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The Vienna bistro

The term 'beisl' probably comes from the Yiddish word 'bajiss', meaning 'house'. The classic Viennese bistro has a spacious bar, where wine is chilled and beer is poured, dark-painted wood paneling, simple tables and chairs and a mixed crowd. The kitchen is dominated by tradition: soup with pancake strips or dumplings, schnitzel and offal, goulash and tasty pastries, such as Palatschinken and Kaiserschmarren, set the tone of the menu.

Steman on Otto-Bauer-Gasse in the 6th district is a splendid example of a bistro. It celebrates the delicious traditions of Viennese cuisine and has been a meeting point for all generations for more than 100 years. A similarly long history with a nicely retained patina in the guest parlor can also be found at Rebhuhn in the 9th district, not far from the Sigmund Freud House. It is one of the frequently found corner bistros in Vienna, which are located at the junction of two streets.

Gasthaus Wild is situated on Radetzkyplatz in the 3rd District. Following a revitalization project, this bistro shines with old-time splendor: The furnishings are mostly original. The restaurant Zum Friedensrichter is another beautiful bistro. The cuisine here focuses on breaded and deep-fried dishes, with the schnitzel a particular specialty.

Traditional Viennese cuisine is also offered by Ubl in the 4th district near the Naschmarkt. Its menu includes Wiener schnitzel, roast liver, beef shin and blood sausage, making the bistro one of the most authentic of its kind. Not far away is Gasthaus Wolf. This ‘beisl’ is as typical as they come, with excellent Viennese cuisine and an attractive bar out front. In the dining area, old Resopal tables and green paneling create a cozy atmosphere.

The celebrity chef Christian Petz is now interpreting Viennese cuisine at his own restaurant, Petz im Gusshaus, an unpretentious establishment where he serves one of the best bistro menus in the city. The typical Viennese bistro can also be found in the elegant 1st district. Beim Czaak offers many Viennese features in terms of the ambience and food. Authentic tavern dishes are the order of the day here. An upmarket traditional bistro is Schnattl in the 8th district, where fine Viennese classics and a pretty courtyard await guests.

The modern also has its place in the Viennese bistro. Skopik & Lohn is located in the trendy district at Karmelitermarkt. The classic wood furnishings have been combined with an eye-catching, modern ceiling and wall design, while the Viennese cuisine is mixed with a hint of France. The furnishings and cuisine at Glacis Beisl in the MuseumsQuartier bridge the gap between modernity and the tradition of a Viennese bistro.

Steman

Otto-Bauer-Gasse 7, 1060 Wien

Rebhuhn

Berggasse 24, 1090 Wien

Gasthaus Wild

Radetzkyplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Zum Friedensrichter

Obere Donaustraße 27, 1020 Wien

Ubl

Preßgasse 26, 1040 Wien

Gasthaus Wolf

Große Neugasse 20/Rienößlgasse 17, 1040 Wien

Petz im Gußhaus

Gußhausstraße 23, 1040 Wien

Beim Czaak

Postgasse 15, 1010 Wien

Skopik & Lohn

Leopoldsgasse 17, 1020 Wien

Glacis Beisl

Breitegasse 4, 1070 Wien
  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:00 - 02:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors   110  cm  wide )
        via elevator
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 120 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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