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Walter Bauer

#184 of 3,311 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Old University Quarter
Austrian, European
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Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner for two

My wife and I visited on trip to Vienna We had the fixed price menu and asked them to choose wines by the glass to accompany the courses Superb meal and great service. The four courses were perfectly sized and the wine choice excellent Quit sophisticated old fashioned elegance

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
William M
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disclaimer: I haven't even set foot into Vienna yet, let alone the restaurant, yet the reservation e-mail correspondence I've been having with this supposedly one-Michelin-star restaurant is literally atrocious and appalling. I asked extremely politely if they could reserve a table for us on a certain date, specifically asking if they could provide any birthday cake or dessert (since it... More 

1 Thank StephYip
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited on trip to Vienna We had the fixed price menu and asked them to choose wines by the glass to accompany the courses Superb meal and great service. The four courses were perfectly sized and the wine choice excellent Quit sophisticated old fashioned elegance

Thank William M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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225 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The restaurant is hidden on a small quiet street in the heart of District 1 in Vienna. Wonderful cozy interior. Excellent service. All dishes are simply delicious. Even simple Austrian dishes here look different. Wonderful wine list. I would come here again, even if the restaurant had no Michelin star.

Thank Vladimir M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a fine dining restaurant within the old town, not far from the cathedral. There was a buzzy atmosphere inside and the restaurant is well presented with white tablecloths and elegant place settings. The service was charming and the food very good; the set menu on the night we were there had lamb as the main course, which was... More 

Thank David H
Sofia, Bulgaria
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a good restaurant with good service and nice selections of Austrian dishes, but overpriced. One can find at least 50 similar restaurants in a circle of 2 miles with similar qualities and lower prices. our opinion - nothing exceptional

Thank Dimitar G
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The food is OK, but way, way too expensive. We ordered pheasant, calf's head and a lamb dish. The dishes were double the price, half the size and in all-consuming gravy. Also, they did not have a high chair for the kid. There are plenty of places within 200 meter radius that beat this hands down:Lugeck and Figlmuller eg.

1 Thank IgorSlv
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Recommended with a touch of awe by my hotel, my taxi dropped me off in front of a small door ... and I walked into a comfort zone of perfect service and gastronomic excellence. I have very high standards, rarely met, and this restaurant did. The sense of peace from impeccable Viennese service allowed the Chef Mike Feierabend & his... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We went there the first evening we arrived after a long flight on a Friday, due to the fact the restaurant do not open on weekends like a lot of good restaurants in Vienna. Even though we were so tired, we still enjoyed tremendously our dinner. I had the venison, it was done to perfection. The service was friendly.

1 Thank rmwso
Hong Kong Region, China
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and attentive service made good recommendations on wine from aperitif to digestif with the latter a true delight to finish the meal. Food was creative and all came with complex taste but well balanced. Chef is a true artist and every course is labour of love. Among those I tried, would recommend the cream of fennel soup and... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We recently had an excellent dinner at Walter Bauer on our last night in Europe. The food here is fairly classic, but pulls in great taste and inventiveness. We had the tasting menu and liked that it didn't include dessert so we were able to choose our own dessert preferences. Our favorite dishes were the foie-gras, pike perch, venison, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: 01-512-9871

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Austrian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • 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.