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Griechen Beisel

Old University Quarter
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Address: Vienna, Austria

This restaurant is located in one of Vienna's oldest buildings, dating back...

This restaurant is located in one of Vienna's oldest buildings, dating back to at least the 15th century.

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Excellent service - excellent food

Authentic old style restaurant with high quality products and service. We really enjoyed the Wienerschnitzel!

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The restaurant is without doubt full of historic character. This restaurant is definitely one of our favourites when visiting Vienna.The menu is very typically Austrian, but the quality of dishes is up with the best rated restaurants. We ordered a lamb dish and weiner schnizel, which were both served with appropriate side dishes. The choice of wine to accompany your... More 

Thank robertbruce45
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Authentic old style restaurant with high quality products and service. We really enjoyed the Wienerschnitzel!

Thank jorisvdv
Cottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Friendly staff, with excellent English. A lovely meal, and the menu had lots of choice. Very interesting place historically-well worth a visit.

Thank Cynthia C
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a standout restaurant in Vienna, well known by locals and tourists. The decor remains true to its origins, lots of signatures on the ceiling from all manner of people both well known and obscure, but all interesting. The service was fast and efficient, the menu selections were very good, the food itself was fabulously delicious, and the cost... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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467 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Built into the wall of the ancient city, you dine in these smaller rooms. The menus are traditional Viennese food, all of which are good. Expect to pay a bit more for the experience. On the way out look for the grating under which lies Lieber Augenstein.

Thank samtrip12345
Grieskirchen, Austria
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

food quality was good, though one dish was heavily overcooked; service was quick; the place is very busy! but as it got busier, the waiting-staff got more stressed, and that displayed in the service quality level. I do tend to tip well when things are to my expectations and alright; but I do tip where and when it is my... More 

Thank Sam7506
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

For all the praise that it receives, It did not feel it's worth the money. The atmosphere is great and museum-like, but the staff ruined the experience, plus the food was not that special. When I visited in Summer 2015, staff were initially reluctant to offer me a table inside (which is why you come to this place). Later they... More 

Thank Vaidas V
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126 reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

A nice place for an authentic Austrian meal. The food and service were good and it is interesting sitting in such an historically significant restaurant where many famous Viennese residents have dined since the 1400s. The wood panelled walls provide a cost and authentic atmosphere. There is also a signature room where many of them have signed their names on... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We took a group of 6 here for dinner during the European Society of Radiology Meeting last weekend and had a fabulous evening of food, drink and fun. Arguably the best Weiner Schnitzel we had in Vienna and the house potatoes with it were superb. The waiter was spectacular and had the most distinctive voice I have ever heard. Very... More 

Thank davidworth59
Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We went here for a proper Austrian dinner. A bit expensive, but the quality of food was superb and we had some great Austrian red wine. The place is beautiful, though of course a bit touristy. Our waiter proudly showed us the Mark Twain room where legends such as Mozart, Beethoven, Twain, Pavarotti, et. al. have signed the ceiling.

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North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.
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