On the legendary Steingasse, at the foot of the Kapuzinerberg on the Right Bank, you'll find what is often called the "best steak in Salzburg." Despite the accolades, the cozy atmosphere of this small, family-run gem is unpretentious. Seating is very tight, but then there's no room to spare. It's just a one-man kitchen, and even the bare cliff has to be incorporated into the restaurant's design. From the outside, Maiers is so inconspicuous it would pass unnoticed if not for the couple of outdoor tables in summer. In service and décor, the place goes for understated elegance, with napkin rings made of string and a handwritten chalkboard menu. The weekly menu depends on what's fresh at the market, but always includes a few classics like beef tartar, carpaccio, rib-eye, or entrecôte. The offerings might also include tagliatelle with scallops, trout caviar, or saffron sauce. Bread is baked daily and there's a good selection of Austrian wines. The experience is like dinner in a friend's living room, only with better food.
Our Rating Neighborhood Right Bank Hours Tues–Sat kitchen 6–10pm and later Transportation Bus: 840 to Mozartsteg (Imbergstraße) Phone +43 (0)662 879 379 Prices Mains €10–€30 Cuisine Type AUSTRIAN, MEDITERRANEAN Web site Maiers
MapSteingasse 61 Salzburg
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