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Restaurant Salzamt

Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01 5335332
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Ranked #59 of 2,727 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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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Excellent service with a smile. Wiener Schnitzel and the Goulash were both outstanding. Highly recommend this place. Nice atmosphere.

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England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here on a sunday night. There was a nice atmosphere, and something simple about the restaurant that was very comforting. The service was very good, with much appreciated help translating the menu! The prices were reasonable, and I would highly recommend the apricot dumplings for dessert! We requested to share the pudding, and helpfully, as... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Eating at this restaurant was a very nice way to finish the evening. The friendly atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful service made for a very pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend the Salzamt to anyone visiting - or even living in - Vienna.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Really great food (though it's heavy, FYI) in a charming square featuring a church built in the 9th(!) Century. Prices are reasonable. Service was top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant in Vienna. We were cold and wet from the rain, and the servers were warm and welcoming. The menu was in German, and the waiter helpfully translated for us. The meal and wine were fantastic! Highly recommend!

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Sabadell, Spain
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to this restaurant because we had already eaten there two years ago and it left a good impression on us. However, this time we found the service was extremely slow. We sat on the terrace on Salzgasse (the restaurant is at a corner, so the terrace is on 2 streets) and for 40 minutes no staff would go... More

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to Salzamt for our last night in Vienna based on other reviews and are really glad we did. Very nice restaurant, excellent service and a menu that change daily. At around $20-$23 AUD, we thought it was excellent value for the quality of the food. The wines our waiter suggested were spot on. We had been travelling through... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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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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