Affäre
Affäre

Affäre

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://affarekc.com/
  • Phone: 8162986182x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Thursday: 11:15am - 10:00pm
    Friday: 11:15am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00 - 2:30 Endless Mimosas!

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday 9:30pm-close
    Industry Night: Every Monday is Industry Night - 25% off
    Wine Wednesday every week: Taste new wines and have some appetizers from 5:00 - 7:00. No charge
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, German, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Martin Heuser
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering Menu available. Pick-up only at this time - sorry!
  • Private Party Facilities: buy-out option available for 120 guests. Please contact Katrin Heuser
    at 816.298.6182. Thank you!
  • Private Party Contact: Katrin Heuser 8162986182x
  • Special Events: Wine Dinners - please consult our website affarekc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Max stop in front of restaurant
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet service can be offered to private parties
A word from Affäre
Contemporary German/American dishes: Create your own set-menu!
We are excited to serve fresh and seasonal products and love to support our local farmers. We offer specialty meats such as elk, quail, wagyu beef, boar, home made brats and always the freshest seafood.
Our wine list focuses on wines that are perfect pairings with our food. One of our sommeliers will be happy to help you make a great choice!
Come and try our artisanal cocktail menu, also focusing on seasonal products, while enjoying art on display from local artists.
Please visit affarekc.com for more information on this and other events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Affäre reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (121)special occasion (107)romantic (67)neighborhood gem (66)notable wine list (54)good for groups (46)great for lunch (37)great for brunch (33)hot spot (19)great for outdoor dining (17)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • One of my favorite places in KC
    otherwiseguyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great food and drinks and great service. This isn't just your standard schnitzel, etc. This is a very modern take on German cuisine, and it is wonderful. But, if you're in the mood for for more traditional fare, they offer that too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oldgerman
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had 3 couples with us that had not been there before and they thought the food was outstanding and would return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best in town
    JKFMH
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    currently my favorite restaurant in town ! their three course lunch is an incredible deal. Don't be misled into thinking this is a typical heavy German fare, there is sophistication and restraint in the cooking, and the wines are unusual and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding presenation and food!
    likeanexperience
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Both wife and I had seafood entrees that were outstanding. Salad and dessert was also over the top. Service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    Cythai
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had dinner with some friends before the Musical Theatre Heritage show at Crown Center. I had the beet salad and the lemon risotto with fresh, grilled seafood, with a flight of the rosé wine tasting the restaurant was offering. The flavors and texture were extraordinary. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Night
    Rerun
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    They made our anniversary dinner so special from beginning to end!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch!
    MiMi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There weren't very many people in the restaurant over lunch the day we were there and I thought the service could have been a little better. Food was absolutely perfect as always. We both had the trout and it was melt in your mouth deliciousness! Enticing menu and we will be back to try out some of the items we've never had before. Not your typical heavy German food, that's for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to try Affare
    MayMayVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went to Affare for the first time and was very impressed. We loved the atmosphere, great service and delicious German food. We have already recommended it to our friends and family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • water4338VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had one of the best meals we have every had last Saturday evening. The food was exceptional. We started with a great wine and ordered the Leipziger Alleriei for an appetizer. The vegetable, pretzel dumpling and crawfish dish was like nothing I had ever tasted. The flavor combination was incredible. I would highly recommend this appetizer. We then had Schnitzel and roast pork. Both were cooked to perfection. The wonderful thing about Affare is that the menu is for every taste. I am anxious to try some of the other entrees. Leave room for dessert. The service and attention to detail were beyond expectation. Your wait staff is to be commended. Thank you for a lovely evening. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Best German food I have had in the Midwest and some of the most authentic flavor I have had since living in Germany. I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good mid-town option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We would definitely go again: there were so many tempting items that we feel that we've just skimmed the surface. Service was a little confused but friendly. Certainly not your grandmother's German food; it was delicious and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • German food that's great
    JimFVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have now eaten at this restaurant 3 times in the last 3 months and will be back each month. Service is very good and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A visit to Germany in Crossroads
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Affable, attentive servers. An extensive, Austrian/German themed menu ... with some surprisingly good specials each night. Inspired cocktails and killer homemade pastries and desserts. From a foodie perspective, it's everything you could ever want and more. Lunches used to be outrageously expensive, but now they have conveniently priced $10 lunch specials that can't be beat. Chef Martin knows how to create unique fine dining dishes that you won't find anywhere else. Great place to dazzle a date or a client, that's for sure.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My wife and I recently enjoyed dinner at Affare. The food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1dearhunter
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great dining experience--too bad it was not better attended on a Monday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    Brad
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Affare is one of the finest restaurants in KC. The food is awesome. Chef Martin is a fabulous chef. Their wine list is the best in town for German and other European varietals.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent German food
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic place to experience authentic modern German food. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits & Misses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first time at Affare. The lemon risotto with seafood was spectacular! but the serving was rather small. My jagerschnitzel was very good and a hearty serving. The pretzel bread sticks with mustard spread and butternut squash pickles were a lovely touch and very tasty. The deconstructed German chocolate cake was not good, rather dry and definitely not a $14 dessert.
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  • Amazing meal.
    Dinnerandwine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our evening at Affare was wonderful. I had the salmon with the peach glaze and my husband had the duck. We both would describe them as amazing! Wine... a bit pricey but yummy. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern German explains it perfectly
    TNGnashvilleVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It is very hard finding a German restaurant anywhere in the states and I was so excited when we did in Kansas City! And it was excellent! The restaurant was very modern and had amazing artwork. The food was just as excellent! The veal dish with Spätzle and whiskey brown sauce was terrific! And the portions were just the right amount! One thing you MUST order is the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte! (The Black Forest cake!) It tasted authentic! And being from that part of Germany, I know what I'm talking about!! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    melroz
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I took a client to Affare for lunch. It was a little interesting making our way to the door as there is a lot of construction going on around the venue currently. But once we made it in, everyone commented on how nice the space was. Our waitress, while very friendly, did not explain anything on the menu. Since this is a German restaurant and the food is upscale, we had to wing it when ordering. But I'm glad we did. The lunch items were fabulous, and the pretzel dumpling is to die for. I will visit them again, and hope for a more engaged server.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best entry ever!
    VickiZ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had the elk with huckleberry reduction and it was out of this world... complex and healthy! The wine list was not lengthy, but the selection was excellent. The server was very skilled and attentive. We had a wonderful romantic get-away on a Saturday night! I would recommend Affare to anyone for that special occasion. Be prepared to pay for it, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place with exceptional food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went there for our anniversary. It was our first time. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food, service, and ambience were all top notch. One of the most delicious dining experiences I have had in some time...anywhere! Reasonably priced for quality and service. Great lunch menu. Keeper!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Silver Anniversary Splendor
    ParkvillePatron
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We couldn't have spent our twenty-fifth anniversary at a better restaurant. Our server, Tony, was incredibly knowledgable about the menu and wine pairings, plus provided us with a very relaxed setting. My husband chose the fixed menu option, and it was glorious! I had the beet salad and the sauerbraten, which were equally wonderful. We can't wait to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent German/Austrian cuisine, closest to going to europe itself. Food well prepared and owners are very friendly and engaging. Staff was also very attentive to our needs. Highly recommended.
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  • Always good
    Rajo
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our dining experiences at Affare have always been excellent. We enjoyed the wine tasting before our meal. The trout entree was delicious as was the apple strudel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    7Swings
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was voted the best new restaurant in the City when it opened a year or so ago. It appears to still be outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more than New German
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We had the golden trout and the wild caught salmon, both were excellent, we started with a house salad and mushroom soup again both were great and we finished with peach pana cotta also a real treat, I ordered from the $19 menu which was a real deal, we also had a bottle of one of the featured Rose wines, ours was from Austria and was not sweet but dry and quite good, I must admit I didn't think any rose wines were not sweet, but this wine was really very good, I was also impressed to see Major Sly James also dining for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food.
    kris10
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was awesome and the staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Affäre review
    Mattl1900
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Despite the fact that we were only a group of three gentlemen, we enjoyed the wonderful food and wait staff nonetheless. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JimFVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Quality of the food and the service was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    kwspilsner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food and service were top notch. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy to overlook...
    imagnpc2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As always, I am always pleased with the food. The service is generally very good as well. This time it was less to be desired. The young man seemed to be very disconnected from our table. He actually took the bill away to run the card, dropped it at the table a few minutes later, only to find he never ran the card. Not sure where his mind was but the rest of the evening was good as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our New Favorite Restaurant
    dineout
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    After hearing great things, we changed our anniversary plans to AFFARE. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back. Have already recommended AFFARE to friends and family. The atmosphere is great. Love the art work on the walls. The staff throughout the evening was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu offerings, and well trained/professional. The attention to detail started with the crisp white tablecloth, the look and wording of the menus (both food and drink) to the thoughtful presentation of each course. Everything was delicious. The skill with which the food was prepared was evident from the correct cooking of the meat to the combination of flavors and textures. In a word, "GO!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPER!!!
    Radha
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We were in town from San Francisco and just loved Affare! Every bite was yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SlackerVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Chef Martin has forever changed what I thought about traditional "heavy, Brown" German food!! What a delight!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    TGW1VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This restaurant was excellent in every respect. A must for those enjoy a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    ChefG
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    What a great looking room, I only wish the food matched. The chilled cucumber soup was good but the fennel foam on top had no flavor. If molecular gastronomy doesn't add flavor or texture don't go it. The duck with sour cherry was yummy but a horrible presentation. And the chocolate cake was old and bad!! It tasted like a walk in cool smells and for the amount of money I paid it should have been fresh. With so many good places to eat in KC I will go someplace else next time.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Didn't know what to expect with the German fare, but met all my expectations and beyond
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.