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Steirereck

German & Austrian 95 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The restaurant’s signature dish is a case in point. The freshwater mountain fish, char, is cooked at the table in hot beeswax before being returned on a plate with yellow carrot, pollen and sour cream — The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Heinz Reitbauer is at the culinary helm of this two-starred Michelin restaurant, beautifully lodged in a 20th-century former dairy building in the leafy Stadtpark. — Lonely Planet

The menu is wisely limited and well prepared, changing daily depending on what's fresh at the market. — Frommer's

Much hyped, pricey Styrian restaurant in the Stadtpark, which also runs the charming riverside Meierei, serving an incredible array of cheeses and less expensive meals from 9am. — Rough Guide

Considered one of the world's 50 best restaurants, this eatery is definitely the most raved-about place in Austria. — Fodor's

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

German & Austrian 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of Vienna's oldest restaurants (established in 1618), it was fitted out in the much ad mired Vienna Art Nouveau-style in 1901/02. — Michelin Guide

Zum Schwarzen Kameel is an eclectic cross between a deli/sandwich shop and highbrow wine bar. — Lonely Planet

A terribly smart, convivial deli that’s not exactly cheap, but is a venerable Viennese institution, with stand-up tables and an excellent but expensive restaurant attached. — Rough Guide

One of the best places to watch bona fide Viennese society, the Friese family's Jugendstil restaurant and café has been attracting deep-pocketed Austrians since 1618. While the more... — Concierge

It's the perfect place for a nostalgic lunch in Vienna. — Frommer's

Motto am Fluss

80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It looks like a boat and in fact does function as the docking station for passenger ships along the Danube canal. — Frommer's

Even though night owls flock to Motto am Fluss until the wee hours, this sleek eatery serves an inspired selection of dishes. — Fodor's

Smart 1950s interior style and international dishes. Less expensive at lunchtimes. — Michelin Guide

The ambitious menu follows through with new wave Austrian goes border-hopping cuisine that jumps from local organic beef to risotto crowned by foie gras. — Concierge

Exuding an inviting glow from inside the Wien-City ferry terminal on the Danube Canal, Motto am Fluss (affiliated with Motto in Margareten) is one of Vienna's better midrange restaurants. — Lonely Planet

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Walter Bauer

German & Austrian 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This restaurant set in a narrow alleyway in the old town positively exudes Viennese family charm. — Michelin Guide

This intimate, exquisite restaurant offers a small, seasonal menu and has the relaxed style of a French noble bistro, with broader influences from Mediterranean countries such as Spain. — Lonely Planet

Hidden away in one of the quietest quarters of historic Vienna, this charming and unpretentious Michelin-starred restaurant serves the very best in traditional cuisine. — Fodor's

It's upscale, it's gemütlich, and it's on the short list of restaurants that concierges at some of Vienna's most upscale hotels recommend to their clients. — Frommer's

Popular with Austrian celebrities and other locals, this restaurant serves international and gourmet cuisine as well as traditional and regional specialities. — DK Eyewitness

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Skopik & Lohn

German & Austrian 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Mustard-coloured wood-panelled neighbourhood neo-Beisl with scribbly art on the ceiling, serving Med-influenced Viennese dishes; large and very nice summer terrace. — Rough Guide

Went there on a friends recommendation recently and this upscale, yet typically Viennese, restaurant immediately jumped towards the top of my must-eat-at places in Vienna. — Afar Magazine

Try the saddle of venison and smoked blood sausage with celery, sour cherries, and duck grammel; or the grilled trout with crustacean minestrone, pasta, and young basil. — Frommer's

One of the Second District’s most celebrated new restaurants is this former gasthaus, where the stark white walls and ceiling are scribbled on with thick black paint. — Travel + Leisure

The spidery web of scrawl that creeps across the ceiling at Skopik & Lohn gives avant-garde edge to an otherwise French-style brasserie. — Lonely Planet

Griechenbeisl

German & Austrian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Since 1447, Viennas oldest inn has been serving generous portions of traditional Viennese fare to its guests. — DK Eyewitness

Possibly the most ancient of all Vienna’s inns... frequented by the likes of Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, a fact that it predictably milks in order to draw in the tourists. — Rough Guide

Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert all dined here—so how can you resist? Neatly tucked away in a quiet and quaint area of the Old City, this ancient inn goes back half a millennium. — Fodor's

Griechenbeisl is a lovely haunt popular among locals and tourists alike. — Lonely Planet

Astonishingly, Griechenbeisl was established in 1450 and is still one of the city's leading restaurants. — Frommer's

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Osterreicher im MAK

Cafés 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This restaurant is located in the historic building that houses the Museum for Applied and Contemporary Arts. — Michelin Guide

This would qualify as one of the grandest of Vienna's grand cafés if it didn't go one step further and offer a serious, contemporary menu as well. — Concierge

Classic Viennese cuisine, such as Weiner schnitzel with potato salad, and modern dishes like the fillet of pikeperch with arugula risotto and stewed tomatoes. — Travel + Leisure

This museum café, with its wonderfully high nineteenth-century coffered ceiling, was by Eichinger oder Knechtl, and, like the MAK itself, is a trendy little spot; it also serves really delicious food. — Rough Guide

A deeply respected culinary destination in its own right. — Frommer's

Meinl am Graben

International 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Meinl’s combines cuisine of superlative quality with an unrivalled wine list and views of Graben. — Lonely Planet

This upscale and appealingly formal restaurant is the most sought-after of the three elements within the Julius Meinl trio. — Frommer's

This Viennese salon is where the city's movers and shakers satisfy their morning caffeine and chocolate croissant cravings. — Travel + Leisure

The main draw is the location on the ground floor of Vienna's premier gourmet grocery store, with fabulous views out the panoramic windows onto the historic Graben, a people-watching mecca — Fodor's

The flagship store has an excellent seafood bar and a stand-up buffet on the ground floor, and an elegant first-floor restaurant, with a view straight down Graben. — Rough Guide

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Trzesniewski

Sandwiches 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Everyone in Vienna, from the most hurried office worker to the most elite hostess, knows about this spot. Franz Kafka lived next door and used to come here for sandwiches and beer. — Frommer's

This branch of Vienna’s famous open-sandwich shop in the Rochusmarkt is one of many stands where you can buy eat-in or takeaway on the hop. — Lonely Planet

Famous stand-up fast-food eatery (eight branches are located throughout Vienna) that specializes in all sorts of open sandwiches. — DK Eyewitness

Minimalist sandwich bar that’s a veritable Viennese institution, serving tiny mouthwatering slices of rye Brötchen... topped with fishy, eggy and meaty spreads. — Rough Guide

Perhaps one of the most famous restaurants in Vienna, Trzesniewski is often overrun with hungry locals and tourists fighting for space along the buffet line. — Travel + Leisure

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Restaurant Vestibul

German & Austrian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The chef here does a brilliant job showcasing local vegetables alongside traditional Austrian meat dishes. — Travel + Leisure

Buzzing restaurant in one of the ornate wings of the Burgtheater, serving up classy dishes to a moneyed crowd. Mon–Fri 11am–midnight, Sat 6pm–midnight. Mains €15–30. — Rough Guide

Vestibül, which takes pride of place in the southern wing of the Burgtheater, is a heady mix of marble columns and stucco topped off with a glorious sparkling mirrored bar. — Lonely Planet

For theater buffs in particular, this is a real discovery. You can not only attend performances at the Burgtheater, but enjoy good food and drink as well. — Frommer's

Attached to the Burgtheater, this was once the carriage vestibule of the emperor's court theater. — Fodor's

Bitzinger Wurstelstand Albertina

78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Würstelstand (sausage stand) is part of Viennese culture, and Bitzinger is perhaps the most famous one. — Frommer's

There are sausage stands all over Vienna, this is one of the better ones. — Afar Magazine

Behind the Staatsoper, Vienna's best sausage stand has cult status. Bitzinger offers the contrasting spectacle of ladies and gents dressed to the nines...while tucking into sausages. — Lonely Planet

Bitzinger Wurstelstand Albertina may look like just another food stand selling hotdogs and pretzels, but there’s a reason its line is so impressive: it’s that damn good — Let's Go

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Figlmueller

German & Austrian 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

We believe that its schnitzels are the kind of plate-filling, golden-brown delicacies that people always associate with schmaltzy Vienna. — Frommer's

Nothing quite says Austria like a schnitzel bigger than your plate and Almdudler to wash it down. — Afar Magazine

Trademark oversized portions are larger than plates, typically hanging over the edges. There is no beer in sight; instead, wines take the spotlight. — Travel + Leisure

It’s in every tourist guide to the city there is, but this is still the place to eat a giant Wiener Schnitzel, with a traditional potato salad, washed down with wine (there’s no beer). — Rough Guide

This Wiener Schnitzel institution is known for breaded veal and pork cutlets so large they overflow the plate, and it's always packed. — Fodor's

Palmenhaus

Cafés 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Many architectural critics consider the Jugendstil glass canopy of this greenhouse the most beautiful in Austria. — Frommer's

In a great location – inside the Palm House and next to the Butterfly House in the Burggarten – this restaurant features a wide variety of international dishes. — DK Eyewitness

This soaring space feels like a greenhouse in the city, with greenery to match. — Travel + Leisure

Stylish modern café set amid the palms of the greenhouse in the Burggarten. Breakfasts are great and the daily menu specializes in grilled fish and meats. — Rough Guide

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Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant Palais Coburg

77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Michelin two-starred restaurant in the Palais Coburg has a futuristic dining room, some of the most adventurous gastronomy in Vienna, and an exceptional wine list — Travel + Leisure

One of the best places to eat in the city, in a very classy palace hotel. — Insight Guides

Largest selection of wines in Europe; list includes 5,000 different wines and over 60,000 bottles, half from France and the oldest a 1727 Rüdesheimer Apostelwein. — National Geographic

He combines a wide range of ingredients (nothing but the best) and aromas with creative presentation skills to produce a cuisine that is innovative and full of contrast. — Michelin Guide

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TIAN Experience Taste

77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Christian Holper's chandelier-lit, lounge-style restaurant takes vegetarian cuisine to Michelin-starred heights...with regionally sourced produce – including from Tian's own garden. — Lonely Planet

Distinctive, full of contrast and sophistication, the vegetarian and vegan cuisine served at Tian is of the very highest quality — Michelin Guide

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Edvard

International 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This elegant gourmet restaurant offers a successful marriage of the modern and classic, both in its sophisticated aromatic cuisine and the accomplished, pleasantly informal service — Michelin Guide

This gourmet establishment at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Hotel earned a Michelin star within months after opening last year. — Fodor's

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Fabios

Italian 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Italian food served in this trendy city restaurant is as modern and minimalist as the interior design. — Michelin Guide

The easiest way for Viennese to experience sleek, suave, New York–style power dining—short of paying for a round-trip plane ticket—is to book a table at this hot spot. — Fodor's

This is a very popular international restaurant with a bar and lounge, which offers a variety of food that includes homemade ravioli, risotto, venison, rack of lamb and beef fillets. — DK Eyewitness

This is the trendiest and most sought-after restaurant in Vienna, with considerable jockeying among the city's glitterati. — Frommer's

Mingle with Vienna's upper crust within the glass walls of Fabio's, one of Vienna's most popular and trendiest dining spots. — Travel + Leisure

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Demel

Cafés 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The king of the Kaffee- Konditorei – and one of the priciest. The cake display is a work of art, as is the interior. — Rough Guide

Austria is known for it's coffee, pastries, cakes, and tortes--and Demel is a lovely place to take it all in. — Afar Magazine

Founded in 1776, this famous “Royal and Imperial” confectioners offers a light lunch of sandwiches and a huge selection of pastries and confections. — DK Eyewitness

This famous bakery has been churning out imperial confections since the time of the American Revolution. — Travel + Leisure

Vienna's best-known pastry shop, Demel offers a dizzying selection, so if you have a sweet tooth, a visit will be worth every euro — Fodor's

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Hansen

German & Austrian 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Attractive, smart restaurant located in the flower and gardening shop in the basement of the city’s splendid former stock exchange. Mon–Fri 9am–11pm, Sat 9am–5pm. Mains €10–20. — Rough Guide

Examples include a spicy bean salad with strips of chicken breast served in a summer broth, risotto with cheese and sour cherries, and poached Saibling. — Frommer's

The cuisine is as up-to-date as the decor: try the saffron risotto with white fish and zucchini or the superbly marinated fillet of char. — Fodor's

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Schnattl

German & Austrian 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A popular restaurant that features Stryian (southern Austrian) fare, the Schnattl also makes an effort to offer organic produce. — DK Eyewitness

Even the justifiably proud owner of this place, Wilhelm (Willy) Schnattl, dismisses its decor as a mere foil for the presentation of his sublime food. — Frommer's

Very formal restaurant, where the local cuisine is cooked with a Styrian bent by Herr Schnattl himself; call to reserve a table in the courtyard. — Rough Guide

This friendly, personally-run restaurant is set a little out of the way but remains popular with regulars and theatregoers. — Michelin Guide

Despite its weekday-only opening hours, Schnattl is a culinary institution in Josefstadt, particularly beloved of actors and arty types. — Lonely Planet

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