Monday, December 24, 2012
Reinthaler's wasn't better than average. It was also EUR 3.50 for 250 ml. No crime, that.
This soup was more cream than pumpkin, though not in an awful way, and the solid sprinkle of pumpkin seeds were diverting for both their crunch and salt. Soups are really a highlight in Wiener.
1. How sensible we are, ordering only soup before our main courses
2. How nice the atmosphere is here.
I'll add that the service, while harried (c.f., line down the stairs and into another room), consists of middle-aged women in uniforms, and it feels very right. Our server took a few minutes to warm up a bit but then was lovely. This has been a somewhat consistent pattern, and I can only imagine the difficulty of working in a place like this where your ambition is to uphold tradition and provide proper service, while your customers come from any of a dozen countries in any given hour and bring with them a multitude of accents, ordering habits, and perceived rudenesses (except the Russians, for whom the rudeness isn't merely perceived).
Practically free, maaaan!
+43/1/535 17 17-0