132 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410140.766309 -111.891156
Neighborhoods: Rio Grande
Good Food - Abominable Service – Being a native Viennese Austrian, I was anxious to try the Vienna Bistro. Upon arrival both my spouse and I felt an uppity vibe from the Maitre D. It was to prove accurate. The serving staff was poorly trained and directed. We had to plead for water, a wine list, wine and finally a desert menu. In each case, our request was forgotten and the wait staff had to be reminded of our request. Unbelieveable! The coffee we ordered with desert never did come. Finally, we left in frustration. I had the Wienerschnitzel - which was prepared quite well. My wife had the Sauerbratten and enjoyed it very much. Cudos to the chef! Rasberries to the wait staff - especially the arrogant (albeit incompetent) European Matre D. We were extremely disappointed in the overall experience and would not return again unless there were asurances that some changes had been made on the front end of the restaurant. If it were a $10 per entree restaurant, I'd rate it average overall. However, at Vienna Bistro prices, one expects much more and thus we must give the Vienna Bistro a BELOW AVERAGE. Of course, YMMV. Best of luck!
User review by bellajoy76 – A few friends and I enjoyed a fantastic meal here. The service was great, our waitress made our experience that much more pleasant. She was able to answer all our questions about each menu item and made sure that each item ordered was enjoyable. The food presentation was perfect. I had never really had Viennese/German food other than Bratworst (all the worsts) it was delicious. The setting is perfect also, you don't feel any pretention just a relaxing and fun environment. I will definetly be returning even if it is just for dessert and coffee.
absolutely wonderful! – We had a perfect evening at the Vienna Bistro--excellent food, ambience, service, everything! This is a comfortable, intimate restaurant serving high-quality, made-from-scratch, Viennese/German/Swiss cuisine. Our server went out of his way to make sure we were happy with everything, and was a lot of fun, too! Prices were reasonable for this upscale restaurant, and everything was delicious and unique. Highly recommended!
Unique and Tasty – It is a refreshing change from the usual Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Sushi that usually fills the bill for me when I go out to eat. The schnitzels were great with thick tasty mushroom sauces, with sweet red cabbage and potatoe dumplings on the side. The appetizers included cured meats, a wonderful wilted spinach salad, as well as cheeses that you don't come across every day. The service is very friendly though not really well polished. The appearance of plastic water bottles on the tables seems a little out of character.
Oh and the desserts are divine. Prices are reasonable. I would put this food on a par with Cucina Toscana as far as quality is concerned. Go try it! You will be glad!
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