Grunauer Bistro

4.5
325 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Austrian

Restaurants you may also like

View all

About

The Grünauer family is proud to announce the addition of a new concept, Grünauer Bistro, to our restaurant portfolio. The Upper East Side of Manhattan has a long and storied Germanic culture and history. This restaurant is our attempt to resurrect the culture and tradition of Germanic food in a neighborhood that once was home to over 200 central and eastern European establishments.

Grünauer Bistro follows in the footsteps of our Kansas City operation by offering classic Viennese dishes while adding some more refined and nouveau items to round out a menu where authenticity is paramount.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Austrian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Hours


Mon – Thurs 5–10
Fr i– Sat 5–11
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(212) 988-1077
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
82nd Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 325 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
s
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant several times and every time, it is excellent. We always seem to get the same waiter who’s name is Stash. He is extremely knowledgeable of the way the food is prepared and also of all the wines that are offered. I highly recommend this establishment.

Report
Helpful
GF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Excellent dinner! excellent service and very cozy atmosphere. Comfort food served in an elegance. We will make sure to come back!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our original plans for Saturday night were cancelled, and we stumbled upon Grunauer Bistro while looking through Open Table reviews. How right they were! This restaurant is a true gem - authentic through and through, from the food, to the waiters, to the ambiance - what a treat! We ordered the Wienerschnitzel and the Sauerbraten - both were outstanding! Our waiter, Stanislav, was very knowledgeable about the wine and beer list, and made great suggestions for us. What a great find - we will be back!

Report
Helpful
R
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pleasant but overpriced!

Report
Helpful
TS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely experience. Arrived at 6:45 in time for the price fixe. Setting sunshine was streaming into the restaurant, elegant ambiance, superb service, delicious food. Will definitely go again.

Report
Helpful
JE
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so nice that they allowed me to have 2 entrees for a 3 course prefix

Report
Helpful
L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Austrian food, very good service, Austrian wine list very satisfactory.

Report
Helpful
G
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It is beautiful. The food is excellent and the service is super friendly. It is a winner.

Report
Helpful
PZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Loved it!

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pretty wood paneled room. Very attentive service. The Wiener schnitzel was great. We went for that and will go back for the other specialties. Can’t wait to try the goulash and chicken paprikash.

Report
Helpful
MF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It doesn't get much more authentic than Grunauer Bistro! From the staff (amazing!) to the cuisine to the wood-paneled atmosphere, it's a beaut! Plenty to choose from the Austrian Menu.

Viener Snitzel was great (but pricey) and our friend had the boiled beef (100 times better than it sounds!).

Just mind the prices. Not cheap....but worth it every once in a while.

Report
Helpful
MC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend had just returned from his first trip to Vienna, and I thought we should celebrate appropriately. From the moment we entered, we were beautifully treated. Our waited could not have been more attentive. The food, from the appetizer to the beef to the spectacular jam-filled little crepes, was exquisite. I would go back anytime!

Report
Helpful
TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service in any restaurant in NYC.Also excellent Austrian food.

Report
Helpful
AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, terrific service, and great ambiance.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and desert tender meat, stellar quality, perfect spicing and all in a beautifully laid out dining room and excellent service

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were the youngest by far, and I wouldn’t describe it as affordable, but the waiters were very knowledgeable about Austrian food, and both the trout and the boiled beef were exceptional.

Report
Helpful
j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going here for quite a number of times, food and service is superb, this is my favorite Austrian restaurant in the neighborhood or perhaps within New York City.
This is a MUST try restaurant, you will love the experience.

Report
Helpful
AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grünauer Bistro serves excellent classic Viennese dishes that are authentic, Wiener Schnitzels, Spätzle, Goulash, Braised Red Cabbage and Apple Strudel, all so mouth watering. It’s an elegant dining setting with impeccable service, very friendly professional staff. Thoroughly enjoyed dining here, it’s become a favorite haunt, the bonus is the old time feel of familiarity for it is a new restaurant, unique to find this dining atmosphere today.

Report
Helpful
E
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A good neighborhood find with hearty, authentic Austrian cuisine. The trout and the tafelspitz were both very good but the latter did not come with the spinach, as described on the menu. Chocolate cake was very good. Will return.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best we’ve ever had in New York.

Report
Helpful
JR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Austrian meal, loads of fun.

Report
Helpful
LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is AMAZING! The food was great-tasting and beautifully presented; the ambience of Vienna. We come here once a year or so...we have to come more often; thanks to the staff for making this a wonderful meal and experience for us.

Report
Helpful
n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world service and delicious Viennese cuisine, which is not the easiest to find in NYC.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good authentic Austrian food!

Report
Helpful
JD
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can tell it is special by the staff at the door to the waiter through
the menu. This is our first but not the last occasion we'll find to use
their seasonal ingredients. The beef broth, asparagus and our
main courses all presented with care. The staff are attentive
and able to put good wine into the meal. The wait staff made
all our dishes appear in good time. I hope to return with my
husband to try the piano bar.

Report
Helpful
d
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with traditional Austrian specials including the wines, so it was a nice, unique experience overall. Duck pate was smooth and buttery. Roasted beet salad (with both red and golden beets) was punchy-flavorful. Chicken paprikash with spaetzle and butter leeks, and tender sliced venison with braised cabbage were our uber-traditional mains. They definitely pleased all around. Venison was cooked to perfection. I can't remember the last time I've had a more enjoyable steak; perhaps L'Entrecote? Apfelstrudel was textbook, but the chestnut puree crepes were pretty sublime. Did I mention there's a grand piano in the front window?

Report
Helpful
M
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came specifically for a Salzburg Nockrel.This is a dessert, that I ate in Salzburg, Austria and it’s amazing!
This dessert was ok, not great at all.
On my opinion, it was undercooked. Also, in Salzburg, they give you a fresh raspberry sauce on the side as well.

Report
Helpful
MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Austrian cuisine with great old world feel and service..very comfortable room. Lots of room between tables.. The hostess made us feel welc9me immediately.

Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
LT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance of the restaurant is lovely. It is warm and slightly romantic. The prices are a bit high, particularly for the specials and the portions are relatively small for the price. Overall though, I recommend the restaurant for a good mean in a cozy and warm environment.

Report
Helpful
n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is charmingly appointed with old world paneling, the tables are not too small and the food is very well prepared and beautifully presented. They have seasonal specials and are among the few restaurants that serve game when in season, and th4e service is very attentive. I will and have recommended it to my friends.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Austrian on the upper East side! Sea scallop appetizer was exceptional. Venison in a wine reduction was amazingly tender - sous vide - was exquisite.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Caught my attention because of the name. There’s a restaurant in Vienna with the same name. Belongs to her brother apparently. Great authentic restaurant.

Report
Helpful
AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It is a joy to have another German/Austrian restaurant in the neighborhood and it is good.

Report
Helpful
BL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third time at this restauruant and the entire overall experience was great.

Report
Helpful
FW
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The decor is rich and inviting. The food the wine and the service are all come together for a nice dining experience.

Report
Helpful
P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is good but way too expensive for regular dining and not that special to be reserved for birthdays and other special occasions. The dining room is however. exquisite.

Report
Helpful
CM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good service, aiming to give you a feel of old Yorkville, yet losing confidence that that is enough. Good wine list, excellent dishes yet they veer away from Austrian, what can make them unique, to Italian, French, etc. Pea soup was fantastic, but arrived too hot. Butter out of fridge so cold, and red wine also a bit cold, not good for a winter's night. So all of the pieces there, with attentive staff, but some tweaking could really make this a gem.

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've visited and reviewed positively before, but chose to celebrate Valentine's Day here, and it was a good decision. They were filled to capacity (as they deserve to be every night), but still running on all cylinders. Stuck with traditional Viennese fare, and were pleased with everything we ordered. It seems like they've "lightened" some of their recipes (Sauerbraten gravy was thinner than usual, with no loss of flavor), maybe to encourage us to come back more frequently! Only downside: they seemed to be out of several wine-list choices, and steered us instead toward the house-owned labels.

Report
Helpful
BF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find. Outstanding and authentic Austrian food at a reasonable price. Great ambiance and wonderful service made for an evening I intend to repeat again soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Viennese dishes featuring outstanding ingredients resulting in delicious flavours! Not to mention great service every time!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
9