Mozart Dinner Concert
Mozart Dinner Concert
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ConcertsDinner TheatersTheater & Performances
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Welcome to MOZART DINNER CONCERT in the Baroque Hall of the St. Peter Stiftskulinarium - one of Europe’s oldest restaurants dating back to anno Domini 803! By visiting our performance in the heart of Old Town Salzburg you will be taken back to Mozart's time. Immerse yourself in an evening likely to have taken place in 1790! Listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed by musicians in authentic costumes. Relish a dinner based on historical recipes during the concert breaks. Indulge in arias and duets from "Magic Flute", "Figaro" and "Don Giovanni" as well as "A Little Night Music". The impressive baroque hall, lit by candles, is the perfect stage for this musical enjoyment!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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tonyG5469PB
Greater Manchester, UK41 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Musicians & singers very good indeed and the food was ok and passable. Venue, delightful.

Service was fine but with one important exception. When offered a glass of champagne on being seated we could be forgiven by the manner it was offered for believing it was part of the package cost; particularly so as thereafter we were given a wine list and asked if we would like to purchase wine to go with dinner. Note, we were not asked if we wanted to purchase the glass of champagne that had been handed to us when we arrived.

At the end of the meal and performance, that we enjoyed very much, I was handed a bill for the drinks we had purchased and what do you know, this included two glasses of champagne, for 40 euros!

Soured the evening I’m afraid, not because of 40 euros but because I don’t like dishonesty and treated as a fool.
Typical tourist trap behaviour and given the evening & what we had spent, this sharp practice did the organisers no credit at all and left a bitter taste.

Sad really because the evening could have been delightful particularly so as the people we met from South Africa and Canada on our table were lovely and the performers and orchestra were very good indeed.

There is really no need to rip your customers off like this ‘Mozart Concert’, you make enough money with your over-priced wine list anyway that your customers choose to pay you.

Cheap tricks forcing extra money for what you give your patrons they haven’t specifically asked for or warned of the cost in advance produces reviews like this one. So unnecessary; so I suggest you get your act together and cut this out! I then would have only had good things to say.
Written January 26, 2020
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Dear tonyG5469PB, thank you for your visit, for honoring our Musicians, singers, menu and delightful venue. We very much appreciate that you have included these criteria in your review. We, Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft honestly regret the misleading behavior during service process. We must not allow this to happen! Experiences like yours do absolutely not mirror our standards! We take your criticism very seriously therefore we will immediately forward your review to St. Peter Restaurant which is responsible for the service staff. Dear tonyG5469PB, we deeply wish to apologize for your inconvenience. Please send us your drinks bill in order to refund you the money. (office @ skg.co.at ) Yours respectfully, Alexander Slanic-Watanabe Maître de Mozart Dinner Concert Dear tonyG5469PB, thank you very much for your stay at Mozart Dinner Concert and your open words regarding your time at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the music and meal. In consultation with our service staff, we would like to take the chance to respond to your feedback regarding the aperitif and wine service. We are happy to recommend our guests a suitable aperitif and wine before and accompanied to their ordered dishes. All the more we are delighted to be at your side with our beverage expertise. The wording, whether you want to try the aperitif, was therefore understood as a question of whether you would like to follow the recommendation. Surely it would be a great pleasure for us to welcome you back and to convince you of our excellent customer care. Best regards from Salzburg, Your team of St. Peter Stiftskulinarium
Written January 30, 2020
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SWFam5
Maplewood, NJ9 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful, cozy venue. The musicians were flawless and the singers so enthusiastic and delightful. The waiters were also very attentive and polite. However, the meal was bland and very no frills. Dessert was inedible. It looked and tasted like three little mounds of unbaked meringue. Eat before you go or opt for just a performance.
Written September 23, 2023
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Dear guest, thank you very much for your nice words, which praise the concert and the evening staff so much! We are very sorry to hear that you did not like the menu. We will forward the feedback to the restaurant (our cooperation partner). Nevertheless, we would be very happy to welcome you again soon! Theresa Mozart Dinner Concert - management
Written October 12, 2023
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Frank C
Gmunden, Austria10 contributions
Mar 2012 • Couples
The 2 hours at the mozart dinner concert was a black mark on an otherwise beautiful trip. We purchased the "exclusive concert" for two - upon entering the restaurant, we were laughed at by the young women standing there who told us not to break the door. Not a great start for what would be a 250 Euro experience (with two bottles of wine included). I asked her if it was normal to laugh at customers and asked to see her manager. After a few minutes of not being taken seriously, we were rudely shown to our tables by a waiter who barely stopped to look at us. After snapping again at us, he actually***rolled his eyes*** at us as we were not being able to understand his broken German (he, like the rest of the staff we encountered, was was an immigrant and not a native German speaker; so he spoke a difficult to understand German and an almost non-existent english) At this point, we decided to leave and again asked to speak with the manager to get a refund. We were again rudely ignored by the waiter who actually told us to sit down and be quiet. The room itself was nicely decorated, however one gets the feeling that this is done more to use as an advertisment for the website to lure in unsuspecting tourists than anything else. It is simply difficult to enjoy an atmosphere when you practically need to grab passing waiters simply to order overpriced below-average wine or remind him to serve very average food. The "steak" was a bit of a joke really, served in tiny portions with all of the pretentions of fine dining with the taste of a McDonald's steak burger. The soup watery and disgusting. The dessert was cheap and not very memorable. The very same wine we purchased was on sale in nearby hotels and resturants at 25% of the price we were charged. A tiny glass of water (normally provided free of charge with your wine or coffee in Austria) cost over 5 euros and wasn't even cold. The performers themselves (while most defintately local students and not professionals) seemed embarssed by the poor service (as they saw it going on right in front of them) and attempted to console us and others in the audience between their performances. They were the only bright spot on an otherwise terrible experience. As we left, I asked a final time for the name of the waiter and his manager, a man appeared who claimed to be the owner (but I am quite sure he was simply the night manager), after losing his temper and yelling at me, the waiter actually braced himself and shoved me with both arms with all his might (I am an offensive lineman and he is quite a small man, so it didn't do much good) but I was so shocked at his behavior, I turned and asked another few waiters, standing nearby, to confirm that they had seen what had just happened -- they immedately claimed that they saw nothing and refused to call the police in what was a case of simple assault. At this point, the only Austrian in the group defused the situation by asking me quite nicely to go out for a beer, and I later found out from him over a beer that almost the whole staff was Croatian and they were all looking out for each other, so I might as well forget about trying to file any charges or make any formal complaint. So, I realized that the only way that I was going to get anywhere was to explain this seemingly unbelievible experience was by sharing it with fellow travellers. I can say with confidence that in a city that has its share of tourist traps (getreidegasse shops) and gems (Augustiner Beer Garden) -- the Mozart Dinner Concert is the biggest of all the tourist traps... AVOID AVOID AVOID - go get some traditional fare at the Fageralm or some fine dining at the Hotel Schloss Moenchstein. As for the music, you can get a greater range and better quality at the puppet threater (for much less) or something much better for the same price at the Haus zur Mozart. Places like this give an otherwise wonderful city a bad name -- very sad indeed.
Written May 7, 2012
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Ramlosa
Stockholm, Sweden13 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
This was one of the worst dinners in my life. It is a complete and utter tourist trap. First of all, the food is the same every night. It never changes. For 56 EUR (drinks excluded) you expect an acceptable dinner with some seasonal influences.

The first course was a soup that tasted like water with a hint of lemon. Yes, like water! A poor dumpling was left swimming in the middle.

The second dish was an overcooked chicken. Dry, no trace of any spices. Salt? No, that would overpower that delicate cardboard flavor. A child would cook a better dish.

The dessert was the only edible thing served this night. The parfait was ok (just) but at this stage the complete dinner was a disaster and we only wanted to leave.

It was interesting to see other tables reacting in the same way. Half-eaten bowls of soup was carried out and people asked for compensation dishes.

The only forgiving remarks should be that the musicians and singers actually were good and tried to give a nice performance.

But with the cost and food in mind, take your money and visit a real opera followed by a nice meal. It would cost more but trust me, it will give you a much better memory!
Written June 24, 2015
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Thank You for taking time to write a review about our Mozart-Dinner-Concert. We truly really value receiving the opinions of our customers. Thank you very much for honoring our music. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations concerning the dinner. Music, dinner and service is are our number one priority priorities. In your case our staff changed the soup to a tomato soup, which is the soup for our vegetarian guests also. Our unique MOZART DINNER is carefully prepared according to historical recipes. The main course: Filled breast of roasted capon (chicken), was the favorite meal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself. (We change the vegetables and sauces due to the season.) Our friendly staff will help your every evening to fulfill your wishes.
Written July 13, 2015
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jds98235
Colorado Springs, CO37 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
The Mozart dinner concert in this lovely setting was absolutely entertaining, and I'm glad we went. The singers and instrumentalists, while not being "world class," were very, very good, and engaged the audience in a humorous and interactive manner. Dinner is delivered in waves between musical sets and was, on the whole, very tasty and filling. You will be delighted by opera duets and lively musical numbers in the space of about two hours. When in Salzburg, this is definitely a must do!

Now, on the "must know before attending" things. First, know that no drinks of any kind (not even water) are included in your ticket cost, and these will be an added cost. Make no mistake, the drink prices are VERY expensive. A glass of beer is the cheapest item on the menu at 3.50 euro and would be my recommendation. The prices escalate sharply after that. Water is 6.50 euros (!) and wines start out at about 12 euros a glass (think to the tune of $15 US dollars). The prices for bottles of wine actually made me laugh. But, if you have the luxury of large amounts of disposable income, knock yourself out! The service, if you do order drinks, is exceptional (I could see other tables being attended to vigorously,) but if you pass on the first round, the server will take all your drink glasses and ignore you the rest of the night (can be good or bad depending on your outlook.)

Second, the tables in the front offer only a marginally better view of the performance, yet the ticket cost is much, much more. I would only recommend this for those of exceptional wealth or a date splurge type event. These include a "welcome drink" (1 glass) and a printed program for your souvenir. Also, this ticket will get you the "Salzburger Nockerl" dessert, which is only eaten by tourists. Take that for what it is.

Third, unless you are staying in the old city, the location of this event is quite a hike and located right up against the mountain at the foot of the fortress. I'd recommend a taxi if staying outside the city center.

Also, this event would easily accommodate special needs persons (wheelchair, etc.) and that is outstanding in my book, as many other venues in Europe are sketchy on this aspect.
Written February 21, 2014
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Doug47travels
Victoria, Canada135 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
This concert is the one in the old restaurant at St. Peter’s, not the one at the fortress. The Mozart Dinner Concert is held in the oldest restaurant in central Europe (first mentioned in 803 & one where the Mozart family used to dine), which is attached to St. Peter’s Monastery. They try to take you back to Mozart’s time during an evening that could have taken place in 1790. Be sure to get there early so that you can secure good seats (without a special reservation you are at a table for 8 and of course ½ not facing the stage. We were lucky and got 2 seats at a very good table, which we shared with 2 couples from Argentina and 1 couple from the US. All were very nice people and we had interesting conversations throughout the evening.

The 3-course candlelit dinner (soup, main course, dessert, using recipes of the 18th century) was fine. Service was good and although some reviewers have mentioned the high prices of drinks, we considered this to be a special occasion and ordered a bottle of red wine from the vineyards owned by St. Peter’s (EU 38), very nice and something we could not get anywhere else.

We thought that the music and singing (string quintet, a tenor and soprano) was great. They really did put on a good show and seemed to be enjoying themselves as well.
Written May 4, 2014
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John L
Williamstown, NJ209 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
WE really enjoyed the music but were not impressed with the food considering the price we paid.The portions were small and some of the bread on the table was stale. The cost of drinks was also on the high side.
Written August 18, 2013
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Eric L
10 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Having been to 10+ European countries and a couple dinner concerts, this is without the doubt, the worst experience I've ever had. Don't get me wrong, the performance is excellent, the setting is nice, food is average but not that bad, only the service is terrible, but it's enough the ruin the whole visit.

We arrived pretty early, hoping to get a good seat. One of the waiters greeted us with promise to show us the best available seats to us and then he split us up to the two ends of the table, saying by his professionalism, this is the best view over the performance. I'm sorry, if this is the only thing that you do in your life, and you come up with that conclusion, I don't even know what to say about your "professionalism". We insisted that we would like to sit together. And the guy said with a very rude tone, like" if you guys like bad seats, I can give you bad seats". He was like a drunk man in old Victorian movie and without any regard what he should do as working in a service industry. And with that, he expects us to respect his "professionalism"? I mean we paid the money to get served to our best, not in a position to received rude service based on some fantasy world of some rude man. He showed absolutely no respect, and completely damaged my mood to enjoy the performance. Thank god my girlfriend is there and cooled me down. That's why I almost forgot this terrible experience, but while I reviewed this trip, I felt that I'm obligated to share this experience with you lot. And if he's fired, I would give a four-star to this place with my only reservation about the value/price and food quality.
Written March 14, 2016
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Dear Eric, thank you for your review. Although you had a bad experience I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the performance and the dinner. Your experience concerning the service falls way below our standards. Please, let me apologize for that. In the meanwhile our company disposed of this employee.
Written March 17, 2016
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Sarah-Jane G
88 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
We weren't sure about a concert dinner in case it was a little tacky but this was an excellent experience. The setting is beautiful and unique. The food was delicious and clearly made with care and attention. A delicate soup to start with a traditional dumpling, stuffed chicken and potato gratin for main with bags of flavour and a light semi freddo for desert. It was very well balanced and flavoured.
The service was quick and all staff were really friendly and welcoming. It does say smart casual but there were plenty of people with jeans and trainers etc , it was a very comfortable and non intimidating environment despite the grandness of the banquet hall. The musicians are in period dress and the hall is candle lit giving it a hint of authentic feel but without getting too carried away.
You do sit on a table with others but the way in which the evening is structured makes this easy to manage. The atmosphere is so welcoming that conversation is easy even for shy people. The music is played between courses and really does balance the activity well. There were a couple of people who had special pudding with sparklers and their own songs sung to them for special occasions which was a nice touch.
The musicians are exceptional and the sound in the hall is great. The singers were impressive and got the balance of interaction with each other and some of the audience just right to portray a sense of opera without the tack of a musical.
The price is incredibly reasonable for the quality of the food and the music. We had absolutely no issue with any pressured or poor service. This is lovely evening out and a unique experience.
Written September 27, 2015
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tigeryork
York35 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
The evening consists of five musicians and two singers performing at the start and between courses. I am first to admit that opera is not my thing but I can recoginse good performers when I see them so having been persuaded to go by the 6 other people in our party I am glad I experienced the music. The food however is another matter. The bread already on the table at 8pm seemed to have been placed there sometime during the morning, it was so dry and hard. 8pm arrives and if you are hungry you have to wait as 20 minutes of music starts off the evening. When the lemon soup arrived there was something stuck to the bottom of the dish which was described as a dumpling, solid and virtually inedible. 20 minutes more opera was followed by the main course - the chicken. So overcooked to be dry and tasteless accompanied by potatoes which were ok and carrots which were virtually raw, I suppose I should be pleased they hadn't overcooked those. 20 minutes more opera was followed by the sweet course. By the time this arrived I had come to the conclusion that the music was spoiling the food as once again it had been on the plate sometime and was starting to melt. This concert is certainly a tourist trap, if I had been in a simple restaurant setting all of it would have gone back but I don't think that would have happened as they are mass catering and serving 100+ people at the same time so had to get everything on the plate ready in advance. The staff were attentive and helpful, especially the wine waiter. I would suggest you pay more to see a full concert and then choose your restaurant afterwards for a nice meal, there are plenty around.
Written August 2, 2015
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