This place is repeatedly hailed as the best restaurant in Austria. In fact, it's currently number nine on Restaurant Magazine and S. Pellegrino's list of the world's 50-best restaurants. It's not resting on its laurels however and took a few months in early 2014 to expand, update, and "tone down the opulence" in the historical Meierei building in the Stadtpark. Everything served here is inspired. From creations like stewed and roasted veal with cress root, wild broccoli, and mint to Jerusalem artichoke with pea sprouts, collard greens, and Viennese escargots, every dish is a discovery. An amuse bouche to a six-course meal composed of fine prosciutto and dried watermelon is served on a mini clothesline, with tiny pins holding each bite. There are small cards accompanying each course that tell diners what they're eating, along with interesting facts about the ingredients. The best servers in town bring by bread, cheese, and tea carts at different intervals throughout the meal. Dining here is a retreat from the ordinary, and while the experience is far from cheap, it's worth every euro. Reservations necessary.
Am Heumarkt 2A, 1030
Our Rating Neighborhood 3rd District, in Stadtpark Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm, 6:30pm–at least 1am (closed holidays) Transportation U-Bahn: U4 Stadtpark, U3/U4 Landstrasse/Wien Mitte; tram: 2 Phone 01/713-3168 Prices Mains €28–€49, 6-course menu €125 Cuisine Type International/Austrian Web site Steirereck
MapAm Heumarkt 2A, 1030 Vienna
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