Fodor's Expert Review Schöne Perle
This "beautiful pearl" is one of the most popular dining spots for locals in Leopoldstadt. It offers traditional Austrian comfort food, including "tafelspitz"—boiled beef, the favored dish of Emperor Franz Joseph—and Wienerschnitzel, but its real palate-pleasers are the vegetarian dishes, of which there is a wide selection: avocado salad, pumpkin cream soup, spinach ravioli, and red lentil soup are among the top favorites. The interior is surprisingly spacious, so the restaurant can get crowded, but not cramped. The staff is friendly, and seems to tolerate well the children who can't resist roaming the vastness. Come with cash, as credit cards are a no-go; reservations recommended for dinner.
Grosse Pfarrgasse 2
Vienna, Vienna 1020, Austria