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Das Rote House

marktpaltz, Dornbirn, Austria
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Ranked #4 of 52 restaurants in Dornbirn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Austrian, European, International
Good for: Romance
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Good for: Romance
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48 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Food was simply adequate. We found none of our dishes to be especially delicious, and our servers did not seem to be happy with dealing with customers who spoke a limited amount of German (even though we tried our best!). It was nice sitting outside and people-watching, so for that we would rate this restaurant average.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This beautiful old building is amazing inside - its really like stepping back in time with low ceilings and doorways. Serving good food they handles out big group well. Really worth stopping here for the "Austrian" experience.

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Dornbirn, Austria
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It's not just another antique looking place. It was the Home of the well known Rhomberg Family, Founders of the City Dornbirn. Beautifully preserved, now a cosy and homely Restaurant with an incredible Ambiance. My favourite is always the Backhendl (Crumbed Chicken) with a delicious potato salat. Not ideal for small children.

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Gotzis, Austria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

very antique restaurant (from 1600+). very authentic look with excellent food and service. very recommended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This place had very traditional furnishings and was very homey. I had a special carrot and ginger soup, which I found to be much bigger than a typical "starter" portion and quite delightful. The escalope was not my favorite but the portion was huge. The other dishes that people were having looked really good. I recommend trying it if in... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner (outside) on a sunny day in August. Ordered a veal liver served with rösti (very tender and tasty, even if I'm not a lover of liver we followed the suggestion of the personnel) and a traditional dessert (kaiserschnarrn, excellent, prepared as traditional recipe requires). 35€ per person, excellent balance due to the position, the place within a historical... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I visited Dornbirn with the intentions of shopping....but were drawn to Das Rote Haus. Beautiful restaurant, great food and fantastic service. Unfortunately I cannot remember our waiters name, but he was very friendly and spoke not only German, but English and French fluently (which is great for a Canadian-Austrian couple). We couldn't have asked for a better... More

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Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Pleasantn and cosy , the Hansel and Greatel atmoshphere fits perfectly. The food was great, the only isssue was the "waiting time" a bit too long. The meat dishes were great and the austrian specialities too.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Preserved well since the 17th century, this ancient restaurant maintains its authentic atmosphere. It feels like an old tavern; the rooms are quaint and comfortable. It's simply a place you don't want to leave once you're there. I recommend making reservations on the weekend- we were lucky; the staff managed to find us a table despite showing up without one.... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Rotes House, which as you may have guessed is the Red House, is one of the older buildings still in use in the center of Dornbirn. From the outside it looks a bit aged, maybe even boprdering on teetering, but don;t let that stop you from going in. The fare is traditional Austrian, where the spaetzle is true Austrian... More

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