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Gasthaus Elsner

German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Neumayrgasse 2, Vienna 1160, Austria
+43 1 4925596
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small Austrian style pub restaurant. The staff were helpful and spoke good English. This is a traditional Austrian style pub so don't expect the decor of high end establishments. The food is excellent. The beef goulash had an excellent flavour. Very tasty as was the dumpling. Friends had a Wiener Schnitzel and Sausage. All of a high... More 

Thank Simon H
Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My girlfriend and I tried out this place as it was close to our room and we have just checked-in and quite hungry. We had no expectations, but the food was delicious - probably the best I had in all of Vienna and the meals were big. The place was calm, the prices were below what you would find in... More 

Thank Martin K
Oradea, Romania
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Check the pictures first! So authentic, so cozy, the staff so lovely, the food so delicious!!!!!!!! The father’s owner is a hunter, he has some recipes!!!!:-) Definitely we will go back!!!

Thank luizaa_ta
Brisbane, Australia
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395 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This is an authentic place with a great atmosphere and food. It is like a small family run pub and the staff were fabulous. The food was delicious and the beer great. Good value and you can sit inside or outside. Highly recommended!

1 Thank John H
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I ate here twice during our short stay in Vienna, and with good reason-- chef Robert Elsner cooked traditional Viennese dishes to perfection. From the classic Wienerschnitzer and housemade bratwurst to the topfenstrudel, everything was top-notch! Mr. Elsner was also very friendly and accommodating, and checked in on us to make sure we were well-served. I highly... More 

1 Thank Angie O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We enjoyed their Wiener Schnitzel but most of all it was a welcoming experience to have a host who was friendly and accommodating. A must-try!

Thank Jadzia352
Wentworth Falls, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Real Austrian cooking ,the food was delicious and plentiful ,only downside they are not open at weekends. Robert is a great host we ate there three of the four nights .Ambience was old and friendly, outside is a kerbside patio. We were disappointed this year as they were not open , they chose to take holidays for August. This Gasthaus... More 

1 Thank 85nevilles
Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

A very nice service, delicious schnitzel, warm bread, friendly place indeed. The place is just like visiting Uncle's place. Nothing's luxury, a traditional small place at the corner of the street. But this is the place to go if you want to try the traditional Austrian meals. They have pork and chicken schnitzel, and some other choices, including goulash too.... More 

1 Thank ElisabethManik
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

I dined here last night. The waiter was very understanding of my lack of deutsch and gave me an English menu. He suggested a shredded pancake soup for entrée which was delicious. I chose weiner schnitzel for main. I also had a glass of apfel wein. Overall it was a good experience, food and service wad good and quite inexpensive.... More 

3 Thank Becc D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Awesome atmosphere, good beer and food and friendly staff! I suggest the Schnitzel and Goulash Soup (It is the best I tasted in all of Vienna during my stay).

1 Thank Heinrich M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neumayrgasse 2, Vienna 1160, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Ottakring
  • Neighbourhood: Ottakring
  • Phone Number: +43 1 4925596

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

Staying in Ottakring

Neighbourhood Profile
The production site of popular Ottakringer beer brews up an exciting mix of working and middle class suburbs, Balkanese immigrant lifestyles, and lush patches of hilly woodland. The recently gentrified area around Yppenplatz and Brunnenmarkt boasts hip cafés and bars next to South East European delicacies at Brunnenmarkt street market. The dynamics of Ottakring become most apparent at its vibrant high street Ottakringer Strasse. At the top end you can feast on wine and local food in Austria’s oldest wine tavern 10er Marie. The wines are from the tavern’s own urban vineyards. Before you head upwards, make sure you pay a visit to the historic courtyards between Lerchenfelder Gürtel and Hippgasse. When locals visit Ottakring’s hilly green outskirts on the weekends they either climb up 31 meters of Jubiläumswarte viewing tower on Gallitzinberg, have a succulent Wiener Schnitzel at Villa Aurora, or reward their hiking exertions around Wilhelminenberg with a drink and a view from Wilhelminenberg Palace (now a hotel and restaurant).
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