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Walter Bauer

#183 of 3,548 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Old University Quarter
Austrian, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Sonnenfelsgasse 17, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5129871
Today
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is not Good. Service isnt polite. We were 5 persons. We had dinner 10 years ago. It was Good. Now better go tô another restaurant.

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Thank MarcoMoreira2013
Newport Beach, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing! We each started with pasta and white truffles. I had the lamb and my husband had the 'bunny," both accompanied by a wonderful bottle of Austrian wine. The service was professional, as was the overall presentation. Most of the men wore a jacket and tie (not all) and the ladies wore skirts or pants with nice... More 

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Thank PaulineMarie3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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244 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This small restaurant is tucked away on a side street a few minutes walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral. (Also just 15 min walk or so from Hotel Sacher, where we stayed). Walter Bauer was a recommendation of the concierge, and we are glad to have experienced this spot. Our dinner reservation at 6:00 PM was early, as we were the... More 

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Thank DMLehman6
UK
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Michelin starred restaurant in the heart of Vienna. More traditional cooking (and presentation) but excellent preparation. Extensive wine list. Cosy atmosphere and more like a family dining room than a restaurant.

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Thank dc0i
Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Had an extremely pleasant lunch here. Food to a good standard and great wine. Very friendly and warm staff. Highly recommend it. Especially the egg nog drink dessert - served in edible cup!

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Thank Jim C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I decided to go to Walter Bauer on a whim one night while visiting Vienna. It was a Friday night and I had no reservation, and I expected to be turned away. Instead I received the warmest welcome as though they were waiting for me, and I felt as thought I was being welcomed into a family friend's cozy dining... More 

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Zug, Zug, Switzerland
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Old school restaurant at one michelin star level. Food and wine was very good, so was the service. No reason for any complaints. I will however say that I thought it a bit boring. Nothing innovative here - fine dining like it was back in the 90s.

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Denville, NJ
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

definitely recommended. Walter Bauer has the type of atmosphere you expect from a sophisticated Viennese restaurant in the capital of the country. At the same time it has a gracious warm and intimate atmosphere. Service here is both impeccable and charming. Try the 4 course gourmet menu, and you will not be disappointed. The soups here are truly extra ordinary.... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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188 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a formal dinning restaurant with lovely décor and great food and wine. It offers traditional Viennese food with some wild game selections. The manager doubles as the sommelier and offers an extensive wine list with many famous wines and vintages. It is an experience to eat here. Don't let the exterior or small space fool you, it is... More 

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Thank Scott077
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Small, cozy restaurant on a winding street. Our meal was delicious. Extensive Austrian wine list, loved our recommended red. Excellent service. Ideal place for a quiet meal for two.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Austrian, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old University Quarter

Neighbourhood Profile
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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