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Motto

#272 of 2,907 Restaurants in Vienna
#294 of 3,042 Places to Eat in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Margareten
Austrian, Bar, International, Contemporary
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Schonbrunner Strasse 30, Vienna A-1050, Austria
+43 1 5870672
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6:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 100
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Food, Top Service

We were recommended to this bar-restaurant during our stay in Vienna. The kitchen is open late, which served us perfect to go after an opera performance. Our waiter was extremely attentive and made certain recommendations which turned out to be the best. The suggested Cabernet Sauvignon was superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
dudegr
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Athens, Greece
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were recommended to this bar-restaurant during our stay in Vienna. The kitchen is open late, which served us perfect to go after an opera performance. Our waiter was extremely attentive and made certain recommendations which turned out to be the best. The suggested Cabernet Sauvignon was superb. The steak tartar was wonderful, the filet with chocolate chilli sauce was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Their website booking was impossible if you couldn't read German and/or using a mobilephone. When you get to the restaurant address, if using Google maps, the actual entrance is tucked away around the corner off Rudigergasse with only a small sign. Inside, the decor is luxury quirkiness with mood lighting, dark purple walls with baby dolls (!?) and infinity mirrored... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, superfunny waiters, good music in the speakers and the tournedau with chili-chocolate sauce was to die for!! And smoke free!! All you need in a restaurant. Medium prices, well worth it.

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very good food, cool atmosphere, excellent service, very good wine choices. Motto (as opposed to Motto am Fluss- which is not nearly as good) has it all.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

This review is about the original Motto (5th district) . Being from Austria I used to go there something like 17years ago. I went back on the 3rd of January 2015 after 17years and the food is just as beautiful as it was. Atmosphere is nice and cosy and great for a gathering with friends -not too casual -. Try... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

after paying I forgot my credit card, and was amazed to see the waiter running down the street after me in the pouring rain to give it back. a big thank you.

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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Not forgetting the varied, well presented and tasty meals. This place has superb stylish decor and a great bar/ restaurant vibe. Quite hard to spot as the signage is quite hidden. Food is very varied and some of the cocktails novel, but really tasty. Gin and Basil smash to be recommended, as is the Christmas special with pomegranate, prosecco and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Motto is a must in Vienna since many years. After having not visited the restaurant for a few years I was positively surprised that the staff was friendly as it has been before, the food even better. Rare, that a place can keep up in qualtity over such a long period. The design is quite special and reminds me... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Quite a "hip and trendy" place for people approaching middle age, sorry but not really a cool place for younger people in my opinion. The food and cocktails are expensive and not outstanding in any way the interior does look interesting but I always feel it's very cramped the handful of times I have been there. The service is always... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

So first off, you won't find many tourists here. Even our waiter noted that they don't see many Americans, unless they are visiting friends who live in Vienna, because it is a little hard to locate. It's almost completely hidden behind a big steel door, but once you find it and step inside, you will find an extraordinarily hip restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Schonbrunner Strasse 30, Vienna A-1050, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Margareten
  • Neighborhood: Margareten
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5870672

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
  • Cuisine: Austrian, Bar, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Margareten

Neighborhood Profile
Margareten
This former working class district blends hip eateries and avant-garde cinema with a time travel into 1950s Vienna. Feel the district’s pulse at Margaretenhof and Schlossquadrat. 19th-century Margaretenhof is a local icon, yet has very non-Viennese architecture with its brick structure and cast-iron verandas. The nearby urban Renaissance castle of Schlossquadrat houses several restaurants. In the summer you can sit in its romantic shady courtyard over Schnitzel and Kracherl (traditional fizzy syrup). Siebenbrunnenplatz and its surrounding shops and grocery stores have remained virtually unchanged in the past 60 years: taking a walk there is like stepping into a 1950s film set. Speaking of movies, head to avant-garde cinema Filmcasino in the evening. It often stages foreign language cult films.