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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Special Occasion (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Romantic (17)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Great Beer (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Casual (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Live Music (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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 7, 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 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner. Took 2.5 hours-way too long.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Tried the latte tonight: yes please!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are regulars and once again we were not disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Although we have eaten here many times in the past, tonight was a very substandard experience. It took us 3 hours to be served our meal and pay the bill, which was inexcusable as the restaurant was not crowded. We invited friends who have not been here before, and I was embarrassed. Since the bill for four people to have appetizers, dinner, and drinks was around $250, I think we deserved better service.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife, parents and I went for Xmas dinner and were unimpressed. The hostess was rude and indifferent. No greeting, no "hi, welcome to Affare" not even a "happy holidays". I suppose she wasn't happy about having to work on Xmas. Hello it is the service industry, if you want holidays and weekends off Do something else. Our waitress was polite but offered no salesmanship. For example: can I get you another beer? Would you like wine with your dinner? Care to try some port with your dessert? And before I could order an espresso to cap the evening off the check was dropped without an offer for anything else. The food was ok but not worth the price of the prix fix menu. I chose this restaurant based on the menu of German dishes and was excited to try them all, however, all they offered was a set menu. There was no mention or warning of this on their website which seemed a bit lazy. There were many nice restaraumts open on Xmas night and I regret choosing this one.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lovely Christmas dinner in KC!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas dinner here. Their prix fixe menu was excellent and the presentation and preparation was top notch. The restaurant was well populated but the noise level was low. They had great recorded jazz music playing the in the background. We appreciate they have a way to get into the place if one is not very mobile. We look forward to coming back often in the New Year.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really grateful that you were open on Christmas Day for brunch and dinner. You fill a need for people of Kansas City on this very special holiday!!! Thank you - it was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have dined at Affare intermittently over the years. We have never been disappointed. Our server for Christmas Day brunch was exceptional! Lovely restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfect spot for Christmas brunch. Our family has German ties and it was a delicious way to remember old stories.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I ate here for brunch on Christmas day and the food was wonderful, with large portions. The service could have been better, but I think there was only one waiter in our area and he wasn't thrilled about working the holiday. I definitely plan to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been to Affare a couple of times now and the owners and staff go above and beyond to make the experience memorable. Will dwfinitely go back again and again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our family dined at Affare on Christmas Eve. The food and ambiance was wonderful. In addition to excellent traditional German food, they serve top notch steaks. They also serve several unique cocktails which are very good.

Limited parking is the only negative aspect of dining at the Affare . If you are not fortunate, to get a one of a limited number of parking spots on Main St, you must park in one of two available garages 1-2 blocks away from the restaurant. However, this minor drawback will not deter me from returning. I recommend new diners call the restaurant in advance so you know where the parking areas are located prior to arrival.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great service and food. The live jazz during brunch is wonderful. Recommend it highly.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious, Great atmosphere in a fun part of KC.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Delicious authentic German food presented in very appealing plating. The decor is very clean and modern. The staff was helpful with suggestions and quick to answer questions about ingredients.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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·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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 (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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