City Tavern closing, to be replaced by Viennese restaurant
|City Tavern goes Viennese in May|
April 17 will be the last day for restaurateur Dan Clothier’s City Tavern. The next day, Clothier turns over his steakhouse to Austrian-born chef Peter Grunauer — who operated a popular New York restaurant, Vienna 79, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side from 1979 to 1988. This new restaurant, to be called Grunauer (pronounced groon-hour), will be owned and managed by Peter, his daughter Elizabeth and son Nicholas.
“The restaurant won’t change that much in appearance,” Clothier told me this morning. “We’ll take down the vintage photographs of Kansas City, of course, and they’ll add a few things. But I think the restaurant will make a great complement to Lidia’s and Jack Stack in the Freight House since it will offer a very different style of cuisine for Kansas City.”