tAbove: Art Restaurant – Club – Bar Falkestraße 5, 1010 Wien
It’s all about culinary odysseys and some new takes on Viennese cuisine: an overview of the latest movers and shakers on the capital’s restaurant scene.
Blue Mustard opened in June 2016 in a prime city centre location, right next to the pedestrianised Graben shopping street. By day its Airstream trailer serves up street food and coffee to go, and at nights the restaurant and bar open up. The food is cosmopolitan with menu highlights flitting between Vienna, Naples, Paris and Tokyo. The bar also serves smaller snacks. At Art, also in the first district, the focus is on low carb, low fat and low sugar food. Beautifully mixed cocktails bring out the flavours of each dish. The head chef and the bar keeper work together to ensure that their “food & cocktail pairing” approach hits the spot every time. Inside, the uncluttered interior is brought to life by works created by international artists.
Habibi & Hawara (“friend” in Arabic and Viennese dialect), a new arrival on Wipplingerstrasse in the first district, is run by refugees and Viennese chefs. The outcome is Austro-oriental fusion cuisine, with set menus available at lunch time and an à la carte family menu consisting of several courses in the evenings. A few doors down, Chuchù concentrates on contemporary Latin American cuisine with a hint of the Far East. Delicious cocktails are available from the bar in the evenings.
On Praterstrasse, now a culinary hotspot in its own right, Ramasuri has set up shop in a 19th century palace. The new restaurant in the second district took a fresh look at Viennese cuisine, and added a long overdue selection of vegan alternatives for its patrons to enjoy in the sidewalk café in front of the Johann Nepomuk Nestroy memorial. On the other side of town, the fourth district welcomes new arrival Grace. Oliver Lucas, former sous chef at the two-Michelin-starred Steirereck, serves first class creative cuisine in a laid-backGasthaus setting.
- Blue Mustard, Dorotheergasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna, www.bluemustard.at
- Art, Falkestrasse 5, 1010 Vienna, www.artdinnerclub.com
- Habibi & Hawara, Wipplingerstrasse 29, 1010 Vienna, http://habibi.at
- Chuchù, Wipplingerstrasse 21, 1010 Vienna, www.chuchu.at
- Ramasuri, Praterstrasse 19, 1020 Vienna, www.ramasuri.at
- Grace, Danhausergasse 3, 1040 Vienna, www.grace-restaurant.at