Restaurants in Vienna

Though it’s welcomed plenty of tourists over its 137 years—not to mention habitués like Freud, Lenin, and Trotsky—the utterly grand café inside the majestic Palais Ferstel is known among pastry-obsessed Wieners for serving the best, flakiest strudel in town.

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).

Vienna’s historic Innere Stadt district is home to Indochine 21, the hotspot for trendy diners to enjoy cocktails and French-Vietnamese fusion. Chef Wini Brugger brings to the table over a decade of training in Southeast Asia, having formerly resided in Vietnam.

A spot to linger over Viennese coffee and pastry or lunch.

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.

Serving Italian-inspired Austrian fare, this two-story restaurant is housed inside the 17th-century Palais Collalto, a Baroque palace where the six-year-old Mozart gave his first Viennese concert.

A family tradition since 1618, Zum Schwarzen Kameel is renowned for its traditional Austrian food. Owner Peter Friese has maintained the restaurant's formidable reputation since 1974, with modern flourishes such as exotic spices taking center stage.

Austria's first "pharmacy restaurant" opened in November 2006 under the moniker Saint Charles Alimentary.

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 attended.

Formerly a wine tavern and now a modern take on the traditional beisl, or pub, Gasthaus Wild serves traditional Viennese fare in a welcoming, neighborhood-like atmosphere. The interior is dominated by sturdy, dark wood tables and chairs, and yellow walls brighten the space.

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

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

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 aristocratic palace, until a "Save Café Ritter" page on Facebook attracted 4,600 fans. (For now, a new owner has rescued it from extinction.)

The Scene: Opened in 2007 in a residential Vienna neighborhood near Schönbrunn Castle, this hidden private home restaurant is a dream realized for self-trained chef Angelika Apfelthaler.