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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!
Historic Freight House
Kansas City, MO 64108
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.
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
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,
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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