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“refreshing mixture of solid culinary art and surprising taste experiences”
Review of High Restaurant - CLOSED

High Restaurant
Price range: $35 - $138
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Josefstadt
Reviewed June 21, 2012

wide open guest area with comfortable seating and spacious tables
inviting bar area
rather small but excellent menue
specializes in local grown food
very efficient and friendly service

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Thank marvinge
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

High is a neighborhood restaurant that transcends its setting on a quiet corner a few blocks away from Vienna's tourist haunts. The food is Austrian cooking at its best: fresh seasonal ingredients, combined in creative ways (although the vegetable foam is a little cliched at this point). Freshwater fish and seasonal vegetables are clearly a major strength for the chef. I had a wonderful clear tomato soup (not sure how they did it but it was delicious) followed by very fresh rainbow trout with artichokes. Everything was delicious; satisfying yet far from heavy, although the fish was a little too salty. Service was warm and helpful, attentive without being intrusive and the sommelier's white wine recommendation was excellent. The subdued elegance of the decor fits the neighborhood setting (I disagree with the previous reviewer's comment that it needs updating). If I lived in Vienna I would happily come back here every few weeks. I was shocked at how empty it was on a Saturday night and I hope that's not a sign of trouble.

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Thank pullogaroua
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I've lived across the street from this restaurant for 6 months, but though I wanted to check it out, the exterior just never drew me in. With friends in town, we finally decided to give it a try and we are kicking ourselves we didn't go sooner. First, the service is spectacular. The best I have received anywhere in Vienna. Perfect English spoken by the waiter and sommelier who explained the menu and wine options (the wine list was filled with great Austrian wines and the sommelier suggested a wonderful Austrian red that was 10 euros cheaper than the one we were going to choose), dishes were beautifully plated and presented, service was attentive but never intrusive. Second, the food was absolutely delicious--perfectly cooked with great flavor. Local meat and vegetables, fresh fish, inventive twists on traditional Austrian cuisine.
So what stopped me from going to High in the past? Strange green lights outside, smallish windows, stodgy tablecloths, and less than atmospheric lighting. The food and service are totally 21st century while the restaurant looks a little 1990's. But that can be fixed. Go to High for the food and service--definitely one of the top new Austrian cuisine restaurants opened in Vienna in the last year!

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2  Thank Hilary M
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Being a more budget traveler, I mostly ate in pubs and ten-euro entree restaurants. High was a wonderful splurge for my last day in Vienna.

The food was wonderful. This is not sausages and sauerkraut, I got salmon on celery-potato puree with tomato honey sauce. Wine does seem to be a big deal here, but as a non-wine drinker all I can say is the selection is extensive and the others in the restaurant seemed very pleased with it.

The service... oh, the lovely service. After days of Viennese waiters, I was so pleased by the attentive service. Admittedly we were dining very early, 6pm, so we started as the only ones in the restaurant and there were only 2 other groups there when we left. But I think that level of service is part of the restaurant.

I very highly recommend this place.

1  Thank Red_Jade
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Reviewed June 25, 2013
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1  Thank Claw0502
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