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“Good atmosphere.”
Review of Palmenhaus

Palmenhaus
Ranked #339 of 4,557 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner City
Reviewed November 11, 2013

First night and to a reserved table. Then met by friends. Good congeniality. Efficient service - with English menus - and a quiet and effective waiter. The steaks 'Cafe de Paris' did not disappoint and were well cooked to the order given - rare was just enough redness and flowing juices to satisfy amd the mediums were appreciated by those who ordered. The pumpkin was unusual, but turned out to be very tasty indeed. Served with a white Goebelsbert that delighted despite the possibilty that the name might have implied. The high roofs, the verdant decor, the discrete music all added to the good atmospher and made a great start to our week in Vienna.

Thank nBtrm
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

2 choices to sit: outside with some small palm trees around you, facing a large nice park with sun baking you or inside where it looks like a nursery with trees all the way to the very tall ceiling - magic when too cold outside.

Inside: for winter time only because the tables and setting looks like a self service cafeteria, not too cozy. Waiter will place you.
Outside: some rude waiters, too much success, they flatly tell you to fight yourself for a table so clients transform into vulture. Tables are in plain metal, army like. So the only thing that makes you want to be here it that it is a great setting.

The plates were well decorated, the food good, the portions fair - prices on the upside.

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1  Thank TravelingCat22
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our table of six had a wonderful experience at the Palmenhaus. What great ambience. The height of the ceiling along with the palm trees made for a grand setting. Our waiter was fantastic and spoke several languages. We were a mixed group of English/German and he was fluent in both. The meal was great--from traditional wiener schnitzel to mixed fish with rice and octopus ink. Fantastic desserts. Overall a great place to dine when in Vienna. The total for our meal (including drinks, meal, desserts and coffee) was about 325 Euro.

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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The setting is absolutely tops, it is a beautiful building within a nice little park, right in the centre of Vienna. The overall experience was not so great however. We visited at the weekend and it was very busy, inside and outside. We sat inside and the tables and chairs are rather close to other guests, and nothing fancy, it gave the feel of a school or works canteen somehow.

Service was not the best, a couple of times we had to struggle to get the waiter's attention, and also one of our desserts was originally delivered to another table. The food itself was not exceptional, considering the price. The pretty location alone will keep this place afloat though.

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1  Thank AFCW
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We tried to go here for lunch on a weekend but they were booked. I must have looked really disappointed, because the hostess said she had a table for 20 minutes if we just wanted coffee and cake! We jumped at the chance, since it is in a lovely glass house next to the butterflu museum and has a great reputation.

Our waiter was so helpful, in spite of the crowds! We had coffee and the most wonderful cake I've ever had (even better than Sacher torte at the hotel Sacher!). The waiter wrote it down for me - Zwetschken-Mohn torte. It is a slice of 1" high cake, most of which is a poppyseed filling (mohn) with a thin layer of sugared plums on top, in a thin crust which seemed maybe of graham crackers. The coffee was good too, but nowhere have I found that cake/torte since. It came to 11.20 EU and was worth every penny. I'd love to go back and have a leisurely meal next time.

Thank kay036
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