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Restaurant Salzamt

#127 of 3,311 Restaurants in Vienna
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Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
01 5335332
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 are 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where the locals meet and eat

Previous reviews indicated that this was a place to experience real Austrian food. It was a good job we booked because when we arrived at 8pm, the restaurant was heaving with locals occupying long tables and in party mode. The menus are all hand written in German and with help from the waiters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kenandcar
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Gloucester
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Gloucester
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Previous reviews indicated that this was a place to experience real Austrian food. It was a good job we booked because when we arrived at 8pm, the restaurant was heaving with locals occupying long tables and in party mode. The menus are all hand written in German and with help from the waiters you are able to choose some great... More 

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Thank Kenandcar
Geneva, Switzerland
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431 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a good Wiener schnitzel, close to my hotel on a Sunday night. Restaurant Salzamt was a good answer. It is an old brasserie, with small table, in the heart of Vienna. I could choose a quiet corner and quickly given the menu ... in German only! I could manage it between my basic German knowledge and the... More 

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Thank Swissdiver
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is all about the food. The décor is simple but charming and the restaurant manager is a gentleman. Unfortunately for us he did not speak the best English and the menu was in German only but he tried his best to accommodate us. In thee end we ordered and were truly delighted with the quality of the food.... More 

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Thank T0m_J2014
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night without booking menu written in German no translation but waiter able to explain recommended schnitzel and meatballs which were delicious would recommend this friendly restaurant

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Thank zacbill
Pemba, Mozambique
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to take my Brazilian friends for a nice Austrian dinner. Upon arrival, by the simplicity of the restaurant you actually would not expect the extraordinary, but then comes the surprise : the food being served by the friendly waiters is of a high quality, very delicious; authentic Austrian dishes for a reasonable price. I can highly recommend.

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Thank Friedrich W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited this place today. Nothing special from outside, but the food is so amazing. I really recommend traditional wiener schnitzel. It was outstanding. The stuff is very helpful and friendly. Nice beer as well. Many thanks for a lovely evening :-)

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Thank Dominik K
Leicester
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A smallish place with old fashioned but unfortunate air conditioning ducts breaking the simplicity of the barrel vaulting, this place has proper food, good wine by the glass, and authentically old Vienna male waiters. A charming introduction to Vienna for dinner on our first night. Not expensive by local standards, and a pleasure to find.

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Thank JulianLeicester
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Definitively the most authentic restaurant we came accross to. The waiter (probably manager too) was charming and delightful. The day we visited they had boar goulash that was the most incredible that I ever had before. We also tasted a nice beef tartar. Quite cheap

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Thank Fernando M
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

From outdide might seem old and need update, but just choose your dinner and you will be surprised: everything very good from quality as from quantity point of view, you will feel satisfied. Waitress so kind with foreigners too...prices are average, price/quality rate still very good. Will recommend.

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Thank peterthom71
Winchester, Virginia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We found Restaurant Salzamt around the corner from our hotel (Mercure). We didn't have a reservation but arrived early in the evening and were able to get a table easily. By the end of our meal the place was packed. Our waiter was very helpful. My wife had pork with gorgonzola gravy and I had a breaded pork dish. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, 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: German, French, Austrian, European, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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 are 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
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • 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.