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Motto

#297 of 3,305 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Margareten
Austrian, Bar, International, European, Contemporary, Pub
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Schonbrunner Strasse 30, Vienna A-1050, Austria
+43 1 5870672
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Trendy and Chic

You will need to reserve a table at least 24 hours in advance to get a seat at this chic restaurant. We finally found it using the Metro U4 line and hand held GPS as there are no bright signs showing the location. Of course we were tourists in search of a unique niche of a place and we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
pascalphx
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Vienna, Austria
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hate the interior (although they toned down a bit) but food is excellent. Their steak is just amazing and i am not a huge meat fan

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Thank ivbb
Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will need to reserve a table at least 24 hours in advance to get a seat at this chic restaurant. We finally found it using the Metro U4 line and hand held GPS as there are no bright signs showing the location. Of course we were tourists in search of a unique niche of a place and we were... More 

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Thank pascalphx
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The food here is really good, all be it expensive. Lively contemporary decor with a great buzz but be warned the service is shocking. 20 minutes after finishing dinner (would recommend the ham Mac and cheese!) empty plates and then the offer of desert! 2 further drinks ordered as the want for desert had passed, once drunk the bill was... More 

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Thank Colin B
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Not what we expected. The ceiling needed painting. Room was cold. All food on menu appart from a salad contained pepper. However the waiter was polite and informed us about the food when we asked. On top of everything a single still water 0.75 mL was charged at the incredible price of 5.50 euro. (Receipt pic attached)

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Thank Nicolas C
Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Motto is one of my favorite restaurants in Vienna. The menu is always changing so that keeps things interesting. The ambience is super dark - might not be everyone's cup of tea, but personally I love it. Pay attention to the details in decor and you'll find a lot of interesting concepts. Food and service are top. Prices are a... More 

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Thank Adnan S
Toulouse, France
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We have been in Vienna several times and in the same area. We like the atmosphere of some bars next door to our hotel. As I was there on business, my business local partner took me to motto. I would never imagine a restaurant would be there! Nothing from the outside show any evidence of the place. As soon as... More 

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Thank Paternos
Liege, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Good trendy place just out-of the city center, Motto serves quality products and good food. Besides some wines, typical Vienna stuff is more in the atmosphere, the crowd, or even the walls than purely in the dishes. Anyway, a good choice, but don't be afraid to speak loud.

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Thank NicolasDup
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

-first of all: very good meals -second: Contemporary lounge pop Music amazing -third: polite waiters -location: good close to the metro stop U4 It is important to book at least one day before your day... recommeded :)

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Thank maelinu
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great Service, Very nice Atmosphere, excellent Food very good Cocktail selection and a very nice Wine Menu.

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Thank Christoph L
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great atmosphere, the menu looked amazing, and the service was on par. Found out this is where some of the Viennese celebrities hang out and even spotted one at the bar while we were there. The place is dimly lit (as usual for a restaurant), but after a while you realize the décor is NOT child friendly! and even get... 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, European, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
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.