Opened in 1957, Grünauer is a small, traditional restaurant in a District 7 side street, a bit away from Vienna's city center. There are only a few tables here and an informal atmosphere 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). The extensive wine list covers all regions of Austria. Open weekdays only and advance booking, by phone, is a must.

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