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    Augustine Keller: Don't miss to visit Augustine Keller

    by ivankakoleva Updated Jan 4, 2010

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    This place was recommended to me from a person who used to live in Vienna. The restaurant is a lovely place, with unique authentic atmosphere, excellent cuisine and very good serving. If you’d love to try local specialties definitively this is the right place. You definitely have to taste the desert called “Topfenstrudel mit Vanilla …..” – in my opinion one of the most delicious deserts I’ve ever tried. If you decide to order the pork knee (typical Austrian) be careful because in the menu is written the portion is for two but in my opinion is at least for tree :) The Wiener Schnitzel here is also very good.

    Favorite Dish: “Topfenstrudel mit Vanilla …..”

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  • franz: Don`t miss this restaurant

    by Mr.Quality Written Nov 13, 2009

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    The resataurant is located on the corner florianigasse19/lange gasse. They reopened about 2 weeks ago. Typical austrian food, high quality (they said everythings fresh). Nice split into smoking and non-smoking area (you can choose)

    Favorite Dish: have tried this typical "schnitzel", mmhhh delicious!!

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  • Adam: holy ***

    by Mr.Quality Updated Oct 15, 2009

    Had lunch at Restaurant Adam which is located in Vienna`s 8th district Florianigasse 2.
    The Austrian dish was called "Beuschel". It was not the first time that i have eaten that meal, but the first time that i got an ugly stuff like this. NOT acceptable, price 6,90.- better go to MCD!!

    Favorite Dish: NONE

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    Plachutta: Tafelspitz - boiled beef in its most delectable

    by Penelope4 Updated Sep 25, 2009

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    I happened to reside in Nussdorf in 1992. The residents of the posh 19th district looked forward to the opening of Plachutta Nussdorf in 1994 because of the popularity of the owner. It was just a few steps from where I live and as I was still starting to get integrated in the Viennese society at that time, it was interesting for me to notice that those who visit this restaurant dress well and that they dine there particularly if there is a special occasion.

    Needless to say, the people who appreciate good kitchen come to Plachutta to eat, particularly the residents of Doebling and Klosterneuburg. The ambiance is great, the food is excellent. Making reservation is highly recommended as the restaurant is frequented by people.

    Open daily: 11.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. Kitchen closes at 10.30 p.m.

    Favorite Dish: Tafelspitz of course. It is boiled beef which reminds me of Nilagang Baka in the Philippines.

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    Restaurant Smutny: The oldest Budweiser Restaurant

    by csordila Updated Jul 9, 2009

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    The oldest Budweiser Restaurant
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    You hardly find a city in the world, in which eating and drinking play so important role in the everyday life, as in Vienna.
    Smutny, the oldest Budweiser Restaurant of Vienna is one of the best places in the city, to taste typical Viennese dishes.
    If you visit Vienna, it only seems fitting that you order Wiener Schnitzel; your plate will be overflowing from the 2 huge pieces of breaded cutlet of veal, but my lunch here is Tafelspitz, a fine piece of boiled beef with horseradish sauce. Emperor Franz Joseph was a great lover of Tafelspitz, too.
    In the past couple of years I tried it in several restaurants but I am sure you can get the best one at Smutny.
    At home my wife has tried severaltimes to make the same. It was not bad, but............

    By the way, Wiener Schnitzel is available in almost every eatery that serves viennese cuisine for about 12 - 14 Euros. Don't confuse it with pork schnitzel viennese style (Schweinsschnitzel Wiener-Art).

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    Alte Backstube: Wonderful, non-touristy, traditional restaurant

    by Charlotte-James Written Oct 28, 2008

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    A few days ago I'd been looking for a nice, non touristy, traditional Viennese restaurant to take my boyfriend and his parents to celebrate his 30th birthday.

    Whilst browsing the net I came across 'Alte Backstube', which looked lovely on their website but I couldn't find many reviews about it. I decided to chance it after a woman from Vienna recommended it and I am so pleased we did! It's definitely a hidden gem!

    Not only did they help me organise to have his birthday cake delivered to the restaurant, when we turned up the table was beautifully decorated with candles and birthday decorations!!!

    It's near the centre (U Bahn : Rathaus) but away from the main tourist area. The service was faultless and it's got a lovely family run feel to it. The food was generous, delicious and very reasonably priced ( 12-15 euro for mains) The other customers were all Viennese, which I think is always a good sign!).

    It's only got two rooms and they suggest booking in advance. It was full the whole evening and the atmosphere was just perfect. They even dimmed the lights and sang happy birthday with us!. It was truly delightful and I couldn't have made a better choice of place to go.

    If you are looking for a warm, traditional, good quality, relaxed but classy restaurant, this is perfect! They have the menu in both German and English.


    Favorite Dish: The Steak and it was perfectly cooked!

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    Near St Stephen's platz: Fast Food Vienna

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 7, 2008

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    We stopped most day for a bratwurst. They had several different kinds but we always got the delicious spicy one. It came in a huge crusty roll for only 2.60 E. I can’t be beat. They also had gyros and pizza.
    Around the corner from St Stephen’s platz

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    Donaurestaurant Lindmayer: Restaurant by the Donau River

    by longsanborn Written Aug 25, 2008
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    Restaurant Lindmayer is a fish restaurant that is located along the Donau River. They also serve meat, seafood and vegetables, not just fishes.

    Take the table out in the garden that faces the Donau River - very nice during Summer and the warmer months (late Spring to early Autumn). Lindmayer also has inside rooms with large windows that have good view of the river.

    Favorite Dish: Mixed grilled fish plate for 1 person.

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    Heindl's Palatschinkenpfandl

    by yumyum Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    my 3 Palatschinken
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    For our VT minimeeting globetrott suggested the Plataschinkenpfandl. Since it was a perfect summer day we sat outside in the Koellnerhofgasse.

    The restaurant is open daily from 10 am till 12 pm.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered 3 different Palatschinken ie one with ham and spinach, one with Bolognesesauce and backed over with cheese and one with ham and chesse. The 3 Palatschinken came with a side salad and cost 12 Euro.

    Since I had hardly eaten anything that day I also went for a small portion of Kaiserschmarren with prune sauce for 7 Euro. All this proved a bit too much for me in the end but it was all very yummy!

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    mostly outside Viennas City center: Cheaper restaurants

    by WStat Updated Jun 21, 2008

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    To my knowledge the age-rule for children below 15, travelling free on public transport during their school-holidays applies to any nationality; as to local restaurants, all districts ouside of the "Ringstrasse" may be better; there is for instance a nice and cheaper restaurant at the corner Spitalgasse / Lazarettgasse in 9th district ("Zur Goldenen Kugel", Lazarettgasse 6) or "Hummer"in Florianigasse 19 / 8th district,or "Bettelstudent", even in Viennas center, 1st district, Johannesgasse 12 ( see Vienna-VT-pages of "verliebtinwien"). In the outskirts I'd recommend "Otto" in 23rd district (see on my Vienna restaurant page !)

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    Gerstner Cafe and Confectionery: Coffee Traditions at Gerstner

    by longsanborn Written Jun 21, 2008

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    My favorite Mousse cake
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    Gerstner is one of the well-known coffee and confectionery house in Vienna. They sell good quality coffee and tea beverages, hand-made cakes, chocolates and confectioneries, and light snacks such as sandwiches and salads.

    In April 1847, Anton and Barbara Gerstner were the founder of a small, fine sugar bakery in the heart of the city. Their confectioneries were so popular that they were appointed as Imperial Court Confectioner a few years later. Today, Gerstner caters to official dinners, receptions and concert breaks.

    There is one Gerstner Cafe along the main street of Kartner Strasse in the 1st district of Stephansplatz. I find Gerstner Cafe sells better cakes and sweets than other cafes in Stephansplatz. If you want to experience one of the best Viennese coffee and confectionery traditions, go and visit Gerstner Cafe.

    Favorite Dish: All the cakes and confectioneries there are my favorites! Go and try everyone of them before deciding on your favorites!

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  • Zum Bettelstudent: Schnitzel on a budget

    by verliebtinwien Written May 3, 2008

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    At Zum Bettelstudent (means literally "At the Begging Student's"!) you get great local food including tasty schnitzel, and you get value for your money. Not only do they have excellent three-course lunch menu deals ("Mittagsmenu" or "Tagesmenu" from 11:00 to 14:30) for EUR 6.90, the location is also superb, Johannesgasse 12 in 1st district just a short walk from Stephansplatz and Stadtpark and all other must-sees.

    Favorite Dish: Haven't been disappointed with anything yet!

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    typical Austrian specialities: 7 Stern Brau

    by Maggies Updated Jan 24, 2008

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    The restaurant is really big and when I was there it was full so it's better to reserve a table before.
    They also have their own brewery and offer many different kinds of beer.

    Favorite Dish: It serves austrian cuisine.... very good and quite cheap. Wiener Schnizel or Spinach Gnocchi are well worth trying. You should try the Apfel Strudel too.... and don't forget about the beer!!!

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  • Restaurant " Zum Suppentopf": Lovely Soups and other Viennese specialities!

    by maria1976 Written Dec 20, 2007

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    Very good food! Freshly prepared. I have been there around lunch-time and it was packed of locals. I orderd the Menu of the day, which was Soup (Mondseer Rahmsuppe) and home-made Grammlknoedel with Sauerkraut and Salad, for a good price of 7 Euros. My boyfriend took Boehmische palatschinken which were delicous ( filled with plum jam and topped with nuts and sour cream). They also have the typical things like schnitzl, goulash kaiserschmarrn....We loved it! Will come back during our triP!

    Favorite Dish: I have never eaten grammelknoedl before but it was really delicous!!!

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    Restaurant Brezelgwölb: Absolute Austrian kitchen

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Nov 20, 2007

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    Brezelgw��lb, a top Austrian restaurant

    This place is absolutely great for Vienna visitors. In a wonderful setting (an old half basement room) you will really get a taste of the best Austrian dishes. The dishes are large, taset great and there is for anyone something to choose.

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