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Jolly Ox

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Josef-Gall-Gasse 5, Vienna 1020, Austria
+43 1 7289017
09:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 23:00
Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you have to wait to get your steak? Yes, definitly. Is it worth it? Yes, definitly. As other reviewers already stated: you need time here. But I enjoyed the best steak I ever had in Vienna. Service was friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed the evening.

Thank ThomasG01
Dallas, Texas
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Sometimes a reviewer's title says it all, but at the Jolly Ox, not really...Fresh steaks from South Dakota, cooked perfectly and not over seasoned (or over salted!) like so many american steakhouses...here its all about the meat and the patience of the cook. Side dishes were straight forward and very good - baked potato was not dry or over done.... More 

Thank SouthernTrifecta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

i'm a passionate steak eater, and there was no better steak restaurant i have ever come across preparing your steak with so much love. the whole adventure takes a couple of hours because of the time the steak needs till its grilled to its perfection.

Thank 22ozz
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Dear all, I"m back with a few upcoming reviews that have been waiting to be published. If you are in Vienna - this is your "go to" restaurant for choice steak and rare (and amazing) South Dakota beef steak. This restaurant (with a pub feel) is located a few steps underground and we all thought that the early dinner reservation... More 

Thank MPocahontas
Munchendorf, Austria
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352 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

The restaurant is located near the Urania and the Wiener Prater. We made the reservation for two the same day without a problem. Few steps downstairs and you are entering a very homely place furnished in a woody western style. When you go to your table you are passing the huge grill which is the center of the restaurant and... More 

1 Thank enricoBeiWien
Vienna, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

I found by chance this restaurant with a couple of colleagues of mine, after work. The appearance of the restaurant is really cozy, familiar and the tables are well distributed. The staff is really friendly, too. You can see how accurately the chef (who looks like a ZZtop :) ) prepares steaks and ribs on the grill, because the grill... More 

Thank zack_brannigan
Vienna, Austria
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

When you enter into this small restaurant you can already smell the delicious steak. Reserving a table is in mostly cases needed. The chef is grilling the steaks with love, constantly monitoring the inside temperature of the meat, shifting from one heat level to each other. So, for getting your special order done, it takes some time before it's ready.... More 

Thank maijjum
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

Visited the place with a group of seven people. The restaurant is small but well maintained. If you do not like steaks forget it. Salads, soup and appetizers are nothing to brag about. But then there comes the steak - New Zealand meat, charcoal grilled, dark on the outside, as ordered in the middle (except for rare - its not... More 

Thank Heinz R
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

Very good steak, seasoned and cooked to perfection, but don't arrive hungry. The slow cooking process leads to a wonderfully flavored steak (I recommend the Gorgonzola sauce), but be prepared for a long wait after you've made your order. Ambiance: 5 - Wonderful little restaurant with beautiful wood interior and a cozy atmosphere. Service: 2 - Wait staff is frustratingly... More 

Thank ranallo10
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I was in vienna for a few days and i went there with a friend of mine. I`m a big fan of steaks but this place was basically a joke. if you know what good steak is BEWARE of this place!!!!! 0. waiting time for the steak. waiting for 2.5 hours for the main course WITHOUT notice is rude, offensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Josef-Gall-Gasse 5, Vienna 1020, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Leopoldstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Leopoldstadt
  • Phone Number: +43 1 7289017

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Leopoldstadt

Neighbourhood Profile
Welcome to one of Vienna’s trendiest quarters. The second district has witnessed a turbulent ride, from medieval swamp to vibrant Jewish quarter, from pleasure ground for the noble and humble to current hip residence and workplace of Vienna’s creative crowd. Cross the Danube Canal from the city centre and take in life on Taborstrasse with its mix of old townhouses, churches, theatres, discount shops and ethnic restaurants. Head for Augarten via Karmelitermarkt, Leopoldstadt’s trendy marketplace. Baroque Augarten itself hosts a bizarre mix of manicured hedges and flowerbeds in front of a colossal World War II defense tower, the publicly accessible 300-year-old Augarten porcelain manufactory, the palatial boarding school and funky concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir, and the modern art museum TBA21. At its opposite corner, The Prater not only houses the Giant Ferris Wheel but blends a bustling amusement park with lush woodland, perfect for a bike tour. Further east is the old derby racing ground of Krieau.
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