When in Vienna, you've got to have schnitzel. Not just any schnitzel, it's the Wiener Schnitzel.
The Wiener Schnitzel is the national dish of Austria and can be found in absolutely any restaurant. But we were in search for the best one - something with an authentic taste. A quick google search brought us to Figlmüller. We decided to go there at the last minute so we did not make a reservation. But once we arrived at the entrance of the restaurant, we knew exactly why it was the no.1 choice for the wiener schnitzel and regretted not making that call to reserve. The queue was extremely long, even for a rainy day. We waited for an hour. The restaurant's shop space was quite big with 2 levels. But it was absolutely packed and the queue looked never-ending on both of their outlets.
Measuring a whooping 30cm across and overflowing over its plate, the Schnitzel at Figlmüller is a real win for money. Despite the price, 13.90 for a piece of breaded cutlet may seem expensive for some, it does justify upon the first bite - that crisp on the outside and juicy tender meat on the inside. It was also not overly oily and we did not feel sick of eating the whole piece. We ordered 2 Schnitzels, 2 potato salads and a soup to share for 3.
A Schnitzel may be made in pork, chicken or veal. The ones in Figlmüller are usually made of pork, unless ordered otherwise.
Figlmüller Schnitzel deep fried - €13,90
Potato-field Salad with Styria pumpkin-seed oil - €3,80 (Recommended to go along)
Vienna style potato soup with boletus €4,10
Figlmüller Wollziele | Wollzeile 5, 1010 Vienna | Open daily 1100 - 2230 | Contact: +43/1/ 512 61 77
Figlmüller Bäckerstraße | Bäckerstraße 6, 1010 Vienna | Open daily 1145 - 2400 | Contact: +43/1/ 512 17 60