Restaurants in Vienna

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.

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 euros).

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 dinners—and those in search of a more casual lunch, by day.

The fashionable cafe has a glass-enclosed winter garden designed by the cutting-edge Austrian firm Wehdorn Architects, that poses a striking contrast to the wood-paneled Jugendstil interior lit by ornate brass chandeliers.

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

The most central and handsome location of this design-centric mini-chain combines a bar, acres of retail space, and a restaurant where delicious Mediterranean fare—burrata cheese with arugula and 20-year-old vinegar from Austria’s Styria region—is complemented by up to 50 wines by the gl

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

Wrenkh (lunch for two $40), a wood-paneled place with a busy sidewalk annex, serves light, creative foods sourced from the Naschmarkt, like local venison and a smoked tofu steak atop a bed of polenta.