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Walter Bauer

#74 of 2,991 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Old University Quarter
Austrian, European
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Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
01-512-9871
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This IS fine dining, folks!

Simply superb! That's all you need to know. From the beef carpaccio to the nettle soup, the stuffed squash blossom to the goose liver pate, the venison or char to the ox cheeks, this place delivers superb food. It's a beautiful, romantic restaurant with perfect service at a perfect pace, a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was our first dinner in Vienna. Small menu. The service is slow and staff are not really accommodating. Atmosphere was not comfortable. The food was good and presented nicely. Would not go back.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Simply superb! That's all you need to know. From the beef carpaccio to the nettle soup, the stuffed squash blossom to the goose liver pate, the venison or char to the ox cheeks, this place delivers superb food. It's a beautiful, romantic restaurant with perfect service at a perfect pace, a great wine list... We loved everything about Walter Bauer.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Floating up the Danube on a long boat we had a day in Vienna. We decided to have dinner off the ship. Great decision! Restaurant Bauer was worth every penny! We started with a glass of Austrian sparkling wine which was great. The waitress brought out a sausage with an onion and pickle mixed mustard, again yum! I had the... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Booked well in advance. Little difficult to find especially if you come off the trams. But once you are there the staff help you relax. A smaller venue but warm and cosy without the fuss. Everyone would feel comfortable here. Excellent menu (we chose a la carte) and wine list. Good sommelier/waiter who recommended a great wine given the food... More 

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Eindhoven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant has a Michelin star and they clearly deserve it. The quality of the food was excellent, as is the service. I chose deer as the main course which was delicious. High quality cooking! What was peculiar was the speed with which the dishes arrived. We were done within an hour, that was quite unexpected. I can recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Fantastic food and fantastic service I recommend it to all food lovers. And for sure try the desserts :-)

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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Found the place in the Michelin book, and expected a bit more. Consistent quality with the dishes but the "wow"-effect was missing. Starter with Leberkäse was a bit different but would have needed slightly more innovation.

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A tiny hidden gem of a restaurant thoroughly deserving it's Michelin Star. I had the Bouillon with bone marrow dumplings followed by excellent fish. The food is really upmarket Austrian putting a twist on the classics without being way-out or too experimental.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

we celebrated my birthday on the last day of our stay in vienna in this restaurant and it was the best. first courses were excellent but the highlights of our dinner were the main courses: mine a devine fish and my husband's veal which he claims was one of the best he ever had. Though it is a little bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were looking for somewhere special to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. Everything about the restaurant was outstanding - from booking via an email ( with immediate response confirming booking), to being greeted by name on arrival at the restaurant to the food and wine. The staff were attentive and helpful. The food was lovely. A... More 

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Additional Information about Walter Bauer

Address: Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01-512-9871
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Austrian, European

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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
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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.