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Restaurant Salzamt

#131 of 2,906 Restaurants in Vienna
#141 of 3,042 Places to Eat in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Inner City
Austrian, Bistro, Eastern European
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Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
01 5335332
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Food, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: You can find the Salzamt in the heart of the ‚Bermuda Triangle‘. It has...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A classic Austrian restaurant

Classic Austrian restaurant a bit off the beaten path. Very friendly and attentive staff and good food. The Schnitzel is really good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Alexander S
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Classic Austrian restaurant a bit off the beaten path. Very friendly and attentive staff and good food. The Schnitzel is really good!

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Vienna, Austria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There were 24 of us - so a large group - the waiters were extremely courteous and helpful. The menu had to be translated to English for the majority of us. I had Tafelspitz which was the best I have ever had. The beef was so tender it melted in the mouth. The chive sauce was so creamy it was... More 

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SY11
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On a recent business trip to the beautiful city of Vienna I had the misfortune to happen across this place which appears to be all style but very little substance. I had walked that afternoon and evening some 17000 steps according to my wonderful Withings device which speaks to my iPhone which has the trip advisor app from which I... More 

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thessaloniki
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Real Austrian food, authentic, not touristic, value for money, excellent professional and friendly staff, big variety of plates, easily accessible, not all tourists, nice ambience and atmosphere

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Admittedly it was a Saturday night, but this place hosted almost exclusively tourists, which is never the best sign. Having said that, whilst not blown away, the food was decent. Pork with gorgonzola and boar goulash with knödel went down well. Table next to us said black seafood risotto was ok too, though a fish dish they had wasn't filleted.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lovely food and a very helpful waiter but such a shame about the smoke. They have separate areas but the doors were propped open when we arrived and deposits closing then ourselves we spent the whole meal breathing in cigarette smoke.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

It is difficult to comment on the quality of the food and wine, as everything tastes of smoke: segregation of smoking and non-smoking sections is non-existent

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Austria
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The food and service were really nice. Decor very plain - I actually liked that about it. Didn't stay for dessert, but next time!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

... has grown up. Salzamt offer decent, good quality food in a pleasant environment with friendly service. Not that it ever was bad, but I'd say it has come of age and that is a good thing (to me anyway).

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

"Stumbled upon this place and we couldn't be happier. Service was fantastic, staff was so friendly and the food was simply excellent. We had a wonderful time and it was very well priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: 01 5335332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
  • Cuisine: Austrian, Bistro, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.