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Restaurant Salzamt

#89 of 3,283 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
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Mon 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this restaurant whilst walking around Vienna. They were very helpful with the menu, they got someone there who understood us, so we were able to ask questions about the food. The food was nice, a little more expensive than other local restaurants but it was nice to eat here. The staff were nice and the who,e place was... More 

Thank Joanie H
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The Salzamt restaurant is located ten minutes from Stephansplatz, off Rotenturm Strasse, and on the same square as St. Ruprichstkirche. In other words, slightly out of the central hub of the busy tourist district but within reasonable walking distance of it. Three minute walk from the Schwedenplatz subway station as well. Lovely, classic and elegant Viennese ambiance. They serve traditional... More 

Thank kristinagrace
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant. Have to say that the Trip advisor user reviews were very helpful in deciding to eat here. Turned out to be excellent. Food was all fresh and changed daytime and evening. Tried the Kalbiener Schnitzel with potato salad, stuffed pepper and apple strudel washed down with Austrian Chardonnay. Staff were very polite and helpful. Shamedly I... More 

Thank Flaine2953
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Found this place by chance. We ate Schnitzel in three different places in Vienna including one very famous one (!) and the veal Schnitzel in Salzamt was far the best of all. Even the potato salad was far better than the others. And according to our waiter, real Vienna schnitzel is made from veal!

Thank Tespit B
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

A typical Austrian style restaurant, with a bar/salon at the front. We were greeted with a vile cloud of cigarette smoke and a fairly rude waitress who ushered us into the restaurant. Despite this, the restaurant was very nice, with very friendly staff who translated from German and was receptive and warm to our attempts at broken German. The Veal... More 

Thank Keren E
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Classic large size Wiener schnitzel (veal) served in a nice friendly atmosphere. However, most of the desert menu was not available.

Thank Marcin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Local cuisine
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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Staying in Inner City

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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.