Grunauer101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
Sun: 11:30am - 9pm
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Grunauer: Fine Cuisine, Fine Catering, Fine Service
Authentic Germanic cuisine is finally being offered in the heart of Kansas City. Chef Peter Grunauer, along with members of his Kansas City and Vienna-based family, has opened his namesake restaurant in the historic Freight House in the Crossroads Arts District.
Grunauer is one of the most unique restaurants in Kansas City to also offer catering services. Whether you are looking for a night out or for fine food for your upcoming event, Grunauer can offer you the service that you will appreciate.
If you are looking for one of the finest restaurants in Kansas City, Grunauer is certainly worth checking out.
The Grunauer family also operates a popular and long-lived restaurant of the same name in Vienna’s artsy Neubau neighborhood, and they hope to bring much the same inspired Austrian cooking and atmosphere to downtown Kansas City.
With many unique items on its menu, Grunauer can offer a wide variety of options that you are certain to find something for you! Check out our restaurant website to learn moer about our food, beverage and catering services in Kansas City!
The menu at Grunauer focuses on authentic representations of classic Austrian and Continental European cuisine, crafted with care from years of experience.
Traditional Weiner schnitzel and grilled sausages are complemented by traditional European comfort foods like Hungarian goulash, cheesy Cordon Bleu schnitzel and lightly-fried chicken. Entrees are complemented with an assortment of classic Austrian salads – potato, tomato, cucumber and lentil, as well as thick Pommes Frites or Spaetzle. Prime steak and fresh fresh are also available daily, and prepared to the highest standards. Entrees are presented in generous portions, with Sausage options incorporate the simple (Bratwurst and Frankfurter) and more creative (Chedder cheese, Chorizo, and Curry wurst are available), and come in orders of one or two with a generous portion of mashed potatoes, sweet red cabbage and fresh shaved horse radish. Sausage platters are ideal for sharing, or enjoying a simple, affordable meal of the highest quality.
Dessert offerings feature the famous Sacher Torte, a rich chocolate cake with fresh cream that is a staple of Viennese cuisine. Warm apple and cheese strudels are also available, along with light, apricot-filled crepes.
Chef Grunauer chose the menu with the intention of providing a sophisticated mix of Austrian and European staples, prepared simply, in generous portions at a reasonable price. One can eat as Austrians do, sampling fresh, hearty foods paired with excellent wines and beers.
Meats are provided by Schaller & Weber, a New York purveyor of fine European foods, and fresh local ingredients from the nearby City Market will be used whenever possible.
Grunauer also features an extensive beer, wine and spirits list, along with a unique, handcrafted cocktail menu served in the Wunderbar, a space which the Grunauer’s hope will become a hub of Crossroads nightlife.
Wunderbar will offer affordable small bites and sausage plates until 1:00am every night, providing a lively complement to the nearby dining room. Special late-night values such as half-price sausage plates after 10pm and German beer specials will insure that the Wunderbar stays buzzing well into the evening. Come for a finely crafted cocktail and stay for a hearty sampling of Grunaeur’s specialty foods.
Fine coffees are provided by Julius Meinl, a world famous Viennese café and roaster. Smooth, nutty shots are pulled from Grunauer’s shiny red espresso machine, a centerpiece of the dining room. Meinl’s rich coffee is the perfect way to finish satisfying meal or begin an interesting evening.
Featured Austrian beer and wines include Eggenberg Doppelbock and Samichlaus Helles bottled beer and Salomon, Hopler and Huber Hugo Gruner Veltliner, alight and popular white wine. All drinks can be enjoyed under the twinkling lights and greenery of the beer garden tucked against the restaurant’s south side. Patio tables afford a sprawling view of the downtown skyline and invite lingering over a leisurely outdoor meal or drink.
Additionally, look for a selection of Austrian schnapps (high-proof fruit spirits, often made in the Austrian Alps) to become available in the coming months, making Grunauer one of the very few places in the region to offer this classic European specialty.