It was a last minute decision to try Gasmeiserei in the huge Stift and we were quite lucky the large group that was there were already well on their coffees when we arrived on a weekday night.
The modern interior is exactly like their website but better. The very high ceilings gives a good ventilation to the heating system and you don't get the stuffy atmosphere in some restaurants.
The menu choices are good traditional Austrian fare with good wine selection from their own well renowned vineyards.
Naturally the sauces were mostly made with lavish splashes of wines.
We were still jet lagged and being Asians with some kgs to spare we ordered only for one. We were quite suprised at the good English, very gentlemanly behaviors of all 3 service staff we encountered. There was no high nose attitude at all here although we know the area is quite traditional and with mostly rich Viennese. Do take care to dress well here, the other customers seem to.
For a faster and more casual dinner, there is a bar area and then there is 2 other seperate dining area.
Our rieslingshaumsuppe or Riesling cream soup was excellent, best one yet, we were fighting to the last spoonful.
Then came zwiebel rostbarten, thin pieces of beef well roasted with onions and we think good red wine sauce, with more fried onions on top and served with pan fried potatoes. The serving was large and though our appetite came back with the soup, it was just right for two persons sharing. I was very happy with the rotgipfer white wine, it went so well with it.
The bill came to €25, very reasonable for the quality, taste, ambience and service. As usual in Austrian restaurants, the customer decides the tip by saying the amount in total, and 10% is considered good tip.
We will return definately and take on a full course each the next time, hello kgs.