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Restaurant Salzamt

#134 of 2,965 Restaurants in Vienna
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Real authentic Austrian food,

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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thessaloniki
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Whistler, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed the food, well prepared east European classics. The service good and kind in explaining the menu to us. Our only complaint was the charges of 6 euros for each of the 2 bottles of water, pretty excessive. Eat here just don 't drink the water.

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Chelsmford Essex
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Lovely cosy restaurant, popular with locals for good reason, safest to book, we got last table on a Monday. The plum dumplings for dessert really memorable. Three courses and a demi carafe for,60 euro, superb. Try the goulash, light, spicy Friendly service, what's not to like

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?