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“High food at a value price”
Review of Restaurant Salzamt

Restaurant Salzamt
Ranked #107 of 4,161 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Austrian, Central European, German, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Inner City
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“High food at a value price”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We were blown away by the food. The menu is hand written every few days and it adds a lot of character. We had beef tartar, schnitzel, and perogies. All were done perfectly and we paid under 50€ for a meal we would have been happy to pay 100€ for. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Kaizen1982
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasty food, friendly staff, small portions, very nice vine”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Salzamt provides combination of Austrian and Eastern-European food with very nice selection of vines. I was a little bit disappointed by the size of the portions, but the quality of the food and service is incredible. As well as atmosphere of old Vienna in the evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank M K
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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329 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Helpful Staff”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We ate here twice in a one week period. The first time we ate on the outdoor patio and the second time indoors because it was pouring. The food was great both times and the staff speaks English and was very helpful selecting dishes. White asparagus soup was delicious.

Visited June 2012
Thank booptraveler
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Abu Dhabi
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

Nice and quiet location with outdoor seating. Wide menu choice and very tasty food

Good service. Recommended.

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Thank Phil W
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Tallinna, Harjumaa, Estonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good service, food could have been better”
Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Interesting simple interior, decent simple food, and extremely friendly and helpful seevice. I was satisfied.

Thank Dailyrium
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