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Riemergasse 10, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
+43 1 512 63 57
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Ranked #27 of 2,364 restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $36
Cuisines: Austrian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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87% Recommend
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Aalborg, Denmark
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The place has an authentic interior but the food was terrible. The four of us ordered different menus but they all looked the same when we had the plates. Nothing wrong with friture but this was far too much. It tasted and looked the same. Don't go there If you want good food. Go there if you're starving.

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Vienna, Austria
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Read somewhere that Austrians has the highest caloric intake in the world, this place deliciously proves them right Forgot my cholesterol watch and had a superb veal liver, everything that all in the group had was very very good, don't miss the desserts very conveniently located across the street from Porgy & Bess, with great ambiance makes for a very... More

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Camden, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent large tasty meals. Thoroughly enjoyable. Great service. Very good value for money. Large portions were had by all. Delicious schnitzel!

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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I am a customer at Pürstner's since 1990 and like going there because of it's excellent traditional VIennese cuisine and the great atmosphere. In the last years though I experienced some decrease in quality, but it was still very good, just not that excellent. But I have been there twice recently and am glad to say that it is definitely... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Excellent food, really. Off tourist beaten track. Order the wiener schnitzel or zwiebelrostbraten. Yum! Waiters look so cute in their Lederhosen :D

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Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Top food, well cooked and very large portions. Great soup too. Averagely priced for Vienna, and well worth a visit if you're looking for somewhere traditionally Viennese. Waiters in traditional Austrian outfits, quaintly decorated and all in all a place you won't be disappointed with

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Hong Kong, China
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2,589 reviews 2,589 reviews
922 restaurant reviews
6,148 helpful votes 6,148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We returned to Purstner during a recent trip to Vienna and had another very good meal here. On this occasion we tried the Pork Spare Ribs (€14.60) again and found the meal to be just as it was during our last meal at Purstner The pork was well marinated, succulent and tasty. It came right off the bone and was... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a busy restaurant . Service is good and portions large. The food is well cooked and has plenty of flavour. Would eat here again if returning to vienna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We go there without booking at 6pm, so lucky that we can get a table for 90min. The interior is decorated with many wild animal, special! The food are delicious and with fair price! I ordered a pork neck meat ( according to the uncle waiter), it is tasty but a bit too tender for me, it come with a... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a great place to go for authentic Austrian cuisine. The price is reasonable too. You should make a reservation or arrive for an early dinner if you do not want to wait.

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