Restaurants in Vienna

Anyone have good restaurant recs for Vienna near Wein Mitte station? Looking for dinner spots. Thank you!

Posted by Fred
San Francisco
2700 posts

Hi, My two recommendations are only if you like Schnitzel esp the way in which it is prepared in Austria. #1. Schnitzelwirt, Neubaugasse 52, closed on Sun. Since you're close to Meidling, you'll have to take the U-6 to Neubaugasse (Direction: Westbahnhof) #2. Zu den Lieserlin, Burggasse 63. Both are recommended if you're looking for good cheap eating.

Posted by Linda
Austin, TX, USA
59 posts

Thank you. They all look great and Vienna has Yelp, yay so I got to look them up and see pics there. I did see on Trip Advisor that someone reported that Zu den Lieserlin had closed down. Not sure if its true, can check it out when we are there in Oct. Thank you both again! I love getting recs from actual people. Yelp is great but best as a way to look at pics, we've had some bad Yelp experiences in towns that we don't know before!!!

Posted by Emily
Vienna, Austria
312 posts

I don't know why Fred says you are near Meidling and should take the U6 as this completely off the mark. Wien Mitte is near the center of town and you would actually take the U3 from there to reach his recommendation. Wien Mitte is a regional train station which has recently been renovated. It now includes branches of some good local restaurants on the second floor in the shopping area. It isn't like your typical US food court. Around the immediate area of Mitte, there isn't honestly much else, but you can reach anywhere in the city within minutes. Touristy, Austrian restaurants abound, especially in the first district and those recommendations are easy to come by. I live in Vienna, but regularly refer to this blog (www.sushiandstrudel.com) when I want to find something new. I can pretty much promise you that the restaurants listed will be local and of high quality. You won't find people inside clutching their travel books eating mediocre food.

Posted by Linda
Austin, TX, USA
59 posts

Good to know that there are nice restaurants in the train station, as we will be arriving a few hours before check in for our apartment. Is this area nice? The apartment that we rented is newly constructed, just opened this month and only one person has left feedback so far. Thank you again for the advice!

Posted by Alex
Longmont, CO, USA
342 posts

Off of Burgasse near the Spittleberg district you will find Gasthaus Spatzennest, St Ulrichsplatz 1. Excellent food and drink. Emily is of course correct about Wien Mitte, you will need to take Ubahns to get to locales for restaurants in City Center or Spittleberg district. It is quite easy though and quite fast to any location. Glad to hear you are renting an apartment,that is what we have done on our last 4 visits. Great experience, shop at the local Billa, Spar, or go gourmet at Julius Meinl. We really liked waling from Wien Mitte to City Center, as you cross the Ring head up Wollzeile towards the center and stop off at Cafe Diglas for a Kaffee, beer, or nice wine G'spritz.

Posted by Emily
Vienna, Austria
312 posts

To best advise you on the area, it would be helpful to know the street your apartment is on. The third district (where your apartment is located) can vary from high-end diplomatic areas to large public housing complexes. Where are you arriving from?

Posted by Linda
Austin, TX, USA
59 posts

The apartment is newly constructed behind the Sofiensale at the corner of Keglegasse and Blattgasse. Apartment Sofie
1030 Wien, Kegelgasse 20 / Stiege 2 / Top 02 I've done google earth and google satalite can't really tell anything b/c at the time that google took the pics, it was just a construction zone. I have read that the Sofiensale is still under construction to be completed in 2014. Thank you!!!

Posted by Emily
Vienna, Austria
312 posts

One more tip - I would imagine you want to stock up on groceries since you are staying in an apartment. You should know that on Sundays, all stores are closed. Exceptions would be 4 groceries in a few of the train stations. Lucky for you, one of these groceries is located in Wien Mitte - Interspar Pronto. It is really just a small shop and will be a zoo on a Sunday, but it is your only choice. Be warned - you will only be able to buy food - they are not allowed to sell non-food items like cleaning products and toilet paper.

Posted by Emily
Vienna, Austria
312 posts

The area of your apartment is quiet and not particularly interesting. Good news is that you are close to public transport and can be near the sights/restaurants in minutes. Walking is also just fine. I am sure you know that the Hundertwasserhaus is very close to your place so be sure to check that out. I had never heard of the Sofiensaal, but it looks like an interesting project. If you are staying over a Saturday, be sure to check out your local market in the morning at Rochusgasse.

Posted by Linda
Austin, TX, USA
59 posts

Thank you Emily, quiet is a good thing for us! We love staying in neighborhoods and walking to restaurants and local shops, so strolling 10-15-20 mins to the restaurant area or to the metro is perfect. I'm sad, we will not be in Vienna for the weekend market, we arrive on a Sunday afternoon and then leave on Friday morning. There is just never enough time on vacations, I guess that is what makes each vacation a new travel adventure!!
Thank you again for your advice and tips, this is our first time in Vienna.

Posted by Linda
Austin, TX, USA
59 posts

That is a really good tip, this is why I love this site! We'll just bring a bottle of wine and a few snacks from Budapest and should be set till Monday!