Grünauer

4.8
3584 Reviews
$30 and under
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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SeanM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with the best service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome 2nd date spot, server gave us excellent recommendations! Loved the beer and the ambiance!

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ShaneK
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting Grunauer. My friends and I weren't sure what to expect, but from their beer/wine selections and appetizers to entree, we were impressed. The food was generously portioned and tasted great!

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JillR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was simply amazing. However the service was less. We felt very rushed and like we were inconveniencing the staff. Both the server and manager assisting her. We took our dessert to go, (which had to ask for). As good as the food was, I doubt we’ll be back.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service. Highly recommended

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PhillipR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. Food is excellent and service is outstanding!!

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ElaineD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Waitstaff was very knowledgeable about drinks and food.

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TimM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit and not our first visit - Staff and food are excellent and highly recommend

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JanetH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time both my friend and I had been here and the experience was wonderful! Our waitress, Courtney, was the right amount of attentive. She was knowledgeable, personable, and was able to give great recommendations from the drinks through the dessert. I made sure the manager knew what an asset Courtney is to their business also. My friend and I agree we will definitely be back!

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AmyG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was absolutely delicious...we will definitely be going back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place food was excellent!

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Tuscangirl
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually a good experience, however, this time the fish was overcooked and the 2nd entree (pork chop) was salty and tough. Food was not hot either. Maybe an off night?

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vipRudolfW
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, meal, and wine list. Danke sent!

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. One of my favorite KC restaurants.

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josephc
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal with stellar service. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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KevinK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best German food in Kansas City. The atmosphere makes the dinner even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

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Time
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience with not issues noted........

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always look forward to dining at Grunauer’s. The atmosphere is pleasant and is conducive to conversation with the people you’re dining with. I love the ambience of the building. The drinks are good and the food is always delicious and cooked perfectly. It is the best Austrian food I’ve ever had and isn’t available at other restaurants. The wait staff is always professional, prompt and helpful but fun too. We will definitely continue coming to Grunauer’s and recommend it to friends.

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DannyC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here almost every year for our anniversary. Weekends and holidays you should definitely make reservations. They have a basic menu with some specials not on it. The prices are a little high but, worth it for that special occasion.

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MeghanH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My husband and I tried this place out for date night, and overall it was pretty good. We got the smoked salmon app which was delicious, and probably the best thing we had that night. My husband got the schnitzel and I got the beef shoulder, by the recommendation of the server. While both entrees were good, neither were great. The schnitzel was just a piece of breaded meat served with noodles. He felt as though it was kind of plain and unexciting. My beef shoulder tasted like a nice pot roast with a red wine gravy. Again, good, but nothing special. We got the Apple strudel for dessert. It was tasty but it lacked that crispy, flaky crust. The pastry was a bit soft and soggy.
The restaurant itself is beautiful and the ambiance is great. However, the food left a little to be desired. I’m not sure if we are fans of German food, or possibly we just picked the wrong entrees. I’m not sure we will be back.

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LaurieS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great! Our waiter was able to suggest drinks and meals after asking a few questions and his suggestions were spot on!

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BobS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, this was my first time dining there

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vipnhampton6
Kansas City
57 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! One of the best dinners we’ve had!!! My husband and I ate here for an early Valentine’s Day dinner and boy, we enjoyed everything!! We got the smoked salmon appetizer, two entrees, dessert and a couple cappuccinos. Our table was right next to a fire and the ambiance was everything we had hoped for. Our server was wonderful. I wish I could remember his name. We highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning in the near future.

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KarenP29
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our Valentine dinner at Grunauer was great! The food was delicious as always. The restaurant and staff were conscientious of safety during the pandemic with ample spacing between tables and masks worn by all. The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing. Be sure to order the bread appetizer - great presentation with 4 different breads served warm with a side of whipped butter and herbed quark cheese. We will be back again!

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SusanC
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Loved our table. Our waiter helped us choose. It was our first visit, but we will return.

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GalenC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wa as our first time to Grunauer, we drove from Arkansas for our anniversary and the food was great. My wife is German and she really enjoyed it as well.

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ROGERT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to dine. Lunch always is our chosen time. Excellent menu with the perfect time for seniors to be out and about.

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CHTH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Enjoyed the variety of food and drinks offered.

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anneh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the beet salad and snitzel. Was delicious. Great old building, service was very good

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JohnL
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have never been to Grunauer, we did not realize what we have been missing. The restaurant has an awesome rustic interior. The food was outstanding, cooked to perfection. The service was excellent, our waitress answered every question and provided great recommendations. Looking forward to our next dining experience at Grunauer in the near future.

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vipDhackler30
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place in the city. The food is always outstanding as is the service. The staff goes out of their way to make sure that you have a wonderful experience. Never disappoints.

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KarlaK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved dining at Grunauer! Excellent service and the food was so so delicious!! We started the meal with some fine German beers and the assorted breads, then the Schweinebraten with red cabbage and spaetzle for the main course. Wunderbar!! It's the perfect restaurant for celebrating something special!

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PumpTraveler
Kansas City
57 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice break during a cold winter weekend. Great food with fast and friendly service.

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vipAlice
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - once again. We tried the Sauerbrauten (Sat. special). The beef was so tender and moist and the braised red cabbage was awesome. We love the bread plate and of course we have to get the porkschnitzel. Their wine list is great as well. It is always a great meal at Grunauer

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vipCynM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A.J. is always great to us. He knew my aunt, and I brought my cousin along Saturday night. A.J. treated us like royalty, as he always did my beloved aunt who was a regular. We love coming here, and always love how the place knows our family.
Food and ambiance were great this past Saturday as well.

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Rodnjen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at your establishment. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Our waitress was very patient with all our questions. She made some great recommendations.
We will be back.

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vipLarry
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food excellent. Huge portions.

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LisaW
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday dinner I have ever had! Food was amazing, the staff was wonderful! I highly recommend eating here!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Will definitely be back!

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Grünauer is rated 4.8 stars by 3584 OpenTable diners.

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