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Dining Recommendations Vienna

Any special place we should dine at in Vienna? We have 2 dinners & lunches...
Thanks,
Jean

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We jumped ship one night on our Viking River Cruise, because I wanted to have dinner in Vienna.

Our concierge recommended Restaurant Griechenbeisl at 11 Fleischmarkt, 1010 Wein, Austria. It was a wonderful dinner and I believe one of the oldest restaurants in Vienna. The servings at dinner were huge, so don't over order....or do if you are famished. :-)

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The most 'special' place is Steirereck.
(Reservations weeks out obligatory. And it's a tough check. More accessible is the Meierei part of the operation.)

Plachutta is good--they have a couple of locations. The one in Nussdorf is far less touristed and right at a tram stop. Figlmüller is very famous, of course, but I don't understand the idea of queuing for schnitzel. People report unhappy customer experiences there. Of course, your mileage may vary.

A few beyond the usual guidebook suspects:
For fish, Umar on the Naschmarkt is good.
(They also run a very good retail counter for fresh fish. Great quality. Get reservations)

For a local neighborhood traditional beisl, Rebhuhn in the 9th (D tram stops at their door--they are very close to the Freud Museum).
(Old school, friendly staff. Can probably walk in here. )

My favorite heuriger is Hengl-Haselbrüunner
http://www.hengl-haselbrunner.at/
(Zero tourist factor, excellent food, lovely walled garden--reservations recommended)

Gasthaus Wild on Radetzkyplatz (tram number 1 stops there)
(Traditional place, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sit on the square in the summer. )
http://gasthaus-wild.at/

I personally don't go to Grinzing anymore. It just feels overrun.

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For lunch, either Café Landtmann on the Ringstrasse next to the Burgtheater, or Wien Oberlaa Café Konditerei in Neuermarkt (off Kartnerstrasse). Both are excellent....and save room for their pastries, which are outstanding.

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Thank you all for your great recommendations; love Rick Steve's.
Jean

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Hi,

Don't forget also "Schnitzel Wirt" at Neubaugasse 52, within walking distance from the Neubaugasse U-Bahn station.

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The most 'special' place is Steirereck.

"Steirereck" is Austria's top-rated restaurant, and currently no. 9 in the list of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants". It is truly outstanding, as well as the prices.

I like "Anna Sacher" best, top cuisine, fabulous ambience, somewhat lower prices but still expensive:
https://www.sacher.com/en/hotel-wien/culinary-en-2/restaurant-anna-sacher/

This is Vienna's most comprehensive compilation of restaurants, cafés, bars, etc.:
https://www.falter.at/lokalfuehrer/wien/?count=10&landing=0
It is in German only, but using the drop down menus you can filter easily by location (i.e. city borough), type of place (e.g. restaurant), type of cuisine, and other features (e.g. open on Sunday).
If you check the feature "Empfohlen" (= recommended), then you are on the safe side.

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I like "Anna Sacher" best, top cuisine, fabulous ambience, somewhat lower prices but still expensive:

I have no opinion on them, since I have a personal rule not to make contributions to the Sacher empire. Voting with my feet since I'm not a fan of Gürtler and her management of the Spanish Riding School.

My own pick for 'best' in Austria is Landhaus Bacher in Mautern (across the bridge from Krems). Extraordinary food and top notch hospitality.
http://www.landhaus-bacher.at/home/

Sometimes Steirereck is a little too much full of itself, IMO. But that happens with these ultra-restaurants.

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Went to Schnitzelwirt (mentioned above) for a late lunch yesterday -- still good !! Big portions, so we have learned to order one schnitzel and split it. With a second side of potato salad, bill was €16 for the two of us (and I still had some of my schnitzel bagged up.) Easy to get to after several hours at the Kunsthistorische museum.

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You may consider to have a lunch or dinner at "Marchfelderhof", Vienna's restaurant having the strangest interior decoration (i.e. pure kitsch): http://www.marchfelderhof.at/

You need a reservation, and better have a taxi to go there, as the restaurant is located in the eastern outskirts. Be sure to have a camera with you. Every room has a different decoration (and there are a lot of rooms).