We mainly went there because it was the only Heurigen (=Austrian wine tavern) that was open and "ausgsteckt" that afternoon, but we ended up having a really nice experience. Very laid back.
Favorite Dish: All sandwiches, most of all the Schmalzbrot of course! (Unfortunately, the English explaination doesn't sound very good because actually it's pure fat.)
What an experience! The restaurant is really a little upscale (for some reason, the people on the table next to ours insisted on ordering hot dogs and left disappointed) but the great view is definitely worth it. I'll be back!
Favorite Dish: We were there during chanterelle season (Eierschwammerl, Pfiferlinge, certain type of yellow mushroom) so I had something with that.
Very nice, upscale restaurant. Has ample courtyard seating next to original town fortress wall dating back to the 1400's.
Inside is very modern and intimate. Has full bar.
Favorite Dish: Wiener Schnitzel! This is it! I've had this dish in many places and this ranks at or near the top. Portion is large (you won't be able to finish it) and the breading is very light and unobtrusive. This dish is complete with pom fries (French Fries) and grun salat (green salad). Add a few beers or Blaufrankish Wine, and you will be ultimately satisfied.
A word on this wine. Blaufrankish is a local style of wine/grape and is not found in the states. This wine is a very deep, red, full bodied wine. It is very satisying. I highly recommend this in any restaurant or pub in Austria. We warned, this wine has a kick! This sneaks up on you slowly, so be warned. It goes down smooth and is heavenly, but pace yourself. It's easy to walk into walls and tables. This isn't any California wine! I have tried for years to find this type of wine in the states, to no avail. Pity. However, it is one reason to go back to the lovely country of Austria!
A very extensive menu that has local and Austrian flavor. Dishes included are unusual and not found anywhere else. There is an outside and inside area. I have never had breakfast here, but have eaten lunch and dinner there. The food is very consistent and of good quality.
Usually you can find at least one waiter that speaks English. All are very helpful and courteous. The Golden Adler carries a local beer (Kaiser). The dark (dunkel) beer has a slightly sweet taste that is unexpected. So, this drink may not fit some dishes. However, by itself with appetizers it is recommended.
Favorite Dish: The pork schnitzel is very good. A large portion will fill you up. The breading is very light and the noodles (spaetzel) make a nice complement.
My first excursion to asian cuisine is Eisenstadt was Restaurant China. It is located one-half block north of the Bergkirche. It is an unassuming place. Small and intimate. However, good things await inside. The food is very high quality and made fresh to order. Service is slow, but it is well worth the wait.
It is unusual to hear asians converse with you in German, but I guess not different that speaking English. At any rate, the culture shock was mildly amusing. However, the wait staff is gracious and though they don't speak English can help you if you know minimal German. When in doubt, point! I've had many dishes and all have been superb.
Favorite Dish: If you like hot, this place has it. There is Pork and Beef Gambon. I've never seen this before, and one of the reasons I go back to Eisenstadt is this dish. Some like it hot, I like it hotter and this dish delivers! Have a few local beers (Gosser) with this and you can reach Nirvana! Another added nicety is a small complimentary glass of plum wine at the end of your meal.
The Restaurant at the Gastof Ohr rests on the west side of town. It is a 15 minute walk downhill from the Esterhazy Castle. The rooms at the Gastaf Ohr are modernized, like a decent U.S. hotel. Not extravagent, but clean and modern. For those inclined, T.V. is included in the room. However, the only English speaking channel available is European CNN. We laughingly call this "CNN Lite".
However, the jewel of the Ohr is the restaurant. The food is outstanding. High quality local fare. Average meal cost is around $13-$15 U.S. dollars. The service is good and like all Austrian restaurants, waiters will delay bringing you the bill because meals are social events and placing a bill unless asked for is extremely rude. Though tipping isn't necessary, it is always advisable to round up the bill to the nearest full Euro. If the service is especially good, throw in another for good measure.
Favorite Dish: I highly advise the Hungarian Goulasch. Very savory and a large portion!