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Restaurant Salzamt

Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01 5335332
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Ranked #57 of 2,368 restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Huntingdon Valley
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Our party of 3 made a reservation on 17 March for dinner on 6 April using the restaurant's online link to mySeat. We received confirmation of our reservation promptly. When we arrived shortly before the appointed time, we were told that the restaurant was fully booked and there was no space for us except in the smoking area in the... More

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Munich, Germany
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37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

When I stay in Vienna I often visit the Restaurant Salzamt. It is located at the border of the first district, next to the Danube river. The Ruprechtsplatz is beautiful - I always enjoy walking to the restaurant. The menu is hand-written and changes from time to time. So you can be sure, that the dishes are seasonal. The menu... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

excellent restaurant in that lovely classy city , food was amazing service was perfect , you feel special when you dine in here lovely experience

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I really enjoyed an early dinner there as a party of two but I think this place is more suitable for groups, or so it seems as there were quite a few large and small groups. The food was pretty good and the service quite pleasant. There is a separate room for smokers, which is good. Value for money is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I visited this restaurant while on business and their head server took the time to explain the menu in English. The duck, kraut, and dumplings were delicious.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Great place with really good food. We even managed to get a french speaking waitress :-) beef tartar was excellent, veal schnitzel and veal goulash was wow. Highly recommended

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is not easy to find but i cannot say that its worth to keep trying to find it. The environment was like noone cared to decorate but the food was ok and the service friendly. The menu was not available in english but there was an appointed waiter that seemed the only one speaking english and was glad... More

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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I has been a great surprise, a menu in English is needed The quality of the food is good and severed with good salad It is a place to eat traditional food

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Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I accidently find that place with my girlfriend. I ate Wiener Schnitzel and probably was the best i ever ate. The service was good and the atmosphere of the restaurant was also nice. I higly recommended it! i will return next time i visit Vienna!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Located next to the old church. Great food with good prices. Friendly and english speaking staff. Had the best wiener schnitzel of my whole visit to Vienna!

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