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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://grunauerkc.com
  • Phone: (816) 283-3234
  • 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: Austrian, German
  • 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
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • 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!!

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! Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We did try it the first week it was open, we were not impressed, and it as not busy this time we could not hold a conversation, it was very noisy, and in order to understand each other people, were yelling and yelling more!!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food is extraordinary the service is perfect we will be back for sure"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our group of 3 tried different entrees and taste tested each. We enjoyed all the entrees along with the salads. The food was positively delicious and the serving size was quite generous. Our server, Matthew, knew the menu and was able to explain the menu items in a way that we wanted to try everything! Matthew and his helper provided EXCELLENT service. We completely enjoyed every aspect of this dining experience and will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was my second trip here (I live in California) and it was very good. I enjoy German food and it is in short supply in the Bay Area. I had the Sauerbraten, which had been marinated for two weeks. Great flavor, very tangy. My waiter was very helpful and the service was prompt and friendly. I'll be back the next time I am in KC."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was very fresh and well presented. Best of all it tasted fantastic"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great experience. Food and service were both great. Authentic flavors and menu items b"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Grunauer is always pretty solid for Austrian food. Decent ambiance, decent service. Nothing will wow you but no reason to avoid it either"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Grunauer is a unique and classy culinary experience. The menu has so many attractive offerings, it makes it hard to choose, but in the several times we've been there, we've never ordered something we weren't pleased with. The quality of the food and the presentation are top notch. Last Friday, we ordered the Sauerbraten and the Traditional Schnitzel, and both the meat and the sides were very tasty. In fact, the flavor of the red cabbage was a show stealer. To be fair, our server was slightly inattentive, but not to the point of taking much away from the whole experience. The decor in the Freight House really adds to the memorable experience as well."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The restaurant was lovely. Perfectly prepared food! All of our entrees were so flavorful - we couldn't help but share everything. The strudel with Farner's cheese was to die for. Our only complaint was that our waiter was a tad inattentive. That did not spoil the experience and we would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The only improvement on this excellent restaurant is the German pronunciation of the wait staff. Authentic and superb!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent as usual. We travel to Kansas City a couple of times a year and visit Grünauer for excellent Austrian food. The Wiener schnitzel was superb. The wine list is full of Austrian and German wines that we don't see in restaurants around us."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Good food. Educated staff. Great service. Great atmosphere. Overall, a great option."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The server was great! Just attentive enough without hovering. He was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu items."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service. Grunauer is one of our favorites! We love dining on the patio and watching the trains roll by."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I was getting back in touch with a good friend I hadn't seen in a few years. Grünauer was the first place I thought of. We were in luck, they had saurbraten as the special. It was a fine place for two old friends to meet and have a good meal and conversation."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I dine here 4 to 5 times a year. Best German food in KC."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Grunauer right after our visit to the WWI Museum and it was fantastic...We were in the mood for some Austrian food, after watching the commemoration the museum had for the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand...The food, ambiance, and drinks were all excellent....And the staff and servers were knowledgeable and helpful....Great beer and wine list for Austrian and German varieties. My Austrian pilsner was excellent and my wife's Gruner Vetliner cucumber cocktail was very refreshing. It was some of the best veal's liver that I have had, and not overcooked, which happens in a lot of restaurants for this dish. We plan to go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of the finest restaurants we have dined at. The experience was great. We will certainly return and as often as we can. We loved that it was true to its name and the food represented the countries food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Three of us went for the first time over lunch during the week. Service was timely and attentive without being overbearing. The food portions were typical European portions. It was enough that we were satisfied with just a little bit of lunch-portion schnitzel left over. The atmosphere was great. There is a bar area and a bigger dinning area that was open, not-too-noisy, comfortable, simple and down-to-earth. I loved the side of sauerkraut along with the beet and goat cheese salad. I'm going back and bringing the husband this time."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at Grunauers. Beers were awesome and food was delicious. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food, sausages highly recommended, though other menu items hard to ignore. To many things that sound mouth watering, which is not a bad thing. Portions are a nice size, you should not leave hungry, often do not have room for desert."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Ethnic food choices were good-my favorite food is veal liver and the presentation was nice, but the liver, albeit flavorful but way too well done.Service was good and the bar choices were very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time at Grünauer, and it won't be the last. I had family visiting from out of state and wanted to take them someplace that was unique. It was already on my list of places to recommend and when I asked if they had ever tried Austrian food, it was a resounding "no". I had no trouble making a reservation for that afternoon. All eight of us sat comfortably with a nice view of the trains from the window. We started off with an order of the smoked fish, which we all enjoyed. We all ordered a different entree so that we could each try a little bit of everything. It is rare to find a place where you can do this and nobody is left envious of the one in the party who ordered the "best dish". Each of the dishes were outstanding."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great birthday celebration for a group of 8. Service started a click slow (drinks were a long time coming), but then noticeably improved. Everything ended exceedingly well. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We took our families here for Father's Day. Everyone got something different and all raved about their meals. From apps to dessert, it was perfection."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved the food and the service. It can get a little loud in the dinning room. Where can I purchase the same coffee you serve? It is so smooth!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We stayed in Germany/Austria last year, and have desired their authentic beer and food being back home in Kansas City. We found this hidden gem and it did not disappoint! The ambiance is perfect: rustic Germany coupled with historic KC Union Station.... The food is amazing! The beer is fresh and tastes just like Germany (versus other restaurants/bars where their imports taste "skunky"). We recommend menu items: Bauernschmaus, Schweinebraten, and any Schnitzel! We have family visiting next month and plan to take them to Grunauer!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Grunauer and it was even better than the first. I had the traditional bratwurst, a cheddar sausage of some kind, and spaetzle and mashed potatoes. All excellent. The restaurant is gorgeous and certainly has that Old World feel. It was rather quiet (though perhaps not unexpectedly, given that it was 8:30 on a rainy Monday night), but still lovely."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed our dinner at Grunauer. The food and service were top notch. We have always been pleased with our meals there. Their red cabbage is excellent"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It was our anniversary and we could not have selected a better place to celebrate. The atmosphere and seating was perfect, the food was authentic and excellent. Our waiter could not have been better. He was attentive to every detail and engagingly friendly. In all a very good experience."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We are sorry it took us so long to get there. It was our first trip to Grunauer and we had a wonderful evening. The service and food were great and we are looking forward to our return trip."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife took me to an early Father's Day dinner which was also a make-up for our 50th anniversary dinner at Grunauer's which we had to cancel at the last minute earlier this year. This is one of our favorite restaurants in KC and we were not disappointed with any aspect of the dining experience. First class service despite a large crowd and, as always in our view, the food was excellent. They have a very good wine/beer list and the food choices are certainly in keeping with Austrian cuisine (we were in Austria last year). We both had appetizers which we were very happy with (the Grunauer salad for her and the garlic soup for me); two different snitzels for our main course; and shared their crepes dessert."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Grunauer! We had a party of 12. The waiter was very attentive and accurate. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We especially loved all of the beers, wines, and liquors. It was fun to try new things!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you crave good German Food- hurry to Grunauer. The schnitzels are the gems but I have never had a bad meal at this great spot in the Freight Yards."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had an amazing time! The servie was wonderful, the beer was amazing, and the food to die for! My husband and I have been to Germany and had authentic German food. This brought all those memories back. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It was good I liked it on first Friday especially fun place to start off.. The only problem was our server was kind of condescending. Other than that the food was great the beer selection was awesome - overall we had a good time & I would go back I just don't want that server again:)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Saw many good rating for Grunauer online. Not sure why. Very cool inside and a great location...probably a good spot to have a beer. Service was not attentive and our server just didn't think to ask basic questions that would have improved our experience. Perhaps it's just that German food is heavy and rich, but we didn't think it was particularly tasty. Large portions. The Spatzle was very though, if you like that. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014