Where big shots eat and drink in Vienna

Patio seating wraps around the corner of the building and features potted plants and tables at the Ritz-Carlton in Vienna, Austria.

Patio seating wraps around the corner of the building and features potted plants and tables at the Ritz-Carlton in Vienna, Austria.

Movers and shakers have been doing business in Austria since the Holy Roman Empire. Here's where modern-day suits can eat, drink, and scheme.

The Power Breakfast

The Hotel Sacher, hands down—it feels very formal and regal. Plus, you can get a private room here if it’s super-important…or you need to be super-discrete.

The Client Lunch

There are many great lunch spots, but go with something solid and traditional like Zum Schwarzen Kameel or Julius Meinl am Graben.

The Meet-and-Greet Coffee

You can’t do better than Café Central. The big, grand pastries would put anyone in a good mood.

The Deal-Signing Drink

We love the intimate and hush-hush atmosphere at the Hotel Sacher’s Blaue Bar.

The Expense-Account Dinner

Steirereck, absolutely. It’s inventive and utterly show-stopping.