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Restaurant Salzamt

#97 of 3,384 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Inner City
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Eastern European
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Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
01 5335332
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day of walking we found this "hidden" restaurant in the 1st district. A little bit old school, but with very friendly staff and tasty food. I can highly recommend the pumpkin soup and wienerschnitzel!

Thank johnny11113
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place with possibilities to eat outside. Service was good and the waiter was very patient waiting for eleven persons trying to split the bill... We all ate the schnizel and everyone liked it, so I guess I have to rate this as a good restaurant.

Thank Bjorn_swe
Montpellier, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice diner in this restaurant. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and the food very tasty for an affordable price. We will definitely come back.

Thank carodaw
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge. Big plus was that the interior is smoke free! Staff was very friendly, and helped with the menu, which was not translated to English. There were six of us: two couples shared: one had the schnitzel, which came with salad and potatoes. The second had salad and goulash, which came with spätzle.... More 

1 Thank Pashk
hillsborough, north carolina, usa
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this little gem at the end of our trip and it was the best food we had while in Vienna. It is tucked away in a quiet little platz next to the Rupercht Church. The food was superb! The periogis were excellent and I had a delicious pork dish with a gorgonzola sauce. Fresh salad and perfect apple... More 

Thank jfran
New Jersey
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a group of 5 people - 2 German speakers. We had waited way too long for lunch and stumbled into restaurant salzamt. A very pleasant experience. The waiter was very welcoming - admittedly we were the only customers - as it was an odd time of day. The waiter answered all of our questions about the food and... More 

1 Thank NJ_Bettan
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

A gem in one of Vienna's most enchanting corners. With a mix of light and rustic cooking, including good vegetarian, this is an insider's restaurant: authentic and casual and with a museum-worthy interior! Great wines from Austria.

Thank murrayhiller
Guelph, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We had dinner here on our first night in Vienna and had a very pleasant experience overall. Our waiter was a nice young man who spoke fluent english and he was extremely helpful to translate the menu for us since it was only in german. The restaurant itself is very nice located centrally right across from St. Rupert's Church 5min... More 

West Yorkshire
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We just stumbled across this restaurant when walking back to our hotel. It looked very nice and had interesting menu. The food was delicious (I had a wienerschnitzel and my partner had salmon), excellent Czech beer and white wine aperol spritz. The service very attentive but not overwhelming. Loved the experience.

Thank ellaWestYorkshire
Crolles, France
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Wonderful location, just in front of Ruprechtskirche. One of the real good places to eat and spend the evening. We were a group of 9 with kids to celebrate. Very good Check beer. Service is excellent.

Thank Henny H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $27
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: 01 5335332
You can find the Salzamt in the heart of the ,Bermuda Triangle'. It has been said that the Salzamt was the starting point of the Viennese Nightlife area (Bermuda Dreieck). The architect Herman Czech created this elegant and functional but playful space in 1983. White table cloths stretch throughout the dining area surrounded by wooden benches and Art - Deco chandeliers. The bar tempts with dimed lights and leather sofas to lounge in, creating a feeling of timelessness. On the daily handwritten menu one can find bistrot classics such as Vitello Tonnato or Beef Tatare but Viennese specialities like veal ,Wiener Schnitzel', Tafelspitz, diverse Gulash's as well international and eastern European dishes. There is a wide variety of Austrian and international wines with focus on the Bründlmayer in Kamptal. The beer selection features Viennese pils, Czech beer and white beer. Further fruit juices, fine spirits and local schnaps are on the drinks menu. In summer you can enjoy the outside seating on the calm and charming Ruprechtsplatz next to the oldest church in Vienna overlooking the Danube canal. Until 1824 the Salzamt was located here. The salt office was the salt taxing authority of the Habsburg monarchy. Today Salzamt is known as a meeting point for the arts and media scene and other luminaries, who enjoy this unpretentious place. If you want to dine and drink in a cozy atmosphere the Salzamt will take care of you.

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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