Missouri December 28, 2017
Transport Yourself With A Meal At These 10 Authentic European Restaurants In Missouri
Here in Missouri our rich German and French heritage shines through in many of the communities across the state. You can also find many restaurants that cater to our European heritage. While there are more than a few German and French restaurants to visit across the state, you may be surprised to find authentic Turkish, Swedish, and Viennese restaurants in Missouri too. If you’re looking for an adventure without the travel costs, visit any of these 10 authentic European restaurants in Missouri for a dining experience you won’t soon forget.
1. Aya Sophia - St. Louis
Aya Sophia is a fantastic Turkish restaurant located in south St. Louis. You can have a delicious gyro or try something a bit more unique like swordfish with a Turkish flair. It's a great place to take a date! Find them at 6671 Chippewa St.,
2. Günter Hans - Columbia
Gunter Hans has a small menu but everything that comes to your table is exceptional. If you're a lover of European beers then Gunter Hans is absolutely the place for you in Columbia. They have 15 beers on tap that are constantly changing. So grab a pint and order a pretzel, you'll almost forget you're sitting at a restaurant in mid-Missouri. Locate Gunter Hans at 7 Hitt St.,
3. Hermann Wurst Haus - Hermann
The name says it all, at the Hermann Wurst Haus you can find the best sausages in the state. Inside you'll find nearly 50 varieties of brats and sausages to choose from which are all made in house. Come by for a brat or a deli sandwich for lunch or try you hand at making sausage in one of their classes. You can find Hermann Wurst Haus at 234 E 1st St.,
4. Feasting Fox - St. Louis
Looking for classic German fare in St. Louis? Look no further than the Feasting Fox. This historic St. Louis Landmark was originally constructed in 1914 by August A. Busch, Sr. of Anheuser Busch, Inc. The restaurant traded hands a few times but by the late 1980's the property had been abandoned. Luckily in 1993, a local couple saw the importance of the structure and rehabbed the restaurant to honor its German roots. Voted as the best German restaurant in St. Louis, you can find the Feasting Fox at 4200 S Grand Blvd.,
5. Brasserie - St. Louis
French cuisine is one of the most respected in the world. You certainly won't be disappointed in your meal at Brasserie. Year after year Brasserie is considered to be one of the top restaurants in St. Louis. You'll find classic French cuisine, a romantic Parisian atmosphere, and some of the best service in the state which will leave you with a dining experience you'll never forget. Find Brasserie at 4580 Laclede Ave.,
6. Krokstrom Klubb & Market - Kansas City
Besides trying the Swedish meatballs at Ikea, it's likely that you've never tried Scandinavian cuisine before. However, in the Kansas City metro you can find Krokstrom Klubb & Market which specializes in Swedish fare. Each dish is intended to be shareable with your whole table. So bring your friends and enjoy dinner at drinks at Krokstrom Klubb & Market. Find them at 3601 Broadway Rd.,
7. Cafe Europa - Kansas City
Visit Cafe Europa for an eclectic menu that features signature flavors that you can find all across Europe. The menu at Cafe Europa changes seasonally to ensure the freshest flavors are presented to your table. Don't forget to peruse the bakery for a tart or moist slice of cake. Find their Crestwood Shops location at 323 E 55th St., Kansas City.
8. Grunauer - Kansas City
While German cuisine is a bit more common in Missouri, it's not everyday that you can try Viennese fare. You'll find an extremely authentic dining experience at Grunauer, which operates as the second location. However, you'll need a plane ticket to visit their original location which sits in Vienna’s artsy Neubau neighborhood. So for a fantastic meal without all the travel visit Grunauer at 101 W 22nd St., Kansas City.
9. Affäre - Kansas City
For a modern farm-to-table experience that is inspired by traditional German cuisine visit Affaire in Kansas City. On Thursdays you can enjoy a special four course meal and on the weekends enjoy brunch and live jazz. Affare will surely offer a dining experience you will never forget. Find them at 1911 Main St.,
10. Aixois French Bistro - Kansas City
Aixois French Bistro has you covered from breakfast through dinner. Visit their coffee bar in the morning and start your day with a fresh brewed cup and a croissant. For dinner enjoy french onion soup, mussels, or the classic onglet grillee au poivre. Locate Aixois at 251 E 55th St, Kansas City.
Have you been to any of the European restaurants on this list? Tell us what other European restaurants you love to visit in Missouri, we know there are surely some that we missed.