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Motto am Fluss, Vienna

2 Franz-Josefs-Kai
Schwendenplatz
Vienna
1010
Tel: 43 1252 5511
www.motto.at/mottoamfluss
Concierge.com's insider take:

This sprawling double-decker restaurant on the Danube Canal was an instant success when it opened in 2010. The more formal ground-floor restaurant could get by on its looks alone; the sweeping picture windows overlook the canal, and silver globe chandeliers hang over Fornasetti drapes. Thankfully, the ambitious menu follows through with new wave Austrian goes border-hopping cuisine that jumps from local organic beef to risotto crowned by foie gras. But it is the second story café that is real clubhouse, especially at lunch, when crowds of style-centric locals sit at long communal tables and tuck into gnocchi, bruschetta, and a supernal plate of chicken livers.—Raphael Kadushin

Open daily 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to 11:30 pm.

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