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“Lovely food and out-of-centre location.”
Review of Pfarrwirt

Pfarrwirt
Ranked #719 of 4,447 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$46
Cuisines: Austrian, International, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Dobling
Description: A Tafelspitz is a Tafelspitz and a Wiener Schnitzel a Wiener Schnitzel. It sounds simple but it is one of the great secrets of the Viennese cuisine: simple, pure, authentic food which tastes just as it should. One more secret: the Viennese cuisine - by the way, the only one named after a city - has always been multi-faceted and open to influences from other countries and regions. Recipes from the Crown Lands Bohemia and Hungary have become adopted into the Austrian cuisine, even as eggplant (Melanzani), sponge fingers (Biskotte) or bouillon, ingredients and dishes derived from the Italian and French cuisine. Adhering to original recipes while accepting new trends - that is, uniting tradition with cosmopolitanism - are the two secrets of the Viennese cuisine, to which the Pfarrwirt feels committed. It is a matter of course that all dishes are prepared with fresh and natural ingredients and that the Pfarrwirt renounces the use of meat from factory farming. Not absolutely necessary, but it nevertheless feels good.
Reviewed 19 December 2013

As part of a group of 30+, I dined at Pfarrwirt and was thoroughly impressed. The evening began out in the picturesque courtyard with canapés, mini-Wiener Schnitzel and glühwein before heading inside for dinner. Lovely warm surrounding and traditional Austrian food and wine – they even managed to make a humble soup delicious! Difficult to judge the service as we were quite a large group, but the whole meal ran smoothly and without any pressure of being rushed at any point during the night. About 15-20 minutes away from the Museum Quartier by taxi which was a welcomed change of pace after spending the day in the busy centre of the city.

Thank 99avery
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Pfarrwirt is one of, if not the, oldest restaurants in Vienna. It's tucked away in an unlikely place, making it feel almost rural.

There are two or three warm, cozy rooms with lots of wood and interesting art. We were in a big group, so it's hard to judge the service -- they just had to keep the operation moving. But they were super-flexible about timings and menu and they let us stay as long as we liked (quite late).

They were gracious about all requests and very efficient all evening.

The food was excellent. Every course. Traditional Austrian but with something different each time. The wine was great too.

We all gave the owner and staff a round of applause at the end of the evening because we'd had such a good time.

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Thank DougalKessler
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Over 30 of us had dinner at the Pfarrwirt during a company business trip. We started in the beautiful courtyard garden (where we had tasty canapés, mini - Wiener Schnitzel finger food and hot punch. We were then treated to five courses in the lovely interior (the Trout strudel was a treat, as were the Austrian wines). Terrific service in that brusque Austrian fashion. About a 20 minute taxi drive from the Museum Quartier. Recommended.

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Thank Stan W
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Referred by our local colleague, our party of 30+ from around the World had a grand time at dinner. Ambiance, food and service were all top notch. A cocktail in the courtyard followed by dinner inside a semi-private room and we immediately felt "at home" in Vienna.

Gruner Veltiner wine, cream of asparagus soup, grilled filet of pike perch, guinea fowl and chocolate cake with chocolate sauce were all delicious. A couple orders of Wiener Schnitzel for the table to try were also a must!

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Thank 4DMan
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We have made a booking on the phone, 3 persons, non-smoking.
Arriving there (beautiful house, authentic interior) we were not welcomed by anybody at the door.
A waiter passed by and WE had to address him. "Hallo! We have a reservation!" He kind of guided us to the dinign hall. He didnt say "pelase follow me" or something so we presumed we had to follow him. OK. Arrived there, seated. We realised that we were in a smoking area and damn, people were smoking cigars next to us. ... After a long time waiting we explained to the waiter that this is not what we have resevred and he explained that they didn´t have a non-smoking area and that we have to put up with it. While we were digesting the German in which the waieter exlained (we are not very good in this language so we thought that WE haven´t understood weel) , the Manager (presumably co-owner) passed by and we hailed and he stopped and said loundly: OK! follow me (so he knew our case). He led us to the next room (which apparently was to be non-operatig that evening) and shouted: OK! Are you now happy now? You have the whole room just for you! But you will be here ALONE (said with bitterness, irony, disgust), I repeat ALONE (said loudly)! and he THREW the menus on the table. We were speachless. It is one of those moments that one is utterly shocked and can not react promptly. We were about to go away but we were curious of what the service and the food would be. So we decided to play the game and have fun. We were cateered by to waiters. One was super nice and efficient. The other one (the same that initially "welcomed" us) was a pure disaster. He even didn´t know how to place the cuttlery on the table. ....The redemption came with the food. It was just great!..While eating we have seen the Manager swaying around DRUNK in the corridor... Lustig!..It is a pity as the food and architecture are great.

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Thank Aguaypan
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