Affäre

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1531 reviews
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Contemporary German
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.
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JL
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew was solid server. Great service. Great food. Drinks were fairly inexpensive.

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W
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonably priced. Absolutely marvelous service in a relaxed atmosphere!

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DA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We couldn’t have had a better experience! My wife and I came for Valentine’s Day and it was amazing! Our waiter(tony) was on point and matched our personality perfectly! We will be back!

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KV
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Valentine's prix-fixe meal, and a great value as well. Both sophisticated and approachable (last night's hempseed encrusted salmon with brulee of banana and artichoke hearts: to die for! PLEASE put that on the menu!). Chef Martin earns his place among KC's top chefs each and every week, with notable accomplishment in seafood, game and vegetables. In fact, I'm not sure you can get a better fish preparation anywhere else. Try that baked trout!

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TN
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Affäre proves why it is one of my favorite Kansas City Restaurants. There is so much thought put into each dish and some pushing the boundaries which is what separates a good restaurant from an exceptional one. We attended for the prix fixe Valentine's dinner. The service was exemplary and we received a full explanation of each course. This is important when the chef/artist has something to say. Since I am limited to words here, I'll talk about a few of the incredibly outstanding presentations. The German snail soup with profiteroles was everything I wanted it to be and more. The soup was rich and flavorful with just the right amount of salt. The profiteroles were an unexpected and brilliant touch. They looked like tiny oyster crackers with a much denser mouth feel. Just lovely! My husband had the hempseed crusted salmon with banana-black pepper brulee. I was blown away by the audacity of this pairing and equally blown away by how incredible it was. The sweetness of the bananas with the fresh salmon and then black peppercorns punching their way through to the top was pretty incredible. Perhaps my favorite dish of the night . The main courses were equally exceptional. Scallops sweet and tender (perfectly cooked) and beef tenderloin w/cheek en daube accompanied w/ horseradish cream, and a beautiful touch of a beet in the shape of heart. The beef needed no knife. It melted in my mouth. the horseradish cream was not invasive, but a perfect accompaniment. Last we have dessert. Not something thrown on the table to end a meal, but a beautiful presentation of a passion fruit tart with strawberries on top, accompanied by a presentation of house-made chocolate gelato with tiny bits of cake (texture like angel food cake) to complete the canvas. I liked the dessert because it wasn't cloyingly sweet. The gelato was incredible. I liked to take a bite of it with the tart-sweet of the passion fruit tart. Kudos Affäre!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kiki was our server, and made the experience even better.
The food was to die for. We will be back !

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D
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing special menu for Valentine's Day. All three courses were delicious and artfully presented, and the wine pairings were wonderful.

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k
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

our first time and thoroughly enjoyed -- waitress (KiKi>) was delightful, Fixed VD meal was great -

Impressed with the venue - drapes separating restaurant - very cool - wall art, - nice looking bar - overall great vibe, we'll be back !

Ps the escargot chowder -- AMAZING!!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day ❤️

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner on a Sunday night. The weather kept people at home, but we had (another) exceptional dinner. Great menu, great preparation, great service. We are never disappointed.

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing time at Affäre, especially for brunch with friends, bottomless mimosas and live lounge music!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant in Kansas City now! Love the atmosphere (lighting and ambiance was fabulous! The service was awesome! Always kept our glasses filled and waitress was willing to answer our questions. Good was second to none! So good and very authentic! It is pricey, but for a reason. You won’t regret this experience.

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EM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best breakfast/brunch in the KCMO metro area. The best. The staff are courteous, fast, and helpful. The chef is a master of their craft. The setting and scene is clean, spacious, and easy to get to. The drinks, food, and menu options are 5-star quality and for anyone on any diet. If you miss out on eating here, I feel sorry for you. This rivals the best of the brunch/breakfast places in lower Manhattan, NYC, and is very much worth frequenting. I’d recommend the steak and eggs, mimosa, or the eggs benedict.

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LB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

This place was amazing! Food came out at perfect times and the portions were exactly what you want. Didn’t leave hungry, but I also didn’t leave feeling bloated

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MD
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their Thursday night Prix Fixe menu is an amazing value. Every course was great, but the tuna poke on housemade noodles was one of the best things I have ever eaten. The wine pairings were great, the Tement Blanc, served with the first course was so much fun. I need to find that wine and take a bucket of it to the lake this summer. The service was great. Attentive without being fussy, very knowledgeable of the menu and wines. I was impressed.

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G
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Bouillabaisse and my wife had the Venison. Both were great. Not to worry when you see the Venison and it looks well-done. They serve medallions and are not sliced so you don't see the color until you slice it. Done to a perfect med-rare. Also, not being sliced it holds the temp better. The escargot soup (don't worry if you don't like escargot...) had many layers of flavor and made for a nice share app. Love the Wednesday no-corkage as we can bring a bottle from our own cellar/already paid for and not marked up. This really helps to keep the tab reasonable and is a big factor in our decision to go there. Knowledgeable and friendly service too.

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S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for business, I more or less stumbled on this German restaurant. What a find! Of course my German heritage is what drew me here in the first place, but once there, the traditional German fare and wonderful staff made for a very pleasant evening. The co-owner wife, Katrin, took care of seeing us delightfully fed, while the co-owner chef prepared the dishes. I saved room for the apple strudel with some vanilla ice cream--the best strudel I've ever had! A super find. I plan to return next visit to Kansas City.

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JG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and our waitress was excellent. She explained the German wines ( which were new to us). We have been disappointed by a number of restaurants lately, but Affäre was wonderful and we will go back and we will recommend the restaurant. It was nice to see so many people walking around the Crossroads area.

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MT
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been wanting to try Affäre for quite a while so we decided to go for Sunday Brunch. If you're thinking you'll do the same, make a reservation because it filled up within 15 minutes of opening. We enjoyed a live jazz band with a fabulous bottomless Bloody Mary. Stick with the German specialties and you won't be disappointed. I enjoyed the German breakfast which was an open faced omelette with bratwurst, potatoes, onions, and cheese. The schnitzel breakfast also looked amazing. However, it's dessert that topped everything off. The German cheesecake made with quark cheese was not overly sweet along with the apple strudel. We enjoyed the experience so much we plan to come back for their Thursday 4 course dinner with wine pairings. I can't wait to explore more meals here.

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KA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough good things about Affaire. Having traveled to Germany, this food is most definitely authentic and brought my husband and I back to our wonderful trip. The Sauerbraten was quite possibly the most delicious thing we have ever tasted. The Schnitzel was incredible and tasted just like what we had in Germany, every chance we could. We started with one Currywurst brat to share as an appetizer, and it was impeccable, along with the sauerkraut and red cabbage. We shared the Salat Teller, which was ALSO delicious. We could not eat everything on the menu that we wanted to try, so we will definitely be back for the mushroom soup, more of the brats and the apple strudel-just for starters. We will highly recommend this restaurant to ALL of our friends. Thank you for an incredible meal as we relived our fond memories of Germany!

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MH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great choice for authentic, tasty German food. The lively action at the bar doesn't interfere with dinner table conversation. A friendly, young staff keep things informal. Food is carefully prepared and served beautifully.

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YC
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and gorgeous food, recently went there for Saturday brunch and the live jazz made the experience even better! Bottomless mimosas and modern German cuisine.

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KK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say that will make you want to go to this place? I have several food allergies and Celiacs. So much of their menu is gluten free and corn free. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Amazing Vermouth- you can get a flight of 4 for $20- and the Brats! I loved them so much I bought 5 to take home so I could enjoy for breakfast for a few days. Only downside is if you want dessert. There is nothing gluten free but that is a small price to pay for safe delicious food. Ate here 3 times, never got sick. Definitely worth going to if you love German Food and have to be gluten free. I mean how may places are there to eat in that are allergy friendly and knowledgeable? Go and try the Vermouth.

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KP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The helped us pick a wine and made sure that we liked it. The German food was good and authentic.

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J
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an incredible experience. Food was terrific and the service even better. Katie explained things in detail. We’ll be back and soon!

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KK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Bratwursts! I have Celiacs and a corn allergy. The waiter went over everything and was very knowledgeable. Will come back!

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for the jazz brunch. Loved the entertainment, great food, great staff. Nice way to spend a leisurely Sunday.

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CC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an unusual treat! We didn't know what to expect from modern German, but it was great. We went for Sunday brunch. The brat trio was delicious, not too heavy. Chicken and waffles were a big hit. Even the French Toast managed to be a nice surprise. The drinks were excellent, and not too pricey. Very relaxed atmosphere, with a nice jazz duo, but not relaxed on service.

Make an effort to get to this one.

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu and live music. The Bloody Marys were fantastic as well.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Wine pairings were creative and good. Love the ambiance.

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l
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Regrettably, the service was poor. Servers were nice about delays (appetizers arrived after we completed our entree) and the did not charge us for the mix-up, but it was a bit disappointing. Food was good, but nothing exceptional.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is small but it’s nice. Portions were just right. Service was great, very friendly staff.

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CA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Menu as tasty and creative as always.

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B
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service and food was excellent. The parking was not great in the garage down the street. I know that can't be helped. Restaurant could have been a little more cozy. A cold night and just a large curtain covering keeping the cold air from coming in. Enjoyed the chance to try the food during Restaurant Week.

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C
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Way overpriced, but great service.

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AM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this visit was great. The Bartender, server, food and wine pairings. We will go back to Affare!

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J
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our first visit to Affare during KC restaurant week. Everything was delicious and the service friendly and helpful.

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RR
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything! The food was exquisite and the service was excellent! I’ll be back and I’ve recommended Affärre to all of my friends.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food,staff and ambiance were beyond expectations!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for Restaurant Week. Great ambiance, great food. One dish overpowered by spice, one dessert not that fresh—but it was Restaurant Week :) overall would recommend and go again.

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