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Gustl-Bauer

#1,169 of 3,548 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Inner City
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Drahtgasse 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335889
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Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I usually write only those reviews that surprise me - either positive or negative. Unfortunately, this is of the latter category. Granted, you don't see a lot of tourists in this joint, although the location of the restaurant is very prominent and nicely central downtown Vienna. Your average lunchtime visitor seems to be the local elderly business crowd from the... More 

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7 Thank gigiworldtravel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We have decided to try this place after wandering around due to Christmas Markets shopping. It has a traditional furniture, nothing particular relevant, even dish choices are the typical ones but that is not a good reason to don't give it a try. All dishes are simple and well made. There is a only one waiter but she is capable... More 

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Thank Francesca C
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I have made a pledge not to write bad reviews, but rather to promote good businesses with positive reviews. The bartender/waiter at Gustl-Bauer made me break my pledge by being the most obnoxious, condescending, sad excuse of a person in the service industry. Of course he was very helpful to all the locals, but we were tourists and spoke very... More 

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3 Thank Bassem B
Oracle, Arizona
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had been very busy in Vienna, and somehow I hadn't eaten a "Tafelspitz", so just round the corner from our apartment, we found what I wanted/needed. It was served with the correct radish sauce and apple puree (see pic). Very nice!!

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Thank nkosikazi
York, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I made a reservation at Gustl Bauer the other night and enjoyed my meal there. It has a typical Austrian menu. I had the Tafelspitz and the kaiserschmarnn for dessert. Both dishes were very good. Good location. Seemed popular with locals.

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Thank ANS321
Fribourg, Switzerland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The prices were fair, the meal very good and the waiters/waitresses very sympathetic. It is located in a quiet street so we ate on the terrasse and it was really pleasant.

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Thank DDRyba
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,492 reviews
3,853 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,844 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This was a traditional Austrian restaurant we just had to go into as it looked so cool and charming. Walking in and it's like stepping back in time,all dark wood interior,nice furnishing's and decor,low lighting creating a cosy atmosphere and great outside seating area make's for a wonderful place to enjoy a nice pint or two on a cold night.... More 

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Thank Neil K
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2,006 reviews
1,585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 604 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Gustl-Bauer is a very traditional Austrian Restaurant in the heart of Vienna.Went to this restaurant after leaving Stephansplatz Christmas Market and we were instantly drew here as it looked great in the dark all lit up and very inviting.The interior to this restaurant was excellent very Old World with many interesting features such as the glass windows and light fixtures... More 

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Thank Stephen K
Vero Beach, FL
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We enjoyed some typical Viennese cuisine...schnitzels and goulash....but the prices were pretty steep, and the wait staff was not overly attentive or friendly. I think there are better options nearby!

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5 Thank FloridianJerseyans
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Had the goulash and the schnitzel, both were very good. Not cheap, but very tasty. Spent a while looking at the German menu, then we're given an English one which made things much simpler.

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Thank Daniel A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drahtgasse 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5335889

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

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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 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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