Restaurants in Austria

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This airy space, with a gorgeous, custom tiled floor, is located in Leopoldstadt, the Second District that's across the Donau Canal from the First. The... Read More

This low-key spot is a stone's throw from Freud's former home. A bar and café, it's also a historic hangout for Vienna's gay community (it is adjacent... Read More

This traditional kaffeehaus has been a haunt of writers from the 19th century to the present. Novelist and playwright Thomas Bernard was one famous... Read More

Opened in 1876, Central is perhaps the most traditional—and famous—of the Viennese kaffeehauses. It was here that Arthur Schnitzler and Sigmund Freud... Read More

Though it’s welcomed plenty of tourists over its 137 years—not to mention habitués like Freud, Lenin, and Trotsky—the utterly... Read More

Several small restaurants dot the Naschmarkt but Do-An, a Turkish-influenced café, stands out. Expect a line around the corner on Saturday mornings for... Read More

This sexy space carved into a soaring slice of the Kunsthalle Wien is a welcome spot for topfentorte (cheesecake) and coffee. Stop in for a quick break... Read More

The opening of Old Town's Café Korb, on the corner of Tuchlauben Strasse and Brandstätte, in 1904 was so noteworthy that Emperor Franz Josef... Read More

The fashionable cafe has a glass-enclosed winter garden designed by the cutting-edge Austrian firm Wehdorn Architects, that poses a striking contrast to... Read More

Café Museum, designed in 1899 by pioneering architect Adolf Loos, was closed for nearly a year until new management reopened the old haunt of... Read More

Perhaps the city's most iconic 1960s-era kaffeehaus, Prückel offers traditional apfelstrudel, excellent coffee, and a large outside patio for people... Read More

Café Ritter, which opened in 1867, declared bankruptcy in 2009 and an H&M clothing store was set to occupy its quarters, in a former... Read More

The first café added to Vienna's Ringstrasse, Schwarzenberg was built in the 1860s and is still serving cakes and coffees. Don't miss the delightful... Read More

This iconic kaffeehaus has welcomed philosophers and movie stars for more than a century. You might recognize the velvet banquets from the film Before... Read More

This famous bakery has been churning out imperial confections since the time of the American Revolution. The cakes, chocolates, and sweet innovations... Read More

Though Chef Josef Floh's menu is a little foam-heavy, the arctic char in a creamy, garlicky cucumber sauce, and crispy crêpes piped with parsnip... Read More

Open since May 2001, Die Halle has drawn art-loving tourists and Austrians alike with its affordable menu (most breakfast and lunch items are under 10... Read More

This Stephansplatz eatery offers sushi alongside killer views of St. Stephen's cathedral. Read More

Mingle with Vienna's upper crust within the glass walls of Fabio's, one of Vienna's most popular and trendiest dining spots. Opened in 2002 by Fabio... Read More

Dapper in black tie attire for more than 100 years, the famous tuxedo-clad waiters at this legendary Fourth District restaurant have been serving... Read More

Gasthauses—taverns—have long been known for staples such as kalbsbutterschnitzel (veal schnitzel) and wiener würstchen (sausages). The First District’s... Read More

Formerly a wine tavern and now a modern take on the traditional beisl, or pub, Gasthaus Wild serves traditional Viennese fare in a welcoming,... Read More

Tucked in a courtyard behind busy Stephansplatz, Hollmann’s Salon serves exquisite portions of updated Viennese specials, including regional sheep... Read More

In the high-altitude hamlet of St. Christoph, this ski-in, ski-out restaurant is a rustic chalet with a cozy atmosphere and a Bordeaux-heavy wine list. Read More

Vienna’s historic Innere Stadt district is home to Indochine 21, the hotspot for trendy diners to enjoy cocktails and French-Vietnamese fusion.... Read More

The restaurant has a ravishing stone terrace where you dine amid old-fashioned roses, mixed borders, wisteria vines, and an emerald lawn with a velour... Read More

Vienna’s newest temple of haute cuisine is chef Konstantin Filippou’s namesake Michelin-starred restaurant. He cares less about flash than about quality... Read More

Inside the century-old Hotel Bristol next to the world famous opera house, Korso bei der Oper draws after-opera crowds by night for formal, elaborate... Read More

This is Vienna's most coveted farm-to-table spot: all bread is baked on site, all produce is grown within the Vienna city limits, and all meat is raised... Read More

Marked by a larger-than-life milk bottle statue, this café is housed in a restored 1903 milk bar in the Wiener Stadtpark (Viennese City Park).... Read More

This Viennese salon is where the city's movers and shakers satisfy their morning caffeine and chocolate croissant cravings. LOCAL FAVORITES Settle into... Read More

Julius Meinl am Graben is all about Mediterranean-Austrian fusion cuisine. Tucked behind a grandiose cheese display in his cafe of the same name is this... Read More

In the heart of poppy territory, Mohnwirt uses the seeds in noodles, dumplings, to crust fish, essentially everything. Try the Viennese-style torte,... Read More

At Austria’s most historic estate, in the idyllic Wachau Valley (just over an hour from Vienna), the Saahs family pioneered biodynamic viticulture... Read More

Owned by celebrated Steirereck alum Helmut Österreicher, this namesake restaurant is housed inside the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK), or... Read More

This soaring space feels like a greenhouse in the city, with greenery to match. Palmenhaus is an excellent late-night spot for a glass of grüner, or an... Read More

This café, with a vintage shop and bookstore attached, serves an excellent breakfast. At night, a DJ spins while locals come in to sip tall beers at the... Read More

Brave the Helmut Newton-style photographs of women wearing grapes instead of underwear and order the semolina-filled strudel, cooked in broth, bathed in... Read More

Come in for pitch-perfect thin-crust pizza. Read More

For a night when you need a break from Austrian fare, head to this ramen house, where crowds line the long communal tables and slurp up the large... Read More

The mountaintop restaurant serves local specialties (pig’s knuckle with honey-infused sauerkraut, followed by Kaiserschmarren, a crêpelike... Read More

Part of Hotel Sacher Wien, Rote Bar has a more relaxed, yet still luxurious, dining experience than its sister restaurant, the Anna Sacher. The Rote has... Read More

Austria's first "pharmacy restaurant" opened in November 2006 under the moniker Saint Charles Alimentary. Located in the Mariahilf district of Vienna... Read More

This 1950s-era iconic Austrian gasthaus is known for traditional fare (think schnitzel and kalbsbutterschnitzel, or veal-butter schnitzel) and... Read 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... Read More

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... Read More

The food here is exceptional, especially the headcheese and clear beef broth with crêpe slivers. The trouble is everybody who works there knows it... Read More

Heinz Reitbauer’s restaurant in Stadtpark is a high-gastronomy play on traditional Austrian cuisine, with a rotating seasonal menu. Try the local trout... Read More

The Scene: Opened in 2007 in a residential Vienna neighborhood near Schönbrunn Castle, this hidden private home restaurant is a dream realized for... Read More

Travelers hurrying through a visit to Zoo Vienna might easily miss the 1722 farmhouse that houses what is arguably the best restaurant in the zoo. The... Read More

Well-loved by locals and tourists alike, Trzesniewski is a marvelous slice of mid-20th-century Vienna (the crisp uniforms of the women behind the... Read More

Vestibül was famously carved out of the emperor's own formal dining room. Tucked in a glorious space beneath the Burgtheater, it serves updated Austrian... Read More

The most central and handsome location of this design-centric mini-chain combines a bar, acres of retail space, and a restaurant where delicious... Read More

Crowds descend upon Gordon Bukovcan's cozy wine bar throughout the day. After all, the bar is on the lower level of renowned Julius Meinl gourmet... Read More

Wrenkh (lunch for two $40), a wood-paneled place with a busy sidewalk annex, serves light, creative foods sourced from the Naschmarkt, like local... Read More

This tiny spot off the Karmelitermarkt in the Second District offers Hamburg-style smoked fish eaten tapas-style. That might mean scrambled eggs on... Read More

In a hidden corner of the First District, Zum Finsteren Stern specializes in updated regional classics such as tender chicken breast with parsnip-beet... Read More

First established in 1618, the building you see now is from the turn of the 20th century—a treasure from the Jugendstil Modernist art movement. While... Read More

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