About Vienna Restaurant & Historic Inn
Conveniently located off 1-84 & 1-90, #9 Sturbridge Exit. Towering over upper Main Street in Historic Southbridge, Mass. The Krach family operates a full-service European restaurant & Inn for overnight lodging featuring guest suites. Impressive period antiques & authentically refreshing décor of Austro-Hungary, making this a true romantic & relaxing dining destination.
Highlights:, Wiener Schnitzel, Rabbit Dishes, Salads, Fresh New England Seafood , Roasted Duckling & Frenched Rack of Lamb. Finish in the parlor by the wood burning fireplace while sipping a good Cognac or Viennese Coffee & delectable desserts.
Traditional Home Magazine, Yankee Magazine - Editors Choice "Best European-style Inn for New England", Voted 6 consecutive years -Trip Adviser's Award of Excellence.
So, Come sit by the real wood-burning fireplace most any day of the year, inside or out in our Wiengarten.
European, Austrian, Hungarian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Wed - Friday 11:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner Mon - Friday 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday Dinner 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
All other times - Call for availibility
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For New Year's Gala, Special Events and Holidays only
Private Cheffing available
Private Lot in front of Inn - Street parking permittable
Worcester Transit to Jacob's Edward Library
Jonathan Krach, Proprietor/Host Lisa Krach
Private Party Facilities:
We offer several intimate dining rooms for upscale fine dining. All dining rooms are equipped with working fireplaces for warmth, tranquil, romantic atmosphere in all areas of the restaurant. Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Vienna is the ideal choice! We do offer a private dining room on the second level, the use of a set of stairs are required.
Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: 5087640700x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private Chef available
Vienna Restaurant & Historic Inn Ratings and Reviews
The Vienna is a wonderful choice for sch ...
The Vienna is a wonderful choice for schnitzel and sauerbraten. Their potato rosti is consistently crisp and flavorful. Lisa often greets her guests to add a special touch to your experience. Try it (reality tv shows be damned!). We have gone for years and never been disappointed.
Our meal was quite enjoyable. I've live ...
Our meal was quite enjoyable. I've lived in Germany and the spaetzel and Jaegerschnitzel were the equal of any I've had. While not delivering a really authentic Austrian atmosphere, we thought the references to continental culture, especially Viennese composers and musicians, was unique and charming.
Our only disappointment was the service. The place was nearly empty, but service was dreadfully slow. Our waitress apologized quite sincerely near the end of the meal, explaining that they were short-staffed that night. Since we were in no hurry it wasn't a problem, but it could have been. The waitress herself, whose name we did not get, was very attentive and helpful, making the (long) evening overall quite enjoyable.
The free appetizers & drinks we got as ...
The free appetizers & drinks we got as Inn guests were outstanding. Dinner was good overall but my sauerbraten was overcooked, stringy and dry. The chef kind of overdid it with the butter on the vegetables. The rolls, likewise were not fresh, nor particularly German in character. The red cabbage was good but was a hint too sour, needing a better sweet-sour balance. We liked the carrot soup, the puréed parsnips were a lovely treat, and my husband enjoyed his
Wiener Schnitzel. Dessert, a plum tart ,was
What a Special Find
It was my boyfriend's birthday and I wanted to bring him to a memorable place. We love going to Historic Bed & Breakfast style Inn's because of the ambiance. The Inn keeper's and guests typically intermingle with everyone and its interesting learning the history of the Inn, everyone telling stories and experiences of each one's lives from all over. You never know who you'll meet. The Vienna is no different.
My boyfriend is a performer, previously on Broadway and traveled to various parts of the world, so you can only imagine the energy when we moved into the parlor after our quite romantic dinner, where we sat down for wine and birthday cake with the owners. Everyone here was so delightful, and interesting with their own stories and singing birthday songs in Italian. (My boyfriend Steven is Sicilian). What a special touch.
The decor and the Austrian food brought back memories for me because of my own fathers up bringing and the wine list was world class. Any wine connoisseur would be impressed with the reserve list. The host and servers where all very attentive and knowledgeable, offering a nice touch to the overall dinner experience. We will be talking about this night for a long time. I would recommend this place with all our guests from out of town, especially my father. I want to bring my father here just so he can reminisce the past. I know all our friends and family will enjoy it as much as we did and you will too!
If your tired of the stuffy restaurants and want something different, then try going to a well appointed Inn like the Vienna. Your night will be a memorable one. We only wished we had booked a room and stayed the evening, because we didn't want to leave our new found friends.
Amazing, amazing, amazing.
Amazing & exceptional. There is great care & thought put into every single piece of food on your plate. Every side is treated with equal respect as the main portion with quality ingredients used, which is a rare find as many restaurants cut corners on sides & salads. Even our three year old enjoyed everything we shared with her. The ambiance & decor is just lovely. I would like to not only dine at the restaurant when we visit again next year for the antiques show, but also stay at the Inn to experience as many things on the menu as possible. I'm difficult to please, but I'm truly thrilled with our dinner. Please open a restaurant near us in Hanover, NH! Thank you!!
Almost a great dinner
Dined at Vienna while traveling in the area last week. Loved the building and the ambiance. It's small and quaint, with a noise level that allows for conversation. We enjoyed our meal and dessert, as well as the wine offerings. The problem was the service. We felt the restaurant was understaffed, and we got lost in the shuffle. Our waiter was very nice, and trying hard, but he had too many tables to handle alone. As a result, the service was very polite, but slow. I don't mind a leisurely meal, but it shouldn't take 15 minutes to bring out a slice of cake. I would definitely come here again if I was in Southbridge and give it another try. Parking is limited.
I'd been thinking about trying this restaurant out and am I glad I did. The meals were fantastic. The domestic boar was incredible. The selection of draft beers was also impressive. We had the milk stout it's a great pick. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The desert portions were a bit small, but by that time I was already quite full, so it was OK. I'm definitely going back again soon.
Service was so slow I don't know how they make a profit. We were there for over 2 hours starting at 5:30. We also had an unfortunate experience with tables. The waitress dumped a bowl of mussels on the table. We were moved to another table for appetizers and asked to move back to the first table. Not even offered a comp cup of coffee.
The food was good. Very good house dressing. Lamb chops were over done. Not that she asked me how I wanted them.
Not going back.
My husband and I went here for our anniversary. This was a wonderful experience! The waitress was poised and professional. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, simple and tasteful. My meal was hands-down the best food I have ever had in a restaurant. After dining, the waitress showed up the guest rooms. We will definately be returning, bringing friends and staying the night!
Splendid mid-state restaurant
We are two couples, one from the Stockbridge area, and one from Rt 95, and we try to meet somewhere in the middle. The neighborhood is a bit industrial looking, but the Vienna is a really cute place inside.
Our waitress seemed a bit of a beginner; she read several things off notes. But she was charming and very cheery.
Wiener Schnitzel and rabbit were excellent. The half order of lamb, at $14, was an exceptional buy. Service was timely and friendly.
Lots of cool artwork and nicknacks abound, along with very nice china and tablecloths.
One small drawback -- there was a bit of a mixup on the salads; we understood our waitress to be telling us that any of the three salads she described was included in the cost of the entree. No, that turned out to be only the house salad. Not to worry; they resolved the bill to our satisfaction.
And, the owner visited our table a few times, the last time coming over to share an after-dinner drink "on the house". Very impressive, and like the restaurant, very charming. It was hard not to feel extremely welcome here.
waitress was new. very sweet. no clue how to do the job. owners responsible. they were very chummy with many customers but ignored those people they did not know. we were sat at 6:30. had our app by 6:45. no drinks or water. had to ask 4 times. finally got drinks at 7:10. food was delicious. table behind us same problem. owners could have cared less. when we were leaving suddenly we had her attention - although we had not complained - she apologized for the bad service. super small restaurant. no reason for bad service. disappointed.
Great place, great food
Had the pleasure of eating at the Vienna Restaurant shortly after New Years. This beautiful Victorian mansion was still tastefully decorated for Christmas. The ambiance is very nice. great selection of appetizers and entrees with a large choice of gluten free foods, which were great. IIts unusual to have such great choices. The owners were more than willing to please us, making great suggestions. Can't wait to go back.,
We have been going to the Vienna for 3 y ...
We have been going to the Vienna for 3 years on New Year's Eve. We like having a full menu to choose from and the service is great. Thus year there have been menu changes based on a visit from a TV show. We weren't thrilled with the changes and hope the keep an open mind.
The Vienna is Out of This World
Our dinner at Vienna was exceptional. We enjoyed our Christmas dinner in this historic inn. We've been there once before and though it was exceptional then this is beyond that. Our server Whitney was incredibly accommodating and actually walked us to the rest room rather than pointing it out. The menu was extraordinary and included Christmas Goose and domestic boar. We included out of town guests who deemed it the best restaurant they've ever eaten at. BRAVO!!
Perfect for a romantic evening
Visited Vienna restaurant on a Tuesday evening. Fire place was going and a very romantic atmosphere. Food and service were excellent, and very friendly staff. If you want to impress a girlfriend or someone special in your life then this place is a must!
It's amazing and creative
I love this experience, and appreciate the hostess, the owner of the restaurant, Lisa for her taking us have a wonderful "trip" (that is how I feel" . the decorations, the various of master pieces, the room with a theme of "Sigmund Freud", especially the ground floor, where there are wine storage, bar place of long history, massage room.... especially their passion and creativity on this place. They have their own special tone.....My friends and me love this place, and we all would like to visit it again in the future....
This little place is a well kept secret, that we need to spread the word about. Always great service, nice ambiance, delicious food, and reasonable prices. The only thing I would change is the desserts, nothing changes and the dessert menu just does not appeal to me.
Excellent Austrian comfort food, stay the night!
You have to leave New England and drive to New York City to find another Austrian restaurant, so when you book a reservation, you're hoping it will be good. IT IS!! It's the upcoming subject of a Spring 2016 cable network TV restaurant makeover show with chef Gordon Ramsey, who kept all the things that have made this place special, and changed some more minor things to make it more in tune with today's somewhat more casual dining habits. Having said the word 'casual', you still feel good dressing up here if you'd like to contribute to the elegant decor.
Very nice food, paying homage to Viennese cooking, but it includes fine New England dishes as well. The restaurant does a great job sourcing season-appropriate foods, so our mid-December 2015 visit included predominantly root vegetables, which is not only thoughtful, but relatively unique in today's eat-any-food-in-any-season, gustatory overload eating establishments. And it gives you a good reason to return at another season. Speaking of days - open every day of the year, and they work hard to plan and execute holiday menus that look exciting and approachable at the same time.
Overnight guests should be thrilled with very nice overnight accommodations, and the inn is a great place to be well known and hide out in this small town with relative anonymity. There are five suites to chose from in this former residence, and they are sumptuous without being tarty. Highly recommended.
Excellent atmosphere, great food
An excellent place to have a quiet diner if you are looking for the a traditional Victorian settling. Restaurant is set in an old Victorian stay home where dining in done in the "living room and Dining room" of the home. A real home feeling.
A well kept secret
This was our fourth visit to Vienna, everything was very good. Service has always been great - Food is very good, with average size portions at reasonable prices. Recent redecorating is nice, but it was nice enough before the redo.
The only thing missing is customers. Dinner on Friday night, only three reservations, a total of six guests during our visit.
The only disappointing part of this restaurant is the dessert menu.
One of the few places open 365 days a year! Food was good. Higher prices reflected the holiday meal. Everything a la carte. Best part was attentive service although we did feel we were rushed through the meal. Would return but not on a holiday.
Changes at The Vienna...
Recent decor changes inspired by show with Gordon Ramsey are not conducive to The Vienna /German theme ...lost a lot of that treasured ambiance. Hope they bring it back. Many items also off the menu that I also hope come back. However food and service is always fabulous!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.