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“Great drinks and atmosphere, but lacking in food and service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Freiraum

Freiraum
Mariahilferstrasse 117, Vienna 1060, Austria (Mariahilf)
0043 1 596 9600
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Ranked #564 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bistro
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mariahilf
New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great drinks and atmosphere, but lacking in food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Modern restaurant/café/bar/lounge with a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere with a variety of cocktails that leaves little to wish for. However, I found the food to be average and in terms of price quite expensive, and the service wasn't rude or disrespectful, but it definitely wasn't great. Still it is worth paying a visit and checking out the stylish interior, where significant effort has been made.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Graz, Austria
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 111 cities Reviews in 111 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Nice but plastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

This a nice place to visit during a trip to Vienna and the food is quite ok, however the food is expensive and the service is slow with somewhat of a growl.
Our good when it came wAs actually quite nice however it took an age. Don't expect to be served quick and expect to pay lots for the privilege.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Hip and trendy, eat and be seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Large, busy, friendly, delicious, fun and funky, this will be your go to spot in Vienna for good food, drinks with friends and real value. Mariahilfer str. location is great but think there's also one more central in Museum Quartier.

Visited January 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Trendy café and bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Freiraum is a huge café with a very interesting interior, divided in several different areas with diverse design. It is a popular meeting place crowded with young people.
The waiters were friendly and smiling, but the thai soup (tom kha gai) and two of the thai dishes we tasted (red thai-curryhendl and also teriyaki beef) were a bit of a dissapointment. The Austrian cuisine might have been a better choice, but this we don' t know...
I would go there again because of the great ambiente.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Graz, Austria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice place to spend time. Good food and nice interior design.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed the interior of this bar/coffeshop/restaurant.
The food is quite good. Don't expect haute cousine, but my curry was quite tasty.
The bar is really cool. Good drinks, friendly waiters but exclusive prices. You pay the amazing interior design. But that's okay.
While the day it's a good coffeshop. The coffee is better than expected. 9/10 for it.
Overall a good place to spend time. No matter what time it is.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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