Steirereck im stadtpark (Vienna, Austria)


The place

Restaurant Steirereck im stadtpark is the fine-dining restaurant of Chef Heinz Reitbauer, located in the centre of Vienna. The restaurant is housed in the centrally located Stadtpark – the perfect setting for a restaurant of this calibre. It was totally renovated a few years ago and the new architecture and design are remarkable to say the least!

The futuristic front side of the restaurant is made entirely out of metal and glass and consists of 3 wings. The tight lines and modern lighting give the building an amazing atmosphere. Once inside, guests are welcomed by a beautiful floor to ceiling wine cabinet, an open kitchen, and different dining compartments. The interior breathes luxury, with very spacious tables and a modern architecture.

The Chef

Chef Heinz Reitbauer is one of those chefs who pushes the boundaries of gastronomy, reinvents and creates a cuisine which moves the senses. He is awarded with a 19/20 score in the Austrian Gault&Millau guide and received several international recognitions for his merits in the world of gastronomy.

Heinz Reitbauer has a personal style which is based on traditional cooking, but evolved into a unique, modern cooking style which you can not find anywhere else. The chef moves perfectly between hi-tech and traditional techniques without any compromises and his progressive and intelligent vision on gastronomy has taken him to the absolute top of the gastronomic world.

The Food

A lot of the produce is coming from Chef’s Reitbauer’s own farm, and most of what is served comes from Austria. A special mention goes out to the many vegetables in his dishes.

To give extra explanation about the ingredients, all of the dishes are presented on small cards placed on your table. The cards are informative and a nice way to introduce everyone to Steirereck’s wonderful culinary universe. Many of the preparations are partially tableside experiences. This creates an extra dimension and gives diners interesting insights into the cooking methods.

Experience is also important when it comes to the bread, cheeses or digestives. All of them are presented on beautiful trolleys and the variety is stunning. The bread and cheese offerings in particular must be some of the biggest in the world.

There are so many amazing recipes created by Heinz Reitbauer and all of them include a remarkable mix of ingredients.  A good example is the char, cooked tableside in beeswax, and combined with yellow carrot, “pollen”, char caviar, basil cress and sour cream.

One of the main courses is calf’s brain with salsify, tomato-peppers, and Medlar Kernel. The brain is gently cooked and covered with crispy buckwheat and salsify – a unique taste experience!

As a cheese dessert, Heinze serves fresh cheese with rhubarb and sweet clover. The fresh cheese is cut at the table and served on a traditional tin.

The Wines & service

Service at Steirereck is highly professional and led by lady of the house Ms. Birgit Reitbauer. Sommelier René Antrag manages a beautiful wine cellar with traditional and contemporary wines. His pairing wine menus are highly recommended.

The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

Heinz Reitbauer’s restaurant Steirereck im stadtpark is definitely one of the best restaurants we visited the past few years. The chef’s strong national identity and dedicated use of the foremost ingredients from Austria, combined with tableside experiences, amazing creativity, and a stunning service, make Steirereck a must reservation and one of the best restaurants of the world.

Belgian Taste Buds:

  • Food Buds 9/10
  • Wine Pairing Buds 9/10      
  • Price/Quality Buds 9/10
  • Service Buds 9/10
  • Experience Buds 9/10

Steirereck im Stadtpark
Am Heumarkt 2a
1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 713 31 68

​Original review made for Discover the ultimate guide for food lovers, travellers and the restaurant business. Discover many thousands of images and hundreds of films of the most amazing culinary wonders in the world. An exclusive documentation of the very best.

Pictures in this article were made with the Fujifilm X-T2 Camera, our favourite compact, lightweight and robust camera with endless creative possibilities. Used lenses: XF 35mm 1.4 R for food shots, and XF 10-24 mm F4 R OIS for interior and outdoor pictures.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Jurgen Jul 19, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Zier er goed uit! De foto’s doen smaken naar meer 🙂

    • Sven Jul 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks, zeker de moeite daar ;-)!

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