Vienna:the food

Aug 15th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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Vienna:the food

I've had so much fun with my post Amsterdam:The Food, I've decided to start new ones for Vienna and Prague.

If you were in Vienna for four days, where would you eat?

All suggestions welcome, from true foodie spots to street markets and heurigers.
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Aug 15th, 2014, 10:40 AM
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Posts: 20,978 which specializes in food from the Styria region, if memory serves me right. for Turkish food--meat is what one orders.

In narrative form, from one of my trip reports:

On the Seegasse there is a very good restaurant, what I would call an upscale bistro, where we had perhaps a better than expected meal because our host knew the owner/cook. It is called Stomach and features a modified cuisine from Steier (to get there take the D to the Seegasse and walk a couple of blocks east). The wines are also from that area, and because we got into a discussion of comparative value between California, Alsace and Steier wines, I got to taste a range of wines from that area's vineyards (the range was from fresh grape juice to a dry wine to a sweet wine to a grappa), plus a wine from a "wild" grape that has the foxy taste of Concord grapes--I will not touch anything with Concord grapes, but this wine held my curiosity. The restaurant is on the ground floor of an old two story building stuck between apartment houses, with low ceilings and a ceramic stove in the middle of the room to provide heat in the winter. I highly recommend the place, especially if you can get the owner's attention, but reservations are a must. We also ate at a brewery on the 38 streetcar line which had good beer and good but simple food, and wine for non beer drinkers. Other friends took us to a heurige that was tucked between fancy villas of Grinzing, away from all the tourist hoopla--good wine and plain food served buffet style. Three years ago we went to a Turkish restaurant called Kent which is a few blocks off the OttakringstraBe, beyond the outer ring. On a balmy evening the garden dining is very pleasant even if crowded and noisy and the mixed grill is very cheap.
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Aug 15th, 2014, 11:08 AM
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Found more info from my trip report:

the name of the heurige is "zum Weihrauch" -

the name of the brewpub is Fischerbräu -
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Aug 15th, 2014, 12:04 PM
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I would only eat in places that were non-smoking. Completely. Not just those with a non-smoking section, but where the entire restaurant didn't allow any smoking, inside or outside.
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Aug 15th, 2014, 01:54 PM
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Steirereck in the Stadtpark.

Best restaurant in Vienna, very expensive for dinner, reasonable prices for lunch.

Try the char with beeswax.
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Aug 15th, 2014, 02:11 PM
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Our hotel recommended ef16 restaurant and winebar ( and we loved it... Great ambiance, the food was delicious (try the pumpkin soup!) and it wasn't overly expensive.

I think though the meal I enjoyed most was at Happy Noodles, a small kiosk that sold asian food... for like 3 Euros we got a huge portion and it was very tasty. Always crowded too, which isn't surprising considering the price. Anyway, sounds crazy but after eating heavy meals and sitting down in restaurants for 12 days, street food really hit the spot!
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Aug 15th, 2014, 06:23 PM
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Thanks for the recs so far.
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