“The Vibe: Scandinavian minimalism at its best. The overall spirit fluctuates depending on how busy they are.
The Crowd: A mix of homesick Austrians, in-the-know foodies, and some more “veteran” residents from Beverly Hills.
The Must-Have Dishes: You’ve never had schnitzel this good, we swear. Weisswurst—a pale veal sausage—poached in milk and dusted with nutmeg is soul satisfying. The gulash is downright sexy—which is saying something because, you know, it’s gulash.
The Drinks: The wine list reads like an introductory course to fantastic Austrian grapes. The real surprise, though, is the unparalleled schnapps selection.
Worthwhile Splurge: Seared venison loin with braised red cabbage and bread dumpling will set you back $38, but you won’t regret it.
Getting a Table: We wish this place were more packed than it is. But it’s small, so a reservation is a safe bet.
Insider Tip: They pour schnapps by the centiliter (ooh, the metric system!). Order a flight to compare and contrast. We promise it’s nothing like the peach stuff you slugged in high school…”
by Lesley Bargar Suter, LA Mag