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The Spirit of Spontaneity

’Tis the season yet again – Christmas markets are in full swing, the smell of Maroniis in the air and GlĂŒhwein is consumed by the bucket. And, of course, there’s the obligatory toast on Silvester

Cozy Cuisine

By Antonia Kögl & Benedikt SteinleFew places in Vienna emanate the warmth of Kommod – a wonderful architectural gem, the forme...

Post Performance Prandials

The orchestra hammers the final cadence, the curtain falls and the audience breaks into pandemonium – there is nothing like the thrill of p...

Grooner on the Other Side

“Austrian wines, sir? Certainly ...” Store manager Allyson showed me to a shelf of Yellowtail Chardonnays and Sauvignons. No, I reply, no ka...

Round the Flat Lake

Burgenland covers many microclimates and qualities of terroir, resulting in a richness of wines just a short hop from downtown Vienna.A rough wood...

Austria’s 2018 Wines | Beating the Heat

The 2018 Austrian wines are defined by last year’s long summer and sweltering temperatures.Like love and moonlight, wine and sunshine go hand in ...

Our Daily Bread

In Vienna, quality baked glossare more accessible than ever before. The challenge for bakers is to keep standards high, while still growing ...

Yori | Korean Debuts & Homecomings

In Yori authentic Korean cuisine takes the stage in Vienna as a veteran proudly looks on.One of my earliest memories as a child is making specia...

Say Grace! Casual Fine Dining

The Anglo-Austrian couple of Oliver and Petra Lucas offers seasonal casual fine dining.“When Grace is open, I’m in the house,” said UK-born chef/o...

Honu Tiki Bowls | Light & Bright

Honu Tiki Bowls serves fresh, healthy Hawaiian-inspired bowls with regional ingredients.Only open since June, Vienna’s first Hawaiian bistro, Honu...

Vienna’s Sparkling Wine | The Best Bars for Bubbly

Other winemakers may follow the méthode champenoise,  but the aristocrats of bubbly still define the market.  Procedures can be copied; the magic is m...

Taubenkobel | Doves & Decoys

The award-winning restaurant Taubenkobel lures you to its Vienna popup – and with good reasonDespite its off-the-beaten-track location in SchĂŒtzen...

Our Pick for the Best Beer in Vienna

Intensive Care: The Delirium CafĂ© brings a bit of Belgian cheer to Vienna’s lager-battered heart.No matter the month or temperature, it’s always...

Wrenkh | Ready for Prime Time

The brothers Wrenkh build on family and history.Practically growing up in the kitchen of their parents’ pioneering vegetarian restaurant in the ...

Turnhalle Café | Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment.When the doors to Turnhalle im brick...

Dining on the Danube at the Scenic Ufertaverne

At the Ufertaverne of the Hofbauer Segelschule, great food and wine is only half the drawIt’s a sunny Sunday in Vienna, with a light breeze. A g...

5 Austrian Gins You Should Try This Spring

Gin is in, more than ever. As Vienna kicked off its first annual Vienna Gin Festival on May 3 & 4, a worldwide trend celebrated its arrival. With ...

How to… Learn to Cook Viennese

Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Aus...

Austrian Wines’ Toxic Legacy

Why "low intervention" wines have a hard time getting designated The disastrous Austrian wine scandal that shook the world in 1985 left a lasting m...

Austrian Red Wines Are Finally Coming of Age

Austrian reds have struggled to catch up with their magnificent white cousins, but the best are now coming of age.Historically, Austria has al...

Gourmet Minimalist Erwin Gegenbauer

Erwin Gegenbauer preaches the beauty of simplicity.By Bart de Vries“Reduction is my credo,” says Erwin Gegenbauer, “luxury is simplicity a...

Pub Klemo has a Well-Stocked Selection and Affordable Tastings

If Rome has coffee and Moscow has vodka, then Vienna’s soul fuel is surely wine.The city is awash in the stuff: dozens of Vinotheken and wine ba...

Brunching like its 1847: Enjoy the Finest Foods in the Historic Palais Todesco

In the ornate Palais Todesco, right across from the Vienna State Opera, Gerstner hosts a Viennese Sunday brunch that will wow visitors and locals alik...

How to…Celebrate Thanksgiving in Vienna

Just because you're a long way from home doesn't mean you can't enjoy Thanksgiving right here in ViennaFor many Americans, Thanksgiving is their...

Hey Austria, if you’re Hungary, Czech This out!

A tour of the flavors Vienna has borrowed from across Central Europe Austrians love eating well, and while Wiener KĂŒche (Viennese cuisine) is famous ...

On The Vine | Going off the Rails with the Heurigen Express

Rest your weary feet and take Vienna’s Heurigen Express to some of the city’s most charming BuschenschĂ€nkeHaving lived in Vienna for seven years...

L’Orient Serves up Savory Morrocan in Leopoldstadt

The cuisine of Morocco at L’Orient combines warm spices with a carefully designed spaceIn Arabic, khattat means calligrapher, the scribe whose p...

Viennese coffee house personalities | Where do you belong?

Unsurprisingly for the city that introduced the beverage to the west, Vienna boasts a distinct coffee culture, epitomized by the Wiener Kaffeehaus, th...

Penne Ă  la Vodka at Treubleiben Wien

A Persian New Yorker transplants Brooklyn grub to Kirchengasse   At Treubleiben, one of the more recent additions to the Kirchengasse gastro-strip, K...

The Weinviertel, Where Each Wine is as Unique as its Creator

The Weinviertel has as many philosophies as vintners“Popsicles. With lychee aroma!” RenĂ© Willmann of the Poysdorf Weinmarkt (wine market) scof...

Paco Brings España to the 9th District

The spirit of tapas lives on in a new guise at PacoThe philosophy of tapas is very much about sharing – be it the small servings, a bottle of sh...

On the Canal | Waterfront Dining, Where 1010 Meets 1020

Every year the Danube Canal promenade gets a little more sexy, with laid-back bars, delicious street-food-style eateries and the urban attitude to mat...

On The Vine | More Wine? Don’t Schwitz, it’s Totally Kosher

After eons, kosher wine finally maturesWine in the Levante may date back to pre-biblical times, but until recently, Israel was not producing muc...

Vienna’s Icelandic Eatery Promises Northern Comfort the 9th District

While Austria undoubtedly has a lock on gorgeous alpine scenery as well as prime meat, dairy and produce in abundance, the one sore point is a marked ...

Dining on Dragon’s Head | The Secrets of Fischrestaurant Kaj

The “golden” cook of Fischrestaurant Kaj transforms the fresh catch from the Adriatic.“Sometimes life just writes its own script,” Miro Sapič to...

A Tale of Two Passions | Food and Biking at Ghisallo

Ghisallo marries casual Mediterranean dining with fine Italian road bikes.When you first face Ghisallo on the corner of Reinprechtsdorfer Straße...

Planet Terroir | Tour de Vin | Lower Austria’s Open House for Wine

Classy and exclusive, the Tour de Vin lets you peek behind the scenes at Lower Austria’s finest vineyards.By Catherine Hooker and Leopold Winkle...

Dining with Mamsell at Ludwig van

Ludwig van interprets culinary classics while adding new notes under the auspicious roof of one of Beethoven’s former dwellingsFinding Ludwig va...

Tastes Like Victory – Gasthaus zum Sieg

For savory Gulasch, Gasthaus zum Sieg is the real dealGasthaus zum Sieg is a real-life Beisl (bistro), not an “Original Vienna Kitchen” (in six ...

On the Vine | Winter Work

Cellar, field and desk; March is a busy  time of year for winemakersThe cliché of cute country girls and boys, skirts and sleeves rolled up as...

Recipe: Gulasch zum Sieg

Not for delicate veggies! Chef Franz Tomsits of Gasthaus zu Sieg has been cooking this gulasch after his mother’s recipe for the last 25 years.T...

We Found Vienna’s Best Krapfen

We canvassed the town to bring you the best of Vienna’s Krapfen selection.In Vienna, it seems that sugary confections beckon from every bakery's...

A Slice of Napoli at Via Toledo

The new Neapolitan-style pizzeria Via Toledo entices with a Valoriani oven and lots of southern cordialityVienna has its fair share of ristorant...

On The Vine | Where to buy Wine Accessories in Vienna

These three shops in Vienna offer excellent wine accessories By Catherine Hooker & Leopold WinklerEven if it’s not included in the Merc...

Two’s Company – Steinthal

Steinthal’s stripped-back dishes showcase the best of local produceDaniel Steiner and Benjamin Wieselthaler are inseparable – “there hasn’t been...

Recipe: Steinthal’s Catfish Rissoles 

Steinthal is a fusion of the restaurateurs Daniel Steiner and Benjamin Wieselthaler surnames as well as the fusion of fish and vegetables on their men...

The Claws of Attraction – Crazy Lobster

High-end meets low-key at the new downtown eatery Crazy Lobster, offering more versions of the crustaceans than Vienna has ever seenIn all hones...

Scents and Sensibility at Die ParfĂŒmerie

Follow your nose to aromatic cocktails at Die ParfĂŒmerie BarFinding Die ParfĂŒmerie can be a challenge. The new permanent home of a trio of mixol...

Nippon Soul Food at Kuro

Kohei Kurosa serves udon and other beloved Japanese staples at his newly opened restaurant, Kuro“I asked my Austrian colleague what he would lik...

On the Vine | Increasing Sekt’s Appeal

Austrian bubbly has had a rough time lately, but new regulations might just put it back on track“The velvet was flowing like a river! Let’s have...

On the Vine | Dollhouse Vintage – Urban Vineyard

Vienna’s smallest working vineyard is in the heart of the cityWe all know the PR photo stunts: a portly man in a serious business suit performin...

All the Right Notes at Lingenhel

Lingenhel implores you to appreciate every single ingredient – resistance was futileMusic folklore tells us that jazz is all about the notes you...

Burger Joint – I did it my way

Le Burger throws out convention and leaves it all up to you.A walk down Mariahilfer Straße is like life in fast-forward. Businesses shut down an...

Four-Course Travelogue

Dine and drink your way around the globe at Blue Mustard.A self-proclaimed resto-bar (a pastiche of restaurant and bar), Blue Mustard joined Vie...

Mamta Mahto – Prosi Indian Restaurant

Bringing authentic South Indian flavor to Vienna“Eighty percent of all Indian restaurants in Vienna are North Indian,” chef Mamta Mahto of the P...

Braving the Storms

With foul weather affecting the vintage, this year is a rough one for Austrian wine.This year will not be remembered fondly by Austrian winemake...

Bacchus Meets Disney

For better or worse, the Langenlois Loisium is a theme park for the thirstyAfter driving up the hill through a seemingly endless colony of chic de...

Toys in the Attic – 25hours Hotel’s Rooftop Bar

Savor the last days of summer on the terrace of the 25hours Hotel's Dachboden barLate summer may be the best season to enjoy Vienna: As the evenin...

SCA33’s Sophie Halder Shares Her RagĂč Recipe

Organic community building, one platter at a time“My concept is simply back to basics” says Sophie Halder, chef and manager of the new restaurant ...
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