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Vienna Restaurant recommendations

Hi - travelling to Vienna in August and looking for some highly recommended eateries to find schnitzel, apple strudel and wine gardens and anything else Vienna has to offer.

Many thanks in advance, Sue

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Sue - you’ve posed this question in the wrong place. It is in this forum where people write reviews of places they’ve been to already. You might have better luck if you post this question in the Austria country forum.

That said, since I’m already typing, I’ll list out some ideas.

Schnitzel - Cafe Anzengruber, Huth Gastwirtschaft, and this article-

Strudel - Cafe Landtmann, Cafe Sperl, Aida. Read this article -

Heurigen (no one in Vienna will understand wine garden) - I like Mayer am Nussberg (technically a buschenschank), Feuerwehr Wagner and anything not in Grinzing. Locals will never tell you about their favorite heurigen, though. Also read this article -

Other things:

Markets, the soul of Vienna, only possible on Saturday morning. Favorites - Rochus, Karmelitermarkt, Brunnenmarkt/Yppenplatz.

Sausage Stands - The one with the bunny on top in front of the Albertina. The one at Hoher Market.

Ice Cream - A necessity in August. Eis Greissler, Eis Tuchlauben, Tichy Eissalon (iconic), La Romana.

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We really liked Figlmuller near St. Stephens area. Come hungry! That time we ordered one of the traditional pork and one white turkey. We liked each - the turkey even more!

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Thanks so much Emily for the posting tip and all the recommendations. Much appreciated.

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Second vote here for Figlmuller! DH and I are just back from Vienna and it was one of our best meals. We had dinner at the location on Backerstrasse. You do need to be hungry (the pieces of schnitzel are dinner plate sized so we shared one). Also, make a reservation if you can-our reservation was for 17:30 and the line was already down the street! However, as soon as we could get inside to the desk , we were seated immediately. It was also a very reasonably priced meal for Vienna and the amount of food that you get. Enjoy your trip!


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Thanks Emily, Jean and Lynette for sharing your favorite restaurants in Vienna. Just got back from a RS class this morning that included Vienna. It was an amazing class taught by RS guide Tara Swenson. So informative. Getting very excited about our upcoming trip! I mapped Figlmuller and found out it's less than 5 minutes from our hotel. Appreciate all the recommendations!

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We had a fabulous meal at the PalmenHaus at the Hofburg Palace. It looks like a greenhouse converted to a restaurant hence the word Palm in the name. We ate a late lunch or early dinner and the prices were a little less but the menu similar. Also, during the summer outside the RatHaus (city hall) they have outdoor booths selling all types of ethnic and local food. We ate there 2x. They use dishes and silverware, not paper, and it was spotless. They hire teens to clear the tables and they do a great job. They also set up a huge screen and show classic music and dance concerts in the evening. Just a lovely place to be.

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Another thanks to everyone who made recommendations-we're going to Vienna in September.

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Really liked Figlmuller. I dream about it often, fresh salads were so good, potato salad and tossed salad so yummy. Also ordered chicken schnitzel! Don't forget the Sachertorte as well!