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  • Pork cutlets, mushroom sauce, potato croquettes
    Pork cutlets, mushroom sauce, potato...
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  • Wiener schnitzel with potato salad
    Wiener schnitzel with potato salad
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    Naschmarkt Beisl
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    typical Austrian specialities: Zum Huth

    by coccinella169 Updated Dec 29, 2006

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    If you are looking for a place that serves typical Austrian dishes but not being touristic at all, then "Zum Huth" is probably a good choice. The restaurant is located in the centre, more or less close to the Ronacher theatre, the Stadtpark and the Ringstraße. The interieur design reminds a bit of the 70ties. I had salmon (Alpenlachs) with spinach leaves and celery puree, which was rather good. Prices range between 10 and 20 EUR for a main course.

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    typical Austrian specialities: Schweizerhaus

    by coccinella169 Updated Sep 28, 2006

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    This large famous restaurant in the Prater should be avoided by people who are vegetarians or on a diet :). Their speciality is the rear knuckle of pork (it is called "Stelze" in austrian german. It usually weighs 1.5 kg and costs ca EUR 20,00- usually you share it with 2 or 3 people) and you eat it with horseradish and coleslaw. To drink you could order their Budweiser Budvar beer. They have a large beer garden which is always packed with people, so if you come with a larger group you should reserve a table, especially at the weekend. They have a take away service as well.

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    SCHWEIZERHAUS: Join the Viennese OKTOBERFEST from May to October

    by WStat Updated Aug 2, 2006

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    In the heart of Viennas famous "Prater", between Giant Wheel and Vienna Fair, lies a very special restaurant, most popular with most Viennese: the SCHWEIZERHAUS ("Swiss House")
    The restaurant with its beergarden is a place where you may enjoy a typical Viennese atmosphere. A place to stay a while and enjoy yourself with a delicious meal under giant old trees. This Viennese institution counts as one of the city's landmarks and is a favourite meeting point for locals who bring their friends.
    In the Schweizerhaus there is an atmosphere of genial togetherness. All levels of society meet here in friendly harmony !

    Favorite Dish: Schweizerhaus offers traditional house man food. Beside the legendary "Stelze" (pork rear knuckle) also other delicate meals of the good old Viennese kitchen are served, such as Szegediner herb meat, "Gulasch", "Backhendel", "Cevapcici", "Powidltascherl" and vegetarian creations. Take a look into the menue!
    The very sensation of Schweizerhaus`dishes is the legendary "STELZE",rear knuckle of pork, served with freshly grated horse radish,mustard and fresh white cabbage - salad.
    The "Budweiser" draft beer is a must !
    So, if you need some cholesterol to pimp up your arteries, indulge into this very original Viennese fare - one order of "STELZE" serves easily 2 !

    Daily open from 11:00 am till 23:00 pm. Season from 15th of march till 31st of october.
    No credit cards !

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    typical Austrian specialities: Lunch at the Hoher Markt

    by filipdebont Written May 26, 2006

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    Around noon, I passed at the Hoher Markt. I noticed that there was a stand which was selling the typical sausages (Bratwurst).

    So, the I did like may locals do, I did buy a bratwurts with bread and mustard.

    As I am a real meatlover, it was tasty, quick and cheap.

    Yes right, maybe this is not the most healthy food, but so what . . . .

    Favorite Dish: Bratwurst mit brot und semf

    Quick lunch at the Hoher Markt

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    Beim Czaak: Pub and Restaurant

    by travelbug99 Written Jan 22, 2006

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    I would highly reocmmend reservaitosn for this restaurant. We went without resevarions and we told we could only have the table for an hour and half. The service and food were great. The restaruants seemed to be a mix of yound adn old professionals as well as the occasional tourist.

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    typical Austrian specialities: Best meal ever?

    by travelbug99 Written Jan 22, 2006

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    The food was AMAZING and we ate there twice in the short time we were on holiday. I would highly recommend making a reservation. The crowd is local, service fantastic and food was heavenly. If you are not familar with the local language the waiter has a card that translates most of the dishes into English.

    Favorite Dish: Rouladen (sp?)

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    typical Austrian specialities: Local-Great food

    by travelbug99 Written Jan 22, 2006

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    We went to this restaraurant around 6 PM and found that we were lucky to be seated as most of the tables had already been reserved. The food was excellant. One of my travel companions only drinks wine and found the wine to be below average.

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    Restaurant Waldviertlerhof: Great authentic Austrian food

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Jan 9, 2006

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    This restaurant serves really good Austrian fare at reasonable price. You cannot go wrong with any of the choices from the menu. Apart from the typical dishes like wiener schnitzel, you can try their salads, meat dishes and delicious desserts. The hotel is quaint and always busy, so book a table before coming here. In the spring / summer, the garden is open and you can have a nice lunch in the open.

    In autumn, it's the season for pumpkin and Sturm, which is the first press from the grapes. This drink comes in red and white sturm and only available during this time

    Favorite Dish: I love the chicken salad, local wine and pancakes with ice-cream (eis palaschinken)

    Restaurant Waldviertlerhof Pumpkin Soup

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    Schnitzelwirt: Wienerschnitzel

    by kElisa Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    Original Wienerschnitzel place where you can get all kind of schnitzels and it's not even expensive!!!

    Favorite Dish: Original Wienerschnitzel here is something totally different than these "wannabe" schnitzels somewhere else.
    Even guys will be satisfied with these dishes.

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    Siebensternbräu: Sumptuous food and drink

    by morgenhund Written Nov 23, 2005

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    The Siebensternbräu is a brewery and beisl in one. There are a range of beers - available in 0.3l, 0.5l and 1.0l sizes of glass with a range including an India Pale Ale (IPA), Chilli Beer, Hemp Beer, and various light and dark beers. The food comes in good-sized portions with a good range of dishes for different sized appetites - from open sandwiches to racks of ribs. The atmosphere is pleasant, with a constant flow of people through the restaurant and with reservations a definite must - otherwise you can really struggle most nights of the week to get a table at peak times.

    Favorite Dish: I tend to enjoy a rack of ribs (€11.90 for a large one and €7.90 for a small one). Otherwise there are smaller dishes like Schinkenfleckerl - pasta with ham and cheese sauce. The Nuremberg white sausages (Nürnberger Weisswürsteln) with sweet mustard are also a favourite of mine. The beers are good, with the Chilli beer being well worth a taste!

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    Lustig Essen: Lustig Essen

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 3, 2003

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    A nice concept similar to the Middle East tradition of Meze or Spanish tapas.
    The menu comprises lots of small dishes from different cuisines. The idea is to keep ordering different dishes until you've had enough. Desserts are served the same way.
    It's good to eat this way and sample lots of different flavours.

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    Ascot restaurant: Symphony of taste

    by EditaA Written Sep 9, 2009

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    The disches is typical Austrian and I really enjoyed it.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite meal I found there was Gekochter Tafelspitz. Its almost melts in your mouth.
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    Hotel NH Belvedere: Melange

    by violett Written Oct 3, 2007

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    After you check in, you can have one free drink at the bar in this hotel. Melange(half coffee, half milk) is a typical Viennese coffee specialty.
    I love those sugars also :D

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    Wurstelstand: Austrian fast food

    by BLewJay Updated Oct 8, 2006

    This was our last full day in Vienna, so we had to try food from a local street vendor...just like New York City.

    Favorite Dish: We enjoyed Kaesekrainer and beer...a delicious fast food treat

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    • Budget Travel

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    SIRBU: The very different "Wiener Heurige"

    by WStat Written Jul 31, 2006

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    see full description at "Off the Beaten Path ! "

    Sitting in the vast vineyards of Kahlenberg, the whole city to your feet, savoring genuine Viennese food and young wine !

    young wine in the middle of Viennas vineyards

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