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Grünauer

4.7
2392 reviews
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$30 and under
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Austrian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Austrian, German
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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
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Phone number
(816) 283-3234
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Grunauer
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Cross street
Baltimore
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Parking details
Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.
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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!!
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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
What 2392 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 13 hours ago

Grünauer never disappoints! The food was amazing from the appetizer all the way to the dessert. Our waiter Anthony was fabulous and his recommendations were on point! The food is always fresh and the flavors are extraordinary. If you're looking for something different in KC this is the place!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The Grunauer experience can be summed up with one word. AWESOME, SIMPLY AWESOME.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent menu with something for every taste. Good service. We always have a great experience here. Wonderful desserts.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We introduced friends to this restaurant a few nights ago. They raved about the food. I knew they would. One had halibut and the others had Jäger Schnitzel Vom Schwein and Cordon Bleu Schnitzel. All terrific. Service was wonderful, too.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved the interior architecture, food and service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time there and it was wonderful.group of 6 and we all lived our. Definitely going back

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

As always, Grunauer never disappoints. Fabulous food, friendly service, the best German fare in town. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Always great food and good service. Too bad there's not one in Lenexa!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We had the special white asparagus soup and Norwegian salmon as well as gulasch with spinach spaetzl and the halibut. All was delicious. The waiter (Hansel believe it or not) was very good with suggestions.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Every year our oldest son chooses Grunauer for his birthday dinner. He feel in love with German food when he worked in Germany for two years. It has become his traditional birthday place.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Brought Mom here for Mother’s Day lunch. Good drinks, good service and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always great to come down here for the best Austrian/German food and drink in town. It is patio season and their patio is always so relaxing with great service!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! We stopped in Kansas City for the night on our way from Denver to Nashville and found out about Grunauer on trip advisor. The reviews were very good but didn’t do the quality of the food and ambience any justice. It was excellent! We are from South Germany and familiar with German/Austrian food and I can honestly say that the food at Grunauer was better than what I ever had in Germany.
We struggled what to chose as everything sounded so good, and finally ordered the mixed marinated salads and fried mushrooms for starters and the Wiener Schnitzel vom Kalb (veal) and White Asparagus with house made sauce hollondaise and local smoked ham, which was the special of the day. Everything was authentic and absolutely delicious. Even though we were full already we just couldn’t resist the apple strudel which was again just perfect. Ended our meal with an espresso and a Williams and a Apricot Schnaps. We were in heaven! Will definitely go back again whenever we stop in Kansas City.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Delicious! I used to live in Austria and love coming here when I need my knoedel fix!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent meal, excellent service. I was just visiting KC and selected this restaurant largely on reviews. They are well deserved. This is a very fine Austrian restaurant. No attempt to broaden the menu to please everybody. I really liked that. I had the wiener schnitzel. Excellent buttery crust.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I got there early and was waiting at the bar. The bartender gave me a few insider suggestions and they turned out great. (Especially when you have a hard time pronouncing any of the dishes on the menu.) The ambiance was pretty cool as well. Definitely a great find.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was excellent, our party of 4 each had something different from the menu and no one was disappointed. I have been there multiple times and each time tried something and have yet to find something I don't like.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Second time dining there. Exceptional EVERYTHING. Not a big beer drinker - but both times described what I typically liked - and both times the different beers they've recommended MUCH BETTER than my favs. The food - EXCEPTIONAL. We took friends from out of town who are never happy with anything in Kansas City - they commented 'best restaurant and best food ever.'

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent on all fronts. Service was greet. Food was filling, unique and high quality. The facility and room is beautiful and we can’t wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It was the first time for us, we thought the place and food was awesome

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely amazing and our server, Hansel, was top notch. Perfect balance of professional and engaging. We felt attended to but never interrupted. We will be sure to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Everything was very good, we did get a little sticker shock at the price of the special, might not have ordered it if we knew how much it was

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Anther wonderful experience at this restaurant. Very authentic . One of the best for German/Austrian food specialties.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Even with the First Friday crowd we were taken directly to our table when we arrived. Our server told us about the daily special including the price. (This is not the norm at all restaurants.). Throughout the evening our server and the bus staff were appropriately attentive but not intrusive.

My wife and I both found our meals to be delicious. Her traditional Weinerschnitzel was large and tender. I had the “3 sausage” sampler. The currywurst a was fairly tasty wurst coated in a lackluster thick curry sauce - not at all what I expected. The other two wurst were very tasty, cooked just right, and more than made up for the disappointment of the currywurst.

We split the dessert special of the day, a very intriguing concoction that our waiter described as “bread pudding balls with ice cream.” The description, while not wholly inaccurate, did not do the dessert justice. The “bread pudding”, rather than the usual somewhat dense concoction of dough, spices, and fruit, was more the texture of a raisin crumb cake and not very sweet. The cake balls were served with a creme anglaise as well as ice cream. The balance of the textures and sweetness was just right - not too sweet, not too tart, not too dry, and not gooey.

Would I return to Grunauer? Yes, I would. I like the food, I like the service, and the menu prices are not completely horrendous.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was great. Tasty with good portions. I was very pleased.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great food and fantastic beer

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Grünauer is a favorite for our family. The German meals are authentic and so tasty! I had the Bauernschmaus and days later am still thinking about it. It fills up fast on the weekends, so get your table early.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food is super good ... price is a little higher than expected but I don’t mind given how good everything taste. Plan on a nap post meal

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The room feels like a bierhall. The service was friendly and helpful, making good recommendation. The food was phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I took my boyfriend here for their Sunday stelze, to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious, and the portions are generous. Lunch here is a great option if you are tight on funds but want to enjoy their delicious fare. Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Went out with my boyfriend for a date night and this was the perfect place. The food was AMAZING. I love German food and this was the best place I have ever found to get it. Would highly recommend for a night out or special occasion. The service was great as well.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food and service were outstanding!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was a wedding anniversary celebration dinner which I had noted in our reservation. The restaurant did not acknowledge our anniversary in any way or manner. I was quite disappointed. My husband's dinner, the sauerbraten special, was quite good. My schnitzel was over cooked. Service was good -- not something that we will remember as exceedingly good - but good enough that we were comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

First visit to this restaurant and we all were really impressed! the food was excellent, service was wonderful and the ambiance was cozy. All four of us completely enjoyed the experience and will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. They always have great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great meal. Authentic Austrian food. Server was friendly and not pushy. Let us enjoy the evening at our own pace. We’ll be going back the next time this group gets together.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Phenomenal experience and incredible food.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My favorite place to dine in in KC. The food and service are outstanding. We would highly recommend just giving them a try. If you do, you will not be sorry. What you will do is, be coming back as well.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Awesomeness all the way around. Food value and service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Fantastic Germanic/Austrian cuisine.

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