Thanks very much Sturmi. All the places ARE high end places: dinner with the patricians. I will have reservations at all of them in the evening, mostly after or just before opera, symphony etc.(and every night I have an opera or concert scheduled). They were the easiest to find and book via the internet and closest to the venues.
On the other hand I wanted to have lunch with the proletariat, hence the question of offal. (The exception is Artner, which appealed to me, even though I had no evenings available..hence lunch.)
I have requested a reservation at Stern at noon on my birthday. That night the evening is given to Steirerecke, which along with Staatsoper is the reason I will be coming to Vienna. I suspect it will not be my last visit.
Do I need reservations at Reznicek for midday lunch during the week or on weekend? They have no page or e mail address that I could find. Ferdinand Point, the great French chef (La Pyramide) was to have said: "Never trust a thin chef."
Gmoakeller also on the list. I tried to e mail them a couple of weeks ago asking for an evening reservation before a concert at Musikverein but the mail just bounced back. I noticed blood sausage on the menu also. One of the best meals I had in Alsace was blood sausage and potatoes at a Stube.
Many thanks for your help!
I origionally posted on the International board: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/870138.
Kukubura was nice enough to respond and told me that the Vienna expert, Sturmi, didn't read the International board. So I thought I'd try my luck here.
In preperation for my trip I have spent alot of time reading these boards, tripadvisor etc. I know there are lots of places that serve liver, sweatbreads and beuscherl. In fact my first meal will be beuscherl...and Sacher torte. But, where can I find brains, intestines etc?
I am very much looking forward to my visit. Thanks for your help!
I posted, because I was searching "offal", the post it found was from 2009. The restaurant no longer exists. I know that many places list liver, sweatbreads and beuschel. I was looking for brains and intestines. I thought there may be an adventurous...or just normal...eater that might know of a restaurant that is famous for such fare. In Paris I ate at "Pied de Cochon". It is seen in "Ratatouille" as "Gustav's" (though the interior shots in the movie were Taillevent"). I had a platter at Pied de Cochon called "Temptation of St. Anthony" that was in fact exactly what I was hoping to find in Vienna: brains, snout, cheeks, a sausage that was intestines stuffed into an intestine, and, pigs feet (Pied de Cochon. DELICIOUS!
I'll arrive for 8 days on 14 October 12 for 4 opera, two symphony, 1 chamber music concert and an operetta performances. The restaurant list (in order) includes: Sacher Rot Bar, Rudi's, Silberwirt, Figlmuller, Artner auf der Wieden, Neni, Steirerecke, Kutschker44, Cafe Weimar, Meirerei, and, on my last night, Walter Bauer. Mostly these are evening reservations, save Rudi's and Artner...so I have some space for lunch should I have missed anything.
I am especially interested in offal. I will likely have beuscherl as my first meal at Sacher. I need to check the "eat Sacher torte" off the list good and early and then eat outside inner stadt with the locals (I hope). Any recs for offal, perhaps beisln??? many thanks, Herm