From the outside, Reinthaler’s Beisl seems like a regular Viennese restaurant. In fact, it is so inconspicuous that it might go unnoticed. But Reinthaler’s is a true hidden gem – if a Viennese who knows a thing or two about his city is asked for a restaurant where succulent Schnitzels and mouth-watering meats can be enjoyed in a convivial setting, their answer will probably be Reinthaler’s Beisl. In Austria, a Beisl indicates an extremely homely and comfortable restaurant, mostly serving traditional Austrian dishes. This is exactly what Reinthaler’s is: a cozy little venue that uses Austrian recipes to cook up fantastically simple, reasonably priced meals. The location is also excellent: Reinthaler’s is in the heart of Vienna’s first district, in a narrow alleyway just a few steps away from Stephansplatz.
Glacis Beisl is characterized by its laid-back atmosphere. It has a distinctively contemporary vibe to it, visible both in the design and the menu. Dishes served at Glacis Beisl draw from traditional Austrian recipes, but also offer a much lighter take on the classics and demonstrate an interesting range of inspired twists. One of its best features is its lovely outdoor garden, which can be fully enjoyed when the sun shines over Vienna. The venue is located in the Museums Quartier, where MUMOK, Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and many more cultural centers are housed, making the Beisl a fantastic culinary destination for all culture lovers visiting Vienna.
Pleasing even the most demanding, Steirereck, the venue has been awarded two Michelin stars and is widely acclaimed as one of the best restaurants not just in Vienna or Austria, but in the world. The miracle-making hands of chef Heinz Reitbauer utilize local and seasonal produce to prepare exquisite dishes that reinterpret traditional Austrian cuisine with a contemporary twist. All kinds of high-quality ingredients are prepared and assembled using creative and top-secret recipes. A true gem located in the central Stadtpark, Steirereck is an unmissable treat for those with an appetite for some of the best food on offer in Vienna.
Listed as part of Austria’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Viennese coffeehouse culture is part of the city’s genetic code. Café Landtmann might just be the Viennese coffeehouse to visit. Located just in front of the Rathaus on the Ringstrasse, Café Landtmann exudes elegance and sophistication. It has been a favorite for important cultural figures, such as Sigmund Freud, Marlene Dietrich, Burt Lancaster, Paul McCartney, and more. A great variety of mouth-watering, typically Austrian pastries and cakes are offered, to be enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee, tea or chocolate for a traditional Viennese break.
At Fabios, Italian cuisine is what’s on offer. The variety and quality of dishes is sure to satisfy all palates. In addition to the tasty primi e secondi, Fabios can be proud of its lavish interior design. The elegant leather, dark wood and dim lights make this restaurant one of the most sophisticated spots in the city. Fabios also functions as a lounge bar: the more glamorous crowd likes to gather here in the evenings to enjoy their picks from the extensive selection of aperitifs, sparkling wines and long drinks.