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Blaue Gans

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$$$$
Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Getreidegasse 41-43, Salzburg 5020, Austria
+43 662 84249154
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

amazing value, exquisite and delicious meals; small kept menu (which we prefer when eating out); attentive service; great wine; cozy atmosphere- even though the restaurant has been busy, we've been served straight away and never had to wait for anything at all. We love coming here and would definitely recommend "die Blaue Gans" to anyone.

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Thank Mina R
Auckland, New Zealand
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679 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We literally stumbled upon this place and were lucky enough to get a table. Although they specialize in 3 and 4 course dining we were able to get just two. The food is both delicious and a work of art. The wines are outstanding. the service is impeccable. I will come back here every time I visit Salzburg. they also... More 

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Thank waiake1
ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

and that terrace is our highlight in summer, you are right. Thank you very much awiake1 for your description "a work of art". As an arthotel we are especially proud of that. Please visit us again as promised and in the meanwhile: just the best for you. the arthotel Blaue Gans team More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blaue Gans is one of the rare, excellent restaurants right on Getreidegasse. There are three different dining areas, each with its own style and atmosphere. The bistro area is more relaxed, great for a quick bite or a drink with mates, while the main restaurant has the old Austrian charm and is great for a group dinner or something romantic.... More 

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Thank Seamus K
ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

Dear Seamus K, good to hear we are getting better in vegetarian cooking. Visit us again and again and again. It is always a pleasure to have you and your guests here with us. best regards Iris Niederreiter and the arthotel Blaue Gans Team More 

nyc
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216 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to Salzburg for a day trip from Vienna and stopped here for a late lunch after visiting town. So glad we did. This is a wonderful restaurant and wish it was close to home. Every dish we ordered was delicious and the goose salami was out and out amazing.

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Thank michaelrnyc
ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

oh wow - we are glad you had such a great time in our Restaurant michaelrnyc AND: there is a blue duck in NYC as well - they serve delicous meals as well More 

Oxford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is at the start or top of old Salzburg. It's NOT far from the old town sites. The breakfast was fantastic and the fact there was a Blaue Gans (blue rubber ducky) to take home with a beautiful saying made it even better. My blaue gans travels with me every day in my car as my reminder of... More 

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Thank dritschler
ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

Dear dritschler, what a charming story: our duck as your navigation system in your car. Hopefully it once leads you back to our hotel. best regards Iris Niederreiter and the arthotel Blaue Gans team More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Popped in here for lunch and ordered the steak sandwich. OMG is was fabulous, so tasty and juicy. Well worth a visit just for that.

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Thank HughLangley
ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

Great, thank you, thank you very much HughLangley More 

Paget Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had lunch here twice during our stay in Salzburg! The service was fantastic and every dish that we had was delicious. Super convenient if you are out for a day of shopping. Highly recommend!

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Thank jamie079
ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

dear jamie079, we highly thank you for your top rating. And as we are cooking with seasonal ingredients you will for sure find something delicious on the next menue as well. Take care! More 

Austria
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

you can have snacks or really good cooked austrian dishes , and the staff is friendly and very professional. during the warmer seasons you can sit outside , its located on the herbert von karajan platz - so perfect for enjoying salzburg

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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

dear martina w, your are a summer lover, aren`t you? We are as well looking forward to open SCHANIGARTEN again. Feels so good sitting there and relax. See you in a few month - hopefully. the arthotel Blaue Gans Team More 

Rome, Italy
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stumbled across the Blaue Gans Gasthaus while looking for a restaurant with "something more" than the typical Austrian dishes. After taking a look at the menu and glancing inside the restaurant, the decision was quickly taken. And we've not been disappointed. The Gasthaus has a tasty, modern cuisine with an interesting re-interpretation of Austrian classics and an uncommon selection... More 

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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

dear andt3, great to read you liked the uncommon selection of cuts of meat as well as our waiters. Congratulations, you made our day. the arthotel Blaue Gans Team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Apparently a hip place downtown Salzburg, and indeed very well located. The restaurant tries to follow the hotel - an art hotel - it is embedded in, means: high-end, hip, and cool. And I must say it is kind of successful in i, as the little food we had was quite fine, and service attentive and good. Whereby we didn't... More 

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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Blaue Gans, responded to this review

dear gjdrsjonb, you are right: always stay focused on the most important things: in Austria wine and beer. Gänsehaut is delivered from the lovely Claus Preisinger. Mmmmh. Thank you very much too for writing we were attentive. best regards the arthotel Blaue Gans team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Getreidegasse 41-43, Salzburg 5020, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Austrian Alps  >  Salzburg Region  >  Salzburg
  • Phone Number: +43 662 84249154
Description
History proves that you'll be well looked after: people have been gathering here for centuries, ever since 1350. The old walls with their vaulted ceilings and cosy nooks have seen plenty in their day; nothing can shake them these days. Smokers are welcome: there is a smoking lounge in the Schanigarten (pavement cafe), while everywhere else is non-smoking.


The new Salzburg cuisine
Take the courtly, bourgeois cuisine of Vienna, mix in some alpine produce and the easy ways of the south, all seasoned with a pinch of innovation and there you have it - attractive and modern Salzburg cuisine.

Authentic. Simple. Regional.
"Classic Austrian dishes", meticulously prepared offal, forgotten recipes, underrated cuts of meat, interesting vegetable dishes and the great imperial tradition of desserts as preserved by our confectioner Karl-Heinz - that's how we cook.

Our Wine Archive (Weinarchiv) used to be a jazz cellar with vaults that are centuries old. It now stores our precious stock of wines. We open it up for festivities from 8 to 50 people, and call it "La Tavolata" which means something like: "Let's all have a great evening together at this long table." You can be sure that whatever we serve up has been home-made at our food manufactory and presented on an array of dainty plates and bowls. Everybody gets stuck in, helping themselves and their neighbours. Sharing is caring!


We're flexible
We are no strangers to allergies, food sensitivities and alternative dietary habits.
Just let us know and we'll be able to cater to you and your requirements.

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