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At Affäre, we are proud to offer our guests a dining experience with focus on locally sourced products, honest preparation methods and delicious flavors.
Our menu changes seasonally, offering a new dining experience at each visit.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Contemporary German, European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:0 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Live Jazz Music!
Happy Hour: every day from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: no corkage fee, bottle discounts
Thursday: Four Course Tasting Menu $44 including wine pairings
$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, Cocktails, 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 family owned and operated, farm to table restaurant in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. We are conveniently located along the KC Streetcar line. Our food is focused on fresh, seasonal products, incorporating honest preparation methods and beautiful, flavorful presentation.
Affäre Ratings and Reviews
Affäre offers a unique dining experience great for intimate occasions. The one page menu offers a handsome selection of sausages, seafood, and turf. Though the menu isn't as extensive or "German" enough as some like, you are guaranteed a good meal. I visited Affäre last week and ordered the lamb. The meal arrived promptly and was impressively presented. Small slices of perfectly cooked lamb fanned across a small black plate covered in hollandaise sauce and steamed vegetables. Although the lamb was very well prepared the serving size was far too small and the hollandaise added little flavor. Given the amount of lamb served I found the $28 price quite high. Affäre's drink menu is extensive and features many drinks Americans will be unfamiliar with but sure to enjoy when paired properly. Prices range from as little as $6 to over $24 for a glass. I was impressed to see aperitifs on the menu and then confused not to find any digestifs.
I was happy to be immediately seated upon arrival. It's hard to find a restaurant today that not only takes reservations, but honors them. However my 7:45PM reservation may have been too late for the waitress who was slightly impatient and tried to move us along much faster than we did. Thankfully, we prevailed and had a very, very memorable evening.
I would not recommend Affäre to someone looking for an authentic German dining experience. It's menu and environment are first and foremost "modern" - whatever that means - and occasionally German. That being said, their food and drinks are a welcome surprise.
We dined during first Friday's. They were giving away free samples of Brats on the sidewalk. Much to our surprise it was cold. The fire was out and they didn't know. We sat at the bar, drinks and service was great. The food was so-so. We were disappointed again. We probably don't go back even though we love Bavarian food
Quite possibly the best venison I have ever had at a restaurant. Our server was attentive and helpful. The menu boasted authentic German cuisine along with other offerings. Drinks were great and the menu featured some inventive cocktails and quality German beer. The crowd was a little sparse for a Saturday night but a huge event was going on in the Crossroads. Affare did not disappoint. We will return.
My star rating reflects just one visit out of several, all but one of which have been great - both regarding food and service. On this particular occasion, though, the service was remarkably slow, as they only had one server working the floor and who seemed more focused on doing side work than paying attention to customers. My friend had to go directly to the bar to order a drink refill. The food in my case was disappointing this time. When I ordered the salmon, the server initially told me they were out of that item - then corrected, "Oh no, wait, we have one more." I should have taken that as a red flag and just ordered something else. What I got was a small, elliptical dish with about 3 pieces of grilled salmon, a few potato chunks and bits of pineapple, and a few limp spears of grilled asparagus, all of which was bobbing in a sea of soy sauce. It was like eating pure salt. Happily, they comped the item. But it seems like all of the shortcomings on that particular visit could have been easily avoided with a little more attention to detail. On a better note, two young jazz musicians provided some great live music.
This was our first visit to Affare. It was Wine Wednesday so they were sampling a flight of 3 different wines. All were very good.
My wife had the seafood risotto and I had a trio of bratwurst. All of it was very good. Outstanding fresh sauerkraut and red cabbage.
They serve a pretzel-type bread with homemade mustard which was excellent.
Been a few times and it was still amazing. I hadn't had the duck sampler (breast, croquette, sausage, and fois gras) before and highly recommend it. Fish is still some of the best in the city. Salads are interesting and refreshing. Cocktails are top notch and the wine pairings are impeccable. AND, the kids' dishes are awesome (Kasespatzel is like the best mac and cheese you've ever had).
We've been coming to enjoy the music of Molly Hammer for Sunday brunch. Beautiful jazz and exquisite food! What's not to love? I'm a big fan of their homemade wurst, especially the currywurst, and the Eggs Benedict served on a potato Rösti rather than the usual English muffin is wonderful!
The bar really needs a couple of quality blended scotches. I love a single malt, but I won't dilute it with club soda. When most scotch drinkers order scotch and soda, they prefer a less expensive blend. Jonnie Walker Black Label or Dewars would be perfect. Single malt is for sipping straight up.
We are frequent visitors to Affare. We eat out often in Kansas City and during national / international travel, and Affare is one of our very favorites anywhere. The food is deliciously sophisticated, the wine choices outstanding, and the atmosphere welcoming. We enjoy Affare for a wide range of occasions, ranging from informal, low-key suppers of brats (or anything else on the menu) and good wine at the bar to fine dinners with friends or business guests.
Thank you to Martin and Katrin Heuser, the owner operators of Affäre. Another flawless meal. We each had the chicken cordon bleu...you want it at least in part for the poached tomato with cheese and peas!
The schwarzwalder kirschtorte was fantastic, as is also the chocolate trio tower!
Finally, our young friend had the bison burger, mmmmmmm...
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend at Affare and truly enjoyed a great meal. It was totally delicious. I've put off going for a few years, thinking it was "German food" and, therefore, (in my uneducated opinion) heavy food, sausages, etc. Not so! We started with the white asparagus with small bites of potato. A beautiful appetizer. For our main we had the seafood sharing plate and a small plate of morel mushrooms with brandy cream sauce. The morels were divine. The seafood sharing plate had seared scallops that were perfect with octopus "bacon" on top plus tempura fried shrimp that were light and delicious. It also had smoked salmon spread which my husband loved but I'm not a huge fan. More for him to enjoy! I loved sharing a plate because it makes us more interactive. It's especially nice for an anniversary, but I would love it just for date night. Our apfelstrudel (shared) was a great dessert because it wasn't too sweet. Just a lovely mix of apple and raisins with a dusting of confectioner's sugar, some creme anglaise (I would love more on mine) and a small ball of vanilla ice cream. As a plus, the table had some seriously comfortable chairs. We were very happy to finally try Affare! We'll be going back again, I hope very soon.
Went for Mother's Day with the family. While priced a little high, the value is great! Everything we had was really good, and authentic German. Kid's menu was good and pleased our younger one (Schnitzel cut into chicken fingers sizes and served with french fries). The Jagerschnitzel is wonderful and the bratwurst selection was great!
My wife, daughter, and I celebrated Mother's Day at Affare. We shared the Affare to Share seafood plate to start, then my wife had the trout, my daughter the duck platter, and I had the jaeggersnitzel. I had the apple strudel for dessert. My wife had cheese and my daughter had the black forest cake. Everything was great.
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