Opened in 1957, Grünauer is a small, traditional restaurant in Vienna. Lively tables occupied by locals and an informal atmosphere await those who're willing to venture from the city center to this elegant District 7 side street where family members make and serve the food. Despite, or because of, the rustic-puritan decor and the handwritten menu, the dishes are very good – deeply local fare heavy on offal plates.
Sour lungs, veal kidney, dumplings filled with pork cracklings (Grammelknödel). Less adventureous eaters will also find Austrian classics to enjoy. The extensive wine list covers all regions of Austria. Mains are €17-23. Open weekdays only and advance booking, by phone, is a must.