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Walter Bauer

#178 of 3,441 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Old University Quarter
Austrian, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an extremely pleasant lunch here. Food to a good standard and great wine. Very friendly and warm staff. Highly recommend it. Especially the egg nog drink dessert - served in edible cup!

Thank Jim C
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to go to Walter Bauer on a whim one night while visiting Vienna. It was a Friday night and I had no reservation, and I expected to be turned away. Instead I received the warmest welcome as though they were waiting for me, and I felt as thought I was being welcomed into a family friend's cozy dining... More 

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Zug, Zug, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Old school restaurant at one michelin star level. Food and wine was very good, so was the service. No reason for any complaints. I will however say that I thought it a bit boring. Nothing innovative here - fine dining like it was back in the 90s.

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Denville, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

definitely recommended. Walter Bauer has the type of atmosphere you expect from a sophisticated Viennese restaurant in the capital of the country. At the same time it has a gracious warm and intimate atmosphere. Service here is both impeccable and charming. Try the 4 course gourmet menu, and you will not be disappointed. The soups here are truly extra ordinary.... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a formal dinning restaurant with lovely décor and great food and wine. It offers traditional Viennese food with some wild game selections. The manager doubles as the sommelier and offers an extensive wine list with many famous wines and vintages. It is an experience to eat here. Don't let the exterior or small space fool you, it is... More 

Thank Scott077
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Small, cozy restaurant on a winding street. Our meal was delicious. Extensive Austrian wine list, loved our recommended red. Excellent service. Ideal place for a quiet meal for two.

Thank JRogers4
Preston Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

.. to find a top-class restaurant in Vienna is not an easy task, especially when it has to be on a certain day at a certain time to celebrate a special birthday. I tried to reserve a table for 6 at several restaurants from the UK at several places, but finally, on recommendation by the 'competition' found 'Walter Bauer'. I... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A favorite with Viennese, savvy travelers and food writers; Seek it out for an authentic experience in Austrian specialities and great wines. This is an unpretentious classic restaurant with friendly unobtrusive service in a warm environment with the feel of time travel to a different time. All our dinners were quite simply excellent and plated minus the clutter one might... More 

Thank Dreyfus01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

This attractive vaulted room a few steps from the Jesuit Church has a timeless feel. Very attentive and friendly service - without being overbearing in any way. Very few tables and an intimate feel. My dining companion and I chose the set menu with 4 courses - and delicious it was too: goose liver pate + stunning sea bass +... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The setting is luxurious and the staff extremely knowledgeable, attentive and discrete, which is a fine line. The wine list is superb if rather aggressively priced at the top end. The food was beautifully presented and had a varied number of tastes and textures. It merits a Michelin star and is worth the splurge.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: 1-512-9871

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Staying in Old University Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.
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