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From outdoor smokers to top-notch farm-to-table dining, Vienna is a culinary haven. Ritz-Carlton chefs provide their personal recommendations of where they enjoy the bounty and pleasures of summertime in Vienna.

1. Zur Alten Kaisermühle

Renowned for its grilled specialties in the summer, the restaurant offers particularly romantic setting near the Old Danube river. You can even approach the restaurant by boat. Spanish and Italian influences make steaks a specialty here, and the spare ribs are marinated in Zur Alten Kaisermühle’s own recipe. Plus, local fish is cooked on a charcoal grill. Visit Website

2. Dstrikt Steakhouse

Experience an authentic local dining adventure by sinking your teeth into the finest selection of Austrian meat, served farm-to-table. Dstrikt Steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna cooks its entrees on a charcoal grill while side dishes are prepared from local products such as cheese Spaetzle. Outdoor seating is available to help make this a summertime meal in Vienna one to remember. Visit Website

3. The Vienna Wine Trail

With some 1,700 acres of vineyards and 320 vintners, Vienna is a wine-lover’s paradise. Summer’s warm weather calls for a tasting of the region’s specialty: white varietals, from Rieslings to Sauvignon Blancs. The 6-mile Vienna Wine Trail offers plenty of opportunities to taste some of the country’s finest wines and appreciate expansive, scenic views of the city. Visit Website

4. Motto am Fluss

Serving international cuisine with an Austrian focus, Motto am Fluss features modern, eclectic menu with specialties such as marinated salmon trout-sashimi and stinging nettle-goat cheese ravioli. Book your table at the café or on the terrace; either way, you are sure to enjoy stunning views of the Danube as well as the restaurant’s chic, modern atmosphere. Visit Website

5. Amador’s Wirtshaus & Greisslerei

True to its name, top German chef Juan Amador (along with vintner Fritz Wieninger) opened this “wirtshaus,” or tavern, that relies on regional products from the nearby “greisslerei,” or grocery store. After you have enjoyed exceptionally fine dining at this Michelin restaurant, stroll through the area to admire the Beethoven Residence in Heiligenstadt and the Beethoven monument in Heiligenstädter Park. Visit Website