Vienna may not be as popular as Barcelona or Paris as a gastronomical spot in Europe, but restaurants in Vienna offer meals that you cannot afford to miss. Ffor travelers with adventurous tastebuds, Vienna is a good place to know what modern cooking tastes like. Here are some of our highly recommended Vienna restaurants.
True to its name, the Dining Room is a real dining room situated right in a private home. It has only four tables, and has loose and informal atmosphere of a family dinner. It also has an adorable house dog, a golden retriever, and lots of overlapping conversations. In spite of the casual feel, the Dining Room food is accomplished an satisfying. It serves different set menus of international cuisine weekly. Maygasse 31; 43-1-804-8586; www.thediningroom.at.
Österreicher im MAK
Run by star chef, Helmut Österreicher, the Museum of Applied Art (MAK) lists as one of the top Vienna restaurants because it pulls off some magic. The private dining room requires reservations. And on busy days, the open dining areas and larger front cafe are available for drop-in guests. Stubenring 5; 43-1-714-0121; www.oesterreicherimmak.at.
This restaurant is a cheese shop that sells 120 varieties of cheese from 13 countries and other Austrian regions. Stadtpark; 43-1-713-3168; www.steirereck.at.
Primarily a spice shop and cookbook for foodies, Babette’s also serves lunch. With main courses costing around €10, this restaurant is hardly a big-ticket meal, and its lunch-only feel perhaps will not impress your date. But it will certainly impress many food lovers, considering its food history, range of recipes, spices, and food-themed calendars. Schleifmühlgasse 17; 43-1-585-5165; www.babettes.at.
Saint Charles Alimentary
For hard-core culinary buff, nothing can compare with Saint Charles Alimentary. One of the best restaurants in Vienna, it is a place completely committed to the “local” and “seasonal” buzzwords. A lot of its ingredients are harvested directly from the country’s forests, with the rest bought from local growers. Gumpendorferstrasse 33; 43-676-586-1365; www.saint.info.