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“Bring your appetite!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Purstner

Purstner
Riemergasse 10, Vienna 1010, Austria (Inner City)
+43 1 5126357
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Ranked #34 of 2,882 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $27
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner City
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“Bring your appetite!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Yes, it's a little toursity. Yes, the waiters can be a little "indifferent." But if you are looking for authentic Austrian food -- and plenty of it -- it's worth a visit to Purstner. The Weinbergschnecken (Gratinated snails with garlic butter and toast) weren't the best I've had, but everyone else loved their starters: the Old Viennese soup and the Cream of Garlic soup. I had the Ratsherrnpfanne
(Medaillons of pork roasted with white mushrooms a la creme and spätzle, gratinated with cheese), my daughter had the Wäschermädlpfanne (Chicken breast roasted in herb sauce with vegetable rice), one son had the Wiener Schnitzel vom Kalb (Escalope of veal, bread crumbed and fried with potatoes), my daughter-in-law had the Schweinsfiletspitzen (Small pieces from fillet of pork in cream sauce with pepper and croquettes) and my other son had the biggest rack of ribs I've ever seen. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I would love to tell you about the desserts, but we were too full to order any!! (P.S. Unlike the famed Figlmueller schnitzel, which is pork, Purstner's is veal. We had both and all agreed that while Purstner's was smaller, it was better!)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Austrian Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner in the wonderful atmosphere of this restaurant. The service was prompt, friendly and humorous! We felt very much at home in a foreign city. We enjoyed the personality of the restaurant with all it's nook and crannies; as well as the cultural decor! The meal was genuine and tasty; the portions ample and the advice on local wines excellent!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Typical food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A typical restaurant in Wien where you can find friendly staff and delicious food! Rich serving are offered to guests at a good price. We really appreciated it!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, average service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

First time in Vienna and the Purstner sounds like a must. As I said, food and portions were good but service non-existant!!! Such a pity...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere ! Why would you even queue in front of figlmueller ? Big portions as well, so go hungry

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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