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“Not what you would expect at the end of the road...”

Restaurant im Seehotel Gruner Baum
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Hallstatt
Price range: US$11 - US$32
Cuisines: Austrian, European, Central European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Leib & SeeleDer kulinarische und gastronomische Mittelpunkt unseres Hauses sind das Restaurant "Zum Salzbaron", das "Kaiserstuberl", sowie unsere Seeterrasse und als besonderes Highlight unsere neue Seelounge, direkt am Hallstattersee gelegen, inmitten einer unberuhrten Natur.Unsere Koche haben fur Sie eine lukullische Mischung aus einheimischen und mediterranen Spezialitaten zusammengestellt.Unsere Spezialitat sind taglich fangfrische Fische aus dem Hallstattersee, wie Forellen, Saiblinge und Reinanken.Die umfangreiche Weinkarte mit Schwerpunkt auf osterreichischen Weinen, als auch eine sorgfaltig ausgewahlte Selektion an internationalen Weinen runden unser Angebot fur Sie ab.In Abwandlung eines alten Sprichwortes ist unser Motto: "Essen und Trinken soll den Leib salben und die Seele beflugeln".
Vienna, Austria
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not what you would expect at the end of the road...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

This whole place is as if it belongs to another era and this hotel/restaurant does not escape the rule. The difference is that in such places and with such a large number of tourists one does not expect to find professional service, good quality food and a comfortable nobility that withstands time, all accompanied by splendid settings.

Visited November 2013
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San Diego, CA
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great outside restaurant/bar.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Upon arriving in Hallstatt, we found this bar which has outside seating lakeside. Very comfortable location, and a stunning view of the surrounding mountains on clear days. Unfortunately, our day was a bit cloudy, but the ambiance of sitting by the lake was memorable. Only had drinks outside, Service a bit on the slow side, but OK. We met another American couple who lived near our home in California and enjoyed comparing notes on our travels. Enjoyed our stay at the Braufasthof in Hallstatt, but the Hotel Gruner Baum looked like the place to stay if you want to be right in the center of the action. If we get back to Hallstatt, we might try this location. By the way, if you are thinking about going to Hallstatt and are planning to be near Konstanz, Germany, make it a point to visit Meersburg, Germany. Very similar quaintness to Hallstatt without all the tourist location hassles.

Visited October 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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478 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Spectacular view beyond words !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

The most spectacular view I have ever had for a dining experience bar none !! This place has a crazy beautiful view of the lake and the majestic mountains behind it. It was simply breathtaking and words fall short in describing the incredible beauty of this place.

That said, there were some really tasty items on this menu as well, for example the gnocchi was the best I ever had... it was simply wonderful. Also, the spaghetti with gorgonzola sauce was also very good. Also, I felt the service was very good in this restaurant. The price was a bit on the high side but this is understandable. All around, this was an excellent dining experience for me.

But the absolute superstar of this place was the view.... again, spectacular beyond words and a truly memorable experience !

  • Visited October 2013
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108 reviews
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“You'll be grüner (green) with envy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Our hotel desk manager recommended Grüner Baum over his own hotel's restaurant and what a great recommendation it turned out to be.

The smoked ham and lentil salad, served with flavored whipped cream, was an excellent starter. If you're not so hungry a bowl of soup and this salad would be very filling.

The lone waitress, though quite busy, was friendly and make a good recommendation for the beef with crispy onions. Or, as she said, the Austrian men's favorite food. She also selected a nice red wine for us. I'm still surprised at the decent quality and low prices for Austrian wine in the restaurants.

If the nougat dumpling is on the menu give it a try to we'll satisfy your dessert tooth!

  • Visited October 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Elegant dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner of Veal Snitzel & Chicken in pumpkin crust. Service was excellent. The dining room has a spectacular lake view if you get there before sunset. Dress is casual even though it's an elegant setting. The resident cat greets you at the entrance.

  • Visited October 2013
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