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“Great little Vienna gem!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mini

Mini
Ranked #12 of 4,075 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: International, European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Mariahilf
Description: The Mini is a perfect combination from Bistro, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar, and Smooth Jazz Lounge. The friendly and elegant atmosphere you will be received by Hungarian hospitality and a touch of casual elegance, so whether you want to enjoy the internationally inspired Hungarian cuisine, the fine large wine selection or the perfect cocktail.Sandor Novak's vision is to enable use with a professional to enjoy all the senses, and so every night to provide a unique and excellent experience for every guest.
London
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great little Vienna gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a sunday evening and it was still very busy (albeit that it is a smallish place). We were greeted very graciously at the bar and, although we did not book, they were able to give us a lovely table for two out in their small courtyard area - this was great because it was a warm summers night but also indoors was a little warm.

We waited a little longer than advised to actually be seated but this turned out to be the only 'bad' thing all evening. The barman made us two very nice 'homemade' cocktails (the fresh watermelon one was lovely) whilst we waited. We then proceeded to enjoy one of the nicest overall dining experiences we've ever had. From the service, to the cosy atmosphere, to the food, everything was done perfectly in our view.

For starters we shared calamari and prosciutto salad and spicy beef strips with argula and corn/avocado salad (see photos). For mains we had pork tenderloin with langos and roasted duck breast and mushroom risotto. For dessert we had chilli chocolate souffle and a special that was a Floating Island (see photo, half eaten sorry!). We shared a bottle of pinot noir with the meal also, that was very quaffable!

Now when we say this is one of the nicest meals we have ever tasted, we acknowledge this is not fine michelin star dining but for a good restaurant (50euros per head), we thought the food was all cooked excellently - and we are minor foodies! The starters were light but tasty, the mains again cooked perfectly and very tasty. The desserts excellent and it was my first time to taste a 'floating island' pudding.

The service was friendly and helpful at all times. We were moved indoors at 10:30pm because they have to close this area but we were happy to move and were not rushed in any way. There was a mix of foreign and austrian guests and whilst we cannot comment on any other restaurants of a similar ilk, Mini is definitely worth a a visit if you visit Vienna!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank joeycastro
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new york city, new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“good reason to be number one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

There really is good reason for this restaurant to be number one in Vienna. Not only is the food good, the atmosphere especially outside lovely, and the service professional, but everyone there, from the busboys on up, will do absolutely anything to make a client happy. The manager did something for us that no one has done in fifty years, and which will be remembered as long as we eat.

Visited August 2013
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Thank minkovich
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“This was a modern Hungarian meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Mini is surprising in our opinion, diverse and very good quality. Mini has been able to stabbing. Hungarian cuisine with a modern twist Customizable and extremely friendly service. We had a very pleasant evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Renko-Hans
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wien
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Everytime!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

simple things :-great food...(normaly i have my own menu....i am never easy to choose)
-colorful drink menu..(alco-non.alco)
-superb staff

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andwhy
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London, United Kingdom
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“Obsequious Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited Mini after looking on Trip Advisor. We had not booked and on arrival we were asked if we had, the restaurant was anything but full. They made us feel as though they were doing us a favour by finding a table.

We were shown to a table outside. After having ordered, we were kept waiting 40 minutes for our main course. During which time they pushed for us to have starters, which we did not require. The obsequious waiter continually refilled our wine glasses with minuscule amounts of wine, so that we would finish the bottle before our dinner arrived. He then suggested we should have another bottle!

Before our meal arrived the restaurant the hit their curfew for outside dining and moved us inside. Our meal then arrived immediately and was distinctly average "mutton dressed as lamb".

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Vauxhall91
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