Restaurants & Bars

Le Meridien Wien's recommendation offered the finest dining experience we had in Vienna

MSK | Oct 5, 2009 04:07 PM

I'll say it again as I previously posted a review from our time in Budapest and also had wonderful experiences with our Le Meridien Vienna's concierge recommendations.

First let me say that I have not always been a believer in concierges. Often, not always, their incentive is to send guests to touristy locales or places where they personally given "incentives."

But when posed with the task of finding some special &/or off the beaten path experiences for foodies celebrating a special occasion, this concierge rose to the task. It was a birthday trip and we asked him where he would take his girlfriend for such an occasion.

Restaurant Vincent is across the river, not in the tourist area. It would have been easier to find if we had not chosen the wrong exit from the Metro station. It was walking distance from the station but we got turned around and found no help from the locals while walking in circles. Knowing German would surely have helped as would have just taking a taxi.

It was a quiet night and only a table or 2 occupied each of the 3 different rooms. Ours was the last and overlooked a garden with a small pond and fountain. They had no English menus and there was only one person on staff who could speak English. We put ourselves in his hands having not much idea as to what was to arrive. We are so glad we did.

Every single item from amuse bouche, appetizers, intermezzo, entree, sides, breads and desert were just outstanding. A well thought out menu, beautiful presentation, interesting ingredients and complicated preparation all finely paired with excellent local wine.

It's been a couple of weeks and there was well chosen wine consumed and unfortunately, I cannot even refresh my memory to the specifics of the all dishes by reviewing the website since it also, has no translation. I am sorry to be unable explain what we enjoyed.

I just wanted to post the recommendation for a special and truly fine experience in Vienna.


Große Pfarrgasse 7, 1020 Leopoldstadt, Wien, Austria‎ - +43 1 2141516‎
Taborstraße Station

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