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Restaurant Salzamt

#130 of 3,039 Restaurants in Vienna
#143 of 3,197 Places to Eat in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Inner City
French, Austrian, European, 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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My First Wienerschnitzel!

After attending one of the Alte Musik concerts at St. Ruprechts across the street, it was an easy decision to have dinner at Salzamt. I ordered my first Wienerschnitzel in Vienna, and I would say it was a good representation. The one thing: I wish there were some sauce - some mayonnaise or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After attending one of the Alte Musik concerts at St. Ruprechts across the street, it was an easy decision to have dinner at Salzamt. I ordered my first Wienerschnitzel in Vienna, and I would say it was a good representation. The one thing: I wish there were some sauce - some mayonnaise or traditional lingonberry jam or something to give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went here on our first night in Vienna and then back again for drinks a few nights later. It’s a great place to sit outside on a nice evening and watch the world go by while having dinner or drinks. The lamb with rosemary and potatoes was delicious especially with fetta cheese as a side dish. The schnitzel was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I seriously doubt you will find food this good anywhere in Vienna for twice the price. The menu is in German but the waiters are happy to translate. There's lot of traditional austrian food and the prices are extremely reasonable. It isn't the easiest place to find but that just makes it the hidden gem that it is. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Vienna has eateries on every corner. What singles this one out is that instead of spending money on fancy decor or doing it as cheaply as possible, they do excellent food at a fair price. A daily changing menu is handwritten and if your German is not up to it the waiters are happy to translate. Well worth searching out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We missed the way up the steps but soon found our way past the Mercure. We sat next to a large group, which was a bit worrying, the more so when another group sat on the other side. Despite this, food appeared in a reasonable time. My restaurant German translated most of the handwritten menu; the waiter filled in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Salzamt is THE place to go when you are in Vienna. The first restaurant which opened in an completely forgotten area of retailer shops, next to the Synagoge, very very central old town of Vienna;;;IS still the number one of my favourites, which I never miss when in Vienna. The service is just beyond imagination (soon good, friendly, welcoming, adjusting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is slightly off the beaten path and definitely not super-touristy which was nice. It was a beautiful night out so we were seated outside on their patio. One of our friends was running a half hour late and the restaurant was very accommodating to us considering. Like many other reviewers we too needed the menu translated by our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Easy to find, once you hit the top of the stairs its on the right. We were welcomed by a very friendly waiter. Menu in German but the waiter so kindly offered us assistance. Food did not disappoint, husband got the meatballs and mash & I got chicken breast with a creamy chanterelle sauce & homemade fettuccine. I'm not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is possibly the nicest restaurant in the lively Ruprechtsplatz area that is full of bars and clubs. Friendly and helpful service (menu was in German only and it was a bit difficult to understand what they were serving) and very good traditional Austrian food (the stuffed peppers and rehragout were really, really good) and a menu that seems to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My family and I had an amazing experience at Salzamt. Our waiter was very helpful with the all German menu and showed us great service. Between the 5 of us we shared 4 dishes and they were all wonderful. We don't have one complaint.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna, 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: French, Austrian, European, 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 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.