Chef Bernie Rieder learned his craft from his father and brings the flare of the Austrian countryside to the kitchen. The restaurant is a destination in itself, but also a great way to extend your museum visit. The decor is modern, and dark hardwood floors soften the chic. For such a large space, it is surprisingly quiet. The contemporary Austrian culinary creations include entrées such as roasted rack of lamb with deep-fried sweetbread, smoked ricotta cheese, wild garlic and parsley.
Sep 8, 2010
Space is great as is location but food quality has dropped -- used to be excellent but on our latest trip to Vienna was disappointing. Service was also very slow.
Oct 1, 2009
We had a dynamite Nouveau Austrian lunch at the Osterreicher im MAK a couple of weeks ago. The ambience is open, contemporary, chic with an enormous chandelier over the bar made from hundreds of clear glass bottles - very cool. The lunch special, about 17 euro, was a lovely salmon with savory sauce, mashed potatoes and spinach. The Lentil Duck soup was spicy, thick and hot and the dessert strudel was out of this world. The soup and dessert were
extra (about 6 euro each). The service was attentive and charming, making our lunch a total delight.