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Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #99 of 2,920 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Austrian
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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69 reviews 69 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Walter Bauer

Address: Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: 01-512-9871
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Innere Stadt
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

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