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  • Address:
    101 W. 22nd Street
    Historic Freight House
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
  • Cuisine:
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I dine here 4 to 5 times a year. Best German food in KC."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our son and his wife were visiting and they had spent a year in Germany. While we had dined at Grunauer many times, it was their first. They were amazed and quite pleased at how great the food was and how it was so authentically German. They also enjoyed practicing their German with some of the staff."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This place never disappoints. Unique cuisine for KC; vibrant location; good servers; interesting wine and beer selection; what more could you want? We have gone there multiple times and have always had the same excellent experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Friendly staff, delicious food. Highly recommend for those looking for a great German meal. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The draft beers were outstanding. I had the pork, my wife had the Goulash (not what we thought-pleasantly surprised). We finished with the chocolate cake and some coffee. KC, we have a gem of a restaurant right here. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "the white asparagus was excellent and very European . i tried 4 Austrain wines - the two whites good , the red not so . main course sauerbraten - excellent as always . I will be back on my next visit to KC ."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Grunauer is a fantastic place for special occasions, It was a very quiet Monday evening, and the seasonal specials always bring us back. We love this place!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. The service slow. There were multiple tables requesting someone send over their server. We were their for a special occasion and fortunately had plenty of time."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Upon arrival, we were greeted, seated, and treated properly. Waiting for friends, we ordered beverages in which waiter nor bartender could distinguish Crown from Jack from Captain Morgan as I ordered Captain and Coke twice and received the others in return. The food was good though not great. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Did not even know this area existed in Kansas City! I loved the location and atmosphere of Grunauer's! It is very tastefully decorated and charming. The service was superb and the food was outstanding. There were 3 of us and we ordered different things and shared them. Lots of fun!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Great company. Love this place!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate my daughters medical school graduation so it was a festive occasion for us! We had a quiet waiter however he had no personality,we barely could hear him speak so we were constantly asking him to repeat things. The asparagus soup was delicious as was our main food choices.We were a party of six and wanted some pictures of our table,our waiter obliged but seemed bothered to be be taking them. It was nice that the owners daughter came to our table to see how we enjoyed the dinner which was polite...most places comp a dessert or at least congratulate you but we didn't receive anything."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "For a lunch service that was after the normal rush, we had a slow server that caused the meal to be strung out. When we received our food it was good, hot and underwhelming. Thebeer was the best thing. The luch prices were much more than expected. Not on our must go list now. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The Austrian food here is like traveling to Europe plus the fine taste and variety of the US. Yum. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Up: They seated us immediately, brought menus, & advised us of the daily specials. The food was mostly wonderful. The coffee was perfect! Loved the decor. Everything was clean as could be. Staff was friendly as could be. Down: The Rote Rubensalat: I love beets and expected a salad that was mainly beets. Instead was mainly other stuff with only a few bites of beet. Bummer. Down: The bread. Germany & Austria make such wonderful breads. I hoped for fragrant variety of warm rolls w/ schmaltz. Instead got cold plate of cold sliced bread. Bummer. Down: Goulash served in bowl big enough to hold mashed potatoes for family of 12. How much does that bowl hold? 2 quarts? Hard to reach fork down into bowl from seated position. Bummer."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is the place to find great German food at a reasonable price. Our waiter was phenominal - he not only knew how to flawlessly pronounce the dishes but what each dish consisted of and was able to make excellent recommendations based on our tastes. Try the spaetzle - it's extremely good and then there is the cheese strudel which is great to share as it is so rich. It's a must stop!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014