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Walter Bauer

#217 of 3,717 Restaurants in Vienna}
$$$$, European,
Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5129871
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (14 reviews)
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“wild game” (2 reviews)
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Austrian, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Wanted to go MIchelin but also something not as modern. This was a perfect choice. There are two reasons why this is not a 5 star review. Number 1 is that the rabbit was really bad, and I mean the meat was not good (this...More

Thank Ines N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walter Bauer is a wonderful, intimate restaurant. It is appropriately named given that Walter will be your host for the evening, and will be unobtrusively ensuring everything is perfect. I have seen some reviews complain about service. We found it to be of the highest...More

Thank chi-twn99
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nice food - not the cheapest - but you get what you pay for and in this case it is worth it as it is high quality and very well presented and tasted superb! Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Go here if you want...More

Thank Adrian David W
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very small, but the food is great and the service is excellent! If you want a nice quiet dinner this is the place for you!

Thank carolkIndiana
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was our second visit to Walter Bauer. It is a very nice upscale restaurant with a lovely vaulted ceiling. It is small, but quiet and has fabulous food. I especially like their wild game entrees. Some might call it pretentious. I call it wonderfully...More

1  Thank Scott077
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely small restaurant with very friendly staff with personal and knowledgeable service. The atmosphere is cosy. The food is delicious. Salad leaves with fig vinaigrette, sea bass and apfel strudel with cinnamon ice cream and vanilla foam - just perfect.

Thank susannejohnson
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We had a business Dinner, i was completely overwhelmed by the quality of the food and the wine. Both best ordered by regional stuff, fantastic Wiener Schnitzel.

Thank ralph376
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here tonight looking forward to a Michelin starred experience for our 23rd Anniversary. We arrived promptly for a 6 pm rsvp but were questioned on whether we had one or not - thankfully I had charged my iPhone and was...More

2  Thank catwomanAtlanta
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is a lovely, informal restaurant, with an enticing menu. The food is carefully prepared and very tasty. My only complaint is that each dish was garnished with flowers--nasturtiums, I think.

1  Thank SOuffle_10
Reviewed 2 June 2017

...But a gem nevertheless. We thoroughly enjoyed our couple of days in Vienna last year; this restaurant was part of that pleasurable discovery. Comfortable, cosy, darkish, it offers a warm rather than dazzling experience. Not challenging, easy to do, and we felt we'd had a...More

1  Thank stubbersfield
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
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Angela B
12 December 2016|
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Response from tucano | Reviewed this property |
we do not know exactly, but it is highly unlikely. During normal weeks they open monday-friday only; sat. and sun. closed- but if you ask them by phone you will know for certain. tucano
John F
23 August 2016|
Response from SAGadbois | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't recall. I found them in the guide Michelin and it usually has hours but my copy isn't handy. I do know we were there late in the evening.
8 June 2015|
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Response from JuanSyL | Reviewed this property |
Most fine dining places in Vienna will have last orders by 9/9:30 or so, and will run till 11/12.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5129871
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