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Nov 5, 2012 08:10 PM

Family-friendly restaurants over Christmas in Vienna

My husband and I will be spending Christmas in Vienna with our 3 year old son.

We have booked Christmas brunch at Palais Coburg, but would love some ideas for family friendly restaurants that are open in the few days after Christmas. (We arrive Christmas Eve, but based on previous threads it looks like we'll probably have to eat dinner at the hotel, not much is open then.)

We typically prefer to eat local cuisine while traveling, but if you have a favorite that fits the family-friendly bill, please do suggest it, regardless of whether it's Viennese or not :). Although we do want to try some great wiener schnitzel!

We're staying at Le Meridien, but don't mind traveling around. And our son is quite used to eating in restaurants, so the suggestions don't have to be totally cheap and loud :). We're just not looking for Michelin quality establishments for this trip (alas).



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  1. Le Meridien has a great location on the Ringstrasse. Restaurants close by are:
    Martinjak (next door to Meridien, decent Austrian food), Palmenhaus (great ambiente !, food is OK, service not consistent), Augustinerkeller (traditional beer cellar), Cafe Mozart, Cafe Museum, Anna Sacher (high end food in great ambiente) as well as an Italian pizzeria (Asino che ride), a Vietnamese (Saigon) or an Argentinian steak house (Maredo).

    It will be tough on the holidays, no question, but after Dec.26 you will have no problem getting a decent lunch or dinner.

    BTW: Guide Michelin does provide 73 restaurants for Vienna, although these are the "usual suspects" and not not differ much from a similar list at Zagat...

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    1. re: Sturmi

      Thanks Sturmi! This is all very helpful. Happy Holidays :)