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Restaurant Salzamt

Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01 5335332
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Ranked #65 of 2,816 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Austrian, Eastern European, Bistro
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Whistler, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal, it was good snd tasety, we ordered four different courses and they were all exellent. The stuff was very friendly and helpfull and helped us decide what to order. The meal with two glasses of wine was not expensive. We will come again.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We found this place only by using the trip advisor app. It is located in a very hidden place near Ruprechts Square. The waiter described every dish in English and was very patient. Our food was excellent and we even came back again a few days later. Beware this place gets vary busy after 7 PM, so you might not... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had excellent service from our waiter at Salzamt. He made for a pleasant dining experience. My wife had the schnitzel and it was fantastic. I had the lamp chop which was equally delicious. But again, I can't say enough about the great service here.

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Mexico City
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a local restaurant which offers typical Viennese food. If summer, you can sit by the terrace and the ambience is quite nice. The service is not very efficient nor fast, but they are friendly and very helpful. Probably they don't have enough people looking for the tables but the experience at the end is very nice due to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went here for dinner on a Friday night and were able to find a table right away. We shared the Italian plate as an appetizer and the schnitzel as our main course, and both were absolutely delicious! Including one glass of wine, our bill came out to about €35. The restaurant is located in a nice little neighborhood and... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I went hunting for this place after reading TripAdvisor reviews. Its a little hidden away, but if you can find saint rupert's church, this restaurant is right on its front door. The menu was all in german, but don't let that deter you. The staff was friendly and able to translate. The prices were very reasonable. I had a veal... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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

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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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Additional Information about Restaurant Salzamt

Address: Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: 01 5335332
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Innere Stadt
Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
Cuisine: Austrian, Eastern European, Bistro

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