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About Affäre

At Affäre, we are proud to offer our guests a dining experience with focus on locally sourced products, honest preparation methods and delicious flavors.
Our menu changes seasonally, offering a new dining experience at each visit.

1911 Main
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary German, European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:


Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:0 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Live Jazz Music!

Happy Hour: every day from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: no corkage fee, bottle discounts
Thursday: Four Course Tasting Menu $44 including wine pairings

Cross Street:
19th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 298-6182

Website:
http://affarekc.com/

Catering:
Catering Menu available. Please call us to discuss your needs with us.

Parking Details:
Lot at 1801 Walnut, and plenty of free street parking on Walnut between 19th and 20th Street.
Parking Garage at the corner of 19th & Walnut; available after 5pm; small fee
Valet service can be offered to private parties.
Please call if you feel unsure of where to park. We will be happy to assist you!

Public Transit:
Kansas City Street Car Stop right across the street

Executive Chef:
Martin Heuser

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Parties, Weekend Brunch, Four Course Thursday
Please consult our website affarekc.com, or join our family at facebook/affarekc.com!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open for brunch and dinner on December 24th and 25th.
Why not come in, kick up your feet, and let us take care of you!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be open on December 25th for Brunch and Dinner.
Why don't you let us take care of you today?!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will serve a special brunch and dinner menu this New Year's eve.

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Private Dining

Affäre is a family owned and operated, farm to table restaurant in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. We are conveniently located along the KC Streetcar line. Our food is focused on fresh, seasonal products, incorporating honest preparation methods and beautiful, flavorful presentation.

Affäre Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Special Occasion (18)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Authentic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great Beer (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

A lighter approach to good German food and the four of us enjoyed it very much. The Espresso Martini was a hit👍

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our dinner was delicious and we had great service. Our party of 9 had a nice quiet table in the back room and we were able to easily visit. Very good and interesting cocktails and good wine!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely amazing! From the ease and explanations of planning our reservations to the end of the meal we were blown away. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and are genuinely glad to care for you while there. The food is absolutely amazing, my husband had the steak and my scallops are some of the best I’ve had. We will definitely be back and look forward to sharing this experience with friends and family.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love Affare. The food is creative, beautifully presented, and really, really good. The wine list is quite good and the beer selection is superb. The interior is very nice and even when crowded you can still have a conversation at the table. The wait staff is superb - very professional and personable. We love Affare.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful food outstanding service great wine! A perfect Sunday evening.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Brunch was amazing! The food was so delicious and the service was ready! We went for brunch and they offer 10.00 bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s. They had a live singer and keyboard player during our brunch which was very nice. Everything was high quality and top notch and the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food and service. I can’t wait to go back and try something else. I had the brat trio and all three were delicious.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We'd just attended a company awards banquet Friday evening, and were so pleased with the excellent service that we returned for Sunday brunch with a relative visiting from out of town.

While the brunch was good, it didn't stand out as Friday evening had. Perhaps we chose the wrong items, but the bison burger disappointed with bbq sauce flavor, the choice of \ eggs scrambled and breakfast sausage was ok but heavy. Maybe adding some lighter and healthier options too would make a more appealing brunch for us

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The venison was great. The risotto was okay.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My wife and I dined there for our wedding anniversary. This was our fourth visit and it was great again. If it was closer to home, we would probably be there on a weekly basis!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Ordered smoke infused salad. Poor choice on our part. When asked if we enjoyed the salad, we said no.......and the server noticeably lept back and placed his hand on his chest. Throughout the remainder of the meal, he was rude. I thought he was going to throw a glass of water at me. Our choice was not his fault, but his manners were appalling. The German food itself was fair. The restaurant itself was lovely, quiet, and well set out. The maitre d' was very nice and very caring of his facility. We would not recommend Affare.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

An elegant and delicious dinner. Every bite of each course was wonderful. The venison was perfect.
We will be back soon to sample the desserts.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have dined at Affare several times and have never been disappointed. The food and service are first rate. It is a good place for a pre-concert meal before a Symphony performance.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate an absolutely perfect Thanksgiving dinner at Affäre Thursday. It's a joy that no member of the staff marked off for the holiday!

Thanks to Martin, Katrin and all for a fantastic dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving 3 course meal. Highly recommend for a holiday.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The most wonderful meal I have had in a while. Great scallops and even better veal.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant for date nights or a quiet night out.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic brunch! I highly recommend the apple pancake!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful dinner, ambience and service. Wondering why Affare is no longer listed on Open Table?!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great evening for my uncle's birthday. Six of us wanted to enjoy each other's company and be able to share a variety of foods. Our waiter, Tony, was very attentive and guided us through the food and drink menus so that everyone's needs were met! It was a lovely experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and drink selection was excellent! It was nice to have a different variety of protein that you don't find in most establishments. The overall ambiance of the place was great. Now for the bad.... our waiter must have been having an "off" night. I can forgive the lack of knowledge pertaining to the menu but not the lack of attentiveness. Our appetizer was finished when I had to stop another wait staff and ask if we could order dinner. Unfortunately this continued the rest of the night. I had to ask for everything including desserts menu and bill. 5 star food. 2 for staff-needs extra training .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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food4
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing dishes as always. The menu changes with the seasons and it never fails to impress. One of the best restaurants, and my personal favorite, in Kansas City!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We like the food, the staff, and the environment, so we go back at least every couple weeks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was great and our big group loved the food.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sadly we went to Affaire to celebrate a special occasion and sat next to a couple who we now know way to much about. They talked non stop and monopolized the servers time. I realize that management can not foresee these type of issues and in retrospect we could have asked to be moved but didn’t want to appear rude. The restaurant did not acknowledge our occasion but again our server had her hands full. The food was absolutely delicious.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing. I tried the currywurst, spanish rabbit, and mushroom soup, and they were all 5 stars. The inattentive service takes off a star, but I will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I wss in town for a convention and made a reservation “just in case”. There was nothing that I would change about the night. The wine and spirits were perfect, the food was commentably good and inspired, ... I will make a point to return here rather than trying the next new place.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved our time at Affäre. The food is great, service was great and really loved the space. Wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My second time there this year, and I wasn't disappointed. This is German cooking like you'll find in a serious restaurant in the Heimat (the homeland), though apparently they do a good job with beer and sausages as well. Their three-way duck is not to be missed, but smaller appetites will appreciate the half portion of breaded trout. Exceptional wine list and knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife had the trout and I had the snitzel. Great, as always. I had the smoked Thuringer sausage as an appetizer. Delicious.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Sunday live jazz by Ebony was the reason we came but then we got our food and it was amazing. Jazz and great food made for a wonderful Sunday morning!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We loved it! Unique cocktails, wide ranging wine list, and great food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love everything about this resturant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Affare is one of our favorite KC restaurants. Katrin and Martin make every visit a special occasion. The menu is very creative and delicious, the service is efficient and the welcome is always hospitable. We especially enjoy that frequently game meats are a choice. This time the venison was perfect!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always our food was great. However, our server was above and beyond. From the moment we sat down, he addressed us by name. Because of him I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends. We sent a business group there a few nights ago and they were also very impressed. They thanked us for the recommendation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I absolutely love this place over all others we've visited in the 11 years we've lived here. I don't think the Chef has the ability to make a bad dish! I recommend the duck!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Organic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great Beer, Romantic
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Went for daughters birthday. Good wait staff. Good food. We had a good time

Tags: Fun, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fabulous in every way. Each course was thoughtfully prepared. Loved the chef's dessert preparation at the table!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect as out-of-towners but this place was great. The charcuterie board offered larger proportion than standard boards - great for a group. The ambiance was awesome, with great music and film noir (instead of sports) playing at the bar. It was vibrant yet we could hear each other talk. Scallops were fantastic as were the signature sausages. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Affäre offers a unique dining experience great for intimate occasions. The one page menu offers a handsome selection of sausages, seafood, and turf. Though the menu isn't as extensive or "German" enough as some like, you are guaranteed a good meal. I visited Affäre last week and ordered the lamb. The meal arrived promptly and was impressively presented. Small slices of perfectly cooked lamb fanned across a small black plate covered in hollandaise sauce and steamed vegetables. Although the lamb was very well prepared the serving size was far too small and the hollandaise added little flavor. Given the amount of lamb served I found the $28 price quite high. Affäre's drink menu is extensive and features many drinks Americans will be unfamiliar with but sure to enjoy when paired properly. Prices range from as little as $6 to over $24 for a glass. I was impressed to see aperitifs on the menu and then confused not to find any digestifs.
I was happy to be immediately seated upon arrival. It's hard to find a restaurant today that not only takes reservations, but honors them. However my 7:45PM reservation may have been too late for the waitress who was slightly impatient and tried to move us along much faster than we did. Thankfully, we prevailed and had a very, very memorable evening.
I would not recommend Affäre to someone looking for an authentic German dining experience. It's menu and environment are first and foremost "modern" - whatever that means - and occasionally German. That being said, their food and drinks are a welcome surprise.

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