Grünauer

4.8
2733 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went to supper at Grunauer on a Sunday. Luckily we had reservations as the place was packed; impressive for a Sunday evening. We were promptly seated and we ordered off their impressive beer list. The menu was eclectic and all the food we saw being served looked delicious. Our appetizers were quickly delivered; the Wammerl melted in my mouth, and the Jausenbrettl was huge! Our entrees were delivered quickly also, but maybe a bit too quickly. Two of three entrees were barely lukewarm. To the credit of the chef, the food tasted good, but was not hot. Our waitress, Brie, immediately offered to take the food back and have new plates made, but the food tasted good enough to continue. Management provided a free dessert and took one of our appetizers off of the bill. Fair enough. Overall, the experience went well enough we plan to return next weekend. Brie highly recommend reservations for Friday and Saturdays; we'll be going back!

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DS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! My wife and I come here every year for Valentine’s Day. Delicious food, great service.

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F
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vegetarian meal!

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ML
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Wonderful service and food. Would suggest to everyone!

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TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pricey for four people but the experience was great. Only thing holding us back from making it a regular on our restaurant trips is the price. Ambience and service was fantastic and everyone enjoyed the appetizer and entrees.

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KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Grunauer. We are never disappointed. They seated us a little ahead of our reservation, as requested. My only negative would be that our table was right next to the doorway so I felt like I was in the way of those trying to use the door, and was just about "run over" by customers as I was getting up out of my chair to leave. Still, great food, great ambiance, great service.

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KD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this gem of a restaurant in KC on a very snowy Friday night. The food was excellent, well cooked and flavorful and the service was excellent. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food selections and the history of Austrian/Hungarian food. Great place to go for something different in KC.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place...always

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family time before time apart.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great German beer menu paired with some German culinary favorites. It is a nice change pace restaurant.

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DK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was absolutely fantastic! I believe his name was Matthew.

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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food. It is not inexpensive, but in general felt the food was worth it. excellent beer selection. Nice service.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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NM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Once again we are very pleased we celebrated our Valentine's at Grunauer. After being warmly greeted, we seated immediately and attended by wait staff within minutes. Kayla's knowledge of the beverage and dinner menus was impressive. We shared a large plate of salad selections and ordered classic main courses. Without being intrusive, she made sure we had everything needed to make this special event memorable. Yes, we will return and yes, we will encourage friends and family to eat at Grunauer soon.

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KC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place. First time and we will be going back again. Have told friends to check it out. Thank you!

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C
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a very good restaurant. My schnitzel sandwich was outstanding. My wife’s blackened fish sandwich was very good, although it was more like a grilled fish sandwich—not very blackened. The ingredients were all fresh and well prepared.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this unique dining experience!

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MM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet 5ish dinner on Sunday before going to theatre. Outstanding service and food.
Great to be able to have a conversation without raised voices! Thank you.

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AD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent birthday dinner. Food, service, and ambiance were very well enjoyed.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and we can’t wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was just so so. Not worth the price. We won’t be back.

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A
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Waitress was very nice and very helpful. There was some confusion on my order though however. I ask her about three different dishes and she mentioned that two of them were her favorite. And I told her I would go with a certain dish but she brought me out her other favorite. We had two different desserts including the desert of the day. Both of them were very pretty and a aesthetically pleasing on the plate.My favorite thing was the warm sauerkraut and I don’t even like sauerkraut :-) the mashed potatoes were pretty good. The food was good, and I’m glad I went because I’ve never tried Austrian food. Not sure if I would go back though

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience! The food was amazing and the wait staff was very knowledge and made great recommendations on food and drink.

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R
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Exceptional food quality and quantity.

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BP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great staff and service, little pricey. Would go there again.

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TP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food and the atmosphere. The service was great as well.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would write a glowing review, because it is a fantastic experience that reminded me very much of an biergarten in Munich, with amazing food and drink, but if I did that, I might not get a table next time, and I want to be sure I can get in again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table for 3 at 7:30pm on a Saturday for son's birthday. Schnitzel and spätzle were the birthday expectation and Grünauer delivered. Big enough portions to take home for afterwards and tasty enough for a 9 year old's and a 17 year old's palette. Wait staff was excellent and atmosphere was lively.

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P
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the MOST truly authentic places to eat in Kansas City that continues to surprise in a great way time over time. Every experience has been exceptional and it continues to get better with time!

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BW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food! We will be back, for sure.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must try for authentic Austrian dishes. We loved the Käse Spätzle, Kalbwurst and cabbage.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like German/Austrian food in a awesome setting this is your place.

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RD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! The food, service, ambience, and decor were all exquisite. Started with the beet salad followed by the schnitzel on special that night, which was stuffed with mushrooms and swiss. It was divine! It was paired perfectly with the Reisling blend wine. I finished my meal with the flourless chocolate cake with real whipped cream and hazelnuts. My taste buds where delightfully overwhelmed. I will definitely return with all my friends for any occasion!! This restaurant is now in my top 5 in KC!

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SG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, warm space. Great parking. Service was excellent. Server recommendations were helpful. Food was delicious.

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EC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about food and wine suggestions. The food was great too.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Not super familiar with the cuisine, but dishes were varied with some better than others. The traditional wiener schnitzel was good. I think the dish is meant to be pretty simple. The gulasch was interesting with unique flavors. Hearty and rich. The winner, though, was definitely the beet spaetzle dish with veggies. Layered and complex with a nutty sweetness, it would be my dish of choice upon returning. Beer and wine lists are terrific and well-suited to the food served. Ambience and service are both excellent. Our server was attentive, pleasant, and knowledgeable. Hosts were welcoming and patient. The dining room is serving serious Austrian Lodge vibe and I love it. Overall a fun dinner with friends.

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JM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. My husband ordered the pork chop and it was juicy and flavorful. We also ordered a side of spaetzle which was prepared authentically and perfectly seasoned. I ordered the schnitzel and it is the best one I have had outside of Austria. Perfection. The potato salad is delicious and refreshing. The beer list is superb and there are also incredible wine choices.

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely adore this place. The food is amazing and very well priced for the quality. It has a relaxed environment that makes it really comfortable.

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, haven’t had that delicious of a snitzel since I was actually in Austria! Everything was delicious and the service was spectacular. Can’t wait to go back.

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CB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dishes - presentation and flavor! Great selection!

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