MAST Weinbistro

Run by two formerly fine-dining sommeliers, MAST is a high-end wine bar and bistro in Vienna's elegantly sleepy Porzellangasse in District 9. A polished wraparound wooden counter lit by pendant light bulbs awaits oenophiles, who can pick from a few dozen bubbles, whites, and reds by the glass on any day (half Austrian, half foreign, both conventional and natural producers).

A full-service kitchen is available for small bites and also for a six-course dinner tasting menu (€85 plus €50 for the wine pairing). Note that the crowd leans corporate and there can be a bit of old-world formalism on the side of the sommeliers.

Speaking of Porzellangasse, just steps away is the Liechtenstein family's striking Baroque palace with its peaceful public park, and this area was also home to Vienna's Jewish upper class before the Holocaust.

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