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Grünauer, Kansas City, MO

Grünauer

4.8
4.8
4194 Reviews
$30 and under
Austrian
Grünauer offers a classic Viennese gasthaus menu in the beautiful, historic Freighthouse. Located just north of Union Station in KC's premier dining and arts neighborhood- The Crossroads, Grünauer has been serving authentic Austrian and Central European cuisine since 2010. A beautiful biergarten, a gorgeous full bar and a lofted event space all add to the ambience and character of this KC classic. Make your reservation today!

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2 people

22:30


Booked 49 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Austrian, German, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30–15:00 Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 15:00–21:45 Sun 15:00–19:45

  • Phone number

    (816) 283-3234

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matthias Seyfrid

  • Private party facilities

    send enquiries to office@grunauerkc.com

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Dunehoo: (816) 283-3234

  • Area

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Cross Street

    Baltimore

  • Parking Details

    Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    .2 mi (south and west) of KC streetcar stop at 19th & Main

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  1. m

    malwest

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We have eaten here several times before and never had any sort of issue. I had booked a surprise dinner celebration for myself and my husband and we were greatly looking forward to our meal. We were seated by the hostess and sat there for about 20 minutes going completely unacknowledged. My husband and I are both former servers and are super patient and thought they maybe had some staffing issues or someone was on break. However, another table was seated at the 25 minute mark and was immediately served. During this time we had several servers and managers pass by and not once were our empty glasses or menus stacked on the edge of the table noticed. In fact one server went out of his way to ignore me when I tried to politely wave as he walked by with water by looking at the ceiling until he arrived at the table next to us to refill their waters. We decided to hand the menus to the hostess on our way out. We ended up going next door to an Italian restaurant and sat at the bar where we had wonderful service despite them being substantially busier and lesser staffed.
  2. JS

    JeremyS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner here. Each course was perfectly cooked, the service was great, and we enjoyed the atmosphere.
  3. KH

    KristiH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good experience, but comments made on OpenTable (vegetarian, Anniversary celebration) were not known by our server.
  4. s

    ssucla

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy Grunauer. Don't miss the kasespatzle (similar to a gourmet, unbelievably delicious, grown up mac and cheese) - we order it as an appetizer to share! There's also a nice gluten free menu with lots of options if needed/desired. Great for socializing, business, or even family dining.
  5. SB

    SaraBaby

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We were disappointed in this establishment. We chose it because they featured Weiner Schnitzel on their menu, a rare commodity in the U.S., and hoped that they would have the expertise to prepare it. Wrong. The schnitzel was heavily breaded, and the tough meat resembled nothing that looked remotely like veal. The accompanying cucumber potato salad EAS good, as were the selections of draft beers. The service was efficient and friendly. Our mistak, I guess, was ordering the Weiner Schnitzel. Maybe some of their other dishes are better.
  6. p

    pauld

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Knowledgable waitress, friendly and efficient hostess and good food.
  7. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was all good! Can't wait to go back and try some different dishes next time. -Tony
  8. BT

    BethT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server made our experience! She knew how to pronounce everything and could describe them in enticing detail. She paired my meal with a delicious wine. I dined with my fifteen year old daughter. We both said we’d be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Service was awesome!!!
  10. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food there is always great and customer service is excellent. It didn’t disappoint
  11. A

    Alycia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Grünauer! Authentic German dishes are on point and service is always good. The house-made ice cream is the best ice cream in the world. Period.
  12. DB

    DaBigEasy

    Kansas City

    145 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    145 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I enjoyed it for the 1st time. The food overall was good but the cocktails could be stepped up a bit.
  13. RM

    RandyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drink variety, and the service was outstanding.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening on the patio. The Weiner schnitzel was perfect and the Apple Strudel couldn’t have been better.
  15. SH

    SeanH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out for a date night and wanted to try something different. The service was amazing, thank you Ricardo, and so was the food. The bread basket is to die for. We will definitely be coming back.
  16. N

    None

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!! We love this place.
  17. WS

    WilliamS

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was appropriately attentive. My bratwurst was very good; my wife's schnitzel wsa too. All a little pricey. Bread was extra at $4. Really?
  18. NM

    NMH1999

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Very expensive for what you get. My girlfriend got a little bit sick on her entree, which was not very tasty. My food tasted good, but my portions were very small. The bread was very good, especially the pretzel, and the complimentary cheese strudel for my girlfriend’s birthday was also good, but we were not incredibly impressed with the main course.
  19. C

    Carol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our dining experience overall was very nice. However, we felt like our waiter was a bit impatient with us. Did not really appreciate being treated like that!
  20. JK

    JessicaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grunauer is one of our favorite places. Reliably delicious, great service, fantastic beer choices.
  21. L

    Larry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We thought the presentation was lackluster. There needs to be more than meat and potatoes. Green beans or red cabbage would have added a llot to thee value. It seems like the best dishes was daily specials. The wine was good though
  22. K

    Kiki

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food, and the service is always amazing! Great cocktails and more!
  23. F

    Farmcat

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service as always. Restaurant is his favorite so we try to dine at least once a month. Never disappointed in service or food.
  24. H

    Horse

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food , like always , was excellent. I especially liked my Schwammerl Gulasch. Everyone at the table , and there were four of us, liked what we had. The service also is excellent, like always. We started going to Gruenauer soon after it opened in KC and we came back numerous times and were always enchanted. But: What happened to the lovely Viennese Coffeehouse music we listened to during the first years and which is now mostly replaced by dissonant cacophony?
  25. J

    Joeactuary

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making reservations is very easy. The staff is very attentive and the food is wonderful!
  26. M

    Molly15204

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Grunauer has been one of our favorite restaurants. First visit since COVID and we were very disappointed. I realize there are staffing issues and rising cost and that may be the reason for a very slimmed down menu and bread that you have to now pay for but the menu was. The limited menu was uninspired. I ordered the BAUERNSCHMAUS, which was terribly dried and pork that I had to ask for a steak knife to cut the meat, and I see now I was supposed to get a bratwurst which I did not. Spätzle had no flavor, second glass of wine was a very small pore. Our waiter seemed to have time for his other tables but never seemed to make it to us without us flagging him down. He never checked to see if food was good/correct which I did not receive spätzle that I ordered, no salt and pepper, empty water glasses. The rolls & butter were good. $260.00 dinner and I wasn't impressed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Delightful atmosphere and sat by window. Food was delicious, as always.
  28. OP

    OPKS

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food. Very unique and also comforting! Excellent service from the hostess to the bartender to our server.
  29. JS

    JamesS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Daily specials are always good. Recommend the four bread starter. German beer selection is great.
  30. HC

    HighCotton

    Kansas City

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a quality conversation. Food was served hot and timely. Beer was cold. Service was the right amount of attentiveness.
  31. KB

    KathrynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. It’s all in the details, and they don’t miss a single one here. It’s my favorite restaurant in KC and I come back every time I’m in town. Great job guys!
  32. OD

    OutstandingDining

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, dessert was the weak link. Service was outstanding, parking adequate, though we ate early and that might not be the case when busy. We would definitely go again!
  33. JT

    JillT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service on your beautiful patio. We love the location with the occasional train passing through.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, friendly staff. Food was fantastic. Glad we decided to meet there for my sister’s birthday. Will definitely be back!
  35. BC

    BrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great from beginning to end, appetizer to desert…and cocktails too. The cuisine was new to us however our server, Ricardo, made several recommendations all of which were excellent. We will be dining there again.
  36. RQ

    RachelQ

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My aunt was coming to town and had expressed a recent craving for sauerbraten. We knew we needed to take her to Grunauer for the Saturday night special. Everything was excellent! I enjoyed a glass of German sparkling rose too!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family loves German style food and my wife found this on find me gluten free. Delicious meal with a very knowledgeable waiter. Can be expensive but great for a date night. Wife didn’t have any gluten reactions so we’re definitely coming back for our anniversary
  38. P

    Pete

    Kansas City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, but our server, Chelsey, was superb! She was patient with her customers and exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu. Overall, a delightful dining experience !
  39. CH

    CharleneH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Due to construction have to enter parking lot from West. Food and service great as usual. Wish nightly specials were served before 4PM on weekends.
  40. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grunauer's authentic fare and drinks never disappoint. It's where we always bring out-of-town guests and it's our local go-to for lunch. The service is attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The patio is our favorite place to settle in, with the indoor bar coming in a close second.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grünauer using the Order Online button. Grünauer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 283-3234.

Grünauer is rated 4.8 stars by 4194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grünauer

101 W. 22nd Street Historic Freight House Kansas City, MO 64108

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Baltimore

  • Area

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30–15:00 Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 15:00–21:45 Sun 15:00–19:45

  • Cuisines

    Austrian, German, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    .2 mi (south and west) of KC streetcar stop at 19th & Main

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matthias Seyfrid

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 283-3234

  • Private party facilities

    send enquiries to office@grunauerkc.com

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Dunehoo: (816) 283-3234

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