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“A surprisingly good meal” 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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.
French Riviera
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A surprisingly good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I booked this restaurant after having a previous look at the other Tripadvisor's comments and it was a great surprise.

The restaurant decor is over simple, don't expect a fancy furnishing, but the food quality is stunning. Ask for a table far from the bar area, which is a smoking area and, despite the doors, the smoke comes to the closer tables.

The service is very cordial and helpful and the wait is not long, that allows you time to savour your draught beer and discuss with your friends.
I recommend the veal gulasch, the meat is soft and fresh and the taste is balanced. The spaetzler are also fresh made.

It worths a nice meal while visiting. The restaurant lies in a square, opposite to the oldest church in Vienna. Price is very correct, portions are big.

  • Visited January 2014
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Moscow, Idaho
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“A nice surprise. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Very tasty dishes, quick service. The best Topfenstrudel in my live!!! It was exellent! A litle bit difficult to find the restaurant, and the interior design isn't great, but it was a good dinner. I advice it to everyone.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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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Stockholm
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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.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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