Nil is a chic Middle Eastern restaurant smack in the middle of Vienna’s District 7 in Siebensterngasse. Unlike with many nearby establishments, service here is pretense-free – it’s no surprise they’re packed every night of the week with well-off Viennese thirtysomethings.

The menu features reliable mid-range Levantine fare – muhammara, bab ganoush, falafel platters, tabbouleh, moussaka, kebabs and other grilled beef and lamb – with lots of vegan options and lively flavors. Given the consistent food and kind service, Nil is a safe destination for plunging into Vienna's most fashionable district while avoiding a potential disappointment. Mains are €18-22; wines, beers, and cocktails are also served.

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