Geburstag in Salzburg
April 25, 2006 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Where should I go to splurge on my birthday in Salzburg?

I'd be most interested in going somewhere with local dishes--with a modern twist is ok.

(Sorry if I used the wrong preposition in the headline, my German is nonexistent and Babelfish didn't help)
posted by brujita to Food & Drink (6 answers total)
I've emailed a colleague who I believe knows Salzburg pretty well... I'll let you know what I hear back from her, so check back (or I'll email you) if this scrolls off the page before she gets back to me.
posted by scody at 2:22 PM on April 25, 2006

There was a splendid restaurant that I went to last year, in Augustinerstrasse. Very modern, but local dishes. The restaurant appeared to also be in a shop which sold other things during the day: and you could either eat outdoors or inside.

A quick look on Google Maps (it now includes maps for Salzburg, as of today) doesn't show the restaurant, which is a nuisance; so I suspect I'm not being very helpful.
posted by jamescridland at 2:59 PM on April 25, 2006

Okay, heard back from my friend -- she says that the restaurant in the Hotel Goldener Hirsch (in Getreidegasse) is the most famous and traditional, and would be a grand birthday splurge.
posted by scody at 5:49 PM on April 25, 2006

OK, it was back in 87 when I was there, but the Augustinerbrau beer garden was a delight.
posted by mimi at 6:20 PM on April 25, 2006

Thanks, Scody! Mimi, I'll be there a few days, so I'll check out the beer garden on another night.
posted by brujita at 9:37 PM on April 25, 2006

Sachertorte at the Hotel Sacher (overlooks the river) would count as splurging and local... not modern though. Their cocktails are lovely as well.
posted by altolinguistic at 12:56 AM on April 26, 2006

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