Vienna Restaurant & Historic Bed & Breakfast

★★★★☆
Bed & Breakfast business is open 24/7 including all major holidays. Our Restaurant Hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 5-10 p.m. All other times/Days are by reservation only - inquire by phone Catering is available by reservation 24/7 ask for Liselle
  • 14 South Street Sturbridge area

    Southbridge, MA 01550

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  • 508-764-0700

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This is a family owned restaurant with fantastic atmosphere and terrific Austrian / German fare. I have visited here frequently with business associates and it is always a hit.

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This is a family owned restaurant with fantastic atmosphere and terrific Austrian / German fare. I have visited here frequently with business associates and it is always a hit.

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On Saturday, 18 June 2006, my wife (Colleen, aka silvara77 and I went to a very nice restaurant in Southbridge called the Vienna.
We knew it was going to be Austrian and German cuisine, and we had seen a sample menu prior to our visit. We knew what to expect, food-wise. What we didn't expect was the level of service that we had received, and the quality of the food.

Let me take you through the evening, pace-by-pace.
I had made reservations the a couple of nights prior to our visit. No problems. I had received directions over the phone, but I already had some through MapQuest and Google Maps, so I followed those instead. I like their way better than the suggested route.
The place was easy to find in downtown Southbridge. We were surprised that the building also housed an Inn.
We were seated right away, and asked for a beverage selection. Colleen had asked for a glass of Riesling (her favorite), but they were out of that at the time, and a glass of Liebfraumilch was suggested. I opted for a Sprite, as I was driving and taking pain medication later that evening. A small plate with crackers and a very light whipped cheese spread was on the table for pre-meal munching.
Colleen selected the Sauerbraten, which is a marinated and slow-roasted pot roast with a brown raisin sauce. I chose the Peasant Feast, which had a smoked pork chop, bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut (of which I'm not too fond anyway), and spaetzle (a kind of micro-dumpling). For an appetizer, we chose the crabcake. The crabcake came first, and on the whole. I wasn't thrilled with bits of red bell pepper inside it, but I picked around them, I'm a picky eater. We also had a small salad before dinner. I wasn't too sure about what the dressing was, but it interesting & tasty. Our entrees arrived, and we dug into them. I cut into the bratwurst first, as it's one of my favorite sausages. They say that Johnsonville brats are heaven on a bun, well... this brat (the white kind) made Johnsonville brats, good as they are, seem like Oscar Meyer hot dogs. It was one of the best bratwursts I have ever tasted. Colleen, who isn't a huge fan of sausages, even said that it was tasty. I saved half of it for home. The smoked pork chop was to die for. I loved the ham-like texture, and the stone ground mustard that accompanied the dish made everything taste even better. I scarfed the spaetzle, and left the sauerkraut alone. I ended up taking the knockwurst and half the brat home with me for later snacking.
Colleen's sauerbraten looked delicious as well, and the small piece I tried practically melted in my mouth. My comment was, "I have got to learn how to make this myself!" It was that good.
Dessert was a piece of chocolate mousse cake and a piece of flourless chocolate torte. Both were rich, almost to the point of decandent. A beautiful presentation! Both had creme anglaise and fresh whipped cream on the sides. Colleen ordered up a piece of raspberry linzer torte for home, We met the owners of the establishment, and had a very nice time after dinner with them, as we were offered a cordial on the house. We couldn't pass that up. Colleen's drink was a creme de cassis, which tastes like berries and currants, with a bit of lemon rind. Mine was peach liquere with amargnac (an apple brandy, I wager). The peach flavor was more of an undertone, and it had that smokiness I would expect from a brandy. We also received a tour of the inn upstairs. Quite dandy. Private rooms, each with its own full both. It would be a dandy place for a getaway sometime. Not sure on the room rates.
All in all, a very worthwhile dinner, well worth the price that was paid. I'm not going to tell you how much it was, but I will say that this isn't a place to go every weekend unless you're making good money. We'd probably do it once a year, for special times such as a birthday or my wife's anniversary. It's very romantic dining.
I would suggest this place to anyone who is lookingfor good food and quiet atmosphere.
PFloydd

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★★★★★

On Saturday, 18 June 2006, my wife (Colleen, aka silvara77 and I went to a very nice restaurant in Southbridge called the Vienna.
We knew it was going to be Austrian and German cuisine, and we had seen a sample menu prior to our visit. We knew what to expect, food-wise. What we didn't expect was the level of service that we had received, and the quality of the food.

Let me take you through the evening, pace-by-pace.
I had made reservations the a couple of nights prior to our visit. No problems. I had received directions over the phone, but I already had some through MapQuest and Google Maps, so I followed those instead. I like their way better than the suggested route.
The place was easy to find in downtown Southbridge. We were surprised that the building also housed an Inn.
We were seated right away, and asked for a beverage selection. Colleen had asked for a glass of Riesling (her favorite), but they were out of that at the time, and a glass of Liebfraumilch was suggested. I opted for a Sprite, as I was driving and taking pain medication later that evening. A small plate with crackers and a very light whipped cheese spread was on the table for pre-meal munching.
Colleen selected the Sauerbraten, which is a marinated and slow-roasted pot roast with a brown raisin sauce. I chose the Peasant Feast, which had a smoked pork chop, bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut (of which I'm not too fond anyway), and spaetzle (a kind of micro-dumpling). For an appetizer, we chose the crabcake. The crabcake came first, and on the whole. I wasn't thrilled with bits of red bell pepper inside it, but I picked around them, I'm a picky eater. We also had a small salad before dinner. I wasn't too sure about what the dressing was, but it interesting & tasty. Our entrees arrived, and we dug into them. I cut into the bratwurst first, as it's one of my favorite sausages. They say that Johnsonville brats are heaven on a bun, well... this brat (the white kind) made Johnsonville brats, good as they are, seem like Oscar Meyer hot dogs. It was one of the best bratwursts I have ever tasted. Colleen, who isn't a huge fan of sausages, even said that it was tasty. I saved half of it for home. The smoked pork chop was to die for. I loved the ham-like texture, and the stone ground mustard that accompanied the dish made everything taste even better. I scarfed the spaetzle, and left the sauerkraut alone. I ended up taking the knockwurst and half the brat home with me for later snacking.
Colleen's sauerbraten looked delicious as well, and the small piece I tried practically melted in my mouth. My comment was, "I have got to learn how to make this myself!" It was that good.
Dessert was a piece of chocolate mousse cake and a piece of flourless chocolate torte. Both were rich, almost to the point of decandent. A beautiful presentation! Both had creme anglaise and fresh whipped cream on the sides. Colleen ordered up a piece of raspberry linzer torte for home, We met the owners of the establishment, and had a very nice time after dinner with them, as we were offered a cordial on the house. We couldn't pass that up. Colleen's drink was a creme de cassis, which tastes like berries and currants, with a bit of lemon rind. Mine was peach liquere with amargnac (an apple brandy, I wager). The peach flavor was more of an undertone, and it had that smokiness I would expect from a brandy. We also received a tour of the inn upstairs. Quite dandy. Private rooms, each with its own full both. It would be a dandy place for a getaway sometime. Not sure on the room rates.
All in all, a very worthwhile dinner, well worth the price that was paid. I'm not going to tell you how much it was, but I will say that this isn't a place to go every weekend unless you're making good money. We'd probably do it once a year, for special times such as a birthday or my wife's anniversary. It's very romantic dining.
I would suggest this place to anyone who is lookingfor good food and quiet atmosphere.
PFloydd

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I went to this place for a weekend when my husband and I wanted a weekend alone. They have themed rooms, and a restaurant attached to the hotel. The staff was friendly, the only down side was that it was kind of costly compared to other hotels, but I guess because of the themed rooms the price increases. A charming place to go for a weekend.

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I went to this place for a weekend when my husband and I wanted a weekend alone. They have themed rooms, and a restaurant attached to the hotel. The staff was friendly, the only down side was that it was kind of costly compared to other hotels, but I guess because of the themed rooms the price increases. A charming place to go for a weekend.

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From the moment you step into our Inn you'll feel it. Gemutlichkeit. Feel as if you stepped back into the "Old World" of Europe. Everywhere you look, you will find intriguing artwork, antiques & steins adorning every room and hallway. A music lover will be pleased with the musical selections chosen at Vienna. Feel alive while your fork dances to a Strauss Waltz, your foot taps to some upbeat German & Austrian Polka's or may your spirit be lifted by Mozart! We're a little different than other restaurants and we like it that way. Austrian, German, Swiss and Seafood & Steaks offered at the restaurant on premise

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Austrian, German, Swiss & French cuisine Steaks & Seafood with daily additions Catering off premise for parties up to 500 people. Drop off or pick up also available.

 

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