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Melker Stiftskeller

#30 of 3,563 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Inner City
Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335530
17:00 - 23:45
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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498 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,749 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was fine, everything was fine, this charming place must definitely visit. All absolute exclusive, starting with a wine cellar, with beer and fine schnapps. The dishes are very tasty, almost all of which can be ordered at the highest level.Thank you very much for the wonderful evening we will remember you.

4 Thank archil a
Kyiv, Ukraine
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would expect from this place very special and tasty Gulasch, Wiener schnitzel and you get it but it is not very tasty and definitely not special (though for a reasonable price). You should not expect something special here - at least our experience was very mediocre. It is mostly a touristic place in an old (very old, like 15th... More 

Thank TravelerKU
Byfleet, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in a courtyard and down a flight of stairs you enter a stunning old wine cellar, I was concerned that it would be rather dingy and cold but absolutely the opposite. The staff were so friendly and the service was quick! The food menu had a lovely seasonal section for those wanting this months fruit and veg but... More 

Thank Loren P
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though practically centrally located, it may be tricky to find: situated inside a courtyard and to reach the restaurant one needs to descent into the cellar. Food is typically Austrian, for vegetarians it is better to search elsewhere. I ordered wienerschnitzel – it was quite OK, if nothing outstanding. Apple strudel was excellent, though. The atmosphere is very cozy, service... More 

Thank acorna
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across the restaurant with business colleagues on my last night in Vienna after leaving a business reception and starving at 2130. It was the closest place. It was great! The food was the best I had all week not to mention least expensive. The staff was wonderful. I highly recommend it!

Thank Kristen M
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328 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area, and want to experience an old style cellar pub/restaurant, this is a good choice. The atmosphere is great and the food is good. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was very crowded. Service was slow, which was understandable, but slightly disappointing.

Thank MrJoelB
Sebastian K, Inhaber at Melker Stiftskeller, responded to this review

Dear Joel B, Thank you very much for your Review, we are glad that you still enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately we were understaffed that day, usually we are quicker, well we hope to do it better next time, you are always welcome at MSK. Kind regards MSK Team More 

Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good, are big and tasty portions. We enjoy really enjoy the food and the restaurant atmosphere was very elegant and warm. Is a beautiful place.

Thank Paula M
Goodyear, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome dinner- I had veal schnitzel and my wife had pork knuckle- both delicious! Dinner and a bottle of great wine was 65 Euro. It's downstairs about 1 1/2 levels with brick domed ceilings. The menu says the site has been around since the 1400s- how cool is that?! Staff was attentive and friendly. We arrived prior to the place... More 

Thank jgray8791
London, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

One of our regular haunts and always good to take friends. Typical local cuisine and excellent food though service can be hit and miss depending on who is on.

Thank JohnUK
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky that this place reopened after a refurb in time to visit at the beginning of our holiday. The service, food an beer is all exceptional. The portion sizes are huge and as with a lot of traditional Austrian food meat heavy. Great. We Will definitely be back. Maybe needed some music although we spotted speakers so... More 

Thank Matt H
Sebastian K, Inhaber at Melker Stiftskeller, responded to this review

Dear Matt, thanky you so much for your visit and your great Review. Thats right, we are still working on the sounds systemy, unfortunately we couldnt get it all down in time for the reopening. but it will be there the next time when you hopefully visit us again. Take care MSK Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5335530
The Melker Stiftskeller is part of the Melkerhof in Vienna's Schottengasse 3 in the first district. A certificate from 1629 proves that there was a wine-cellar connected with the Melkerhof already at that time. In addition it confirms the right of the Abbey of Melk to store and sell wine from the abbey's wineyards.
The Melker Stiftskellers fine cuisine developed out of this wine-cellar.
Today we concentrate on traditional and fresh food, our speciality of the house, the roasted pork knuckle, is served for almost 400 years now.

The old cellar vault offers seating for 300 persons and therefor is perfect for larger groups, private partys and buisness events.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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