Restaurant Salzamt

About Us

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It is said that Salzamt was the starting point of the Viennese Nightlife scene in the ´Bermuda Triangle´. Located directly opposite Vienna´s oldest church, Salzamt was up until 1824, the headquarters of the Habsburg Monarchy´s salt taxing authority. This elegant, functional but playful space was designed by the Viennese architect Hermann Czech in 1983, when Salzamt first opened.  White table cloths stretch throughout the dining area, surrounded by wooden benches and punctuated by Art-Deco chandeliers, whilst the bar area tempts with its dimmed lights and leather sofas. From the ground up, a truly timeless space. 

On the daily handwritten menu one can find both bistrot classics such as Vitello Tonnato or Beef Tatare, and traditional Viennese specialities such as Wiener schnitzel, Tafelspitz, diverse Goulashs´, as well as Eastern European dishes. As fine accompaniments to our homely food, we serve a wide variety of Austrian and international wines, with out primary focus being on Bründlmayer wines from Kamptal.  Our beer selection includes Viennese pils, Czech beer and white beer. Further beverages, fine spirits and local schnaps are on the drinks menu.

In summer you can enjoy the outside seating on the calm and charming Ruprechtsplatz next to the oldest church in Vienna overlooking the Danube canal. Salzamt´s reputation as a meeting point for the local arts and media scene, who enjoy this unpretentious place, still holds to this day. If you want to dine and drink in an angenehm atmosphere, the Salzamt is here to take care of you.