When it comes to traditional Austrian fare, this inviting house on Waagplatz does it best. In 2012 and 2013 the ground floor was refurbished, giving a touch of modernity to an original 18th-century property. When the successful Freysauff merchant family bought the place in 1704, the house became renowned for providing meals to the archbishop (legend has it that an underground passageway to the archbishop's residence still exists). One of the Freysauff's daughters is also said to have been a mistress of Mozart, and the event cellar has seen plenty a party since then. The kitchen lives up to the traditions in every way, serving topnotch Austrian classics like a flawless Frittatensuppe (clear beef bullion with crepe strips), a delicious organic Tafelspitz (boiled beef), and a juicy duck breast on wheat with potato gnocchi and mashed peas. There are also inspired starters like a mushroom terrine with smoked deer and ginger cranberry mousse. The service is quick and friendly. From the sunny rooms upstairs or the bright ground floor terrace diners can take in the comings and goings on Waagplatz in front of the Salzburg Museum and the cathedral.