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Restaurant Salzamt

#105 of 3,523 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Inner City
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335332
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Mon 17:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So, after reading a lot of reviews, we decided to try this place for the schnitzel, and we weren't disappointed! The veal was tender and the coating was delicious, maybe verging on a little soggy after a while though. The accompanying potato salad was equally delicious. They change their menu daily, apparently, though we didn't try any of the other... More 

Thank Selena M
Adelaide Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant due to TA reviews and the fact that it was about 5 mins walk from our hotel. It was in a very quiet area and so did not attract so many tourists, more locals. We didn't have a booking but arrived early (6 pm) and had a table until 7:30 which suited us fine. The menu... More 

Thank gekelly
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We were so happy to find this place as we like places filled with locals and not touristy. Food was fantastic. I had veal goulash. Rest of our family had schnitzel which they said was fantastic. Potato salad was best ever! Service was quick and friendly. Recommend booking if it's busy.

Thank 670nicola
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Entered the restaurant on an early hour, so not much crowd. Food was good , and Vienna's master dish - the schnitzel was very good and left us with a taste for more. However, there are probably cheaper places to eat and not less tasty. You could stop.. but you might as well look for another place.

Thank Ronen C
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with a retro kind of feel. Typical austrian dishes, I had the Wienerschnitzel which was excellent. Nice helpful staff which translated the handwritten german menu to english for us.

Thank Uptowngirrl
Copenhagen, Denmark
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had an excellent dinner at Salzamt. Better to reserve in advance, especially around Christmas time. Food is really authentic and high quality. I think it's difficult to find in Vienna a good typical Austrian restaurant that is not touristy. And this is one!! Dishes are very well prepared and served. They have an excellent service and a good selection... More 

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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This restaurant is unusual. very understated entrance into a smokey bar which you quickly pass through into a smoke free restaurant. The restaurant is very basic in its fitting out. staff were very friendly. we went on a Monday and expected it to be not very busy but it was packed and we only just managed to get a table.... More 

Thank purcellfamily
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

After a long day of walking we found this "hidden" restaurant in the 1st district. A little bit old school, but with very friendly staff and tasty food. I can highly recommend the pumpkin soup and wienerschnitzel!

Thank johnny11113
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nice place with possibilities to eat outside. Service was good and the waiter was very patient waiting for eleven persons trying to split the bill... We all ate the schnizel and everyone liked it, so I guess I have to rate this as a good restaurant.

Thank Bjorn_swe
Montpellier, France
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice diner in this restaurant. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and the food very tasty for an affordable price. We will definitely come back.

Thank carodaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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
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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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 Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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