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Walter Bauer

#108 of 2,998 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Old University Quarter
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Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna, Austria
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service, excellent food

Dinner for two, we came unannounced and early (19:00) -but you should probably make reservations. The restaurant offers the best service, wine recommendations were perfect and the food (chicken+lamb) was delightful. Great athmosphere as well. I will definitely go again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Bergen, Norway
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  • Romance
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Bergen, Norway
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Dinner for two, we came unannounced and early (19:00) -but you should probably make reservations. The restaurant offers the best service, wine recommendations were perfect and the food (chicken+lamb) was delightful. Great athmosphere as well. I will definitely go again!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Contrary to our expectation we were very disappointed with the food quality. The first course was a very oversalted green lettuce salad which we sent back as it was inedible, The replacement was only slightly less salty and there was no proper apology. The main course of duck breast was very ordinary and so were the accompaniments.

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Rhode Island
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Unquestionably the place to eat in Vienna. This Michelin starred restaurant lived up to and surpassed our expectations. It's a lovely, small restaurant on a quiet side street. Beautiful interior. The owner was in residence the night we ate there and was very helpful with both food and wine selections. You can tell he really cares about every detail of... More 

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New Orleans
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Although small, this charming place was quiet on an evening in July. We had the degustation menu with paired wines and were delighted. The food and wines were great and well matched. The servers were professional, yet very personable and informative. The place certainly merits it's Michelin star and then some.

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had already eaten in one of,the finest restaurants in vienna before we dined here. Frankly, I enjoyed this meal more. Every dish was delicious and classically prepared. The ambience is,lovely and the staff most professional. The prices are very fair for this city which is expensive. I highly recommend this restaurant .

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Small, intimate restaurant. Great service and food. Wonderful ambiance (like being in a small, highly elite dinner club). Clientele seemed more local/official versus touristy (diplomats, government officials, business men and women). Great way to start a trip in Vienna.

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Dublin, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is one of the best value Michelin Star restaurants I’ve been to over the years. We always stay in this area of the city, so called around at lunchtime to book for the evening. It’s an old style restaurant, which is not surprising as it’s been on the go for some time, however the cooking is contemporary in style.... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Bauer is one of the "old faithful restaurants" in Vienna. The menu consists of mainly Viennese specialties that are cooked to perfection. The wine list is among the top in Vienna and we never fail to discover something special. The atmosphere is cozy and the service friendly. Makes for a great dinner experience (or a very long business lunch!).

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Moscow, Russia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I came here for a romantic dinner, which is what I think this place was really created for. The food was tasty, but not memorable. A lot of effort had gone into presentation and one of the dishes was simply over tinkered with; style over substance. However, unlike some other reviewers here, we loved the setting and even the fact... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

One of a few Michelin star restaurants in Wien. Only Walter Bauer and Silvio Nickol from Michelin list were working on Saturday so we went there for dinner last week as we managed to get a table half an hour before dinner time. We went for the 5 courses tasting menu combined with wine pairing. The courses were excellent, except... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Austrian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
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.