22 Selected Restaurants in Vienna [with Map]

It doesn't always have to be classic.

Here we have therefore selected unique places to eat in Vienna.

This includes restaurants with traditional Viennese cuisine on the menu as well as places with an international concept.

This small selection is intended for all those who would like to try something different.

1. Steirereck

The restaurant has 2 stars in the Michelin Guide 2020; so it's definitely worth a detour. It is considered the most exclusive restaurant in Vienna. From the outside, the Steirereck is ultra-modern, large blocks of mirrored glass under the trees of the city park, inside, light-colored wood and light-flooded rooms provide the necessary elegance.

The cuisine is upscale, Austrian, classic Viennese dishes are skilfully modified and redefined at the highest level.
Reservation is recommended.

Address: Am Heumarkt 2a – Im Stadtpark – 1030 Vienna

2. The Loft

On the 18th floor of the 5-star luxury Hotel Sofitel in Vienna, cosmopolitan cuisine and sparkling drinks meet an incomparable view. It is an unforgettable experience to see the Imperial City from a bird's eye view.

The cuisine is upscale international and is cooked by the Slovak Peter Duransky, who received a Michelin star for his elaborate cuisine in 2019. The ambience is appropriate, elegant, reserved and yet comfortable.

After 10 p.m. there is dancing, the place is transformed into the highest dance floor in Vienna.

Address: Praterstrasse 1 – 1020 Vienna

3. Red Bar in Hotel Sacher

The Red Bar in Hotel Sacher invites you to fine dining with Viennese flair. The dining room, furnished with red velvet, is decorated with large oil paintings and crystal chandeliers and is reminiscent of times long past. The conservatory next door, whose windows fold away in summer, opens onto a large terrace.

The menu offers traditional Viennese specialties at a high level. The service is as polite-professional as the pricing is confident.

Address: Philharmoniker Strasse 4 – 1010 Vienna

4. Green Bar in Hotel Sacher

The green bar in Hotel Sacher owes its name to the impressive, classic ambience with crystal chandeliers, dark wood and, above all, green velvet wallpaper. The cuisine, on the other hand, is anything but classic; modern haute cuisine is served.

The professional waiters match the elegant and luxurious ambience, in which the pricing also fits perfectly.

Address: Philharmoniker Strasse 4 – 1010 Vienna

5. Steakhaus in the Ritz Carlton

The District Steakhouse is located directly on the ring road in the Ritz Carlton. Round arched windows, leather and wood create the right atmosphere. Grilled on an original "Josper" charcoal grill oven.

Only the best prime cuts from Austria are available here, the sauces are mostly homemade.

In this stylish environment, guests enjoy their steak with a view of Vienna's famous Ringstrasse. Reservation is recommended.

Address: Schuberring 5-7, 1010 Vienna

6. Glashaus in Palais Coburg

The new Clementine restaurant is located in the former greenhouse of the city palace, which was completed in 1845 and has a late-classical style. It is named after Princess Clementine von Orleans, who was the first resident of Palais Coburg in 1850.

Glazed all around, it offers an enchanting view of the palace, in summer you can sit in the garden in the green. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. The cuisine is traditional Viennese, the dishes are reinterpreted at the highest level. The restaurant is considered a culinary trend hotspot in the Viennese scene.

The sommelier presents an extensive wine list, and those who wish can also choose their wine from the list of the luxury hotel “Palais Coburg Hotel Residenz”, which is also located in the palace.

Address: Coburgbastei4 – 1010 Vienna

7. Tower Restaurant in Vienna's Danube Tower

You should be free from giddiness when you visit the tower restaurant in the Vienna TV tower. The café rotates at a height of 160 meters and the restaurant at a height of 170 meters rotates around its own axis once every half an hour. The 360° panoramic view over Vienna makes dining an unforgettable experience. The fine cuisine is Austrian.

Address: Donauturmplatz 1, 1220 Vienna

8. Figlmuller

Anyone who loves schnitzel goes to Figlmüller. Originally opened as a wine bar directly behind St. Stephen's Cathedral, the restaurant has been serving its guests since 1905. The atmosphere is cozy and traditional, the cuisine local. In addition to schnitzel in all variations, there are many other Austrian specialties on the menu.

Figlmüller is also called "the home of the schnitzel", which has a diameter of at least 30 centimeters here. Although only veal schnitzel can be called “Wiener Schnitzel”, Figlmüller also makes pork schnitzel. That's a "Schnitzel Viennese style".

Address: Wollzeile 5, 1010 Vienna and Bäckerstrasse 6, 1010 Vienna

9. Plachuta

"...where boiled beef is at home...." The Plachutta family has made it its mission to cultivate beef culture. Emperor Franz Josef once made the boiled beef famous by declaring it his favorite dish. 

The atmosphere is relaxed and cozy, the cuisine is typically Austrian. Of course, apart from boiled beef, there are numerous other Viennese specialties on the menu.

Address: Plachutta has several branches in Vienna, the parent company is at Auhofstraße 1 in 1130 Vienna.

10. Via Toledo Enopizzeria

The best pizza in Vienna can be found at Via Toledo Enopizzeria. And not only the best pizza from Vienna, the best pizza in the world comes from Vienna, which was proven at the latest when the owner Francesco Calò became pizza world champion in 2019.

All types of pizza are tastefully prepared and baked in the wood-fired oven for guests. The dough is thin and fluffy and not heavy on the stomach. There is also a large selection of quality Italian wines. The atmosphere is cozy in Italian style.

Address: Laudongasse 13 -1080 Vienna

11. Ebi

With its interesting concept, EBI has had a lot of success. "All you can eat, but à la carte", i.e. buffet according to the menu. The guest selects the dishes with a tray, the dishes are then freshly prepared and served to the table.

The cuisine is Asian-Japanese, Ebi is particularly well-known for sushi and maki. Of course there are also meat dishes.
The ambience is bright and friendly.

Address: Mariahilferstrasse 110 – 1070 Vienna

12. Schweizerhaus

This traditional Viennese restaurant is located directly in PraterThe restaurant with the large beer garden is open from March 15th to October 31st. The cuisine is classic Viennese and of course there are the typical snacks that should not be missing in any beer garden.
The Biergaten is divided into several areas, which are named after the districts of Vienna for better orientation for the guests.

A special feature is the Budweiser Budvar, a draft beer, and the Schweizerhauser beer chocolate, which is made with bock beer.

Address: Prater 116 – 1020 Vienna

13. Zum Schwarzen Kameel

The 400-year-old restaurant is named after Johan Baptist Cameel, who set up a spice shop there in 1618. Today the wood-panelled rooms of the Art Nouveau building are used as a restaurant, bar and delicatessen.

Zum Schwarzen Kameel is known for its sandwich compositions, which are served in the patisserie below. The sandwiches in the showcase enjoy cult status. The restaurant above offers Austrian cuisine with an international touch and imaginative variations. The wine list is extensive, it is also sold outside the restaurant. The restaurant describes itself as "the oasis of delicacies".

Address: Bognergasse 5 - 1010 Vienna

14. The Vienna Deewan

The "pay as you wish" principle rules at Deewan in Vienna, which means that every guest pays exactly as much as they want. This free payment model has been in operation here since 2005.

The owner Afzaal Deewan is Pakistani, but there is something for everyone at the extensive buffet, vegetarians, vegans, lactose-intolerant people are just as catered for as meat lovers and, of course, Muslims. There are five different curries every day, which change several times a day and three of which are always vegetarian. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and familiar.

Address: Liechtensteinstrasse 10 - 1090 Vienna

15. Café Landtmann

On October 1, 1873, Franz Landtmann opened the cafe and from the start it was to be the finest in the city. It has remained so to this day, the historical landmark Landtmann is Vienna's most elegant coffee house. The cozy and stylish atmosphere is underlined by Thonet armchairs from the imperial era and mirrors from the golden 20s.
Due to its close proximity to Burgtheater, City Hall and the Federal Chancellery, the café is frequented by actors, politicians, civil servants and journalists, and press conferences are often held here. 

Coffee specialties, pastries, cakes and dishes from the Viennese kitchen are on the menu.

Address: Universitätsring 4 – 1010 Vienna

16. Café Gloriette

Feel like an emperor against the backdrop of a castle and enjoy one of the famous Viennese pastries, transported back to a bygone era that is over but not forgotten....
The Gloriette was built in 1775 and later served Emperor Franz Josef I as a breakfast room. Today Café Gloriette is located here in the park of Schönbrunn, which impresses with its breathtaking view of the palace. The ambience inside is elegant, the outside area is designed in the style of an Italian street café.

The cuisine is Austrian and is primarily known for its excellent pastries. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays there is the Sissi buffet that serves as a  breakfast buffet. Advance reservation is required for breakfast.

Address: Schönbrunn Palace Park, 1130 Vienna

17. Café Anzengruber

Actually, the Café Anzengruber is no longer a cafe, but more reminiscent of a pub, an original Viennese pub. However, the furnishings are clearly from its time as a real Viennese coffee house and have not been renewed or renovated since then.
The menu is relatively clear and specializes in Viennese food. It is said that the best Wiener Schnitzel is found here, and the goulash is also famous.

The Café Anzengruber opens every day at 4 p.m. Here you will find many local guests who appreciate the charisma of the place and drink a Budweiser beer or play chess in the cozy atmosphere. Anzengruber is a popular Viennese unique.

Address: Schleifmühlgasse 19 – 1040 Vienna

18. Mayer am Nussberg und am Pfarrplatz

There are numerous wine taverns in Vienna, but the most famous is probably the traditional Mayer am Pfarrplatz winery. Nussdorf has been pressed in Heiligenstadt since 1683. Ludwig van Beethoven lived in the house, which is now a historical landmark, in 1817 and worked on his 9th symphony.

The typical Viennese restaurant is open all year round. The atmosphere is cozy, the menu Austrian. Original recipes are cleverly modified and refined. There are also quality wines from their own cultivation.

Very close by, directly in the vineyards, is Mayer's Buschenschank am Nussberg and offers a unique atmosphere. Heuriger is served here, of course, and cold dishes are usually served with it. The Brettljause is very popular.

Wine from the current vintage is called a heuriger. Heurigen wines are light and easy to drink and may only be called that until November 11 of the same year. Winegrowers are allowed to serve wine from their own cultivation in a so-called Buschenschank.
Because of its special cultural significance, the Viennese Heurigen culture was included in the national UNESCO list of Austria's intangible cultural heritage in 2019.

Address:

  • Mayer am Nussberg, Buschenschank, Kahlenberger Strasse, opposite 210 - 1190 Vienna
  • Mayer am Pfarrplatz, Pfarrplatz 2 – 1190 Wien

19. NENI

NENI is one of the most interesting places in NaschmarktOpened in 2009 as a family business, the NENI has since grown into an international chain with branches in Berlin and Zurich, among other places.

Run by Haya Molcho and her four sons, the building in Naschmarkt offers breakfast of all kinds in the café on the ground floor from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Anatolian, Israeli, Oriental and much more, sandwiches made from homemade Israeli bread are over sold in the alley and upstairs, in the restaurant under the roof, there is Israeli cuisine with an international twist. The atmosphere is cozy.

Address: Naschmarkt 510 – 1060 Vienna

20. Pichlmayrs zum Herkner

The atmosphere in the newly renovated suburban inn, which is run as a family business, is cosy, the rustic furnishings cleverly spiced up with modern elements. The inner courtyard is ideal for romantic dinners in summer, and there is also a terrace on the 1st floor.

The kitchen is traditional, upscale Austrian, and value is placed on products from the surrounding area. Farmer's bread is baked nearby in a 110-year-old stone oven. The wine list includes Austrian, French, Italian, German and Spanish wines.

Address: Dornbacherstrasse 123 – 1170 Vienna

21. Swing Kitchen

In this inn, which has existed since 1793, Schillingers gradually replaced all meat products with vegan products in the family-run restaurant. They were able to prove that vegan cuisine does not necessarily mean doing without, but can also be very enjoyable and varied. 

The restaurant is a vegan fast food place. The atmosphere is fresh and bright, with light swing music playing in the background. The table decoration consists of basil and rosemary plants.

You will look in vain for plastic here, the packaging is all biodegradable. The menu includes original vegan burgers in a wide variety of variations, schnitzel and various desserts.

Address: Schottenfeldgasse 3 – 1070 Vienna

22. Dinner im Dunkeln

Dinner im Dunkeln (Dinner in the Dark) in Vienna is a special experience. Dine in complete darkness. The service staff consists of blind or very visually impaired people, people who are very familiar with the dark and who guide the guests safely to their tables.

The placement of the objects on the table is explained using the clock, for example the salt is at 12 o'clock. Very soon you notice how quickly the body adjusts to the new situation and the other senses try to compensate for the lack of light. You can feel the presence of the table partner, every sound is suddenly full of meaning, the nose tries to recognize the food.

Tasty menus with four courses are served, followed by the resolution and the guests find out what they ate... 

Address: Schottenstift, Freyung 6, 1st courtyard basement, 1010 Vienna

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