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Restaurant Salzamt

#145 of 3,751 Restaurants in Vienna
$$ - $$$German, , European
Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335332
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German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Viennese friend recommended this place to me, so we visited as a group of friends. Walking in, you first pass through the bar/smoking area, which seemed very cozy, and then into the main dining area which is separate. We tried out some of the...More

1  Thank may k
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We found the restaurant through TripAdvisor. Traditional atmosphere and quiet place. I got the Wiener schnitzel and it was okay, however it was a bit expensive for Vienna.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

While selecting this restaurant, I checked several reviews and visited with high expectations. We had schnitzel which is not bad, not the best... service was good. Atmosphere of the restaurant was not attractive but it was clean and ok. Overall, if you don’t have better...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Best traditional food we've had in Vienna. Excellent service attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Huge schnitzel which we took half of home for lunch the next day. Given the location and quality this was a very reasonably priced meal. Recommended to all.

1  Thank inchmurrin
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at Salzamt after finding it on a list for best schnitzel in Vienna. The waiter kindly translated the entire menu into English for us and made recommendations on meals and wines. We had the Schnitzel and the Goulash, both which...More

1  Thank Becky D
Reviewed 7 December 2017

It was the best food we had while in Vienna. Perfect schnitzel, fresh salad and for the summer awesome apricot strudel!!! The menu is traditional with high quality dishes but a little more expensive than other local restaurants . The staff were very helpful translating...More

2  Thank DOMADE71
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends after phoning during the day to reaves a table - all very easy to do. Restaurant is a little difficult to find being in a raised area behind the Main Street up some steps but we found it and were given a...More

1  Thank Chippywarner
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I booked a table, we dressed up for dinner, and ended up being a bit surprised. It was a very casual place. It was not very cosy, too bright lights and because we ended up by the door leading into the smoking area, we noticed...More

Thank Mette N
Reviewed 31 October 2017

After all the rave reviews we were really looking forward to trying out some traditional food however we were left disappointed. Firstly we had difficulty finding the place. It was night time and although Google maps had given us a location there was nothing that...More

Thank ParqueTropical
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I was keen to "eat local" and we chose Salzamt aftr researching via TripAdvisor and a couple of local guides...and we weren't disappointed. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially given that the menu is only in German! We asked our waiter for some...More

Thank Zippy_69
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
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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