Gastwirtschaft Steman

Located off Mariahilfer Straße in District 6, Steman is a typical Beisl – pretense-free neighborhood eatery – that looks and feels the part, too: wooden bar counter, unadorned white walls, creaking floors, increasing noise levels as the night progresses. Most Austrian classics are available and taste pretty good.

I’ve had excellent beef in aspic drizzled with red onions (Sülzchen), Goulash, Schnitzel, Tafelspitz, Kaiserschmarrn, and cottage cheese dumplings (Topfenknödel). Mains are €16-22. Steman is still mainly a local’s haunt, many just drop by for a few beers before they hit the sack. Reservations are a must. The owners are also in charge of Cafe Jelinek, across the street, one of the traditional cafes in Vienna.

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