We have just returned from our pleasant stay at Esterhazy Keller, located inside the wealthy Esterhazy family’s Viennese pied-a-terre, to this day the largest privately owned palace in town. In the olden days the Esterhazys were famous for their lavish parties which took place in this building complex (not underground, but in the large first floor halls, of course). The dress code was very simple: come naked. The emperor apparently was so pleased with these events that he rented a five-storey building just on the opposite side of the street, so that he would not have to go through the trouble of being driven to his main palace, ten minutes away, in his carriage. Being the boss of the second larges empire of earth at the time (after Russia) came with certain benefits. Viennese have never been very big on beer. At some stage the emperor even […]
Opened in the 18th Century and re-designed later in a neo-baroque style, this “Imperial and Royal Chocolatier and Patisserie” is one of the best places for food we have been to in Vienna. Without a reservation, we had to wait for nearly half an hour before we were seated in one of the less glamorous second floor rooms, but it was worth the effort. From the moment we arrived the service made us feel welcome (which is not a given for big city places, certainly not for Vienna). We ordered coffee while we were pondering over the menu. In the end we decided we had to try their Viennese schnitzel for €25.90 (including side salad) and another one of their signature dishes: Huhn-Nudel-Briesauflauf (soufflé of noodles with chicken and sweet bread for €16.50). The schnitzel was among the top three we’ve enjoyed. Large size, beautiful […]
We’ve just returned from a very pleasant visit to Sigmund Freud’s local: Café Landtmann. The 1873 building exudes a lovely charm, both from outside and inside. Service is very friendly and quick. We were led to our table and ordered the local staple dish: Viennese schnitzel to share. It tasted just the way it’s supposed to. For dessert, we opted for an apple strudel and a slice of Landtmann cake, you guessed it, they named a cake after this place. We’ll definitely be back soon. 5 out of 5. Looking for more Viennese restaurant reviews? Try Café Englander, Café Central, or Esterhazy Keller. More geographic diversity for you? Why not check out our posts on Lafleur , Frankfurt, Pachamama, London, or Gruvelageret, next to the North Pole (in Spitsbergen)?