Café Leopold (Museumsplatz 1, Vienna) – technically, this coffee shop is part of the Leopold Museum, at the heart of Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier. This means that it’s indeed a café during the day (serving not only coffee, but food items such as burgers, falafel, hummus, and dessert treats like strudel). At night, though, it turns into […]
Zur Alten Kaisermühle (Fischerstrand 21A, Vienna) — In summer, diners are drawn to the beautiful garden on the banks of the Danube River, shaded seats under a large awning as well as char-grilled fish and meat dishes. Spare ribs and Italian steak specialties, along with Spanish tapas, are among the items served here. During the […]
Zum Schwarzen Kameel (Vienna) – this is another of Vienna’s finer restaurants (this one has been in existence since 1618). The owners pride themselves on using the finest ingredients. Even the sandwiches they serve are not blasé — the bread used comes from the famed Kasses bakery in the Weinviertel; its ham (made from its […]
Würstelstands (Würstelstads, Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna) – for those tired of dining at pricier restaurants, this würstelstand (sausage stand) gives visitors an alternative means of eating like a local. Located in front of the Albertina Museum, this sausage stand offers a variety of sausages, along with some light food items, locally-brewed beer, and even champagne.
Walter Bauer (Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna) – this Michelin-starred, family-run restaurant is known for its well-prepared local dishes, such as the truffle laced pasta, venison & lamb, duck breast, goose liver, sea bass, and the smoked eel. Many patrons also recommend this restaurant’s wine list (with vintages such as Blaufrankische, Gruner Veltliner, and Beerenauslese Riesling).
Restaurant Vincent (Gross Pfarrgasse 7, Vienna) – this restaurant was opened in 1973 and serves a variety of locally-flavored meat and fish dishes. The classy atmosphere and service explains this restaurant being in the high-price category. Also some international celebrities that pass through Vienna, like Lionel Richie, dine here, too.
Restaurant Steirereck (Am Heumarkt 2A, Vienna) – this is Vienna’s only Michelin two-starred restaurant, a nice, charming spot within the Stadtpark. It serves classical Viennese cuisine, along with other international dishes. This restaurant also boasts an impressive 35,000-bottle wine cellar. Along with the meals, Steirereck also has 120 cheese varieties from 13 different countries, as […]
Plachutta (Wollzeile 38, Vienna) – this restaurant stays true to the region’s history in serving dishes that go back in time, such as the Tafelspitz (boiled veal in broth, served with roasted slices of potato and a mix of minced apples and horseradish, or sour cream mixed with horseradish) – which was the favored dish […]
Novelli (Bräunerstrasse 11, Vienna) – this Michelin-starred restaurant serves various Italian dishes, such as Linguini Con Vongole Alla Marinara, Melanzane Alla Parmigiana, Capesante Alla Griglia, along with tasty gourmet desserts.
Mayer Am Pfarrplatz (Pfarrplatz 2, Vienna) – located in a wine tavern towards the outskirts of Vienna (where famed composer Beethoven once lived in, and was said to have written part of his 9th symphony), this picturesque restaurant (with outdoor and indoor dining areas) serves a variety of local dishes (from tafelspitz to schnitzel). However, […]