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“Superb fish and friendly people in an interesting old setting...”
Review of Muhlsteinstube

Muhlsteinstube
Ranked #9 of 80 Restaurants in Baden
Price range: $11 - $57
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

...and, well worth the little bit of effort it takes to find the place --

Madam and I had heard and read good things about the Muhlsteinstube, and thus made an advance booking for lunchtime on a sunny and chilly Sunday. After a short drive down from Gumpoldskirchen we left the A-route at Leobersdorf, and followed our gps directions to... the wrong place. However, a quick search revealed that the right location was just a half-kilometer or so further down the road; cross a narrow bridge from Leobersdorf into Dornau and there you are.

The restaurant is in a massive old estate farm building, a really dignified two-story stone structure with a big gateway and inner courtyard that also houses a number of artists' studios. Head into the courtyard a few steps, look to your left, and you've found Muhlsteinstube.

And you'll be very glad you did. Our welcome was warm, in the midst of a busy Sunday lunchtime; we were shown in to our table, in the old bakery area of the estate (the gateway and main buildings of which are just a little further along the road), and we were in business. Madame ordered the Blue Trout (Forelle am blau) she'd been looking forward to having -- it's one of her long-standing favorites -- and I ordered golden trout. The fish arrived quickly, and was absolutely first-rate: as fresh as fresh can be, and expertly cooked with a light hand, to great effect. (I believe that a goodly portion of the fish they serve is caught right on the adjoining estate.) Soup of the day (cream of leek), ratatouille, and several glasses of an excellent (and very nicely priced) Gruner Veltliner rounded out the main event, and all was delicious. Dessert came in the form of a cream slice (Cremeschnitte) for each of us; like the many Sunday diners around us, we were delighted.

Parking is either alongside the road or in the courtyard, and is easy either way. Prices are moderate for the extremely high quality dining that is on offer. I believe that all transactions are cash only, so you might want to stop by your local Geltautomat on the way...

We left feeling charmed and very well-fed; with any luck, we'll be back.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Situated in an old mill just outside Leobersdorf, this restaurant offers an excellent selection of fish dishes, lovingly prepared and served with a smile. It's freshwater fish, carp, catfish and pike, and you sit there in what used to be the old bakery. Would definitely recommend it!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

If I will want tasty prepared fish, I will come again. Fish was very tasty, absolutely fresh. Potatoes with spinach were bit dry, feel able they were prepared longer time in advance. Dessert - poppyseed and chocolate cake were delicious. Stuff is friendly.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

A bit outside the trodden paths, situated in the Dornau hamlet of Leobersdorf and even most GPS systems can't properly locate the address... The Kunstmühle restaurant is set in old farm buildings right next to its erstwhile chateau domain (known as Gut Dornau) and gets its fish fresh from there. And the chef knows fish... and prepares it a no frills no nonsense kind of way, do not expect fancy tidbits artfully arranged on designer plates here. Our favourites are the local lake Saibling or else salmon trout. Excellent rainbow trout is almost always on the menu too of course.
Secret tip for fish lovers: on Friday mornings, entry to the fishmonger situated in the buildings of the "Gut" is open for the general public. Enter through the gates into the beautiful park, watch live fish still swimming in its tanks, line up(!) and buy fish at the counter.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed November 5, 2018
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Date of visit: November 2018
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