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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Authentic (55)
Good for a Date (52)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Great Beer (48)
Worth the Drive (47)
Romantic (43)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Comfort Food (30)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Business Meals (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Casual (27)
Fun (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Cozy (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Great for Lunch (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (6)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first trip to your place.The server was a pure delight and made it a fun and relaxing time.I do believe your cheese platter was very overpriced for the amount of food on it.Some of the grapes were mashed and not fit to eat.It almost left us with the feeling it was prepared ahead of time then sent out when needed.The Austrian burger was a bit small for the price and the bun overpowered the burger and it was very dry,but tasty.There was a German cafe on the Plaza some years back that had a sandwich called "The German Burger ".It was twice the size of your's,very juicy and tasted great.It was a mixture of meats like your's but just had something in it that made it wonderful.You might try to find out what was in it and on it as I went there every week for the sandwich as did a lot of people.The other three folks in our party raved about their plate's of food.I guess I should learn to eat a plated meal in a fine place such as your's and go to "Town Topic" for a hamburger. Never fear we will be back.

Than you,I seem to ramble,

Dennis

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Grunauer red cabbage is the best I have ever had, including what I make myself. Portions are very generous for the price at lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Always very happy with the food, atmosphere, and service at Grunauer. Great selection of beers.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Met with out of town business associate and enjoyed ourselves over a late lunch. Well worth the drive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This was not my first visit, nor my last, to Grunauer. A truly authentic Austrian restaurant, with menu items not often seen state side. They offer several types of Steigl (and Hofbrau) beer on tap, as well as a very nice and varied wine list. Again, the menu offers a very nice selection of Austrian/German options. It is in a beautifully restored warehouse in the KC warehouse district. When we left, I purchased a bag of Meinl coffeebeans, a bag of homemade Christmas cookies, and a bag of Meinl hot chocolate to take home with me. A little bit of Vienna to go. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by a menu we thought foreign. Was definitely a keeper and we shall return again with friends! We chose it for its rustic, but elegant atmosphere. As well as a more limited noise level. T.V.s and loud music is not our style.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Impeccable Austrian fare and such a courteous and knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Dinner with friends, most had never been here. Three of the four said they had discovered a new FAVORITE restaurant! The food was really good, the beer was great and service was stellar! We will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our first time at Grunauer’s, and won’t be our last. My table was ready before my reservation, thst was a good start. The appetizers were great (meat tray and Adriel mushrooms). Entrees were awesome, but I was most impressed with the service. Our server, Samantha, was always around, checking on us. We’ll be back!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The best Viennese cuisine in the Midwest by far. The Schnitzels are fantastic and the sausages are the best! Great wine and beer selection and the desserts are awesome. In the historic Freight House that has been carefully restored... definitely worth your time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We visited because a friend spent time in Austria this summer and I wanted to surprise her. She complimented the food and said it tasted like what she enjoyed while in Vienna. We went at about 5pm so it was busy but not packed. The Freight House is such an awesome venue and close to lots to do. The service was great and we got our food way faster than we anticipated. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for something a little different.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic for winter

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks. The sausage platter is a great way to start the meal, especially when sharing with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I went to Grunauer for lunch before going to the WW 1 museum. I'm very glad I did. Extremely helpful waiter, knowledgeable about the cuisine and eager to help. Appetizer was acorn squash soup, which was very good. Entree was schweinebraten with bread dumpling and braised cabbage. the pork was cooked perfectly, juicy and flavorful while being completely done. The cabbage was perfectly done and seasoned, and the dumpling complemented them both. Dessert was apfelstrudel mit schlag, which was exquisite. A cup of Viennese coffee to finish and a very satisfying lunch. I plan to return next time I am in KC, and I will bring friends this time

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 4, 2017

A dear friend wanted to have her b-day lunch here. She had a pork chop & red cabbage. I had sausages & sauerkraut. Service was exemplary. Even complimentary slice of cheesecake for the celebrant. Food was delicious.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The only reason I didn’t rate 5 stars overall is because we had a reservation but had to wait almost 20 minutes to be seated. Food is fantastic and great service too!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always - loved m

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food, service & time!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had 7 people in our group. They were not busy yet they stuck us in the corner next to the server station. As I was the host for the meal I was disappointed in the seating for 7. I asked about another spot but I was told that it was for others. However after we finished our meal and upon leaving no one filled the space.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We selected the restaurant for its German cuisine and it didn’t disappoint. Great German beer list and food. We lived in Germany so we appreciate the authentic ambiance as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed the meal with friends. The restaurant is cozy and we all liked our food. With one exception: lose the drink with sauerkraut juice! My husband and I had a very nice tall drink with tequila.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent as always!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service provided by Anthony who is extremely knowledgeable about the menu. His recommendations were all excellent. Do not hesitate to try some of the more unusual menu items such as escargot soup and veal liver. Surprising good even for the less adventurous eaters at our table. Also, don't miss the red cabbage and spaetzle. The food is well prepared and there is a large beer selection. Reasonably priced for area and for all around quality.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Grünauer is always a “must go” for me when I’m in KC. I love the ambiance in that old train house, great history. They did downtown KC so nicely, I also love the power and light district. Today I had the smoked salmon as an appetizer (3.5/5), The Holsteiner Schnitzel (5/5) and the Topfenstrudel (2,5/5, was much better last time). Try the “German Bier” brewed in KC: “Helles” (that means “bright” in German) soooo good (5/5). Service was fast, friendly and efficient, as always. Will always come back!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Our favorite place in town! We celebrated my wife getting into school and couldn’t of picked a better place’

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Everything at Grunaur is fantastic. I recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really good restaurant with European food good service excellent beer selection the ambience is wonderful the staff is very friendly and very accommodating

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is five Star. However the Desserts are not this level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

this was my first time here. unfortunately i do not live in kansas city but omaha so would not come here as often as i would like. the food was wonderful and the beer selection is great. also loved the gluhwine!!!!!! i would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!! service was great also!! beautiful old building, so much character.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The entree Weinerschnitzel was flavorless, over cooked and tough. The cucumber salad bathed in liquid, the apple dessert crust was so mushy that it was difficut to tell the difference between apple and crust.
I hope that this was just an off night for them.
I won’t return. It isn’t worth the price to have a meal that isn’t superior.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The orange endive with tonight's dinner special was the highlight of the plate.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been to Grünauer's several times and always enjoy it. I was disappointed in my meal this time but everyone else's was great. I typically get Schweinebraten (which is wonderful!) and decided to try the Bohemian gulasch hoping it would be like what I had in Prague especially the potato dumpling. It not only was not like that but it was also pretty bland and creamy like a stroganof. However, my partner's Hungarian gulasch was very good and more like what I was looking for. We went with another couple and they really liked their meals...one was the pork chop special (huge chop!) and the other was the Schweinebraten. I'll know better next time. Everything else was great as usual and we were so glad that our table was ready when we got there as there was quite a waiting line...thanks, OpenTable! We also got a very nice bottle of white wine from southern Austria but I'm afraid I don't remember the name.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Anthony was so wonderful, he made our dining experience outstanding. My favorite is the smoked salmon appetizer. It's so fresh and delicious I can't imagine going here and not having it. And where else can you get spaetzle? It was heaven.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Matt our server was personable and very attentive to our needs. He gave us recommendations for items on the menu which were spot on.
Friendly and efficient .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food as always. This is a nice sit-down restaurant that makes you feel like you are on a vacation.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

All of the dishes we ordered were superb except the rib eye steak which was tough and overcooked, but who goes to a German/Austrian restaurant and orders steak? I had the Ungarisches Rindsgulasch, a paprika beef gulasch which was just delicious. Our waitress picked out a terrific Austrian wine that paired nicely with the gulasch. Consistently good food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was pretty good, but not great. Their were eight of us and we mostly agreed, but one person did not think her food was good at all. The service was VERY slow! Also, they either need to restock their wine cellar or reprint their wine list!!! The first wine we ordered was the Joullian Cabernet. We ordered two bottles, but they only had one, which they poured eight ways (not much!). So we looked at the wine list again - it is extensive, but not many domestic wines, so many we were not familiar with - and ordered an interesting sounding Austrian wine. After we sat there with empty wine glasses for what seemed like forever, our waitress came back with another lady (maitre'd, hostess, or sommelier???) who apologized because they were totally out of the second wine we ordered. She brought out an Oregon Pinot Noir, which she recommended, and said we could have it for the same price as the wine we had ordered (we had no clue what the price was - maybe it was less - who knew???). Bottom line, the pinot noir was not just bad, it was awful! We all left our glasses with wine in them. SOOO, I would recommend this restaurant to friends only with some forewarning about our experience. The one thing that we all loved was the pork belly appetizer. It was delicious!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

AUTHENTIC AUSTRIAN & HUNGARIAN FARE. THIS PLACE STANDS OUT AS TRULY SPECIAL. ELEGANT DINING EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WITH--OR WANT--REFINED TASTE. ATMOSPHERE PUSHED IT OVER THE TOP. ENJOYED IT SO MUCH, CAME BACK FOR LUNCH!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love this restaurant. It’s like visiting Vienna!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I have been wanting to try Grunauer for a while, and we are SO glad we finally made the time. The food was spectacular, the ambience was perfect, and the noise level was low. What stood out most was the service. I have a dairy intolerance and the waitress went above and beyond to make sure I was able to get just what I wanted without having to sacrifice the authenticity of the meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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