AwesomeThis was my first experience with authentic German food and it was fantastic. Great atmosphere and service. Will go again when in Kansas City.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect afternoon for the patioWe had a delicious lunch on the patio (Biergarten) at Gruenaur on Saturday. I had the bratwurst with cabbage (and a taste of the wonderful sauerkraut!) - which was perfect with my Stiegl beer. Also, the sauteed spinach was lovely. Really, it was a great Saturday afternoon lunch.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food/ so-so serviceThis was our second time at Grunauer and, just like the first visit, the food was great but the service had issues. The first time I thought maybe it was just because they were busy but the server got an order wrong and was also pretty slow. This time the server got our order wrong, forgetting my salad. I had to remind her of my salad order when the entrees were delivered to the table. The server also seemed confused on the specials for the night and what was in certain dishes. We will go back because we love German food and the food here is very good but the service is definitely lacking.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderfulWe have been here a few times and Grunauer never dissapoints. We will definitely be back for their craft cocktails, amazing beer selection, scrumptious appetizers, decadent entrees and amazing desserts. Thanks again!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect AustrianNot sure what they've done but our experience here was much improved. Service -attentive and aware, Food was delightful. I'd go back in a heart beat.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodI've been to Grünauer a few times and have never been disappointed with what I've ordered. Food is excellent, and I enjoy the creative twist on the European dishes.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic FoodMenu is diverse, representative of Austrian/German cuisine and delicious5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite!Grunauer is a 5-star restaurant in every way. The food is always superb and beautifully presented and the wine list is extensive and well chosen. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. The decor and ambiance are Old World--elegant, tasteful and refined. After a meal there, you actually feel as though you visited Vienna for a short while. It remains one of our very favorite restaurants!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service is alwaysThe food and service is always fabulous. We would highly recommend it to anyone.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food! OutstandingOutstanding food! Outstanding service! Need we say more? By far the best German food in the KC area. We will definitely be coming here again. Awesome experience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Austrian CuisineMy husband grew up in Vienna and loves Grunauer for special occasions. The Wiener schnitzel is his favorite and goulash is also exellent. Love the Julius Meinl coffee. Service a bit slow towards the end of the meal.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMissing waiterMy waiter kept walking past me and ignoring me whilest he was lavishing his attention on the table beside me . To get my check , I had to catch another waiter .....5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMpretty authentic German/AustrianThe spatzle and kase spatzle were excellent. The jagerschnitzel and cordon bleu were great. I was disappointed in the apfelstreudel since it was not crispy on the outside and the apples were slightly under-cooked, but it wasn't bad, just not what I remember from Austria. The service was a little slow but that may have been because it was busy. We will go back, and often. The food is really good and we are hoping the service issue was just a fluke.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest German restaurant in KC!Best German restaurant in KC, no other restaurant comes close!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food, would recommendLove the food, would recommend it for anyone who enjoys Austrian/German quisine.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!This is my second time back to Grunauer and the food does not disappoint. I highly recommend the fried mushrooms and the 3lb pork shank meal!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI will returnThis was our third time eating at Grunauers and was not disappointed the food was excellent and service was great. My wife and daughter shared the pork shank which I had to try and was it excellent. The sauerbrauten was prepared perfect and the portions are very applicable and you will not go away hungry. Try Grunauer's you will be pleased.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant had a goodThe restaurant had a good atmosphere, a nicely stocked bar and a great list of beers on tap. Service seemed rushed; our server was nice but always seemed very rushed and was quick to get us to order and move to the next table. Food was fresh and tasted delicious, best schnitzel I've had in a long time. Not as "dressy" as I thought it would be (plastic menu and basic platting). I've easy payed more at other places for the quality of food served. Definitely a place I will visit again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood German food and beersGood selection of German beers. Great German style food. If you sit outside you can watch the trains go past.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Service and Delicious FoodThe most impressive thing about the service was that the server, Anthony, knew the menu like the back of his hand. It was a little noisy, but we had a great time. Desserts were unique and delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Austrian Food!We had a wonderful dinner at this Austrian restaurant. Food and service were great as was the beer selection.
Would recommend to anyone traveling to KC!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent German/Austrian food. Second visit and just as good as the first time.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic. It isFood was fantastic. It is hard to find German food these days. Love the inside decor. Will return when it is warm and can sit outside. The apple strudle was awesome too.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timer at GrunauerThis was our first visit to Grunauer. We had an order of the sausages for starters. These were wonderful and reminded us of our recent trip to Germany. The dinners were good as well. The german beer selection was excellent.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGrünauer is one of our favoriteGrünauer is one of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City, and we try to go there whenever we are in town. We sat in a booth that easily accommodated 5 people, and we shared a variety of entrees including the Traditional Schnitzel, Schwammerl,and Szegediner. It was topped off with Apfel Strudel mit Schlag. Our server, Anthony, recommended a dry white Austrian wine, Höpler. Everything was delicious, and we will return to Grünauer on our next Kansas City trip.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was ALL about the food!!!This was ALL about the food!!! Don't get me wrong, the staff was great. But to have German fare available in Kansas City again is awesome. And then for it to be such superb German fare! Well, incredibly awesome! Excellent, excellent meal. Thank you.
(BTW: I only reluctantly made a noise level entry...it was required. We were there at 3 on a Sunday. There was a light crowd and we gave up our table to stay outside because it was so nice. Any noise was a result of the trains at or passing the Union Station. It was perfectly fine. - nothing could have detracted from that food...)4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Austrian, Bavarian,Excellent Austrian, Bavarian, and Hungarian cuisine. Our server was excellent, with suggestions and personality. The food was on par with some of the best I have had in Munich or Bern. I highly recommend this place!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat CustomersWe live in Texas and have eaten her 3 times now when we come to visit our daughter and family. Each time Anthony has been our server, and he is very good. He even remembers us! The food is always amazing and we will be back4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe server, Anthony, was veryThe server, Anthony, was very knowledgable of the menu and suggest food to our liking.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Family and I have dinedMy Family and I have dined at Grenauer's several times. The service food and service are consistently GREAT. Our ethnic heritage make the entire menu very special. Please keep up thye good work and may Kansas Citians beat a path to your door.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is consistently exceptionaThe food is consistently exceptional each time we eat here. One of my favorite KC restaurants. The smoked trout special was fantastic, and I would order it again in a heartbeat.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, serviceFood was delicious, service was outstanding and everyone was very friendly and cordial.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall , an excellent experienceOverall , an excellent experience . I have been once before and enjoyed it enough to return ( I live in Florida ) . I look forward to the next visit .4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly staff. ServingVery friendly staff. Serving sizes were just right not huge like most restaurants. I would suggest that the host consider the needs of senior citizens and not put them in a booth. We took my parents and climbing into a booth was not going to work for them but my husband and I took the back part of booth. Looking back I would have requested a table instead.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I love this restaurantMy wife and I love this restaurant for the outstanding Eastern European dishes! It's a little taste of Vienna.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAustrian menu with good varietyAustrian food that is always delicious. Great list of imported beers. Servers know the menu and can give hints to what might appeal to different people in a group. We have never been disappointed.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the food. Haven'tWe enjoyed the food. Haven't had a good German meal since Berliner Behr closed!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food and there'sLove the food and there's always plenty of it. Nice selection of wines and beers.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Grunauer! I had theWe love Grunauer! I had the pork hop, which was delicious. Our server, Nate, recommended a wine pairing, which was perfect. A very nice meal!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM3rd time a charm...like beforeThird time here and enjoyed all 3. Really like the flavor of the roast pork loin with sauce. The apple horseradish sauce for the beef is amazingly fresh and flavorful. My personal favorite is the red cabbage. Always a good selection of quality German/Austrian/EU beers. Portions are large enough that I never get around to dessert. Our server was very helpful with explaining menu items and service was timely. Love the restoration they did on this part of the old freight district warehouse.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice varietyA different type of food than normally found in the area. The old Freight House is a really neat venue. It can be a little noisy if you are looking for a quiet out of the way table. The bar has a fantastic selection of beer on tap3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent German restaurantExcellent German restaurant in Crossroads/Freight House District in KC. Great bar with good Happy Hour specials. Quite enough to converse, attentive servers, best red cabbage-be sure to order as a side to share. Plenty of parking. Enjoy!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTried a little bit of everythingTried a little bit of everything here and it was all amazing!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here many timesI have been here many times for desserts and drinks (both are FABULOUS) but it had been a while since I had come for dinner. Now I wonder why I stayed away so long. EVERYTHING we had as a large group of 6 was amazing. The steak, the farmers plate, the Char were all heavenly. I would highly recommend Grunauer if you've ever wanted to try German food or just want a fun night out on the town.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten Free and FunGenuine German food and atmosphere. Family owned. Service is very wonderful, personalized and fun. I am gluten free and they accomidated nicely. Very fun time.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious...incomparable.You can't go wrong with the roasted pork shoulder or the schnitzel. My favorite drink is the G'spriter mit gherkin....YUM. That's all I can say. This place is one of my favorites, and it rocks! Best German food in KC. Maybe some of the best I've ever had, and I spent two weeks in Germany eating German food : X3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Lovely Visit with Austrian Fare!We dined at Grünauer for the first time to hear our friends Victoria Botero and Beau Bledsoe perform selections from their new CD, and both the food and the music were wonderful! The menu was interesting and prices are very reasonable for the portions served. I was very pleased with my selection, the ESTERHAZY ROSTBRATEN, which featured a center-cut strip loin steak with white wine caper sauce, julienne vegetables, and mashed potatoes. Everything was absolutely delicious, and the steak was done to a turn. Grünauer's wine list was impressive, and our server was both helpful and attentive throughout our meal. We left feeling like we had REALLY been out for a night on the town. A lovely place that I look forward to visiting again soon!2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat authentic German/AustrianGreat authentic German/Austrian cuisine. The service was great. Thanks for a great evening!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM