After years of hardly any culinary pleasures in my “Graetzl“, how the closeby neigbourhood is called in Vienna, I was excited to see the restoration of a run-down Tibetan restaurant some while ago. It turned into a tastefully furnished restaurant with a nice outdoor area! And I got even more excited when I had the first dish. What taste! What great and friendly service!
This restaurant with the simple name of our Graetzl and the neighbouring street (and the famous 18th-century fireworks artist J.G.Stuwer) offer traditional Viennese kitchen with an extra touch. And even though I am vegetarian, for whom the viennese kitchen normally does not offer a plentitude of delights, awarded chef Mario Schneider manages to fulfil all culinary dreams.
In winter you can enjoy the cosy yet stylish restaurant and watch the chef and his crew in the open kitchen. On a warm summer night, Stuwer is the perfect place to enjoy some great chilled Austrian wine, and on the simple but lovely outdoor terrace, you can watch the folks of this non-fancy neighbourhood passing by. Leisure time, good food, good wine – Vienna as it best!
And just recently I noticed that there is also homemade ice-cream – just the right thing for a hot summer day in the city.