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Oswald & Kalb

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Neighbourhood:
Old University Quarter
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Baeckerstrasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5121371
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended Oswald & Kalb by the concierge (Stephan) at the Ritz. Great suggestion! This is a "local" place with what seems to be local food. I went for the schnitzel (which looked amazing), but was recommended the goose as a special for the night. Absolutely delicious! The service was very good, efficient and the restaurant has a lot... More 

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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very curious place. Full of visitors, both tourists and local ones, but doesn't leave a scent of another touristic attraction. Not just old style, but really old interiors, senior waiters and owners. Good selection of wines, reasonable selection of meals (schnitzel is really good, which is not the case for many cafes in the city), reasonable prices.

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Thank Artem D
Liverpool
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy here, but traditional Viennese food, Austrian wines and helpful friendly service. We had roast goose. We booked to eat at 10, after a concert in nearby Stephansdom. We were last out but we're never rushed. What's not to like?

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Thank LiverpoolPete
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to the restaurant for dinner. The restaurant is located in the old city of Vienna and serves traditional Austrian food. I ordered schnitzel was great and apple strudel for dessert one of the best I've ever eaten.

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Thank YossiAzoulay
Budapest
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The best meal what Vienna can provide to all tourists is always a great Wiener snitzel. Here at the Oswald und Kalb is just outstanding. My partner had a Tafelspitz which was also phenomenal. It was a great culinarish experience to eat what my grand mother cooked many years ago. Thank you for a kind and humorfull service by Josef.

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Thank Laszlo65
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It's very difficult to get into a restaurant in Vienna city centre at the last minute, so we were lucky to get a table reservation here an hour earlier. The welcome was warm, the service was efficient, and the food was typical of many pubs in the area. What I did particularly enjoy, was the fresh vegetables served with the... More 

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Thank Lesley H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were really amazed by the staff. They were very friendly and made our meal a special experience. The food was delicious and quite cheap by Vienesse standards. We will definitely recommend it and we'll return as soon as possible.

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Thank Alexandru I
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Old style restaurant with really good food that is fairly priced. Also the wine is fairly priced. I had the roasted lamb. I would definitely go back here.

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Thank JohnDugue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It is a small but very comfortable restaurant. You will feel like at home. You will enjoy shnitzel and apfelstrudel. There are non alcoholic drinks and you can reach it very easy.

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Thank Tarek S
San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The concierge at the Ritz-Carlton recommended this restaurant to us and we were not disappointed. I had the grilled chicken with mushroom risotto and my wife had the pumpkin risotto. The chicken was amazingly tender and the risotto was great. We both had wine and dessert and the bill was less than 50 Euro which is very reasonable in Vienna.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baeckerstrasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5121371

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Staying in Old University Quarter

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Old University Quarter
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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