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“Traditional austrian food, well made” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Salzamt

Restaurant Salzamt
Ranked #123 of 4,070 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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“Traditional austrian food, well made”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

You have to look for this restaurant, as it is hidden away from the main streets. We dined there and had a excellent meal with Austrian wine at a very moderate pice.
We can recommend this place and will certainly return some day.

Visited December 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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“Excellent food, unique atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you're looking for excellent food served in a unique atmosphere in Vienna "Salzamt" is the place to go. It was recommended to us by some friends. We were very satisfied with the quality of the meal and the authentic Viennese atmosphere. Highly recommended to anyone looking for the "real deal" in Vienna!

Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OK but slightly over-rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Very kind, very polite, very slow and disorganised staff. Perfectly OK food at very sensible prices in a nice traditional setting, just as many other Viennese restaurants. Well worth visiting once; hardly worth a second visit.

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“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Went with a group after a meeting in Vienna. We all had a great time, delicious Austrian food & friendly staff. The place was packed on a Tuesday so reservations are good idea.

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“A standout meal - could hardly walk afterwards!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Our booking at our first choice of restaurant fell through so we found this at short notice thanks to Trip Advisor and got our hotel to book a table. The restaurant is situated by St Rupert's Church near the Danube, and we managed to find it despite the lack of directions offered by some spectacularly rude and unhelpful Viennese policemen standing outside their station smoking and chatting. The restaurant has a typical "Mitteleurop" feel when you walk in, and the food is within that area too. With the help of our very obliging and super-friendly young waiter and his excellent English we navigated the German-only menu to choose a starter of herring which we shared and a main course - apparently a typically "November" dish - of roast goose, dumplings (unlike any we'd encountered ever before) and red cabbage. It was absolutely delicious and there was so much of it, we could barely stand when we got up to leave. Very good value, even with a bottle of wine, we were certainly not disappointed by this meal, far from it. Highly recommended for a really authentic Central European experience and not full of tourists either.

Visited November 2013
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