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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!

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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (13)
Great Beer (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Fun (7)
Live Music (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful meal. Everything on the menu tempted us. We started with the the mushroom soup, spinach and salmon pastry and the fresh vegetables with the pretzel. All wonderful. Then the Cut, the Sea and a trio of wurzts. Absolutely wonderful. The four of us shared everything and left stuffed.
Next time I want to try the platter of duck.

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food5
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Affare had a special Valentines menu but we could also order off the regular menu. I did, and the root vegetable salad, almond crusted trout and strawberries were perfect. We'll be back.

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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious, ample, and beautiful. Lovely, friendly service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Don’t go there if you are expecting German food, I will never go back there again. The food was ok, nothing impressive. They should advertise as American Food.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Our 2nd visit and just like the first the food was prepared perfectly. Recommend the smoked salad, duck, venison loin. Watch the pre-dinner grazing as portions are ample for main dish. $20 corkage competitive and Tony was fun.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Menu is always unique for Kansas City. Preparation and presentation is impeccable. Service is first-rate. One of our favorite places to dine.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff! Food was delicious and the cocktails were on point. We will definitely go back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, the food was amazing and the service was excellent. Great happy hour too.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was awesome and food was delicious!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I really wanted to like it and the decor and size were way more than I expected. The vibe was also energetic. However, the service, from bar to table was woeful at best. Almost even uninterested. While we had a group of 8 and weren’t in any hurry necessarily, our dinner was over three hours long and our server disappeared for long stretches of time nor did she ever even give her name. The food was good but not remarkable. Too bad.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Affaire is always a great choice! Both the service and food are consistently superb. If you can use the streetcar, it's recommended and drops you off in front! There are nearby surface lots close by / behind the restaurant but they're not well maintained or well lit in this area.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a veggie risoto which was delish, but pricey. Loved the ambiance..old film noir on the screens instead of news or sports was a welcome change

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner before KC Symphony. It was perfect!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I thought this place was clean and cool. The service was friendly and super attentive, they also were great at answering questions. The food just wasn't amazing. We had some rabbit dish and the legs were just burned up and flavorless. A lot of the food looked great but tasted very mediocre, just not a bold flavored style. The cocktails were pretty tasty and came out quickly. With so many options in KC to choose from, this place would need to step up it's game a bit for me to recommend it over several other options.

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

Affare doesn't disappoint. Repeat visit for Restaurant Week. There were only 2 entrees to choose from and all 3 of us ordered the seafood risotto and we all agreed it was wonderful. The risotto was nice and creamy and the hint of lemon was very refreshing. The seafood - salmon, swordfish, shrimp and scallop - was cooked perfectly and provide a nice sampling. We'll definitely be back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had an amazing meal this past Sunday evening! We shared several plates from the versatile appetizer/bar menu and enjoyed a variety of entree dishes as well. Wonderful service, beautiful space highlighting local art. A perfect meal!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food wasn't as good as it has been in the past. The chicken with the chicken and waffle was a bit over done. We'll be back though. We do like Affare. Just a bit disappointed this time around. THanks!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our party of 8 enjoyed our experience at Affäre. The food was excellent. We had the seafood risotto, a pork chop and the Jaeger schnitzel. The food was delicious. Our server was helpful and prompt with service. We would highly recommend Affäre.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great experience at Affare during restaurant week. The food was amazing, the service was great, the booth seats were comfortable, the decor was cool.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A great combination of upscale food in a casual setting. We look forward to returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Spicy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food spot. Food was good service was great and the overall experience was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The service was absolutely wonderful and the Restaurant Week menu was superb. Everything on it was tried by our group of 6 and none of us was disappointed. Our server was very attentive and seemed to enjoy our light hearted approach to the evening. She even laughed at our jokes and understood that Riesling was not Riesling to me unless it was Trocken.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Parking is a problem, but the food, service and ambiance were great.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This restaurant is always consistently delicious and creative.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was overpriced, portions were small, service was mediocre, and their modern take on preparation was neither novel or interesting. Only tried it because I like trying new restaurants, but never going back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Restaurant week. We added a winter salad to the fixed price menu. Clam chowder was good, seafood risotto was very good. Dessert selection was bread pudding nicely done with a thick bourbon sauce. The waiter was friendly and attentive. It was very cold out so every time the door opened our table got a big blast. Might try to get a table in the second dining are to avoid that.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

First time at Affare. Had heard good things about it. I was really impressed. The food and wine were good and presented nicely. I’ll definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food every time.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the menu delicious...We are looking forward to another visit

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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on January 13, 2018

What a gem... Fantastic food and service in a cozy atmosphere. The farm to table food with a German flair was top notch. Good beer selection and attentive, but not pushy, service. And a good value to boot. Highly recommend.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time, want to return. Specialty drinks great, food great, neat place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was a little off in timing (wine pairings were late and required reminders...we were there over an hour before entrees were served and we filled up on pretzels- that we had to ask for)...but we understand it was restaurant Week and quite busy. Just not what we’ve come to expect. And the food quality on the limited menu was definitely not the best we’ve experienced there either.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food and atmosphere, but or primary server was painfully awkward. We'll be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Restaurant week visit. First course: Veggies were good, albeit unexpectedly cool. Clam chowder was excellent. Main course: Seafood risotto was very good, although skimpy on the seafood. Pork was tasty, but tough and chewy. Dessert: Strudel and bread pudding both good, but unremarkable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent! Had never been to this restaurant before and thoroughly enjoyed it. A very pleasant waiter, endless mimosas and bloody Marys, and great live music from A La Mode. Best eggs Benedict I ever had. The only thing I would change is a little softer volume on the live music during brunch, although we thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Both German and American cuisine options, highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food and cocktails. Also received knowledgeable wine recommendations from our server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dieses Mal nicht wirklich zufrieden mit unserer Bedienung. Ich mag es nicht wenn man versucht einen Teller abzustellen obwohl dort noch der Teller der Vorspeise steht - und man gezwungen wird ‚mitzuarbeiten‘ .... Das ist es nicht, was ich unter Service verstehe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This place is just amazing! The is fresh and delicious, and the restaurant does an extraordinary job with presentation and uniqueness. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. One of my absolute favorite places to eat, and not just in KC but in all my travels.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Martin is a very talented Chef and prepared a fantastic New Year’s Eve menu! Katrin’s wine pairings were also excellent! We have always enjoyed dining at this restaurant and will be back. This place is a treasure of Kansas City!

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