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Zum Finsteren Stern

#741 of 3,724 Restaurants in Vienna}
££ - £££Seafood, European,
Schulhof 8, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5352100
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  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
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Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Schulhof 8, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Right around the corner of Judenplatz (one of my favorite place in Vienna) is the Finsternen Stern. The restaurant is small and has a very nice atmosphere. We ate vegetarian food and it was fresh and of high quality. I had a traditional italian orecchiette...More

Thank Isabella M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Food and service were good but we found it somehow expensive for 2 people (125€ for 2 entrees, 2 main courses, 1 dessert and 1 bottle of wine). Food is 4 out 5 but entree does not worth 12€, and main course was also very...More

1  Thank Sissi6779
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had a lovely evening at this very small restaurant around the corner from the Park Hyatt and near the Holocaust Memorial. The menus is a bit limited, but we had delicious fish and lamb entrees, mushroom quiche and ceviche to start. Reasonably priced wine...More

Thank susan r
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I am a foodie, and I really do not understand the rave reviews about this place. Food was OK, not very remarkable. Service was very, very slow despite the restaurant being 3/4 empty. I really think you can spend your food money elsewhere and do...More

1  Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Great wee place. Simple short menu. Well cooked and great taste. Excellent wine list. We were the only tourists there.

Thank glesgatourist
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

A little difficult to find but worth a visit. Almost no tourists. Very involved staff cook delicate food.

Thank Andre E
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is a charming restaurant on a quiet courtyard in old Vienna away from the tourist area. Being able to eat outside in Vienna is a real plus because most restaurants still allow smoking. We selected an excellent Austrian Riesling from a solid and well...More

Thank katimil
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Local, fresh, seasonal, sustainable...This is one of my favorite restaurants in Vienna, and I'm always amazed that more people don't seem to know about it. Do the chef's surprise menu; even if it's food you don't normally eat, it will be innovative and tasty (e.g.,...More

Thank jkilkullen
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Ella da Silva's Finsterer Stern in the heart of Vienna is one of my absolute favorites for dining with friends or family. Superbly prepared food on the daily changing menu to provide variety, taking advantage of seasonal produce and specialities, accompanied by a lovely wine...More

Thank sistamarie
Reviewed 11 March 2015

A couple of my Viennese business contacts in Vienna recommended this place because it was 1) Somewhat off the beaten track; 2) Not a tourist trap; 3) Excellent dining at a reasonable price. The menu is small, but the cuisine excellent, and varies from visit...More

Thank travelvet1571
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schulhof 8, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5352100
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