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Restaurant Salzamt

#102 of 3,715 Restaurants in Vienna}
$$ - $$$, European,
Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335332
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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CUISINES
Austrian, European, Central European, German, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Ruprechtsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Nicely situated with a great view over the Danube Canal. Lovely and quiet after a search for a table lower down the hill. Very friendly and obliging staff, Wide menu, easier than many for my two vege companions.Food all right, but nothing original.. Guest mainly...More

Thank ALFSaffronWalden
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Bit hidden. On the corner straight across the church but it's not easy to spot the sign. Authentic old style, with smoking and non smoking rooms. Credit card accepted. Waiters were quick, friendly and polite, great service. Despite the place was full we get to...More

Thank Denes222
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I had to do the tourist thing & have a ........Viennese Schnitzel. It was very good but the highlight was the accompaniment of cabbage & cumin seed, so delicious, it also came with potato salad. A large serve so was helped by my husband who...More

Thank foreverdreamin
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Despite its odd location - on a back street between scores seedy bars - and even odder arrangement - dark, empty bar up front; boisterous, lively dining area in back - we happened to stumble into this amazing little gem. The menu is handwritten in...More

Thank Devon D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We happened to stumble across the restaurant when searching for some food in the area and was glad we found Salzamt. Even though the menu was not in English, the service staff were very patient and attentive when explaining what local Viennese food to order...More

Thank Jaclyn W
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We struggled to find a restaurant open on Sunday evening near where we were staying in Vienna. We found this through recommendations on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The menu was hand written in German, as others have mentioned, but thanks to our...More

Thank rossbrownNottingham
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Our helpful waiter Christian translated the hand-written menu offerings. We really enjoyed the roast beef dish, spaghetti, pork tenderloin, apricot dumplings and chocolate souffle cake(!). Good value. Strongly recommend.

Thank bgtravel2016
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. It was literally steps from the hotel. We are nonsmokers, so we sat inside. It was quiet and cozy as there was only one other occupied table inside. Most of the outside tables were occupied by what looked...More

Thank flowermound413
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 27
Cuisine
Austrian, European, Central European, German, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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