Rundbar is a natural wine bar and restaurant smack in the heart of Vienna's fashionable District 7. Accordingly, an inflated sense of cool afflicts the servers here (a waiter the other day made a habit of pouring the wines on the go, two at a time, with varying degrees of success). But on good days, Rundbar can be more than just a feel-good hangout for uninspired Viennese hipsters.

The place is the project of Weinskandal, a leading natural wine distributor, so the wine selection is deep, especially the Austrian and French labels (pet-nat? yes! orange wines? of course!). The concept is small plates; especially good are the croquetas de jamon, the marinated catfish, and the cold cut selections. Beware, a few of those with a couple of glasses of wine will set you back by €50 or so. Advance reservation is recommended; closed on weekends!

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