About Grünauer

101 W. 22nd Street
Historic Freight House
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Grünauer is a classic Viennese style restaurant with Central European influences of German, Hugarian, and international specialties. Peter Grünauer, executive chef, his son Nicholas, and daughter Elisabeth opened Grünauer in May of 2010. Peter is from Austria and his brother and sister still run their family restaurant in the Neubau region of Vienna. The menu offers simple straight-forward, and affordable cuisine high-lighting some of the best cuisine Central Europe has to offer. The menu here is meant to satisfy every customer that walks in the door. The Wunder Bar offers an array of wines, beer, and spirits unlike any other restaurant in Kansas City. The authentic Biergarten outside is one of kind as well. There is no other place in the city to match the atmosphere of Grünauer. We pride ourselves on offering the best customer service and knowledge of our product. We want to offer you a fine dining experience with a family feel so, make a reservation today!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Austrian, German

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; DINNER: Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday:4:00pm - 11:00pm; BRUNCH: Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm (brunch menu served ALL DAY) WUNDER BAR: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am Sunday: 11:30am-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Baltimore

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 283-3234

Website:
http://grunauerkc.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Peter Grunauer

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Come in this Sunday September 18th! We are having an authenic pig roast and Miles Bonny will be playing on the patio! Also 2nd ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST SEPTEMBER 30TH-OCTOBER 2ND!!! Call to inquire for more details!!

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Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Wed - Thu 7:45PM - 10:00PM

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4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Always an enjoyable dining experience!

vip
Dined 4 days ago

Always an enjoyable dining experience!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Get the Pork Shank to Share

Dined on April 24, 2016

This is the most amazing dish! Be sure to call ahead and reserve to make sure you get one!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dad's 60th Birthday

Dined on April 23, 2016

We took my dad there for his 60th birthday, it was our 3rd time there. As usual, the food was great. I had the schweinbraten (pork shoulder and loin) that just fell apart it was so tender. The beer list is made for a beer snob, with a wide selection of import draft, and bottles. The service is great, they're attentive without being in your face about it. The decor is beautiful, open beams in the roof, chandeliers, warm "ambiance"... cozy enough to feel like home, yet pretty enough for date night. Overall, a great experience, if a tad pricey (but, you get what you pay for).

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Wow, wow, wow. Excellent service, food v ...

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

Wow, wow, wow. Excellent service, food variety and flavor, presentation, wine and beer and cocktail lists. Highly reccomend!

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

First Visit

Dined on April 20, 2016

We took some clients for dinner and had a very good experience. Great food and the service was excellent!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5

First time there, and very authentic, wa ...

Dined on April 20, 2016

First time there, and very authentic, was like I was in some of my favorite Viennese restaurants (in Vienna).

food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Great place to take family for a special ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Great place to take family for a special occasion. The food was excellent, the restaurant is beautiful and the staff was friendly.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

4.5 Stars

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

Short version: Excellent "Germanic" cuisine that is a nice break from your typical KC restaurant. Longer version: 5 of us met for dinner, with only 1 of us being at Grunauer before. I was "coached" by one of my managers who is from Germany and read the menu before we met in the restaurant. All of the food was excellent - we gave it 10 thumbs up. Our server was attentive but not overbearing and gave great recommendations. Trout, bratwurst, steaks, goulash - all were hits. Yes we would go back. 4.5 stars.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of my favorite places

Dined on April 15, 2016

We go here often. The bartender is accomplished. The wine list is unique and can satisfy every palate. The food is always excellent.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Yum!

Dined on April 15, 2016

We were looking for German but found Austrian and thoroughly enjoyed our ethnic adventure!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Good not great

Dined on April 12, 2016

Having grown up in the Munich area, I would say the pork roast was good, Cabbage was bland and boring, dumpling was good. Service was good, friendly and attentive at the right level. Nice atmosphere, but a little pricey for the product.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Anniversary Dinner

Dined on April 11, 2016

My girlfriend and I came to celebrate our 1 year dating anniversary because it is one of our favorite places to go. We are obsessed with the schnitzel and potato cucumber salad. The beer list is great, and the cocktails are some of the best around! A must for anyone who likes traditional Austrian or German cuisine.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a great decision

Dined on April 10, 2016

Grunauer has become one of our favorite restaurants. It has a great menu offering many Viennese standards along with German and other Euro-fare. I find that their food is very accessible for any amount of daring. The beer and wine lists are both great as well. For anything from romantic to group outings, this place will accommodate. I will be dreaming about my Rostbraten for the next week.....

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service3

Very knowledgeable staff, great food. ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Very knowledgeable staff, great food. They seemed understaffed. Our waiter didn't come back for drinks very often.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great for a business meeting

Dined on April 7, 2016

Excellent authentic food. Tables are nicely spaced and the service was very good. A very good place for a business meeting.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch
food3
ambience3
service5
value2

Expensive, noisy, average food

Dined on April 2, 2016

We had 2 schnitzel dishes that were dry and plain, but flavorful. Each was served only with potato salad; a vegetable (beans, carrots, asparagus, etc) would have been nice, given the $22-24 price. Salad is an extra $8, good bread was included. Service was prompt, but the high noise level and crowded restaurant do not lead to enjoyment of a relatively expensive meal. It is more of a "bier hall" with fine dining and prices, not a place for an intimate experience. I think I'll pass.

food4
ambience4
service5
value5

German food in KC - Excellent

Dined on April 2, 2016

2nd time we have gone there and enjoyed great food in nice atmosphere. We have decided to make it an annual even on our conference trips to KC. Even for non-alcohol drinkers, the food stands on its own. Service top notch - helpful, attentive, and present without being overly so.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Great place for Austrian/German food lov ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

Great place for Austrian/German food lovers plus they have a great German beer list

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We started with the spinach salad and fr ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

We started with the spinach salad and fritattensuppe. Both were quite delicious and the presentation was simple&clean. The paprikahuhn was wonderful and the spätzle is definitely one of my new favorite side dishes. Be sure to try one of their desserts if you have room for it!. We will definitely be going back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A fantastic experience!

Dined on March 27, 2016

My wife and I had Easter lunch and the special entree consisting of Roasted Leg of Lamb with Rosemary seasoning, Potatoes, and green beans in bacon was superb. Service was fantastic with friendly, attentive personnel. I wholeheartedly recommend this fine restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Always a treat. Everything is always so ...

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

Always a treat. Everything is always so good & so special.

food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Who are they kidding

Dined on March 26, 2016

I used to love Grunauers, and always tend to order the Schweinebraten (roast pork), but no more. They served two pieces of pork, one of which was totally fat. I could not get one sliver of meat off of it. My hubby ordered the same thing. Guess what? Same deal. Note to Grunauers: either serve two decent pieces of meat or just one. They insult my intelligence by throwing that slab of fat on my plate. Also, one time I drove 50 miles to get there on Sunday to order the three pound pork shank which is only served on Sunday. They didn't have it. Why? It takes eight hours and they forgot to start it the night before. Oh, forgot- had the special dessert the other night. Sherbet mixed with Bavarian cream. Yucky. However, the amount was too small to affect my tastebuds all that much. Too bad- it's a lovely place and I adore Austrian food. Have to say, though, portions are small and prices are large.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

The appetizers were excellent, service first rate.

Dined on March 25, 2016

Above all else the service was phenomenal. The atmosphere was great- fitting for a family get together, romantic interlude or business luncheon. Our server(s) was great, seriously. We go out a lot and can be finicky, but couldn't have been happier. My in-laws immigrated from Germany and my son was born there so it seemed appropriate to have his 21st birthday here.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Bill

Dined on March 19, 2016

Had a great time. Went there for a birthday. Food was some of the best I have ever eaten. Highly recommend Grunauer.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food at Grunauer!

Dined on March 19, 2016

We ate at Grunauer on Saturday, March 19 prior to a concert. Having just returned from Germany we both wanted to have schnitzel. We ordered the cordon bleu and the schnitzel a la Grunauer and then divided them. We also had a side of cucumber potato salad and cheese cake for dessert. The food was fabulous and the service was great. The décor reminded us of Paulaner in Berlin. It was a great meal! We will be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Amazing food and service as always. One ...

vip
Dined on March 18, 2016

Amazing food and service as always. One of our favorites.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing

Dined on March 14, 2016

Anthony was our server - he was outstanding, personable, helpful, kind and knew the menu well. Bar tender was also amazing. The hostess was so nice as well. We were so happy here and completely enjoyed our visit. GREAT place

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Superb food, drink, and service!

Dined on March 13, 2016

The food is always outstanding and even at peak times it comes out in a timely manner. They have a great variety of beer and wine, I recommend the Weihenstephan Vitus. The service is always outstanding.

Tags: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. We ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Everything was absolutely wonderful. We went to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday after a pretty rough year. Food was delicious and reminded me of my trip to Germany back in high school. We will definitely keep this place in mind for future celebrations. Would eat there more regularly but is a bit of a hike for us.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent first impression

Dined on March 12, 2016

My wife and I dined at Grunauer for our anniversary dinner; neither of us had eaten there before and we were impressed. Our server, Daniel, was attentive but not pushy and made good recommendations. We started with the amazingly rich and tasty wammerl - pork belly with semolina dumplings, drizzled in a balsamic reduction. Then dinner, traditional fare - schnitzel, with a toasty breading and sprinkled with lemon; and kasespatzle, Austrian noodles with cheese and onion. Both were enticing enough that we ate more than we should have! Accompanied by a good Austrian wine and German beer, we emerged sated and happy. We look forward to visiting again and trying some of the more esoteric offerings.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Grunauer is Austrian for great food and great beer

Dined on March 11, 2016

German and Austrian restaurants are hard to find these days in America and great German or Austrian restaurants are really rare. Tucked in between two restaurants famous in their own right for serving great BBQ--JackStacks and Italian--Lidia's, Grunauer's is a real gem. It has all the staples of German cuisine together with several Central European varieties which prove its culinary heritage comes from the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The wonderful food is topped off with a terrific selection of draft beers from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. The venue is very attractive and, although the wait staff can at times be just average, on this visit our waiter, Megan, was friendly , informative and added to the overall experience.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Great anniversary dinner.

Dined on March 10, 2016

Second time at Grunauers. The food is great. Very generous servings. Hard to find Austrian/German restaurants around Kansas City. The waitresses were very attentive without being pushy. Good variety of meals. Long wine and beer menu. The cocktail I had tasted like it actually had alcohol in it which isn't always the case at other places. It is expensive so not for everyday but if you want a special treat this definitely fits the bill. It is noisy as seems to be the norm at restaurants these days. The tables are spaced far enough apart so you can't hear people at another table.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food1
ambience2
service2

I've been before and had very good exper ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

I've been before and had very good experiences. This particular visit did not live up to my expectations. We were unhappy with our table and asked to move, but the manager was resistant to our request, despite the restaurant being nearly empty. My food was cold and seemed like it had been re heated from a previous meal. Will not be returning.

food5
ambience4
service5

Good food and beer selection! Didn't ca ...

Dined on March 3, 2016

Good food and beer selection! Didn't care for the table they gave us right by bar and entrance to next room. Seemed in the way.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Grunauers is amazing!!!!

Dined on March 2, 2016

The food was phenominal! We are foodie wannabes, and love trying new things. It was so good we were all tasting each other's dishes! Our waiter was fun and playful with us, which made it even better. I raved to a friend about the meal and received a text from her last night thanking me for sending her!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Lecker!

Dined on February 29, 2016

Although a little pricey it was worth the money. I wanted something as close to German cuisine to share with my kids as possible. A wonderful menu selection, fresh and prompt service.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome Dinner Experience

Dined on February 28, 2016

We had a great meal, delicious drinks, incredible service from Anthony, and "To Die For" desserts! It was a perfect night for a special occasion with family in the Heart of Kansas City.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing service and a unique experience. ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Amazing service and a unique experience. The food was top notch. The authenticity of everything from the dishes to the beer to the coffee mad it evident that every part of this meal was finely crafted.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Grunauer experience

Dined on February 27, 2016

For an authentic German culinary experience Grunauer's cannot be beat! We have been here on multiple occasions and the food and service has been amazing every time! Don't miss out!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great dining every time.

Dined on February 27, 2016

Grunaur has quickly become a favorite of my significant other and I. We have come here several times and every time we enjoy great food and wonderful service. I highly recommend the Wammerl appetizer and my S.O. highly recommends the Traditional Schnitzel as it's the most authentic he's had in the KC area. Honestly though no matter what we try it has always been top notch in quality and flavor.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list

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