Radisson Blu Style Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria)

06 Jun 2016

There is one hotel brand that is continuously impressing me lately, it goes by the name of Radisson Blu. Their property in Vienna, Austria was very exciting and an enjoyable place to spend a few nights. What I noticed overall, was that they really focus on the details. The final product regardless of country, have been magnificent.

 

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The hotel is right in the middle of the action. You needn’t walk far and you can be anywhere in the city. Also, there is easy access to the public transportation.

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Radisson Blu Style Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Radisson Blu Style Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

I was able to secure a room on the fourth floor. Walking in, you smell that new hotel scent. Everything was super fresh. I love the cohesiveness of the room. All of the interior design matched flawlessly and had some creative points that I liked such as the artwork above the desk.

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The bathroom was very spacious and bright so you can get yourself ready easily. I like that the magnifying mirror was built right into the larger mirror.

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Radisson Blu Style Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The part that Pierre gets super excited about is really the magnificent breakfast that they offer at all Radisson Blu hotels. They really get how to make a wonderful breakfast! As usual, they offer a wide variety of a la carte items as well as a full buffet of cold items. Perfection! Not to mention the dining room is beautiful too!

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There is a gym on the -1 floor and they also have a relaxation area with a sauna. Not the most extensive spa or gym in the world but definitely enough to stay fit.

The service throughout my stay was very professional. All of the staff were very courteous and were willing to accommodate all of my needs and requirements. This was definitely a lot better service than some of the other higher-end luxury hotels in the city.

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If you want consistent service, design and great food, the Radisson Blu is a wonderful choice. This brand has proven to be consistent throughout my travels and the Vienna property is no exception. They definitely have a very luxurious offering and I would highly recommend you to visit the Radisson Blu in Vienna, Austria as soon as possible!

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There is one hotel brand that is continuously impressing me lately, it goes by the name of Radisson Blu. Their property in Vienna, Austria was very exciting and an enjoyable place to spend a few nights. What I noticed overall, was that they really focus on the details. The final…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.2
Value - 8.7
Feng Shui - 8.8
Convenience - 7.2
Service - 7.4

8.1

Wow!

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Radisson Blu Vienna

Hotel

Herrengasse 12, 1010 Wien, Austria

Phone: +43 1 227800

 

I Love Wiener Schnitzel

06 Jun 2016

While staying at the Marriott in Vienna, I was intrigued when I heard about their Garten Café. It was one of my last meals and I wanted something traditional. I was assured by the staff that this was where to go. The Garten Café is located on the ground floor of the Marriott. The way it’s designed is actually quite classy and comfortable. It almost feels like an outdoor terrace.

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I Love Wiener Schnitzel Austria Blog Cafes Europe Food

To start, we went with two soups. One was a potato-based soup and one was a tomato-based soup. Both were fantastic and just thinking about them gets me excited!

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Obviously, for the main course I need to go super traditional so I went with the schnitzel. I must say that this was the best schnitzel that I’ve ever had. Super crispy, yet moist and full of flavor.

Our server was excellent. His name was Robin and he was very insightful and helped produce a very wonderful evening. Cheers to the professional.

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I Love Wiener Schnitzel Austria Blog Cafes Europe Food

Almost every Marriott that I visit assures me that their cheesecake is the best. Sometimes it’s true and sometimes it’s not but this time it was definitely fantastic! Don’t forget to accompany your dessert with some of their amazing teas!

When it was all said and done, the meal was absolutely fantastic. Sometimes you don’t expect the most out of a lobby restaurant but this was definitely above and beyond! If you’re looking for some great food, do not hesitate to visit Garten Cafe in Vienna!

While staying at the Marriott in Vienna, I was intrigued when I heard about their Garten Café. It was one of my last meals and I wanted something traditional. I was assured by the staff that this was where to go. The Garten Café is located on the ground floor of…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 7.6
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 9
Service - 9.1

8.2

Wiener Schnitzel!

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Garten Cafe Vienna

Restaurant

Parkring 12A, 1010 Wien
Austria

Phone: +43 1 515180

 

The Bank Brasserie & Bar Review (Vienna, Austria)

02 Jun 2016

I have to admit that I was already a big fan of the Park Hyatt in Vienna before my most recent visit. I visited the hotel last October and you can read about my stay during that time in this article. This time around, was not for a stay, but all about food and drink. In March, they released their new concept for The Bank Brasserie and Bar. As soon as I heard the news, I was super excited to visit!

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The Bank Brasserie & Bar Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Bars Blog Europe Food Lounges

This concept takes place in their beautiful historic banking hall. This amazing room really left a strong impression on me during my first visit. It’s where I had breakfast and I couldn’t help but admire all of the details throughout the hall. Now, I was here a few months later having dinner.

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We started the meal off right with a great surprise. I told my server what type of spirit I was interested in, and he brought something unique. I believe the name of the cocktail was called “Wood it Be” and it came in such a unique cup. Very tasty and refreshing indeed.

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The Bank Brasserie & Bar Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Bars Blog Europe Food Lounges

For the first order of food, we went with a half order of their enormous seafood platter. Even though it was a half order, it was still very large! All of the seafood on the platter, was amazing and of the highest quality.

 

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For the next round of enjoyment, we went with a stuffed squid and a shallot tarte tatin. I must admit that I fell in love immediately with the stuffed squid. It was stuffed with blood sausage and I’m becoming a huge fan of this type of sausage.

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The Bank Brasserie & Bar Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Bars Blog Europe Food Lounges

Looking back, I think if I had to do the meal over, I would try more of their cocktails because they offer many signature cocktails. For this meal, I had a chance to try the one and then stuck with wine for the remainder, which was also nice. I guess I’ll have to wait until next time!

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The Bank Brasserie & Bar Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Bars Blog Europe Food Lounges

For the main event, I ordered a flank steak, if you’re unfamiliar, it’s a cut from the lower stomach. It came with seasoned fries that were out of this world. The steak itself had great flavor but I believe because of the cut, was a little bit tough.

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The Bank Brasserie & Bar Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Bars Blog Europe Food Lounges

I must admit that the traditional Austrian dessert known as the Schmarrn won my heart. What a wonderful combination of flavors, I highly recommend it.

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I have to say, all in all, this meal was absolutely stupendous. Just being in this grand banking hall left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling! This beautiful atmosphere accompanied with great service, fantastic food equals a very happy Pierre. I must say that if you are looking for a wonderful experience, you should check out The Bank Brasserie & Bar in Vienna!

I have to admit that I was already a big fan of the Park Hyatt in Vienna before my most recent visit. I visited the hotel last October and you can read about my stay during that time in this article. This time around, was not for a stay, but all about food…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 10
Service - 9.1

8.9

Stupendous!

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The Bank Brasserie & Bar Vienna

Bar and Brasserie

Bognergasse 4, 1010 Wien, Austria, 1010

Phone: +43 1 22740 1234

 


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Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria)

01 Jun 2016

Vienna has had a very warm place in my heart ever since my first visit last year. This time around, I added some amazing experiences and increased my love for this beautiful city! I was able to pay a visit to the Marriott hotel and it’s located on the ring street. It’s very convenient to travel to and from all regions of Vienna. A majority of the hotels that are fabulous are located along this street. Wink.

 

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Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Marriott is one of those brands where I always seem to enjoy the customer service. It strikes me that the training must be very good because regardless of which country I go, this hotel is always on-point. After checking, in I went up to check out my room that was recently renovated. Walking in, you can smell the freshness! What a beautiful feeling. The style of the room is very visually appealing. They have used lots of greens and blues which pair quite nicely along with some wood accent pieces that provide a very luxurious and calm vibe.

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As any travelers that frequent Marriott hotels will tell you, the bedding is always amazing. I plan to get this bedding in my future home. I swear it’s like sleeping on a cloud, if not better! This might be one of the best features of the Marriott hotel brand.

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Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

I arrived in the middle of the afternoon and was able to get some work done in my room. Then the happy hour began in the executive lounge. I had to go up to check it out! The food in this lounge was definitely setup for a full dinner. This is a huge plus, especially if you’re not interested in leaving the hotel. Maybe you just want to relax after a long day. Either way, how convenient.

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After going out for a nice dinner, it was time to retire into the magical Marriott bedding. The next morning, I awoke eager to test the breakfast selection. The first morning I decided to eat breakfast in the executive lounge. You don’t get as large of a selection in the lounge as the main breakfast, but you do get some quality food. What I noticed, that was extra special, was how ripe the fruit was. Every single bite of fruit was bursting with flavor and perfectly ripe. Tasty. The next day, I decided to have breakfast in the main breakfast area which has a wider selection and also amazing quality. Both were great!

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The staff were all amazing. They brought me treats throughout my stay, including some Austrian Manner brand wafers, champagne and of course, fruit and candy. If you want me to like you, give me treats. Wink. During my stay, I also had a chance to eat at their Garten Café which turned out to have some amazing and authentic Austrian food!

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I must say that I truly enjoyed my time at the Marriott in Vienna. Between the amazing staff, the wonderful food, the lounge and the design, I just felt fantastic. As I said, I’m looking forward to in the hotel renovations are complete and to visit again but for now I greatly enjoyed my time and highly recommend you to stay at the Marriott in Vienna!

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Vienna has had a very warm place in my heart ever since my first visit last year. This time around, I added some amazing experiences and increased my love for this beautiful city! I was able to pay a visit to the Marriott hotel and it's located on the ring…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9.4
Service - 9

9

Fantastic!

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Vienna Marriott Hotel

Hotel

Parkring 12A, 1010 Wien
Austria

Phone: +43 1 515180

 


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Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

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Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Marriott Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Amazing French Cuisine in Vienna

31 May 2016

On the top floor of the Grand Hotel Wien, there are two restaurants. One of them is called Le Ciel. From their website it says that the food combines elements of classic French cuisine with Austrian accents.

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The first feature I noticed about the restaurant was the stunning dining room. Simply magnificent! I was also staying in the hotel at the time of this dinner and you can read the review of the Grand Hotel Wien in a separate article. The restaurant is very elegant. A Bright atmosphere with amazing accents throughout. I must say that this is one of my favorite styles!

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Amazing French Cuisine in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

The flavors of the food were not typical. This might shock some people, but in reality, it was absolutely superb. This was definitely a meal to remember. We started with a few different appetizers. These were not all on the menu but tasty and interesting nonetheless. My favorite of these would be a small portion of tuna which was super flavorful and presented beautifully.

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There was also something to note from the beginning of the meal, this was the bread. Often times, bread is overlooked but not at Le Ciel. There was one that was flaky like a croissant and it was out of this world.

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I will pause for a moment and step back and talk about the service. It’s important to note, that the dining room was completely full. Even with so many people, the staff did a wonderful job of always making sure that our glasses were full and that we were happy. Bravo.

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It was asparagus season and every Austrian restaurant that I went to made this known. Therefore, it was only right that the next dish be an asparagus dish. It was very flavorful and combined a variety I was not accustomed to but really enjoyed!

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The main course finally arrived. I went with a veal that came accompanied with asparagus and morel mushrooms and other odds and ends. Let’s first start by saying that the presentation was perfection. This dish just looks great. Although the presentation and the taste were quite nice, the meat was a little bit on the tougher side. That being said, I still really enjoyed it along with the combination of asparagus and mushrooms. It felt like I was eating the forest and I loved it.

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Amazing French Cuisine in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

The meal was going very well and I was happy with everything that came to the table. This was including the wine, we sampled many different types. After all of these courses, it was time for the dessert and I must say this is where it got extra exciting. For example, the first was beet based. It was quite exquisite and combined many interesting flavors. How many times of you had a dessert with beets in it? There were three others, all fantastic.

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When the meal was over, I was incredibly happy and satisfied. So much creativity and all of if it worked out perfectly. It was like watching a masterpiece unfold in front of our eyes. I must say that this was definitely a meal for the record books, it was simply lovely and I would highly recommend you to visit Le Ciel when you are in Vienna!

On the top floor of the Grand Hotel Wien, there are two restaurants. One of them is called Le Ciel. From their website it says that the food combines elements of classic French cuisine with Austrian accents. The first feature I noticed about the restaurant was the stunning dining room. Simply magnificent!…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 8.8
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9.1
Service - 9.3

8.9

Beautiful!

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Le Ciel Wien

Restaurant

Kärntner Ring 9, 1010
Wien, Austria

Phone: +43 1 515800

 


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Amazing French Cuisine in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Amazing French Cuisine in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Amazing French Cuisine in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Amazing French Cuisine in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria)

27 May 2016

As you all surely know by now, Pierre is a huge fan of Vienna, especially of the hotels. On my latest trip to this fine city, I visited the Grand Hotel Wien. During this visit, Vienna was also the location for my recent video and photo shoot. You will definitely have to stay tuned!

 

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I must say that walking into the Grand Hotel Wien gives you a super luxurious feeling. It’s very elegant and classic with a beautiful bar to your right and the reception to your left. The hotel was relatively full during my stay but I was able to secure a room on the third floor.

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Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Just as the styling of the lobby is classic and elegant, so are the rooms. This is really a personal preference, but I absolutely love patterns of the classic variety. These can be found throughout the room on the headboard, the furniture, the drapes and so on.

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Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Moving into the bathroom we continue this beautiful styling. However, what I really liked in the bathroom were the gold fixtures. Everything is accented with beautiful gold. If you want to feel like a boss, this is where you should stay.Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Lately, I’ve been working really hard to get super ripped so I spent a fair share of my time in the Grand Hotel’s gym. They have a wide range of workout equipment which was just perfect for getting my swell on. Brand-new treadmills with built-in TVs were definitely a huge plus. The gym and spa area also have a sauna and steam room. At this hotel, you really need to be careful about the time of use because they are not open all day and this was a minor setback.

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Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

In a very luxurious hotel such as this I always get extra excited for breakfast. Breakfast includes both à la carte and buffet items. They have all of your favorite hot dishes. What’s great about breakfast is their buffet has a very wide range of international dishes and I mean extra-wide. They pay extra close attention to their Japanese and Middle Eastern guests with items like hummus, miso soup and a variety of other dishes from wide-ranging regions.

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When it was all said and done, the stay was quite nice. You’ll definitely have to read about the Le Ciel restaurant on the hotel’s top floor, which serves some fantastic food in my separate article. There were a few bumps along the road but solid overall. The food was quite nice as well as the service. I truly enjoyed their luxury style and the Grand Hotel Wien is definitely one to consider on your next trip to Vienna!

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As you all surely know by now, Pierre is a huge fan of Vienna, especially of the hotels. On my latest trip to this fine city, I visited the Grand Hotel Wien. During this visit, Vienna was also the location for my recent video and photo shoot. You will definitely…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.4
Value - 7.1
Feng Shui - 8.1
Convenience - 8.7
Service - 7.5

7.8

Wien!

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Grand Hotel Wien

Hotel

Kärntner Ring 9, 1010
Wien, Austria

Phone: +43 1 515800

 


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Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

Grand Hotel Wien Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Guerlain Spa Review (Vienna, Austria)

01 Dec 2015

If you haven’t already you must check out my review of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Vienna. While there I was able to have lunch at their DSTRIKT Steakhouse which you also must read about! Don’t disappoint Pierre! Do your homework and read all of the articles now. I really have to stress how much I enjoyed my time in Vienna!

 

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During my stay I also had a chance to test out their Guerlain Spa! First and foremost I must say that the design of the entire spa and fitness area is beautiful. Look through all of the photos. Study them. Appreciate them. Check out the cool feel of the welcoming area that made one relax. The pool that they have is stunning.

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This great feeling continues into the treatment rooms as well. No detail was overlooked no matter how large or small. Everything was simply beautiful. Not only was the spa design beautiful but the massage I received was fantastic! I could tell that my masseuse was a true professional. The massage was well done and overall it put Pierre into a peaceful state of mind.

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I talk more about the gym in the review of the hotel so take a look for more information. At the end of the day, the Guerlain Spa at the Ritz Carlton Vienna is fantastic. The design is extraordinary and I really enjoyed the overall experience. You have tons of choices when it comes to spas in Vienna but I have to say you won’t be disappointed with the Guerlain Spa at the Ritz Carlton. Go ahead, take a moment to relax. Trust Pierre.

If you haven't already you must check out my review of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Vienna. While there I was able to have lunch at their DSTRIKT Steakhouse which you also must read about! Don't disappoint Pierre! Do your homework and read all of the articles now. I really…

The Nitty Gritty

Treatment - 8
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9
Service - 8.6

8.5

Calm down!

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The Guerlain Spa

Spa

Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna Austria

Phone: +43 1 311 88

Best Steakhouse in Vienna

29 Nov 2015

When it comes to my time at the Ritz Carlton Vienna I have to say my favorite part of the experience would be at the steakhouse. This was absolutely the best way to welcome Pierre to the hotel. We can start off by noting that the Dstrikt Steakhouse is located right along the ring street and offers indoor and outdoor seating. Of course you can sit inside but the weather was so great that we were able to enjoy our meal outside while taking in the sights and sounds of Vienna.

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Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

The meal started with a few appetizers including some fresh mozzarella, onion rings and a shrimp salad. All were exquisite and I enjoyed them very much. Of course I was at a steakhouse so I had to order lots and lots of meat. Just choosing one cut of meat was too difficult so I decided to order multiple so I could really get a feel for the restaurant. I’m very particular about the steak that I eat but I have to say that each type was fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate to choose any of the steak selections on the menu.

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Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

The presentation was very appetizing as well. They brought out the steak on a wood platter and it was very extravagant. It wasn’t complicated but did its job at getting me excited! Along with the giant wood platter they poured our wine from a ginormous wine bottle. This was a bit excessive but Pierre will allow it.

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Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

When I didn’t think I could possibly eat one more bite I had the realization that dessert was just around the corner. It made it a lot easier to force down because it was an absolutely delicious cheesecake. Of course you need a nice shot of espresso to accompany your sweets.

All in all, the Dstrikt Steakhouse in Vienna is a wonderful establishment and very highly ranked and now I certainly can see why. Sometimes high ratings online aren’t accurate but this was definitely worth it. They deserve all of the praise that they get because they truly offer some magnificent food. The next time I’m in Vienna I would love to go back! Bon appetite!

When it comes to my time at the Ritz Carlton Vienna I have to say my favorite part of the experience would be at the steakhouse. This was absolutely the best way to welcome Pierre to the hotel. We can start off by noting that the Dstrikt Steakhouse is located right along…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.2
Value - 8.4
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 8.6
Service - 8.6

8.8

AMAZING!

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Dstrikt Steakhouse Vienna

Restaurant

Schubertring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria

Phone: +43 1 31188150

 


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Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

Best Steakhouse in Vienna Austria Blog Europe Food

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria)

23 Nov 2015

In the past I have heard a lot about The Ritz-Carlton brand but had never stayed in one. Throughout my travels, when I would talk to my mother about which luxury hotel I was staying in she would bring up the Ritz-Carlton. My answer would always be something along the lines of “I haven’t had a chance to visit one yet.” Finally, during this past 10 country tour, I was able to visit my first Ritz-Carlton in Vienna!

 

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Upon arrival I was shown up to the club lounge for my expedited check-in. Immediately after I was settled in, it was time for lunch at their DSTRIKT Steakhouse which you can read about in a separate article. Wink. Phenomenal cough cough! Pretend I didn’t say that. As I was saying I’ve always heard good things about The Ritz-Carlton so I had built up quite high expectations!

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After entering the room, I sensed a unique feeling that I had not felt so often in other luxury hotels. It must be the Ritz-Carlton touch. At first it felt as more of a business oriented hotel but as I spent more time there it also seemed as a place where Pierre could get some good old relaxation time to rejuvenate from his stressful life.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

After my lunch at the DSTRIKT Steakhouse I was extremely stuffed so I retired back to my room for a bit of relaxation aka Pierre time. It was then I got to really take a look at the dessert tray that they had placed in my room. Everything on this tray was absolutely out of this world and I think that it contributed to a large part of my 2 kg weight gain (5 lbs) over the month of traveling. I think it was worth it!

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The room had everything you’d expect in a hotel of this caliber. Everything was very high-quality and it had a very nice floor plan which was easy to move around in. Overall, I would have to say I was quite comfortable. The building in Vienna is something that we need to take note of as well. This is not just some newly built hotel, this is something more.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

This building was originally built in the 19th century and more recently was converted into The Ritz-Carlton hotel. The small details are evident the more you explore. You’ll notice lots of artwork and traditional Viennese style high ceilings throughout the hotel. It really did make me feel more like the king I am.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

When you step into the lower levels you’ll be able to access the spa area. The pool was simply amazing! The gym was very well done and fully equipped with fantastic equipment. I got a really good workout in before I took off to my next destination. Smashed out about 50 chin ups!

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Access to their club lounge was definitely a huge plus. This is a feature that is typically only offered in the nicer hotels I’ve stayed at. It allows you to do several things which include express check-in and checkout, happy hour which includes an open bar and a special breakfast along with snacks throughout the day!

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I have to say that the concept of the club lounge is very nice. The Ritz Carlton’s lounge was nice but some food was a bit dry. In their defense at that time the lounge was very busy so perhaps the staff was tending to other issues. I will only know if I return!

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

There are a few other food items that were acceptable during the dinner but none super exciting. They did have an impressive wine machine and a fully stocked open bar. Cheers!

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You must also be sure to check out Pierre’s review of their Guerlain spa. I almost forgot to mention that there is also a bar on the rooftop but I wasn’t able to attend during the evening. Sad face.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

When it’s all said and done The Ritz-Carlton Vienna has a magnificent offering in almost all fronts. The breakfast was good which obviously Pierre loved. The gym was one of the best hotel gyms I’ve used. The room was classic and comfortable and full of very high quality components. In closing, I’m sure you will have a wonderful experience like I did at The Ritz-Carlton in Vienna! Buy those plane tickets and get exploring!

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In the past I have heard a lot about The Ritz-Carlton brand but had never stayed in one. Throughout my travels, when I would talk to my mother about which luxury hotel I was staying in she would bring up the Ritz-Carlton. My answer would always be something along the lines of…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.7
Value - 8.8
Feng Shui - 7.8
Convenience - 9.1
Service - 9.2

8.7

Ritzy

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Ritz Carlton Vienna

Hotel

Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna Austria

Phone: +43 1 311 88

 


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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Review (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Hotels

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Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria)

19 Nov 2015

There are so many things to say about Vienna. There was this magic in the city that is hard to explain. I’ve been around lots of Europe and I have witnessed tons of historical sites. However, something about Vienna really had an effect on me. Perhaps it’s because I’m so obsessed with World War II. Perhaps it’s the magnificent architecture throughout the city. Perhaps it’s the Viennese cafés that offer magnificent food and drink. Whatever it is, Vienna has this charm and the Hotel Imperial embodies this to the fullest. Click here to read the review of the hotel.

I was trying my hand at a few fine dining establishments throughout the city. Some were better than others. Of course because I was staying at the Hotel Imperial I wanted to try their restaurant Opus.

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Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

To be honest from the outside looking in I really had no idea what to expect. The dining room possessed classical elegance but nothing pointed to how amazing the food would be.

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The dinner that I ate at restaurant Opus was very well done. Bravo! Especially when you consider the price of the meal. It’s by no means cheap but for €150 it was quite fairly priced. I tend not to talk too much about price on here because really who worries about prices. Wink. However, I really thought that the value at restaurant Opus is worth mentioning.

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Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

Let’s talk a little bit about the food shall we. There were a few dishes that stood out in my head and got me very excited. The amusing thing is that some of the items that tasted the best were the smallest and least extravagant creations. This is usually the way it is though isn’t it? Quality over quantity.

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Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

We decided to go with the wine pairing which unlike some other experiences in my life matched perfectly with the meal that was served. They clearly put some thought into it and they used common sense to match the great wines with the great food. How hard is that? For some reason so many times I’ve had meals where the wine did not match the food. However, this was a great combination! Truly spectacular.

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Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

If after stuffing our faces full of so much food wasn’t enough it was on to the fantastic desserts. Of course they considered presentation and they laid it out in a way that was beautifully splattered across the plate along with some dry ice to create that smoky mystical look. Check out the video on my Instagram. Now that’s how you plate a dessert!

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The food at restaurant Opus adds so much value to the Hotel Imperial. I often talk about how I don’t want to sacrifice my freedom and keep the ability to move around the world but I love this place so much that if someone offered, I would probably sacrifice my freedom and live at this hotel! Next time you’re in Vienna do not hesitate to stay at the Hotel Imperial and eat at the restaurant Opus!

There are so many things to say about Vienna. There was this magic in the city that is hard to explain. I've been around lots of Europe and I have witnessed tons of historical sites. However, something about Vienna really had an effect on me. Perhaps it's because I'm so obsessed…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.1
Value - 8.3
Feng Shui - 7.4
Convenience - 9
Service - 9.4

8.6

Superb!

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Restaurant Opus

Fine Dining Restaurant

Located at Hotel Imperial Kärntnerring 16 Wien, Austria

Phone: +43 1 50 110 389

 


Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food
Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food

Restaurant Opus Review at Hotel Imperial (Vienna, Austria) Austria Blog Europe Food