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Vienna Restaurants

Julius Meinl am Graben

Updated 08/26/2014

Fodor's Review

A few doors down from the Hofburg Palace, Julius Meinl am Graben opened as a caterer to the Habsburgs in 1862 and has remained Vienna's most posh grocery store. On the first floor up is a cozy salon, all dark wood and deep-orange banquettes. The window tables have stunning views over the Kohlmarkt. Allow the excellent staff to guide you through the daily changing menu with their expertise and charm. Note: after 7 pm you enter via an outdoor elevator on Naglergasse.

Restaurant Information


Graben 19, Vienna, A-1010, Austria

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01-532–3334 Ext. 6000

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and first 3 wks in Aug.

Updated 08/26/2014


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Mar 30, 2011

Julius Meinl am Graben Review

This restaurant has been closed for over a year.

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Jul 27, 2009

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I dragged my husband up and down Gaben looking for this restaurant with such high reviews. It was extremely hot and we were extremely hungry; looking for a great experience and a tasty meal. Street numbers do not match buildings. Once we finally found this restaurant, we sat down eagerly awaiting the hostess. She waited on 5 other customers after we sat down and served their meals with a smile. I finally raised by hand to catch her eye and she waved

me off. She intentionally ignored us. This was our 1st encounter of realizing the people in Austria,particularly Vienna, dislike Americans.One elderly local lady just looked at us and kind of smirked. We left, very disappointed and my husband was furious. We walked several blocks down Graben looking for another cafe and AGAIN, finally after waiting about 20 minutes, the waiter came to our table. When I opened my mouth to order, he shouted "No English" and dashed off, not to be seen again. We were traveling with a large group of people and many experienced the same attitude. One waitress at another restaurant acknowledged that this was a common feeling of "dislike" for Americans in many of the cafes & restaurants in Vienna. Please removed this restaurant from your 10 Best. I was so disappointed and very frustrated.

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