For my 100th review on Yelp, I thought I should pick a place completely awesome that I can go to often because it is near where I live ... inotherwords a top-notch local hangout. With those thoughts in mind then I can only be thinking of the good old Cafe Rüdigerhof. This is one of the best chill spots in Vienna .... well actually maybe in all of Central Europe. When you think of Vienna ... and being in a cool-looking place with atmosphere .... and talking with friends ... and enjoying some tasty food and a good beer or wine ...just totally chilling - the Rüdigerhof is made to order.
The Rüdigerhof has both an inviting interior and a super Schanigarten for warmer days & nights. The building it is located in is a Jugendstil landmark by the architect Oskar Marmorek. And then there's the food - a selection of tasty dishes from the classic Viennese Cookbook at very reasonable prices. I especially love to go there in the winter and get a warming Gulasch soup.
There are rooms for smokers and non-smokers. The smoking room is the best because everyone stays late in this room and it has more of a buzz. It just feels more like a Viennese café. The non-smoking room is not bad - it's just smaller and not as cool.
Anyway, I'm lucky that Café Rüdigerhof is so close to where I live. Everyone should have such a place in their neighborhood!
Was there for dinner last night, and I have to say that I had never noticed this location before, but having heard good things we thought we would check it out!
The service is good, almost typically Viennese (grumpy, arrogant) but our waiter had a nice touch of humour about him which was nice.
After ordering our drinks, the waiter brought them quickly, although the garden was full!
We ordered food and it was there pretty quickly also.
There is nothing special about the food I have to say, but as the prices are very reasonable, one cannot complain and is perfectly acceptable!
The interior of the Cafe is very old style Viennese and looks great!
As a student hangout I could see this place being very popular, and I have heard that some of Viennas lesser prominant people go there, always a good sign!
So if you live around Pilgrimgasse definitely worth a look in, you won't be dissapointed in my opinion!! :-) BIG THUMBS UP!!!
Nice beer garden with big trees giving it a lush green atmosphere.
It's in a great Jugendstihl building designed by Oskar Marmorek in 1902. The interior has some neat fixtures. It's nice and homey, like a comfortable rumpus room. It seems like a place with lots of regulars. It's definitely nicer (more comfy) than the touristy places downtown. I didn't try the food, but the melange is great.
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