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Walter Bauer

Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #103 of 2,688 restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Austrian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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80 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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New Orleans
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went to this restaurant in Vienna on Sept 23rd because it looked interesting and had a Michelin star. So much for a Michelin star being up to date. We sat down in what was a comfortable and pleasing room for what we thought would be a nice dinner considering the prices on the menu. We ordered wine and the... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a very good restaurant! The service may be slow but not too slow to enjoy a well-prepared meal that was fantastic. We thought the staff was very good--we were not offered a soufflé as in some of the other reviews! They helped us choose a very enjoyable local wine. The truffle laced pasta was superb and the veal... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Food and service both very good indeed..........but on a Thursday night for dinner it was absolutely dead with no atmosphere (only 1 other table at any time). It is not a particularly good looking place and very expensive so despite the quality of food and service not a memorable experience.

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