Tian Bistro am Spittelberg

Tian Bistro is the more casual sister restaurant of Tian, the swanky Michelin-starred fine dining temple in downtown. The Bistro is located in the hip part of Vienna, in District 7’s Spittelberg neighborhood near the city center. The claim to fame of both places is their vegetarian-only lineup (guests can also opt for vegan).

Without the crutch of meat protein, these seasonal veggies pack more flavors than most of us are used to. You’re here for the €51 six-course tasting menu – the professional servers arrive with impressive-looking plates where colors, textures, and flavors play off against one another, as with the creamy, crackly, and charred zucchini variations filled with polenta. Or with the baby corn appearing as a paste, on the cob, and as pop corn. The cheesecake topped with chunks of marinated rhubarb is shockingly good.

There's an excellent wine list heavy on Austrian producers. All around, a highly recommended dining experience. After your meal, for a change of pace, you can drop in to one of the alternative watering holes around the corner from Tian: Bukowski or Kreisky.

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