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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (90)
Authentic (88)
Good for Anniversaries (81)
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Good for a Date (80)
Worth the Drive (74)
Great Beer (65)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Romantic (56)
Comfort Food (55)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Great for Lunch (41)
Cozy (39)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Business Meals (39)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Casual (35)
Good for Groups (29)
Fun (28)
Bar Seating (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Seasonal (19)
People Watching (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Scenic View (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our third visit in just over a year. Each time we have been warmly greeted, seated promptly and immediately engaged by wait staff. The location is unusual in that it provides a great view of the many trains that visit Union Station, which is just across the way. The menu is refreshing in its many offerings and yet traditional entrees are available. Wait staff is quite knowledgable. The beautiful red rose was a nice suprise (Valentine's Day). We will certainly continue to return for our extra special dates.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch yesterday! Our waiter took the time to explain menu choices since traditional Austrian/German names were printed. The food was good and the ambience was very nice.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Best German restaurant in town. Love the Schnitzel. Very authentic.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Grunauer is a beautiful restaurant with consistently good food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first trip to Grünauer, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Our group included a couple of restaurant managers, but no one was familiar with the Austrian cuisine menu. We ordered a wide variety of items, and shared around the table. Every entree and side dish was delicious. We were there on a quiet Sunday evening in the winter, so we did not get to experience the Biergarten. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic, would go again with family anytime. Would recommend for a real taste of Austria.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was superb if you are craving authentic Austrian dishes!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Kansas City. Food and service are always excellent with the added bonus of the ambiance of being in the Freight House. They also have a very good selection of German and Austrian beers. Their Paprikahuhn is my wife's any my favorite dish there!!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My Son in law grew up in Germany and really enjoys the authenticity of your Austrian food. Great service and food as well

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. Celebrating anniversary. This was our 3rd visit, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner for four. Everything from our booth seating to service to the food was exceptionally good. We had the schnitzel both plain and stuffed with spinach, the steak and the beef in consommé along with salads to start and a hazelnut torte and flourless chocolate cake to finish. Everything including the veg garnish was delicious. Service was very attentive but relaxed and the wines and beers complemented the food. We had a wonderful evening and look forward to returning.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Authentic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was fantastic. The service was the best I have ever had! You will definitely have a repeat customer!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We should get to Grunauer more often - we always enjoy it. Goulash was the soup of the day, and it was delicious - warm, meaty and spicy on a cold winter's night. We split the ham-stuffed Weinerschnitzel with a side of cheesy spatzel, again delicious. The place was busy but not crowded, lively but not loud. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Good, good, good!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our server was terrific and the food was fabulous! We went on a Tuesday night so it was quiet and not super busy.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Grunauer never fails to please. Outstanding Austro-German cuisine. The Stelze is phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My recent visit to Grünauer was an excellent experience, as always! I have been here a few times and every time the staff is welcoming, knowledgeable and more than willing to help! This visit was just my dad and myself, and when it comes to the flavor and quality of the food we have yet to be disappointed. Keep up the good work Grünauer!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always try something new when I go and it never disappoints. Great Austrian/German beers and wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great atmosphere, kid-friendly, friendly staff, great location. The food is excellent, many choices. Walk to Union Station afterward.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The ambiance was the highlight of our evening here in February. The kasekrainer with sauerkraut was great, as was the beer and wine selection (Hungarian wine is super hard to find in the US). Having just returned from Hungary and Vienna, I was excited about my paprika chicken. While the paprika sauce was great, the chicken was charbroiled and was sent back. The kitchen offered to make another, but we didn't have time at that point. Staff took it off the check and handled it well. My husband had the chef special schnitzel, which was good and as expected.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing food, would highly recommend to anyone looking for delicious German cuisine in KC.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went on a Sunday early afternoon before the symphony
The food was excellent and it was difficult to decide between many excellent choices
Waitress was attentive but not overbearing

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had wait for a table to open up. We were there earlier than our reservation time. So was not an issue. We ordered appetizers while waiting in the bar area. Once past our reservation time they were very apologetic. When our table was ready they had our appetizers waiting at our table and also covered the cost of both appetizers. Felt this was a very nice gesture. Also, the food and atmosphere were phenomenal. I would love to visit again in the future.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious! I can’t wait to go back

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was above and beyond! The food is delicious and prepared to order. We spent two and half hours talking and laughing and having a great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was the best meal we have had in KC so far. We checked in 20 minutes early and sat at the bar to wait. The bartenders were awesome and helpful in helping us make choice on wine selection and a good beer of which they had many. Once seated(on time)we had a great waiter who was also helpful and had great suggestions on what is good on the menu. I had the goulash, with mushrooms, paprika and potato dumpling and my wife had snitzel stuffed with spinach n cheese and mashed potatoes on side. Wow! All great and delicious, couldn't have asked for a better meal! Crepe for desert to top it off. We will be back again sooner than later!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good, we will return. Only negative is that I thought the beef in my goulash was a little skimpy. My wife’s classic schnitzel was excellent, just as I remember having in Germany . Will try for dinner.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Consistently delicious food and fantastic service

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Schnitzel needed more breading. Spaetzel was good but salty. Overall we enjoyed our food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent authentic Austrian dining. Will return again.

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went because of Restaurant Week. The food was AMAZING!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I love the decor and feel of the space. The food is delicious and unique. One of my favorite elements are the many German and Austrian beers on tap!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I loved this restaurant? The ghoulash was excellent! I loved the atmosphere as well. We had a dessert that was a little "off." It looked like bread with some sweet stuff on it. I really don't know what it was called, but it was dry and I wouldn't recommend getting it. But, overall, loved the location, ambiance and food!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City. The food is always exceptional. Service is always good. They have enough choices on the menu for anyone. Recently at there for Restaurant Week and had their RW offering, and was delicious. I highly recommend them to everyone.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Having lived in Europe, we find this to be the most authentic Austrian food in the city. Definitely worth a visit, great food, great service, great beer!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was Restaurant Week and I took my wife for Lunch. it was her first time Grunauer and she loved it. The menu had a great selection and we plan to return and order off the full menu next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Walked in ...had reservation and we were immediately seared. Service was outstanding. Portion size generous and very delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant Week 2018. Good choice.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant week, everything was wonderful!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Even though the food was good and the service was great it’s still overpriced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful service and amazing food in a relaxing setting! We went for restaurant week and plan to visit again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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