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. Crystal chandeliers and rich wood paneling juxtaposed with modern furnishings and an illuminated onyx wall create a seamless blend of traditional and contemporary elements. Chef Christian Krumpholz has been in charge of the kitchen since March 2010 and successfully combines local and international dishes to create an innovative menu. His standouts? Lobster and foie gras with asparagus and herb crusted saddle of lamb.