Grünauer

4.8
2821 reviews
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Austrian
Grünauer is a classic Viennese style Gasthaus with Central European influences of German, Hugarian, and international specialties. Nicholas Grünauer and sister Elisabeth opened Grünauer in May of 2010. Their father is from Austria and their cousin still runs their 3rd generation family restaurant in the Neubau region of Vienna. The menu offers simple, straight-forward cuisine high-lighting some of the best specialties Central Europe has to offer. 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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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Consistent food that is truly authentic Austrian. Reservation system works well and quick service.

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PF
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this restaurant. Great cocktails and wine. Menu variety, well prepared. The best coffee that comes with the most amazing butter cookies ever. Note to Grunauer: You can sell these cookies by the box. They're irresistible.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Overall just a wonderful environment.

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Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a consistent meal. Dishes are excellent and remind me of my grandmothers preparations. We ate outside and patio is great choice. I love the view of union station and the passing trains. Do not forget the apple strudel

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday lunch and it was amazing. The waiter was excellent. He talked and explain the menu to us. We ordered 2 appetizers that were out of this world. The fried mushrooms and Krautstrudel just amazing. When we got on lunch meals we were blown away by how good they were. The birthday person got to pick a desert for her birthday. Great time, will definitely have to come back.

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LW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of our favorite places in the city to eat! The food is always amazing- something for everyone !!

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SD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an excellent dinner with wine before going to the symphony. The server was very attentive and the food was both ample and remarkable. My beef and vegetable dish served with three sauces was excellent. The meat was tender and flavorful. Fun dinner!

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s
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Did not get any service for over 20 minutes after seated upstairs. When we called a staff member over, we got a curt response “they’re on their way”. The waitress came over about 5-7 minutes later and apologized, saying she wasn’t told she had our table. Her service after that was good. But the initial gentleman’s response was rude as if he was annoyed at us for asking (he appeared to be a bartender) and set a bad tone for the evening.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always top-notch. The special of the day was a stuffed schnitzel - delicious! Service excellent. Always love eating here.

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RH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was great food at a fair price. We were celebrating my birthday and they gave me a lovely dessert. Staff was friendly; service was exceptional.

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MS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for a special birthday celebration. The service, drinks, appetizer, main course and complimentary dessert were all superb. Definitely will return.

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HP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great waitress with a great smile 😃 Excellent beer and cocktails

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RJ
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with Friends. Drinking good German Beer and eating traditional German food. What could be better? I have the Altwiener Tafelspitz. WOW! It was beefy and fabulous! Ended with their Carmel cover donuts and Apple Stoodle. Plenty to share. Another WOW. Great time, Great Food and Great Service. Highly recommended!

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice enjoyable meal, good service and food. good first time experience

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LM
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All food was good, some was very good. To be a great restaurant all the food must be very good. It was not.

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CH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried some other dishes beside the schnitzel, all were delicious. I highly recommend the lachs or gulash as an appetizer. Finish your dinner with a Julius Meinl espresso and an apfel strudel.

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WC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I have ever been to. Always visit every time I'm in KC.

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BH
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful evening.

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OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Lilli was excellent. One dish the Pork shoulder and Butt were a little dry. Need a sauce or cooked less or done with a veggie to maintain moisture. Tasty, just dry.

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DB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. I visit every time in KC. The food is consistently delicious. They have a great assortment of beer and wine.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a delight on your taste buds. It was a delicate mixture of tasty Austrian/German flavors. The server was extremely knowledgeable about dishes and great at guiding you through a tour of the menu from what you may like to try for a main to what beer or wine might awaken a new favorite in you. Service was fast and the atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful. Definitely worth booking and trying a tour of Austrian/German cuisine.

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KT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was awesome! Having lived in Germany for 12 years, the cuisine was superb! My wife and I had a house salad, a cream of mushroom soup, she had a plain schnitzel while I had beef medallions covered in a wine sauce - very delicious. Background music was soft jazz, maybe not traditional German/Austrian, but not displeasing. Service was good, but server could have a little more knowledge of German/Austrian food and beverage culture.

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RW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a blast! Food, wine, selection, and staff were impeccable

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W
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always try to eat here when we are in town. A favorite place for food and drink .

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CQ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Wonderful food in a relaxed setting. The Saurbratten is not always on the menu but if it is it is a must. My husband enjoyed the sausages on our last visit and I had the Hungarian Gulasch. The spatzel and red cabbage is also very good. Great place for locals and visitors.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Most definitely, the restaurant itself is beautiful and in a great location. You are always greeted as soon as you walk in the door, it is best to have reservations on a Friday or Saturday night but you are always greeted and sat as quick as possible. Once seated the service is great the servers take the time to explain the venue and answer any questions that you have concerning the food as well as the beer Wine and Liquor selection which they have an excellent imported and bottled beer selection. Once the food arrives it is quick hot and always well-prepared. Size portions could be a little bigger, but I am a larger male and enjoy that style of food. As you are enjoying your dinner the service staff is always on top of it refilling glasses beer taking away plates and making sure that your dining experience is flawless. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family and those on first or second dates. Like I stated earlier the restaurant itself is beautiful staff is courteous fast the food is excellently prepared it is an overall great experience

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OT
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been Grunauer fans since it opened when we moved back from Vienna AT. The food is fantastic and authentic Austrian cuisine. While we have been away for a couple years, a great restaurant has gotten better, with new items on the menu and several of our established favorites. Craft cocktails were excellent and our table of 4 was provided with great service. Tafelspitz was outstanding and is better than even Plachuta in Vienna.. Thanks for a great evening.

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r
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. The noise level is quite high, but it is an energetic setting. The service was excellent. Overall a bit pricey

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DR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special Saturday night with out of towners. One of which was a German and so we thought he would like Grunauer as we do; who live here. The food was wonderful! It was one of my top 5 ever! I had the swordfish and it was too die for. Our German friend had the beet goolash? (can't spell) and he loved it. We were all very happy and would come back for sure!

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best jager schnitzel we have all enjoyed since Germany!

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RW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing stood out it was just generally a very good experience. Oh! Except the speciality gin and tonic was VERY good

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CL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the authenticity of this restaurant. Our waitress was so well versed with the menu as well, which was really helpful. Our entrees were all wonderful. The chocolate cake is very dry, but apparently that's how they like it in Germany/Austria.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a family birthday. There was a birthday card awaiting us at the table. It was our first time dining here. The waitress answered all of our questions knowledgeably. All the food was great especially the fried Gouda appetizer and the portions were bigger than expected

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T
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great service and the food was exceptional. A great evening out following a concert at the Folly.

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LE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I dined at Grunauer after the opera. I ordered the swordfish which was nicely marinated and served on a bed of creamy spinach spaetzle and mushrooms with grilled baby carrots. It was very tasty and a big enough portion that I took some home for the next day. Topped it off with a lovely latte. Our server was very attentive.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many delicious choices! It would serve you well to look at the menu in advance.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing gulasch and ambiance one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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PR
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit, drove from Nebraska planning to eat supper here. From the appetizer to dessert it was fabulous! I had the calves liver and was in heaven. It has wonderful German food choices with homemade kraut, sausages, and dumplings. Great date place!

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SK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great and unique food. Authentic Austrian restaurants are not easy to find. Kansas City is lucky to have Grunauer.

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L
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious and expertly prepared. Service was a splendid team effort. I believe this is the best "hidden gem" restaurant in KCMO.

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