My husband and I will be in Vienna for 3 days, I would be most grateful for recommendations to eat well there. For the most parts I would like reasonably priced recommendations, however we would be happy to spurge if an experience really calls for it!!
My chowhound friends have guided me well for all my trips so far so please send in your suggestions...we will be most grateful.
Well I DID like it for many years, but in the last years the quality of the market and of the many restaurants has been going downhill. Yes, there are a few vegetable sellers who offer decent, but very expensive, fruits and vegetables, But for one of these there are ten who sell abominable and tasteless antipasti, dried fruits and nuts.
The food stalls are mainly tourist traps, and none of them sell Austrian or Viennese specialties.
So, if you want cheap chicken döner kebap or if you want very expensive farmed fish from far away, you may go there.
As previously reported in a post last summer, we had an extraordinarily mediocre meal at Umar in the Nachtsmarkt, rendered all the more miserable by the pervasive cigarette smoke in the resto.
On the other hand, the market was a decent place to shop for provisions -- cheeses, meats, etc. -- for our picnic lunch on the train, en route to Prague the next morning.
Splurge: Konstantin Filippou, currently the best in town:
Early reservation is a must !
Decent basic Viennese food in a central location:
Reservation a few days ahead recommended.
Quick snacks when sightseeing:
Any "Kaffeehaus", any museum cafeteria.
Here is a list of recommended museum cafeterias:
Bistro and B-lounge at Belvedere
Do&Co at Albertina:
Once spring begins: do not forget to go to a heurigen, but not to Grinzing, go to Stammersdorf:
All the heurigen in a green field are open today:
BTW: Do not miss Demel at Kohlmarkt !