad spotty. One diner was not offered offered a wine selection and waiter was snippy when she requested a glass with her main course. Coffee was not offered with dessert. Small quibbles- we loved Affare, we would highly recommend it and we will be back!
I go here often. It's always great but this latest visit was the closest to a perfect meal I've had in some time. Everything i had was perfectly prepared, tasted amazing and was perfectly presented. Chef outdid himself even though the restaurant was crowed for Friday of restaurant week. For me, a home run. Soon it will be time for asparagus again. Watch the web site and don't miss this treat. Awesome.
No creativity or unique flavor to the food. Very obviously mass produced and a seemingly very lazy chef. Our server also took forever and rarely checked in on us, keeping us waiting numerous times. Ambiance is beautiful and location is perfect. They just really need to up the food quality to match the price.
Quite possibly be the best meal I've ever had in Kansas City.. course by course, each bite of food was (for the lack of a better word) delicious. Being a NYC transplant living & dining in KC, I've learned a while ago to dine in this city and to really enjoy the food one must lower his/her expectations.. not so here. To quote the great restauranteur Danny Meyer: "People come for the food.. they return for the service." The service at Affäre was impeccable. An unpretentious menu.. a few minor flaws here and there but in the end a great meal.
Enjoyed a Restaurant Week special here. The German beer recommended by our waiter was just so good. The 3-course dinner was delicious and beautifully presented.
We sat in a quiet corner looking out to the street. Someday the city and/or the restaurant should add a little color and interest to the streetscape - it was drab and a bit depressing looking out the window....and almost no one walked by. We did enjoy seeing the new street cars glide by.
The food consistently blows me away every time!!! I absolutely love to share the "Sea" with a friend, the salmon dip, the big crunchy crackers, the shrimp and scallops are all to die for!! And the trout is served to perfection! Oh and they finally got some new wines on their wine list!
Fantastic Sunday Brunch too!
We had a great seat for two at the front window. I loved the pretzel bread and "egg salad" to dip it in and the German pickles and the squash. The beet salad was good, the greens a little limp. But I did eat every morsel. But OMG - the almond encrusted trout on spinach was AMAZING - and I don't normally like fish. I licked that plate clean too. : ) The glasses of wine for each course were great. I plan to take my two sisters for dinner, when they are in town for our reunion. I am so happy this restaurant appears to be doing well, thank goodness for the streetcar and downtown revival.
We were going to Affare to make good on a Christmas present we'd given the children to have the Painted Table deserts. I admit, I was nervous going with three kids (all over the age of 12) and what our service would be like. I didn't have to worry, we were treated like royalty. We have two vegetarians and chef Martin, as well as the waiter, made sure we knew of every delicious vegetarian (and vegan too) option. Our meat eaters as well as picky vegetarians were satiated and happy when we left. The use of local food markets and in season products is a real draw for us. Chef Martin completed our experience by making the painted table something to remember for the kids. He shared stories about the food, Germany, and the restaurant. Everything we ate, from appetizer to desert will remain in our memory for years to come.
Christmas night dinner at Affare may well become a new tradition for us. While the website indicated one could order from the menu, the special holiday night menu was very pleasing. We both had the crab salad, mushroom soup, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and cookie/stolen assortment for dessert, along with the wine pairing. The crab salad was the hit of the evening -tucked away in a thin wrap, it was excellent. The mushroom soup with basil foam was an interesting blend of flavors with the mushrooms still firm and enjoyable. Our beef was over cooked, but the Yorkshire pudding and green beans were excellent. Wine pairings were generous pours. We may be back again next year!
This a great place. Easy to access - right at the streetcar stop. They don't take strides to have extra stuff on the menu that is not authentic and well-prepared. Knowledgeable staff, many beer and wine options. There was even a wine tasting the night we were there. Filling portions. The gorgeous décor was only outdone by the food presentation. Great for a date, a family gathering or a small group party. For a little extra fun, try the beer in a boot.
Even though the restaurant was fairly empty, we were seated in the bar at a cocktail table in a corner banquet. Pretty uncomfortable for brunch. The food was good, but hardly great. That would probably describe the service as well. Too many other great dining choices in KC to cause us to return.
As always our dining experience at Affäire was outstanding. You are welcomed into the restaurant as family and the food and service are fantastic. Katrina, one of the owners, is constantly working the dining room to ensure everything is perfect.
This definitely is our favorite restaurant in Kansas City. It is a must visit.
Went on a Monday night for my my wife's an I anniversary. We've never been and seemed fancy lol. Which it was. Place was beautiful and clean. Ambiance was awesome. My tequila drink was so smooth. My wife loved the wine. We were served fresh pretzels and pickles and pickled butternut squash. Let me tell you something. I've never had the stuff and I hate pickles but the squash was so good! The appetizers were amazing. We ordered the shrimp and truffle fries which were amazing. We shared a beautiful made quail and was really moist. What really made the difference was our water. Fantastic service. Thank you guys for a wonderful night
I really like this restaurant. It features German food, with some modern twists, served in elegant style. Brunch offers dishes ranging from Kaiserschmarrn - decadent pancakes with almonds, rum raisins, and caramelized apples - to Bavarian sausage burgers, trout, and Jagerschnitzel. I loved the Eggs Benedict which are served on rosti potatoes instead of English muffins, which is such an improvement it is hard to believe it isn't done that way everywhere.
Affare was very good. The service was precise. The food was exceptional. We went for Sunday brunch and I had the Sausage Burger which was flavorful but not overly so. The German roots show through at Affare-don't expect local German fare here, though. This is higher end taste and presentation.
It was our first time there and the venison and smoked spinach salad were excellent. Only wish when our server was asked his opinion on what was better between menu items he would've told us rather than saying everything is good. Come on everyone has a favorite!
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