Grünauer
Grünauer
  • Address:
    101 W. 22nd Street
    Historic Freight House
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Neighborhood:
    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
  • Cuisine:
    Austrian
    Price: $30 and under

Grünauer

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://grunauerkc.com/
  • Phone: 8162833234
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, Austrian
  • Executive Chef: Peter Grunauer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: 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!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baltimore
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.
A word from Grünauer
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!
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Grünauer reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)special occasion (103)great for outdoor dining (63)good for groups (63)neighborhood gem (63)romantic (49)great for lunch (47)vibrant bar scene (23)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (16)hot spot (16)scenic view (13)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Authentic and fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have visited Grunauer on several occasion and have found the authentic Austrian and German cuisine to be well-prepared and consistently delicious. Our servers were efficient and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list and beer selections. Pricing for dinner entrees is very reasonable, especially in light of the generous portions served.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous EVERYTHING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We got to Grünauer's for our 5:30 reservation and were seated immediately. All of the staff were friendly and efficient. I had the traditional schnitzel with potato cucumber salad, and it was delicious. This would be a great place for a celebration or to take out-of-town guests to.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Austrian cuisine!
    aces
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The schnitzels are always wonderful, I love the way after-dinner coffee is served here, the wammerl appetizer was delicious, always a great evening. The events coordinator is also great to work with for planning informal get-togethers (this comes from previous experience for boyfriend's birthday earlier this year).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch!
    MIchael
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We visited for the first time and had an amazing excellent lunch. Both dishes were well prepared with tons of flavor. This is definitely a place we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    Roxie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Couldn't get a table on the weekend so we went on Monday.great food, no crowd, excellent service! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Waiting for Food
    IQ2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We arrived at 5:30 for a 6:00 p.m. reservation. We sat down at 5:50 p.m. Our drinks took 10 minutes to arrive. Then she took our appetizer order. Appetizers took 20 minutes. She waited an additional 10 minutes before taking our food order. The food orders took 30 minutes to come. We needed more wine twice. The waitress was not attentive. There were at least six waiters for ten parties. Finally, we order dessert. It takes 20 more minutes for dessert. Normally we are in and out within 1 hour and 45 minutes. We were there until nine. It took forever to get the bill. I ordered the Hungarian Goulash. It was the first time I had had Hungarian goulash without regular noodles and no sour cream was stirred into the sauce.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Germanic Cuisine
    Rochelle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My first visit to Grunauer was four years ago during a business trip into Kansas City. I was excited to happen upon a restaurant that specialized in Germanic cuisine. I had bratwurst, sauerkraut, and spaetzle and enjoyed my lunch so much that I returned for dinner the next night with my daughters. We loved our meals at dinner and since that time, Grunauer has been one of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City. We've celebrated many special events there and I've introduced the restaurant to many friends. The quality of the food and service has remained excellent over the years. I've eaten at many Germanic restaurants from the East to the West Coasts of the United States and Grunauer is my favorite, I have yet to dislike anything on the menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Yumyumdumdum
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everyone in our party loved their food. The beer and wine lists were extensive, and the bar staff recommendations were on point. Service was exceptional. Grunauer will exceed your expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wonderful food; worth the splurge
    edubs
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were in Kansas City for a German conference and we knew from a previous visit how great this place is. We took our German friends here, and they agreed it's fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid not spectacular 1st visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I had the Gulasch that was intended to be a vegetarian dish. I expected more of the spatzle type pasta, and fewer mushrooms. Although perhaps real vegetarians would like how it came out. It was a bold paprika, as the server told me ahead of time, and it was a good flavor. My wife's schnitzel was solid. My daughter had a sort of chunk of beef in an au jus -- good but not spectacular. I want to come back and try other dishes. The atmosphere in the reburbished freight house was nice.
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  • Splendid
    Redphrogg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is great! Our waiter Eric made our experience a delight!!!!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Every Time
    Karen26671
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love Grinauer. Consistently fantastic. The meals are superb, even if you think you wouldn't like Austrian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Met a good friend for dinner on Monday night. The restaurant was fairly quiet, but what a treat. Had the roasted beet salad and fresh halibut wrapped in puffed pastry. Both were outstanding. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    Chuck21
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was great. I spent three years stationed in Germany and it reminded me of there. It is a little pricey though in Germany I did not spend $60 for two people. Great place to go on a special date night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was very good. The staff was very helpful and was there to get us anything we needed. The drinks were delicious. I took my wife here for our first anniversary and we had an amazing time. We sat inside and watched the trains roll by almost the whole time we were there and couldn't hear or feel any of them it was very quiet and relaxing inside. It was a bit on the expensive side but very worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grunauer is Cool!
    loveshisowncooking
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    While it never exactly caught on with Kansas City "luminaries," I find Grunauer to be top notch. The space really does take me back to places we've visited in Europe. The food is exceptional. It is odd to me that in the bread basket of the country, where most have family trees rooted in Germany, more foodies don't converge there. I have visited this restaurant twice, and I will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your usual lunch scene
    Allie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our group was looking for something a bit different than our "normal" lunch places so we decided to try Grunauer. The food is typical Austrian/Hungarian/German fare - sausages, gulasches, schnitzels, and the like. The full dinner menu is served at lunch but there are also lunch specials that feature smaller versions. Overall the food was fantastic and we would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Fantastic Food
    RAmos
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Grünauer is an awsome place for great food. Austrian and oriental. Rich atmosphere and fine dining. Prices under $40 entrees. Indoor/outdoor seating. Full Bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • frequent
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    food was excellent. Server was helpful and accommodating but not very prompt. Waited 20 minutes for our check. Finally had to flag down a bus boy and ask for it as we hadn't seen our server. Over 1.5 hours for a lunch is a little too long for a restaurant that was not very busy. In fairness, a table for 13 was set up( with 6 children) and given to her as well as the other tables she had about half way thru our meal. Too much for one server - but she was not very attentive to that table either. Not had this problem on previous visits so this is probably an outlier and would not stop us from going back.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • German Cuisine at it's finest
    romanceawaits
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were looking for something to eat close to our hotel. Found this amazing gem on Open Table. WOW! everything about this place was top notch. Our waiter recommended the Goulash and we were so glad he did. It was heavy in the least (unless you just dive in), the meat was so tender you could cut it with a spoon and the sauce was mmm mmmm good. Wonderful place. So glad we stop in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    we have a very good dinner and waiter was very friendly.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Enjoyable Evening
    JimKVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Grunauer is a super restaurant. The food is always top rate. Truly a a one of a kind in the city. Every time we dine at Grunauer we feel like we are back in Vienna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1Timer
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Wife and I had dinner on August 25, 2014 and the service and food was excellent. That was our first visit however it won't be the last.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Someplace Different
    RoyalsFan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Grunauer has a nice atmosphere. The food is good - I had a pasta dish that was very tasty. Could have used some salt but I didn't ask for any. Salt and pepper shakers are no where to be found in that restaurant. The beer selection is vast, and the beer I had was really smooth and went down well! Had a pretzel with the beer pre-meal. It was good; served with a spicy mustard. I would recommend Grunauer - I need to go back and try other dishes! Regarding service - the table server was attentive and very helpful. The guy tending bar wasn't terribly friendly, which was disappointing. He acted like it was a royal pain to serve my date and me so that wasn't impressive.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Danimal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, the atmosphere and the service were all above average. This was our first meal on this trip and it was a great way to start off the weekend. We will definitely go back the next time we're in Kansas City.
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    great for lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love Grunauer. It is always on our list for good, hearty food and we enjoy dining outdoors and watching the trains roll past.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Food Taste and speed
    Washingtonian
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The meal I had was dry and the waiters were to fast for us to enjoy the course we were eating. Great Hungarian goulash.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • So Many Great Choices
    SmilingSunshine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a very reasonable, good bottle of wine at the waiters suggestion that complemented our meal nicely. The meal was very good and it was tough to choose which menu item to pick. We look forward to going back to try some other items.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nanc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant has a lot of character. It's a unique dining experience. The food was good.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    Sloppyfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is the second time my boyfriend and I have eaten here and both time the overall experience has been amazing. We've tried different items in the menu each time and so far nothing has disappointment. Mussels were out of this world! I tried the cactus water cocktail this time which wasn't my favorite (I prefer the German beer selections) but everything was an experience. I love how they have traditional dishes and also modern with a traditional feeling. Would definitely recommend to friends and couples.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    EdEatsVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great meal on a Friday evening. The schnitzel with spetzel, and red cabbage was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big German
    PFieldVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although it's the heartier side of German cuisine, Grunauer dishes are flavorful and fresh. Love their sauerkraut and the Weihenstephaner on tap.
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Inflexible with reservation change
    luvdininVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I booked my reservation for a party of 8. Some of my party had difficulty with the 7pm time originally set. I called the restaurant to alter to 6 or 6:30 and was told that they could not accommodate since they had several large parties booked. We were in the restaurant from 7 to 9 pm and there were empty tables throughout. We had a nice dinner but I was very disappointed with their refusal to accommodate a time change request.
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  • Really good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Overall a very good experience, knowledgeable staff, great beer list, portion size was more than enough. Just a nice dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • This is a great find!
    DandK
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I are always looking for new fun places to eat. The menu was so inviting we wanted everything. Service was excellent, knowledgeable and witty. The ambiance was great out on the patio, can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We loved visiting while on vacation through Kansas City. Everything was cooked to perfection, and we loved dining outside in the beer garden!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Excellent food!
    CrazyChef
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We always love coming here! The food is very authentic and we always love what ever we get. This last visit I ordered the schnitzel special and my husband had the chicken Cordon Bleu. We had a side of the cucumber potato salad and spatzel. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake. It was a beautiful evening so we sat on the patio. It was absolutely wonderful. The service was also excellent. We can't wait to go back! My husband had a wonderful beer and I had a Mojito. The bartender makes a great Mojito!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to try this!
    EricTobi
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Gruanuer is an absolute gem! While visiting Kansas City, we were stunned to find an authentic Austrian restaurant. Being of Austrian decent and travelling to Austria frequently, we were somewhat skeptical but absolutely blow away by the authentic menu choices and the superb execution. We both chose Tapfelsptiz and strongly encourage anyone to try it once. It is a Viennese specialty that is not to be missed. The Grunauer family owns a sister restaurant in Vienna that won a major culinary award - again, quality through and through. The setting in a historic railroad freight warehouse with soaring ceilings just added to the ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • melody
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Two of my friends had not been to the restaurant. They enjoyed the food and cocktails. Our wait staff was very good at recommendations of wine and entrees. The restaurant was not extremely busy so we were not rushed and felt comfortable taking our time visiting.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Food?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    For German cuisine, we found this VERY LACKING. The meal was okay, but will never go back there again. Wanted Cordon Bleu with veal and was told the food was already prepared with the pork and it would cost us $4 extra per plate for veal then was told they can't do the veal. REAL Cordon Bleu is made with veal only. My apple struedel was 99% apple and only 1% struedel. Again, that was our last trip EVER to Grunauer.
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