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akhorasanee Jan 12, 2014 08:41 AM

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.

  1. boredough Feb 27, 2014 06:29 AM

    The Naschmarkt is a fun place for lunch:

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    1. re: boredough
      Sturmi Feb 27, 2014 06:35 AM

      Well, let us just simply say: NO !!

      1. re: Sturmi
        boredough Feb 27, 2014 06:41 AM

        meaning you didn't like it? We enjoyed our lunch there, although I can't tell you what we had or where we ate.

        1. re: boredough
          Sturmi Feb 27, 2014 10:30 AM

          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.

          1. re: Sturmi
            vanderb Feb 28, 2014 05:53 AM

            I agree with everything Sturmi has said about Naschmarkt, BUT it is a fun place to get a glass of wine and people watch. For pure entertainment value it is always a good stop on the Vienna tourist circuit.

      2. re: boredough
        masha Feb 27, 2014 07:33 AM

        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.

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        Sturmi Jan 12, 2014 09:37 AM

        Splurge: Konstantin Filippou, currently the best in town:
        Early reservation is a must !

        Decent basic Viennese food in a central location:
        Gasthaus Pöschl
        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:

        Gerstner at KHM:

        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 !

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        1. re: Sturmi
          akhorasanee Jan 16, 2014 08:04 AM

          Thank you sooo much!!!!

          1. re: Sturmi
            akhorasanee Feb 26, 2014 01:19 PM

            I got the res at Konstantin Filippou (Monday May 12th), and I got a lunch re at : Mirerei (Tuesday May 13th)...however do you have any suggestions for a Sunday dinner reservation (most places appear closed)...much appreciated!!!!!!

            1. re: akhorasanee
              Sturmi Feb 27, 2014 06:24 AM

              For Sunday dinner I recommend either Cafe Engländer:
              Do&Co Stephansplatz:

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