Grünauer
Grünauer

Grünauer

  • 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: 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
191 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)special occasion (105)good for groups (77)neighborhood gem (66)great for outdoor dining (50)romantic (49)great for lunch (46)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (24)hot spot (23)late-night find (19)scenic view (11)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Amazing Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Grunauer is amazing. The atmosphere, food, and experience is awesome. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and we relied on him to pick our beer and food. Ha. Service is done right and we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be afraid of German food!
    kcmarketguy
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Several in my group were a little hesitant when I booked our night out at Grunauer. They pleaded ignorance of German food. After ten minutes with menu, they wanted to try everything. Everyone loved the food and portions are large. The cheese plate is fantastic. We had one of the best evenings out in years. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Observations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My daughter took me here for lunch to celebrate my birthday. Both of us had heard good things about Grunauer and we both like this type of food so we choose to do a Saturday lunch here. In summary, we were both very pleased with our dining experience. We have had a more delicious meal of this type but only once, or maybe twice, in our lives. That being said, neither one of us would hesitate to return here for either lunch of dinner. Our recommendation to you; go try it out for yourself. You will not regret it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How have we missed this divine place?
    Blondie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This restaurant is fabulous! Not sure how we've missed it over the last 5 years, but it will be on our top list going forward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gary
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Great Austrian and German food. The menu is very extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KennethVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Excellent service. The kale salad tasted great. I will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beers!
    ChrisG
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great beer and great bar scene. Love the sausages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasted like mom's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Having grown up on German home cooked meals, I was very excited to try Grunauer, and I was not disappointed. Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Round Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Sup for the Knights of the Round table, even if we at a square table. Anthony was a great liaison to the masters of the kitchen. Looking forward to next round. Cheers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First trip was delicious
    KCduoVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Both dishes were excellent. I had the A la Grünauer, breaded pork cutlet stuffed with creamed spinach. My wife had the fresh seasonal fish that was lightly rolled in strudel dough. Our dessert was a huge portion of apple strudel and whipped cream. Our server answered all questions and took very good care of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Spot
    KC20something
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great food, wine, and service. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed and the architecture really added to the ambiance. Prices were reasonable for this type of restaurant - appetizer, two meals, bottle of wine = $100ish. Overall I loved this place and will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Specific German dining
    injoy13
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    You really have to like the German influence because it is totally that. I didn't see any way to avoid it, not that I wanted to. It was very good and the service was adequate. I like the ambiance in the whole Freight District.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    lbsrswss
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is the season (well, any season works, actually) for some comfort food. The menu offers many choices that won't leave you feeling like a nap, while still giving you the sense of a nice family-type of meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and the Airport
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    It was a great choice being open early for dinner We ordered Hungarian Goulash, perfectly spiced and the best Jaugar Shentzel I have ever tasted. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    goodGermanfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great German food, very impressed by the menu and the food we got! Overall great experience, but pricey. We had a group of 4 and could hear each other just fine, it is an energetic room. The beers were a little more expensive than we had planned, but good choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Beer Selection
    Art4beer
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food and beer selection in the casual, but upscale and historic setting of the old freight house. Lots of beers that appeal to those who are not IPA fans, but enough variety for all. Ample free parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday find
    steffy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My sons chose Grunauer for his 15th birthday dinner as he loves to try new menus. They remembered it was his birthday from the reservation and did everything possible to make this a special occasion. The food was wonderful, atmosphere was very inviting and we couldn't have been more delighted with the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • European flair
    snarf
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This restaurant was a great find. The entire evening was outstanding food was incredible and their beer selection is the best I have seen for a Austrian/German type restaurant in the US. I lived in Germany for almost 3 years and this restaurant is as good as any I ever ate at there. Anyone in KC who hasn't ate here needs to check it out.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Place!
    Tori
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Hubby and I are Germanfoodaholics (and Austrian). That said, we will not settle. The food at GRUNAUERS is fantastic. Generous servings, great selection. Ample parking. It is my favorite restaurant. The only flaw is that they serve imported Julius Meinl coffee, but they do not carry the decaf! Grrr!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great second visit
    KSRI
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was our second time to dine at this restaurant, and the food and beer were overall great. Unfortunately, the schnitzel breading was too salty, but everything else was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & beer
    joaejowaighaihgiperg
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went on the recommendation of a friend, and we were not disappointed. We were not familiar with Austrian/German food, but we think we may have found a new favorite. Schnitzel, spaetzle and Ayinger beer made for a delicious dinner. Added bonus of sitting on the patio, looking at the city lights in late October made the night really enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • German and Viennese hits the spot!
    SchnitzelKaiser
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had a really nice dinner here with an out of town group from work. Most of us had various and different schnitzels. I had the Jager Schnitzel which was really good - I'm going back the next time I am there! Portions are generous, service was very attentive and not overbearing - perfect. Atmosphere - well, I though that I was back in Munich! Beer list - extensive and they have locals including Boulevard Brewing as well as some German imports. I highly recommend this place especially if you like German food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Tuckercat
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We enjoyed a very nice dinner recently. The food was very good, especially the cheese assortment appetizer. Service was attentive and the atmosphere is "old world."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always a great place. One of favorites in all of Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food
    Bunnie81
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food here was delicious, wonderfully presented and served in a timely manner. Our waiter was very polite and accomodating to our needs. Definitely worth the money and time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being in Bavaria
    cariocajim
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Grünauer advertises itself as Austrian, but anyone who has spent any time in southern Germany will recognize the menu and feel like you are back there. The three of us had different variations on schnitzel, and they were all outstanding. They have an excellent variety of German beers, although they were out of my first choice. If you are considering dessert, you may want to consider sharing, as the portions were quite generous. I lived in Bavaria for three years, and go to Grünauer when I need a schnitzel or wurst fix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Acer42
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have not experienced many good Austrian/German restaurants, but Grunauer's is an exception. I have never been disappointed in the food nor service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    FriendlySkies
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I've visited Germany many times and love the food I've eaten over there, but have not been able to find anything close to it in KC until now. All of the items were delicious. I had the classic wiener schnitzel and my friends had the marinated flat steak. Had the apple strudel for dessert and wished we'd ordered another one! Will definitely return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SchnitzelMan
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    NOTE: Having lived in Germany for 6 years I had high expectations for a new German/Austrian/Belgium restaurant. Overall the restaurant was fine (lunch food, drink, ambiance), but nothing persuasive. My wife enjoyed her jaberschnitzel. My Classic Wiener was prepared well, but the spaetzle (ilo potato cucumber salad) was dry and flat (leftover?) and the entire dish WAS NOT piping hot as I'm accustomed to when served in Europe. Again, my expectations were high and Grunauer is NOT the worse German food attempt that I've had in the U.S. Although somewhat lacking, I'd be willing to try their dinner menu sometime in the future when the opportunity presents itself since restaurants tend to focus on their dinner (vs lunch) menu/crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good time but not worth the expense
    ashleyv
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I celebrated his 21st birthday here. We had a nice waiter. I did have to wait for a refill for a while, but he was very kind and recommended a few of the meatless dishes on the menu. We ordered the pretzels with mustard, which was fine. I ordered the kasespatzle and I was a little disappointed. The fried onions on top of the dish tasted extremely salty. For dessert we had the apple strudel. That was probably the saving grace of the meal. Since this restaurant is so expensive that I can only afford to dine there on a special occasion, I expected more. I'll definitely give Grunauer another try, but next time I'll order a different vegetarian entree and hope that I leave feeling that I got my moneys worth.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    DPLP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent! Reminded my wife and I of dinning in Germany.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • different lunch
    ConcertVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    enjoyed our lunch at Grunauer. We don't usually eat German but we really enjoyed it today. The farmer's strudel for desert was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Flagfoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    From out of town, great find, great food and great beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went here for our anniversary after not finding good seafood options anywhere. I loved it and I am glad the seafood option didn't work out. Large portion sizes. Chocolate cake was wonderful. Great atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DandT
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had specifically picked Grunauer for dinner during our recent trip after finding it on an internet search. We were NOT disappointed!!! Excellent food, beer, and service! Chef Nick even stopped at our table and when finding out we were visiting from out of town, treated us to dessert. FANTASTIC!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Cozy place, excellent fine dining and sumptuous Austrian fare especially the veal dish. Service attentive from friendly staff! Will be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grunauer on a Friday night
    favfoods
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fabulous! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. I would return in a flash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic and fun
    MattFoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous EVERYTHING!
    smcred
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate