After giving up her spectacular designer location in the Museumsquartier (now called “Milo”), Una Abraham renovated an old small Wirtshaus (traditional restaurant) and kept it fairly low-key. The resulting aesthetic harmony—like the original wooden ice boxes and old Thonet chairs juxtaposed with snazzy neon lettering—still appeal to her former clientele of Architekturzentrum regulars and other loyal aperol spritz drinkers. The atmosphere is relaxed in an “hip district” way and the service is informal but faultless.
As for the food: pitch perfect! The menu changes daily and is soaked with fresh ingredients. Fall in love with Una’s signature artichokes in white wine again and again. And the crawfish salad with avocado in a lime-wasabi vinagrette tastes like a homecoming of sorts—for the mouth and the soul.
Nothing fancy schmancy. Just home-cooking for the modern urbanist. But she doesn’t take credit cards. Quelle horror!