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“Genuinely amazing food, people and experience”
Review of Gasthaus Elsner

Gasthaus Elsner
Ranked #129 of 4,581 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Ottakring
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This was an amazing lunch and the best meal in Vienna by far. I highly recommend and will absolutely return. The host was brilliant and his recommendations for home made schnitzel and sausages (from meat he freshly hunted) was perfect. The beer was also excellent. The genuine non-touristy low-key aspect of this gasthaus has been a huge highlight. This is authentic, so don't expect the glitz and glamour of a tourist trap. We will be back!

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

The delicious lunch and beer we enjoyed at Gasthaus Elsner made our trip. We weren't in Vienna for very long, and after experiencing the cultural highlights we were craving an escape from the tourist trap restaurants and cafés. We got much more than that at Gasthaus Elsner. The produce is locally sourced with the best schnitzel and home made sausages (the host hunted the venison himself!). We relaxed, laughed and feasted.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance as it was close to the apartment we were staying in and we had seen the good reviews on Trip Advisor. From the appearance, it may not have been somewhere we'd have chosen if it hadn't been for the reviews as it is fairly basic inside and mainly filled with locals having drinks. However, our waiter (I think he was the owner/manager) was extremely helpful, explaining about the local beers and food, some of which he prepares himself and we were immediately made to feel welcome. We had the homemade sausage with mustard and horseradish which was delicious and Wiener Schnitzels which were huge and really tasty! The food was amazing and the hospitality second to none. The host explained that very few tourists come here and before the last 6months, there had been none at all...! It is definitely a hidden gem and a chance to dine with the locals and I would highly recommend visiting if you want to escape the usual tourist traps. The cost of our meal was very reasonable, especially in comparison with many other restaurants in Vienna.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place, local and not tourist, great ambient atmosphere, well priced and tasty food! Worth definitely a visit!!!

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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here on our last night in Vienna and we ended our holiday in style. We were lucky to have a private dining area just for our group. We were a group of 12 women, who talk a lot, so it was an excellent idea to have our own private area. The food was a mix of Viennese as well as Mediterranean dishes. I had typical Viennese food as I always like to try local food when on holiday. It was absolutely delicious. The service was also excellent! I strongly recommend this place.

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