A wonderfully creative building located in a park in Vienna. It offers the options of a 6 or 7 course tasting or ordering a la carte. They also offer wine pairings for the tasting menus. Each course offers you 2 options and we both choose differently, to once again try the most of what they offer.
This restaurant has received numerous awards and shows up on many ‘top 50 in the US’ lists. The food is beautiful and tasty but the service shows too many holes for a place so lauded. After serving our champagne we were bombarded with amuse bouche before even deciding on our menus but then were left in a void for some time before the server returned to take our order. We wanted the wine list but instead were brought the paired wine with the first course and had to ask again which meant our choice of wine did not arrive in time to drink with our first course. Minor complaints for many places but ones that should never happen in a place reaching to be in the top tier of dining establishments.
That said they did have several marvelous spots like the cute serving tables that fit over the edge of our table to place our wine, water and whatever. They also had a name card holder at each place in which they place a card describing in detail the next course. This is a marvelous invention! So often the server gives you a delicious description of what is presented most of which I can’t remember 2 minutes later to write down but with this I could take it with me and re-read during the course to identity ingredients. Highly evolved! Looking in the kitchen it was a mass of toques that amazed even my jaded self and the tile work leading to the downstairs bathrooms, cheese and spice racks was mindblowingly fun. Portion sizes are well scaled. The selection of bread is overwhelming, however they only make 3 of them in house. One of my favorite courses was the fresh cheese – a wonderful creative option.