Restaurant in Vienna, Austria Open on Christmas??
I know this may seem like a daunting question, but I know there are some serious viennese foodies out there that may be able to help me out.. I would love to take my family and friends out for an early dinner on Christmas day, preferably asian food, chinese, japanese, thai, whatever.. Thank you for your advice. Happy Holidays!
There are many Asian restaurants in town, but the more high-end, the higher the chance they are closed on Dec 24, like e.g. Patara http://www.patara-wien.at/m/reservati...
For excellent Chinese cuisine contact the following restaurants and ask for their opening hours during the holidays:
The best Japanese restaurant is Unkai, and might be open due to its location in the Grand Hotel: http://www.unkai-grandhotel.com/7th-f...
And there is another option, if you want to spend real money: at 5 pm Silvio Nickol will serve a 7 course Christmas Eve dinner in Palais Coburg !!
There are several interesting Italian restaurants:
high end: Cantinetta Antinori, Procacci,
Inner City pizzeria: Gennaro, Norma
Trattorias with seafood as well as pizza around Burggasse, Westbahnstrasse, Zieglergasse:
I Terroni, i Raggazzi, i Carusi, Il Mare
in 9th district: Giuliano in Tendlergasse
Pizzeria Mar in Müllnergasse
in 3rd district: Thats Amore on Landstrasse
in 2nd district: Pizzeria Mari
Bagelstation on Währingerstrasse / Kolingasse
Michele in Mariahilferstrasse 17
The situation will be the same as every year:
Most quality restaurants will be closed on Christmas Eve, with the exception of major hotel restaurants. And the only remarkable hotel newcomer in town is Ritz-Carlton, which opens this week. The expectation for their high-end restaurant, OTOH, is quite low...
Christmas Day is also mainly a day for the hotels, which usually offer high-end (= expensive) Xmas day brunches.
Information by the individual hotels will not be available before November, but you may contact them even now for some basic information...