Restaurants Wien. Here are my top Viennese cuisine eateries that serve honest local food, sometimes with a twist. A few of them are based in the most picturesque neighbourhoods. Review the opening times as a few are closed on Sundays or just open in the evenings. Price indications are based on a main dish.
Restaurants Wien: My top 5
Restaurants Wien. Austrian actor Hanno Pöschl (who also owns the Kleines Café opposite) cooks up food like in the good old days. The traditional Viennese breaded chicken is still marinated here over night which gives it a distinct flavour. The Gasthaus (tavern), formerly called Immervoll, is reasonably priced, and shares the lovely outdoor space at Franziskanerplatz with Restaurant Artner and Kleines Café.
Price: EUR 8.50 to EUR 17
Location: Weihburggasse 17; A-1010 Vienna
Opening hours: daily from midday to midnight; kitchen open from midday to 10.30 pm;
Gasthaus zum Rebhuhn
Restaurants Wien. A few metres from Sigmund Freud Museum you fall right into a tavern from the Vienna Woods. The Rebhuhn is one of the best classical neighbourhood taverns, serving great traditional Viennese cuisine. I lunched there on a weekday and was surrounded by elderly local couples, students and working people on their lunch breaks. My gulash was lovely, the regional wine fantastic. A must-do insider eatery. (I just hope those ceiling lights will be exchanged…)
Price: EUR 7.50 to EUR 21
Location: Berggasse 24; A-1090 Vienna
Opening hours: daily, 11.00 am to midnight; kitchen open until 10.30pm; in July and August Gasthaus Rebhuhn is open from 6.00 pm to midnight; closed on 24th and 25th December, and 1st January.
Restaurants Wien. The Prinz Ferdinand is a gem of a traditional neighbourhood Beisl (inn). It gets you into the eighth district of Josefstadt where it’s the most beautiful. Warm wood panelled rooms and white table cloths create a homely atmosphere. In the summer people love to eat in the outside area on the square under shady trees. The menu is local seasonal and varied, from Schnitzel and gulash to fresh fish. A great place to celebrate St. Martin’s with a traditional roast goose in early November.
Price: EUR 10 to EUR 19
Location: Bennoplatz 2, A-1080 Vienna
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 10.30 am to midnight; Sundays and public holidays 10.30 am to 11.30 pm;
Restaurants Wien. Our local celebrities like the Appiano as much as the rest of us, and travellers. The quite elegant tavern serves Austrian and Viennese cuisine with some influences from our Italian neighbours. The ‘millionaire’s cordon bleu’ and traditional Wiener Schnitzel are lovely, as is the octopus with Viennese chive sauce. Appiano is definitely the best place to try unusual schnaps.
Price: EUR 10 to EUR 26
Location: Schottenbastei 4; A-1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm, and 6.00 pm to 11.30 pm; open on certain public holidays (see website);
Restaurants Wien. My friend Sandra lives 10 minutes from Servitenwirt in the traditional ninth district of Alsergrund, but hadn’t known that Beisl. She is now eternally grateful that I took her there. We sat outside in Servitensquare under shady trees and next to baroque Serviten church. The interiors are light and friendly, with that typical tavern bar at the entrance. The popular neighbourhood eatery serves excellent Viennese cuisine.
Price: EUR 16 to EUR 26
Location: Servitengasse 7; A-1090 Vienna
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 10.00 am to midnight,;
My Tip: For more inspiration and a good 30 percent off your restaurant bill, book at local restaurant site Delinski.