New Jack City: Lederhosen Not Required at Grunauer’s New ‘Germanic’ Eatery

WILKOMMEN, the new GRUNAUER restaurant greets Web site visitors…

“Authentic Germanic cuisine is finally being offered in the heart of Kansas City,” it then boasts.

So you can imagine how excited I was as a former East German (legal) immigrant to partake of my fatherland’s DEUTSCHE KUECHE. (Translation: German Kitchen.)

The big day coincided with First Friday at the Crossroads District as several friends headed to the new venue at 101 West 22nd Street in the Freight House district.

The Grunauer Restaurant is located in the former City Tavern building.

First off, forget about visions of the Hofbrauhaus, this joint is definitely way more upscale than I’d expected!

And the menu?

The tip off should’ve been the word “Germanic” instead of German!

I had envisioned German comfort food – favorite German restaurant dishes like Rinderoulade (Beef Rolls), Krautwickel (Cabbage Rolls), Eisbein (Pigs Knuckle), Chopped Steak with mushroom gravy, or Gebratened Ente (Roast Duckling.)

Those were all staples of Kansas City’s former German comfort palace, the BERLINER BEAR during its long since passed heyday.

None of those traditional German entrees were featured on Grunauer’s menu.

But there was

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5 Responses to New Jack City: Lederhosen Not Required at Grunauer’s New ‘Germanic’ Eatery

  1. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    I’ve eaten there. German food is so underrated. It’s a bit pricey though. Maybe they should make the prices in euros.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Have you tried The Rheinland Restaurant on the Independence Square for German food? It’s been around for years. Good German food and good people running it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Kia Zi
    Oh My God NIck! or is that OMG! The Independence square really does have good German food. Who would think it?! The Vampires say that both of those resteraunts have excellant Tartar. I never really thought about until KC Confidential and their bloggers started talking about where they eat. If you like the perfections of medium rare meats then they really are excellent. I heard that with all the new Twighlight awareness that if you really like “bloody” meat those guys are the professionals. (Ok, I mean, medium rare.)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Austrian beer fest: Get your lederhosen on
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  5. Anonymous says:

    magic rat
    Good good good good.

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