Discover Vienna's Culinary Offerings Together: Restaurants for Group Dining
There is a wide range of local and international restaurants in Vienna, ranging from traditional Heuriger cuisine to the typical Viennese bistro (or "beisl") to the modern "in" places. By way of example, we have compiled a list of eight fantastic culinary destinations in Vienna that are an inviting prospect after a meeting, for instance, at which to dine in good company and savor Austrian hospitality. Our restaurant list also suggests other restaurants that would be suitable for larger reservations of up to several hundred people.
The MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna is not only home to exciting exhibitions but also the Salonplafond restaurant. Diners in the restaurant enjoy the modest yet elegant and grand atmosphere. It describes itself as the modern interpretation of the traditional Viennese inn, and as such the menu features creative variations on Austrian dishes with international spices and ingredients. In summer, a beer garden with seating for up to 150 people offers space for relaxation.
The Feuerdorf (literally meaning "fire village") in the Prater is all about relaxed barbecuing fun in the heart of Vienna. Whether the gathering is in a barbecue hut around an open fire, in the open-air beer garden or in the cozy gazebo, the Feuerdorf is the ideal venue for an atmospheric evening at any time of year and for any occasion. Diners can either wield the barbecue tongs themselves or choose from the á la carte menu.
Glacis Beisl is one of the most beautiful and best-rated bistros in the city. It is slightly hidden away behind the MuseumsQuartier and combines modernity with tradition. The establishment serves classic Viennese dishes with a modern touch next to a preserved section of Vienna’s historic city wall. The food is accompanied by a wide selection of Austrian wines.
Sperling is immediately next to the Augarten and offers fantastic views over the flower-filled park and the wide avenues. Warmth and creativity are given top priority at Sperling. Diners can enjoy down-to-earth dishes ranging from schnitzel and steak to fresh Buchteln (yeast buns) as well as dishes that change according to the season, in a welcoming living room atmosphere.
Heuer am Karlsplatz
Cafe Heuer can be found on Karlsplatz, one of the most central locations in Vienna. The outstanding dishes and drinks are prepared using high-quality and locally-grown produce. The fantastic cocktails are mixed to a similarly high standard. When combined with the wonderful terrace, the result is one of the most popular venues in central Vienna.
Luftburg - Kolarik im Prater
The Luftburg - Kolarik im Prater is a family-friendly eatery that offers 100% organic dishes. From knuckle of pork to traditional Viennese cuisine to vegetarian and vegan dishes, all of the produce used in the restaurant is organic and most of it is sourced from the local region. When the weather is fine, the attractively landscaped beer garden is an inviting place to spend time.
Mayer am Pfarrplatz
The appeal of traditional Viennese taverns (Heuriger) lies in their relaxed atmosphere, fine Viennese wines and appropriate culinary accompaniment. The Mayer am Pfarrplatz, which first opened its doors in 1683, places particular emphasis on tradition and spoils its guests with wonderful delicacies and prize-winning wines in a convivial atmosphere.
Motto am Fluss
The Motto am Fluss is an architectural highlight right next to the Danube Canal, just above the landing station for the Twin City Liner. At first glance, it would be easy to mistake the building for a ship. At the heart of the Motto am Fluss is the restaurant on the first floor. The interior evokes the Venetian style of the 1950s. On the second floor is the Motto Café, complete with a large sun terrace.
The restaurants listed here represent a small selection. You can find more restaurants in our restaurant list.