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About 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!

101 W. 22nd Street
Historic Freight House
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Austrian, German

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

Cross Street:
Baltimore

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 283-3234

Website:
http://grunauerkc.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Peter Grunauer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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!!

Grünauer Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Authentic (71)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
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Good for a Date (63)
Worth the Drive (58)
Great Beer (57)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Romantic (53)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Comfort Food (39)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Business Meals (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Cozy (30)
Casual (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Great for Lunch (27)
Fun (24)
Notable Wine List (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Seasonal (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Scenic View (9)
People Watching (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

We tried Grünauer for the first time during KC Restaurant Week. What a wonderful place! They had a great selection of specialty cocktails and the food was delicious! Large portions and high quality! We will definitely be back!

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·Dined 2 days ago

I've been there several times with out-of -town guests. I lived in Germany and enjoyed visits to Austria, so the Grünauer is a fantastic find in KC. Expect authentic and delicious Austrian and Bavarian style food as well as modern German/Austrian cuisine. It's like being at mama's in a homey yet modern, beautiful old train station setting. It's just a stroll over the walking bridge to Union Station and Crown Center. Of course there's also an excellent beer and wine selection!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a nice experience! A little on the pricey side, but a very nice place for any special occasion.. Typically, I would never pay $100.00 for lunch (2 adults, 1 small child) But it was my daughters birthday..

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

We were celebrating a birthday, and KC was celebrating Restaurant Week. Three of us ordered the special two-course lunch and were delighted. The birthday honoree ordered a Schnitzel and was extremely pleased; the portion was large enough for him to enjoy later. Those who ordered beer enjoyed their choices. The dessert, Topfstrudel, was scrumptious! The service was excellent: efficient and attentive but not overly solicitous. Our corner seating was pleasant, and the sound level was acceptable--friendly but not boisterous. We live about 45 miles away, but we'll be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a nice experience here. Great food and attentive service.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for Restaurant Week menu. Nice choices. Good value and delicious. Love this room. Cozy feeling and you can hear each other talk!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfect - we made reservations and were sat right away, our service was top-notch, the schnitzel was delicious, and the staff were busy yet still all smiles. I recommend Grunauer to all my friends and family for special occasions, date nights and (in our case) Restaurant Week. Thanks!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was dry, and boring. It seemed like it was made days earlier and then just rewarmed neither of us enjoyed our meal and did not bring it home ...we were there for restaurant week and I thought the idea behind Restaurant Week was to hook new customers, we will not be going back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We visited because of Restaurant week, but we liked it well enough to go there again. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We were in and out in an hour.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our server, Daniel, was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, patient, attentive - just a perfect experience!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

First time there, really like the selection of food and drinks. Excellent waiter to help describe the food selection.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

A comfortable and beautiful restaurant featuring german cuisine. We enjoyed excellent service and delicious dishes from appetizer to dessert. Highly recommend putting this place on your short list!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

New york quality with kansas city friendliness.busy but thoroughly efficient. And great authrntic austrian food! My mom grew up in Vienna

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food here is extremely well-prepared and savory. Beer cheese soup was truly exceptional. Butter Schnitzel was reminiscent of Europe dining, if a smidgeon salty. An excellent selection of craft German beers; we especially enjoyed the hefeweizen from the world's oldest brewery. The service was impeccable--highly attentive but not intrusive. I would say that we had a reservation and the first table they gave us was right next to the front door and drafty--disappointing. But when we expressed our desire to move, they quickly and graciously accommodated us with a nice table. Overall, highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Took my date there for restaurant week. We both ordered off the special menu and had a few beers. Everything was great. We have both been there before and I have always a good meal every time I go there. They really know how to operate a restaurant.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our third time to eat here. As always the food was authentic and excellent.
The waiter was informative, friendly, and did an outstanding job.
It is as good as the restaurants that we have dined at in Austria and Germany.
I cannot wait to go back for lunch and dinner.
Great experience.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent . Nice variety of options for everyone in our group ( food allergies & vegetarian)
Service was great!

A very relaxing lunch and start to weekend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent dinner special and great service

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious food and great service . This was our 3rd time dining here and we will continue to go back .

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I meet our friend for New Years Day lunch there every year. Perfect food, cocktails, and service. Plus, the space is fantastic.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best meals we’ve had in Kansas City. Strongly recommend.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server was friendly, professionally attentive, and took very good care of us. Cocktails were well prepared and enjoyed. My wife's special scallop starter was indeed special, an inventive dish and tasty. Our three sides were authentically delicious. Sadly my classic Wiener Schnitzel was disappointing: nearly tasteless, mushy crust, and to be avoided in the future. What was I thinking? Next time, I'm going for the spicy Hungarian goulash.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our food was delicious and our waiter was amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waiter was amazing, not the type to hover but always right there when needed. Amazing food! What was left of my meal was supposed to get boxed up and brought back to me, when it got lost I got a new portion made and boxed. I will definitely return!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As usual, both the service and food at Grunauer were impeccable. We were treated kindly, the waiter was fun, the food was authentic and delicious, and we will be back as soon as we can!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Have been here numerous times before and always love it!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Seven of us in our party and we all tried each other's dish which we all agreed were very, very good! Highly recommend Grünauer's.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food, great service, wonderful night!!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I absolutely love Grünauer! It has become a wonderful Christmas Eve tradition for my wife and I. I am constantly talking to everyone I know about making time to go there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Pricy but good. We would come more often, but is a drive thru a risky part of town.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a great Christmas Eve dinner with my family. The service was absolutely terrific and we all enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner Austrian style!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A favorite regular date spot for me and my husband. Came for Christmas Eve dinner this time and had the best service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food tasted as if it had been left over from previous day.

Building was cold. Most diners were wearing their outer coats.

Our first experience with "German" food. If this was an accurate representation of it, I feel sorrow for Germany.

Service was satisfactory.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I found you over the web by looking for restaurants down town. I had a very good experience in your establishment. The appetizer was great could taste all the flavors nothing overpowering. The entree was also as great everything was out in a timely matter. The Waiter helped my niece and wife to choose a wine he was very helpful. The Waiter answered every question we had for him. We really enjoyed the experience keep up the good work. We will be returning for more visits.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our first time there but we had been wanting to got for a long time. My college kids had been to Germany and wanted to eat German food while at home. They were not disappointed!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My partner and I come to Kansas City once a year and always try to make it Grünauer. Food is excellent and decor is special . Thanks

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Enjoyed a great family lunch (ages 8-55). Food was top notch, amazing ambiance, and our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. He was very helpful in selecting kid-friendly items.

W used the cross bridge from the parking lot to visit Union Station after eating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

You must have the sunday roast pork special. Its amazing. I have yet to find any food or service that matches the quality here

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

My husband and I love eating here! This was our second time and we were able to share it with friends; we all loved the food! The restaurant is beautiful, the food amazing, and the wait staff knowledgeable and charismatic!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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