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“Nice dinner”

Restaurant Ofenloch
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Sat, 11/27
8:00 PM
Ranked #160 of 4,792 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: Austrian, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner City
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We had starter (smoked trout and cold cucumber soup) - both delicious. As main beef tartar and backhendel salat (fried chicken) which was both average. Service was nice. Would come again though to give it another chance. Sitting outside is very nice.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited here for a very early dinner prior to our departure to airport so the place was quiet. The menu is obviously traditional fare and there is a good variety of Austrian specialties to appreciate. We wanted to try "Tafelspitz", the boiled beef dish featured in Rick Stein's tv programme about Vienna.
We were not disappointed.
Waiter was very polite and friendly (quite unusual for Vienna!) We were seated outside at a table for two. Despite it's central location the place is tucked away in a quiet street behind the main streets.
There was a reasonable €3 cover charge made (as is usual in Vienna) for a nice variety of bread with flavoured butters which were unusual and very tasty.
You have the option when you order tafelspitz to have the beef broth as your starter. We declined although regretted it as the beef came in a terrine with the broth which was delicious.
Two large slices of boiled beef each along with beef marrow, carrots and other veg were served from individual terrines by the waiter at our table. Beef was delicious, melt in the mouth and was accompanied with separate chive mayo and an apple/horseradish mixture that my wife loved. We also ordered a side of tasty creamed spinach which was more than enough for two although very salty.
We ordered a reasonably priced bottle of excellent gruner veltliner white wine for about €24. I am not a big white wine fan but this variety is lovely and fresh, not too dry or sweet and perfect for a warm evening.
All in our meal was about €85 and worth every penny. We will go back here the next time we are in Vienna.
Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Restaurant-Ofenloch, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Ofenloch, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you very very much for your detailed feedback.

We are delighted that you were very satisfied with the quality of our food, wine and service staff.

We are looking forwartd to your next visit in Vienna and Restaurant Ofenloch!
Culinary greetings!

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Good: very cosy, excellent friendly staff and good food. We tried a whole fish with vegetables and the venison and both were good.
Needs improvement: the dishes are a bit too salty. The tables beside us also mentioned the same. Perhaps put less salt in the food so that the customers can add it on their own. Then it would be perfect.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

First dinner upon arriving in Vienna. Good food and tucked away in an alley away from the chaos of Stephanplatz. Wait staff were excellent. Prices were fair.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

We happened to be passing this restaurant on a very hot day and were attracted by the fact it was in a shady walkway away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets and we could sit outside. It turned out to be fortuitous as we had picked a typical Austrian restaurant with delicious food. The waiter was great and talked us through the menu. To start two of us had the cucumber iced soup, one had the beef tartare and the other the duck in aspic. The soup and the beef were declared the best. For mains two of us had the duck breast, one the venison and the other the chicken salad. The venison and the chicken were the heroes. All in all a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

Date of visit: June 2016
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