Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to introduce you Figlmüller, a restaurant well-known for its schnitzel. Schnitzel is a must eat dish when you visit Vienna, Austria. One day I saw a TV program, and there was a celebrity introducing schnitzel. It looked so yummy and I decided to visit Vienna to try schnitzel. Technically speaking, my first trip to vienna was to try out schnitzel, and it was successful. Thus, I went to Vienna again this Summer. Since schnitzel is one of the representative dishes of Austria, you would find countless restaurants selling this food. But my choice is Figlmuller, and I go to this place whenever I visit Vienna.
The restaurant is big (multi-floor, and multi-branch), and there are three branches nearby. Thus, if you make an online reservation, you should know which one you booked. Even though the restaurant is big, the atmosphere is very cozy thanks to its warm illumination. It’s always busy with locals and tourists, the restaurant is full of energy. You may book a table before your visit otherwise you can wait for long time.
Or you can go slightly before or later than lunch or dinner time. If I go to the restaurant without a reservation, I always do it to save time. In this way, you can also get your dish served very quickly and have a meal in a pleasant atmosphere. By the time people get into the restaurant, you would be ready to leave.
Menu and Service
They offer various schnitzels and some other dishes. Their specialty is pan-fried food (veal, pork, chicken, etc..). Probably Figlmüller schnitzel following the same recipe since 1905 is the most loved one.
First of all, I’d like to mention about the portion of the food. Well, as you can see in the picture, it’s HUGE. A schnitzel costs €15.5, it’s not that cheap but it’s enough for one and half person in my opinion. If you’re a group of two people, it would be a good idea to order one schnitzel and other dish to try. We ordered a schnitzel, butter rice, and spinach cheese balls. A dipping jam is also available, and it adds up more flavor to the meat. It’s highly recommended. It was big enough so we took out a potato salad for later.
The Original Schnitzel
The quality of the food is high. All ingredients were fresh and it was very yummy. The meat is very thin as you can see in the picture above. You can feel the crispy surface and the tenderness of the meat at the same time. It’s more delicious with the jam. It would be better if they provided the jam for free, but even if you pay for it, it’s worth to spend your few euros because it’s full of fruit.
The servers were friendly but the service was a bit slow. As I mentioned above, since we arrived a bit earlier than typical dinner time (arrived around 5:30 p.m.), we got the food relatively fast, but when we added more drinks it took a while to get them.
I’m always satisfied with the food whenever I visit here. Probably I would go back if I travel back to Vienna. The budget for a person would be around €23~30 depending on the drinks.
Happy travel with Marimonda! See you again 🙂
Address : Bäckerstraße 6, 1010 Wien, Austria
Hours : 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.