Top 14 Restaurants in Vienna: A Foodie’s Guide to Vienna

Top 13 Restaurants in Vienna: A Foodie’s Guide to Vienna: Indulge in the ultimate culinary experience in Vienna with our list of the top things to do for foodies. From tasting traditional Austrian dishes to exploring local markets and alternative restaurants, this guide will satisfy your taste buds and make your trip to Vienna unforgettable.

Published:July 28, 2023
Last updated:February 22, 2024

Get ready to discover the most amazing restaurants in Vienna! This guide is for all you food lovers looking to dive into the heart of Viennese cuisine and culture. Vienna’s culinary scene has it all, from traditional delights to international fusion. Whether you’re after a Michelin-star experience or a cozy Heuriger wine tavern, Vienna’s got your taste buds covered.

We present you with the best restaurants in Vienna!

1. Best Traditional Restaurants:

Step into the heart of Viennese culture with these classics. Taste the rich history of Vienna on your plate.

  • Plachutta: Famous for Viennese classics like Tafelspitz and Rindsgulasch.
  • Figlmüller: Home to the best Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna, which is one of the most popular dishes in Vienna.
  • Skopik & Lohn: Trendy spot with modern Austrian cuisine with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients. It has a hip and casual atmosphere.
  • Trezniewsky: Classic Viennese sandwiches since 1902 serving delicious sandwiches and refreshing pfiffs (small beer).
  • Zum schwarzen Kamel: Historic tavern with timeless Viennese cuisine (try the famous boiled beef also known as “Tafelspitz” and explore their extensive wine list).
Underground traditional coffee place

2. Naschmarkt Tour with Primetours

From the moment you arrive at the Naschmarkt, you’re greeted with the hustle and bustle of vendors selling an array of fresh produce, spices, meats, cheeses, and much more. The locals love to come here and enjoy one of the best restaurants in Vienna within the market.

  • Explore the bustling Naschmarkt, a foodie’s paradise.
  • Dive into local eats at one of the best and most diverse restaurants in Vienna within the market.

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3. Top Michelin Restaurants

Elevate your dining experience at these Michelin-starred gems. Taste the pinnacle of culinary excellence in Vienna.

  • Steirereck: Michelin-starred Austrian cuisine with a modern twist located at Stadtpark.
  • Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant: Modern European cuisine with two Michelin stars (with an emphasis on Austrian ingredients).
  • Tian: Michelin-starred vegetarian restaurant with creative plant-based dishes.

4. The best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurants

If you’re into green and plant-based delights, these restaurants will tantalize your taste buds in the most delectable way.

  • Landia: This is a vegetarian restaurant that offers traditional Viennese dishes made with organic and locally sourced ingredients.
  • Wrenkh: Modern vegetarian Viennese cuisine, including vegan and gluten-free options (with dishes like vegetable strudel and vegan goulash).

5. Craft Beer Tasting

Austria is one of the top beer-drinking countries worldwide and therefore offers a huge variety of different types of beer.

  • Our tour has a rich beer tasting event where you will not only learn insights about the brewing process and the various beer types but also the proper way of tasting the different beers.
  • Explore Austria’s rich beer culture and tasting techniques.

During this beer tasting you will not only learn insights about the brewing process and the various beer types but also the proper way of tasting the different beers.

Craft Beer Tasting with us!

6. TOP Alternative food experiences

Venture beyond tradition with these unique dining spots. Explore international flavors that redefine Vienna’s culinary landscape.


  • Authentic Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist.
  • From pho to banh mi, their menu is packed with a variety of dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.

XO Burger:

  • Gourmet burgers featuring juicy, flavorful creations, including vegan options.
  • We rate this as the best restaurant in Vienna for Burgers!


  • “Kunst.Kultur.Kulinarisch” serves as the inspirational motif behind this culturally rich and diverse restaurant.
  • It gives you a variety of gastronomy degustation from all over the world (Asian, Austrian, Mexican, Greek, Italian) in just one place.
  • Another experience not to miss is their vast drinking options, from craft Beer, wine, whiskey, gin, and rum!
  • If you want to have more experiences than just food/drink related, each month the Gleisgarten offers activities for all likes (yoga sessions, workshops, concerts, and much more)!
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