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Grünauer, Kansas City, MO

Grünauer

4.8
4.8
4302 Reviews
$30 and under
Austrian
Grünauer offers a classic Viennese gasthaus menu in the beautiful, historic Freighthouse. Located just north of Union Station in KC's premier dining and arts neighborhood- The Crossroads, Grünauer has been serving authentic Austrian and Central European cuisine since 2010. A beautiful biergarten, a gorgeous full bar and a lofted event space all add to the ambience and character of this KC classic. Make your reservation today!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Austrian, German, European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 283-3234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthias Seyfrid

  • Private party facilities

    send enquiries to office@grunauerkc.com

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Dunehoo: (816) 283-3234

  • Neighborhood

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Cross street

    Baltimore

  • Parking details

    Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    .2 mi (south and west) of KC streetcar stop at 19th & Main

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,302 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of food was fabulous. The service was fabulous. The environment was fabulous.
  2. JP

    JanP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Love this restaurant the first time, but yesterday it wasn’t as delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Recommend for atmosphere and service. Food was good, but not outstanding like the service was. Still worth a visit as the portions are fair sizes for the price. They have a great wine and beer selection if that’s your thing, too.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, I’ve been to Grunauer a few times and have love it every time. Having lived in Germany this is a great alternative and love that they have many German beers on tap.
  5. JV

    JohnV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what a meal. I spent 3 years in Germany and this is as authentic as you get. The meal was delicious and well priced. A wonderful selection of German and Austrian beers on tap. Mario was our server and he had fantastic recommendations and was very attentive towards our wishes. Thank you for a great experience. John
  6. k

    kcchiefsfan

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Everything was outstanding. Waitperson, Garrett was awesome. Food very good.
  7. MH

    MichaelH

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gruneaurs is one of our favorite KC restaurants. Great food and nice ambience! Staff is always friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
  8. ET

    EmilyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, easy to decipher menu, great drink options. Also close to Union Station so good for a touristy night out.
  9. PT

    PaulT

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to visit and we had an excellent dinner.
  10. M

    Molly

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, atmosphere, and vibe. This is one my favorites of KC,MO!
  11. WH

    WendyH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience into German and Austrian food. I have eaten there several times and the food and service is always wonderful. The best German food in Kansas City.
  12. CD

    CharlesD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for tasty Austrian food, Grunauer is the place for you. Absolutely delicious!
  13. JO

    JohnO

    Kansas City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a late lunch there on Sunday. We are so glad we did! The food and service was amazing.
  14. JF

    JenaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, portions are huge and service was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing. Service was top notch!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. The food was delicious! The menu is not very big but the options they have are very good.
  17. KF

    KFly

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection of beers and wines not commonly found in Kansas City, excellent food, excellent service=Perfect meal!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a must stop and eat every time we’re working in ¥ KC!
  19. SM

    ShawnM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going there on and off for years. It is "on" at the moment. The current management and staff are exceptional. Ate the Schwammergulasch for dinner. Best meal I have had there ever. As good as home cooked in Austria.
  20. RR

    RaeannR

    Omaha

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a concert and staying at a hotel close by. I ordered the Karntner and my husband went with the Tuesday special (backerl) that was very savory. We did the pork belly appetizer (wammerl) and had some beers. Everything was great from the atmosphere, to the service and the food.
  21. JC

    JimC

    Springfield

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, Great Food. It was the best dining experience I’ve had in many months!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The cream of fennel soup was amazing! We ordered another one to go. But the Friday night special upset my stomach and the stuffed Schnitzel needed more flavor. I don’t think we will be back.
  23. JD

    JeffD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. We will definitely be going back. German beers were perfect.
  24. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The building is beautiful and the food rivaled food in Germany. They had a great beer selection and also made a great martini.
  25. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly staff . We have been numerous times and always enjoy it
  26. JB

    JamesB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reservation was honored on time. Server knew the menu and could answer any question you had. Food was delivered to the table hot. Server was attentive without being intrusive. If you are a fan of Austrian or German cooking than give this place a try.
  27. PP

    PetitePZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a good experience and I enjoyed the food and service. The waiters were helpful and explained the menu well. I would recommend giving this place a try!
  28. A

    Angela

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and they were so sweet to our dog. They brought out water and treats. He enjoyed it. =)
  29. JW

    JulieW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outdoors which is a little quieter. The meal was excellent and our server was great too.
  30. HC

    HighCotton

    Kansas City

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a business lunch or catching up with friends. Service is top notch. Beer selection is excellent. On premise baked breads are also worth trying. Check it out, you won’t e disappointed.
  31. S

    Sensible

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Coffee was bitter that was unexpected.
  32. G

    Gregg

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best German restaurant in KC. We have had dinner in Germany over 100 times and this is every bit as good … What a great place. Good, drinks, service… All excellent.
  33. C

    Cultivators

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly wait staff. Delicious, interesting food.
  34. JE

    JohnE

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GO!!!! This place is amazing! The food is authentic German style food. It’s not some “maybe German style”. It’s legit! Also, they have authentic German beers from German brewers! Try the Kolsch. It’s my favorite! I guarantee you’ll enjoy the food, beer and atmosphere!
  35. l

    lindad

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Katie was a delight as well as very informative.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food... One of the best restaurants I have been to in Kansas City! Incredible experience!
  37. A

    Andy

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Grunauer. Good food, carefully sourced and prepared, in a wonderful space. It is not inexpensive, but I feel that the uniqueness makes it worth the trip.
  38. RD

    RovingDiner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Sunday special pork shank was too dry, and it was expensive for dry meat. The pork belly appetizer was great and the dessert was good also. The outside patio seating could use more shade and cover or misters.

    GrünauerResponded on September 9, 2022another crazy way to beat the heat is to not sit outside when it's too hot! sorry your pork was dry. things happen sometimes. if you had told us we would have gladly replaced it. oh, well. thanks for the feedback and have lovely day!!

  39. SM

    SalvadorM

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat with excellent service and nice atmosphere
  40. JS

    JohnS

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall the food was good and atmosphere was inviting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grünauer using the Order Online button. Grünauer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 283-3234.

Grünauer is rated 4.8 stars by 4302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grünauer

101 W. 22nd Street, Historic Freight House, Kansas City, MO 64108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baltimore

  • Neighborhood

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Austrian, German, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    .2 mi (south and west) of KC streetcar stop at 19th & Main

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthias Seyfrid

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 283-3234

  • Private party facilities

    send enquiries to office@grunauerkc.com

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Dunehoo: (816) 283-3234

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