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Restaurant Salzamt

Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335332
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Neighbourhood: Inner City
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After discovering that you need a reservation at many restaurants nearby, we were lucky to be seated in this one. It turns out stumbling onto this place was a great thing. Our waiter was very helpful explaining and translating the German hand-written menu, and the...More

Thank Apollo_Diablo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty food - we got the beef goulash+spatzle and potato pierogi. Superlative service. Good house red. What more do you need? :)

Thank Ben J
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Lovely food, good atmosphere and topped of by the best service we had in Vienna. Genuinely welcoming and it's definitely worth a visit if in Vienna.

Thank Leonidas1
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The food was incredible! The stuffed cabbages were a bit salty, but nothing too unmanageable. The rest of it, including herring and drinks, were delicious. The atmosphere was nice - not formal but not informal, a perfect balance between the two where travelers and returnees...More

Thank gaver456
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Restaurant Salzamt served some good authentic Austrian cuisine. The restaurant can get quite crowded so it might be a wise option to prebook. We had some good schnitzels and strudel here. The choice and collection of wine was good too. Overall a nice place to...More

Thank rohitravishankar
Reviewed 28 March 2017

we visited on a Friday evening - I'd recommend booking. Food good quality and value, staff able to help on menu (German versions only) and we ate well without breaking the bank

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We happened upon this restaurant as it was close to our hotel. It can get busy so it may be worth booking. The menu has a good choice of dishes from Austria and countries close by. The menu is in Austrian but the waiters will...More

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

So, after reading a lot of reviews, we decided to try this place for the schnitzel, and we weren't disappointed! The veal was tender and the coating was delicious, maybe verging on a little soggy after a while though. The accompanying potato salad was equally...More

1  Thank Selena M
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited this restaurant due to TA reviews and the fact that it was about 5 mins walk from our hotel. It was in a very quiet area and so did not attract so many tourists, more locals. We didn't have a booking but arrived...More

Thank gekelly
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We were so happy to find this place as we like places filled with locals and not touristy. Food was fantastic. I had veal goulash. Rest of our family had schnitzel which they said was fantastic. Potato salad was best ever! Service was quick and...More

Thank 670nicola
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5335332
You can find the Salzamt in the heart of the ,Bermuda Triangle'. It has been said that the Salzamt was the starting point of the Viennese Nightlife area (Bermuda Dreieck). The architect Herman Czech created this elegant and functional but playful space in 1983. White table cloths stretch throughout the dining area surrounded by wooden benches and Art - Deco chandeliers. The bar tempts with dimed lights and leather sofas to lounge in, creating a feeling of timelessness. On the daily handwritten menu one can find bistrot classics such as Vitello Tonnato or Beef Tatare but Viennese specialities like veal ,Wiener Schnitzel', Tafelspitz, diverse Gulash's as well international and eastern European dishes. There is a wide variety of Austrian and international wines with focus on the Bründlmayer in Kamptal. The beer selection features Viennese pils, Czech beer and white beer. Further fruit juices, fine spirits and local schnaps are on the drinks menu. In summer you can enjoy the outside seating on the calm and charming Ruprechtsplatz next to the oldest church in Vienna overlooking the Danube canal. Until 1824 the Salzamt was located here. The salt office was the salt taxing authority of the Habsburg monarchy. Today Salzamt is known as a meeting point for the arts and media scene and other luminaries, who enjoy this unpretentious place. If you want to dine and drink in a cozy atmosphere the Salzamt will take care of you.