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Motto am Fluss

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Old University Quarter
International, Bistro, Diner
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Schwedenplatz 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria
(0)1 252 55 11
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good location

Loved the location and the competent, cheerful and efficient service. The wines we tried were very good. The savoury food was very nice, however the desserts were a great letdown. The so-called tarts tatin was dreadful with soggy pastry. I would be happy to return but would skip dessert next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Blossom55
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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved the location and the competent, cheerful and efficient service. The wines we tried were very good. The savoury food was very nice, however the desserts were a great letdown. The so-called tarts tatin was dreadful with soggy pastry. I would be happy to return but would skip dessert next time. We really liked it for the most part. Credit... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were 14 people for drinks and dinner and this place delivered flawlessly in both areas. Overlooking the Donau canal, the restaurant has a vibrant atmosphere and super friendly staff. All 14 guests in my group were really happy with both the cocktails and their meals. The only negative point would be a rather long wait for our food, but... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Like one of those triple-decker Viennese cakes, this is a boarding jetty for hydrofoil travellers to Bratislava with a restaurant on top and a cafe topping that, all in the style of one of those angular white yachts favoured by Oligarchs. The cafe is ideal when weather's good and you can sit outside on the western 'prow' to eat in... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are really not spoiled and experienced in food, go there. It is totally ok for a drink or a coffee outside but I would never ever order something to eat there( went there for 3 times already). But it is cheap and you are not hungry anymore. Sorry but this makes avery bad image of

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a nice place to visit while in Vienna, the location is very nice, right beside the river. The food was good. I had the risotto and enjoyed it very much.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The ground floor restaurant on this boat was very good - great bar, lighting and ambient music. It was very full on a Sat night so I recommend booking in advance as I did. The food was very good - I had the lamb - and the service was excellent. Good range of wines by the glass and it was... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place was recommended to us by several people so we gave it a try. The setting is really nice. Great decor, good view, fun atmosphere, beautiful people. The appetizers were good, but my main was simply awful (tagliatelle). A let down.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is such a uniquely situated and wonderful restaurant. The food is largely organic, very thoughtfully prepared & absolutely delicious. The sight lines are wonderful and the decor, both inside and out, is charming and fresh. Highly recommended.

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Nuoro, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

All in all we did not have a nice experience in terms of service in Vienna during our stay. The BIO restaurant instead does amazing food served by mostly smiley waitresses. I had a MOTTO BURGER and Motto Steaksandwich which were both delicious. My girlfriend had a tasty veggie burger. Highly recommended!

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Gelderland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a restaurant located in a boat just off Schwedenplatz. The catch is that you have a fine view on the Danube. The interior is nice and you sit in very low chairs at table. The policy is to dim the light progressively as it gets later so at 2300 hr you are , I would say in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Schwedenplatz 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: (0)1 252 55 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Bistro, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old University Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.