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Restaurant Salzamt

Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01 5335332
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Ranked #66 of 2,688 restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Austrian, Eastern European, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
Description: You can find the Salzamt in the heart of the ‚Bermuda Triangle‘. It has been said that the Salzamt was the starting point of the Viennese Nightlife area (Bermuda Dreieck). The architect Herman Czech created this elegant and functional but playful space in 1983. White table cloths stretch throughout the dining area surrounded by wooden benches and Art –Deco chandeliers. The bar tempts with dimed lights and leather sofas to lounge in, creating a feeling of timelessness. On the daily handwritten menu one can find bistrot classics such as Vitello Tonnato or Beef Tatare but Viennese specialities like veal 'Wiener Schnitzel', Tafelspitz, diverse Gulash’s as well international and eastern European dishes.There is a wide variety of Austrian and international wines with focus on the Bründlmayer in Kamptal. The beer selection features Viennese pils, Czech beer and white beer. Further fruit juices, fine spirits and local schnaps can be found on the drinks menu.In summer you can enjoy the outside seating on the calm and charming Ruprechtsplatz next to the oldest church in Vienna overlooking the Danube canal. Until 1824 the Salzamt was located here. The salt office was the salt taxing authority of the Habsburg monarchy. Today Salzamt is known as a meeting point for the arts and media scene and other luminaries, who enjoy this unpretentious place. If you want to dine and drink in an 'angenehm' atmosphere the Salzamt will take care of you.
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Though the handwritten menu is entirely in German, the staff are perfectly willing to translate and make recommendations if your German is not up to scratch. With a good mix of classic Austrian and Eastern European food, our starters and mains were all delicious, as was the local wine recommended by the waiter. With the fine weather we were able... More

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New Orleans
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wait staff were very pleasant and helpful. The schnitzel and gulasch were both great. The ambiance on the outdoor terrace was very agreeable.

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Edmonton, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We found this little restaurant and are so thankful we did. A very traditional place with a menu that was not English. The waiter very patiently explained the dishes on the handwritten menu and everything we tried was really great. This was a very reasonably priced place with excellent food quality.

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Windsor, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday evening and got a table outside straight away. The menu was varied, interesting and included some typical Austrian dishes. For me, having a menu in German only is great ! It provides me with a challenge. Why should everything be written in English everywhere anyway? Travel is about learning and adventure. It's great that... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We echo the other writers' sentiments about the food and the service, which was great. We also found them extremely family-friendly. Though I'm sure it helped to eat early. They tweaked a dish for our toddler and gave our baby some yogurt though he enjoyed the salmon I ordered as well. We went more than once during our trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We found this place on tripadvisor and were so sad we didnt find it earlier. The menu was not in English which did not bother us. We asked the waitress what she recommended and went with her choices. I couldnt tell you what we ate but I can say that it was the best meal we ate on our entire... More

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Mamaroneck, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Found this restaurant by pure chance as it was just near our hotel and loved it to the point we went there three times during the week we spent in Vienna. Nice, local, unpretentious cuisine and local wines to match. Very friendly (and multilingual) service. Dining al fresco in season facing the oldest church in Vienna (itself a gem too).... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We discovered this restaurant after randomly walking the streets following a disappointing experience at Hinterholz. We looked at the menu outside, which did not have an English translation, but looked rather interesting, and resolved to return the next night. We noted that this restaurant is next to the Ruprechts kirche in a pleasant, cobbled pedestrian area, so that we would... More

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Kona, HI
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and saw it was close to our hotel. Very helpful english speaking staff. The menu was in German but they translated it for you no problem. Told them we were looking for authentic food, no french fries or any crap like that. They brought us the lamb and potatoes and the gulash. All of the... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had my best Austrian cuisine meal here. Excellent Weiner Schnitzel, although local wine was not so good. I was there on a Monday so very quiet which was a shame, but got a good little bar and I'm sure on a weekend you would need to book.

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