Thank you for stopping by, I do feel honored by your interest !
May I provide you a summary of general information in ENGLISH.
TheDiningRoom is something rather new for Vienna but generally seems to follow an international trend: a little restaurant implemented in a private home.
It’s meant to be a sort of hideaway for those who love to dine out, who appreciate fine food with a twist and, above all, prepared with love - and who prefer a personal and intimate atmosphere.
TheDiningRoom offers a weekly set menu on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm. Details regarding the current menu are always given on the front page.
May I introduce myself:
Angelika Apfelthaler, age 49, and I am glad to be your hostess.
The realization of theDiningRoom means my life dream has come true.
Inspite of all different regulations that I was required to follow theDiningRoom was licensed to open as a restaurant in our home in the beginning of 2007. After considerable reconstruction work that had to be done first to provide all necessary facilities my "life dream project" was finally opened in June, 2007.
The location itself involves a four-table dining room (the tables can be assembled for larger parties) for up to 12 guests, a spacy kitchen providing all different up-to-date facilities for modern cooking but still conveying a very special atmosphere, and a little terrace called "kitchen deck" facing the old trees in the garden.
The kitchen is "open", also meaning that, as an essential part of the concept, guests are invited to come in whenever they feel like.
All in all the atmosphere, in the evenings emphasized by dozens of candles, can be considered Mediterranean. -
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TheDiningRoom is situated in the green environments of Vienna's outskirts, between Schönbrunn Castle and the borders of the Vienna Woods.
Nevertheless it can easily be reached by public transportation:
from the center of Vienna take the Underground (U4) to "Hietzing" and then change over to tram no. 60 until "Riedelgasse/Orthopädisches Krankenhaus". From there it will be not more than a five minutes’ walk.
In case you prefer to take a taxi it will cost about € 30,-- from the first district (historical center).
tDR's address is: A-1130 Vienna, Maygasse 31
The menu (basically a five-course-dinner, but there may be more tidbits from the kitchen…) changes on a weekly basis.
It's always dedicated to a special theme or a local cuisine, called for instance
"Carnevale a Venezia",
"Spring in Tuscany",
"Almond Tree Blossoming in Sicily",
"White Truffles in Piemonte",
"Cooking with Spice around the World"
Culinary ideas are endless in theDiningRoom !
You can always find the current menu on the website which is updated every week.
In case the menu includes dishes/ingredients you do not like or there are any intolerances please do not hesitate telling me – in advance. - I will gladly offer you alternatives !
Any more need to state that I am in love with all kinds of Mediterranean cooking?
It seems to have become my very own speciality to emphasize the particularities of different Italian local cuisines.
Additionally, I treasure recipes from France, Arabian countries and "crossovers" with Asian cuisines. Life is just too short not be open for all different experiences !
However, as a matter of fact just top quality products find their way into my kitchen. Much time is dedicated to the search for perfect ingredients and reliable suppliers. And of course delicacies like jams and chutneys, basic products like stock (for my beloved risotti !) and even daily bread are always home-made.
The prix fixe for the menu is € 55,-- excluding drinks.
The variety of wines we offer originate from a small winery the owners of which share my attitudes as for quality and personal dedication. I can gladly recommend suitable wines for each course if you would like guidance. Beer and grape juice are also available.
Following the Viennese and Italian true coffee cultures, you will be served coffee from a small Italian roastery brewed in a "culty" Venetian coffee machine.
And, last but not least, we treasure the world’s best city water from the tap by serving it in special "Viennese water" jugs and glasses.
Please note that reservations are required at least one day in advance. Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard) are accepted, of course.
The current menu and informations on this website are mostly featured in German only, but just send me a note per email and I will gladly translate them for you ! -
And something else I should not forget to add: tDR is a NON SMOKING location.
my email address: info@theDiningRoom.at
phone number from abroad: 0043/1/804 85 86
phone number local: (01) 804 85 86
Thank you for your interest and I hope to welcome you in person soon !
Kind culinary regards from theDiningRoom,