The Grünauer family has owned and operated a traditional Austrian restaurant/gasthaus in Vienna for over 60 years. Peter Grünauer grew up working in and around the restaurant before bringing his knowledge and passion for Austrian cuisine, culture, and life to New York City in the 1980s. There he owned and operated several Austrian restaurants including the New York Times 4-star rated restaurant Vienna 79.
While in New York he had 2 children, Elisabeth and Nicholas, with a Kansas City native Lynne. Elisabeth and Nicholas spent a considerable portion of their childhood in Austria at the family restaurant and quickly began to share the family’s passion for the business.
Grünauer restaurant is Nicholas and Elisabeth’s homage to their family’s storied Austrian restaurant in Vienna’s 7th district. Vienna’s 7th district is known as the cultural and artistic center of the city and close to the historic opera house. The Grünauer family could think of no better place to have their restaurant than the Crossroads Arts District just moments away from the beautiful Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
At the root of our business we are still a family-owned and operated restaurant, and want this to shine through in every experience. You will notice, that while there are certain things that will never change (dedication, hospitality, authenticity), we are a constantly evolving entity in our effort to deliver the most superior and authentic product available.