For this week’s episode of We Came, We Ate, We Drank!, we visited the new Israeli-inspired restaurant, Seven North. They call it wild dining with high end cuisine. We’d agree. Although, we’d say it’s the first time we’ve eaten high end cuisine with our hands. It’s got a loud & good times atmosphere and it will inspire good times in your mouth.
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Located in Vienna’s seventh district, this frisky and fun restaurant’s lively vibes are contagious.
Check out the video below, or scan your eyes over the no-bullshit text below (about 1.5 minutes reading time required).
What’s the menu made of: It’s Israeli, but it’s not. Think of an Israeli chef that has traveled the world, particularly through the Mediterranean and Middle East, and thrown all of the best parts of the honest food in these kitchens into one menu. The menu is built upon, regularly, with dishes add for a limited time only. The best hits include, the 3D Roast Beef (you got to see it to believe it. Here’s the description – Viennese brick wrapped with thin roast beef slices), a baby pizza (its name doesn’t do it justice and it’s no normal pizza – the flavours are incredible!), Kebap Schnitzel, and the restaurant’s part-owner and famous chef, Eyal Shani’s, piece de resistance, roasted cauliflower. Oh, and one piece of advice, don’t skip dessert.
What did we manage to do while waiting for our food: watched the chef’s (as we were sitting at the front bar that fences in the cooks in the open kitchen), and hitched a ride on the electric good times atmosphere that the staff and the restaurant inspire.
Recommended if you like: smell of a wood fire oven, velvet chairs that you wish you could sit naked on, messy food you eat with your hands, the Israeli, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern kitchen, traveling, visiting another country without leaving the city limits, chefs that dance while they cook, dancing in inappropriate situations
How would we describe the place to our Oma: Well, Oma, this is the kind of place where the waiter would charm you by flirting while taking your order. It feels like you’re part of the fun happening in the kitchen, while the chefs are also part of what’s happening in the dining area. They do special things with simple ingredients. It all looks beautiful and the design is carefully crafted, but you won’t be judged if you grab the whole roasted cauliflower with your hands and bury your face in it. Don’t forget the tahini, though.
The person sitting next to us was wearing: a chef’s outfit, ‘cuz we were sitting at the bar surrounding the kitchen.
Perfect for… a first date as the place alone will give your date a good vibe and there’s a lot to talk about, regarding the restaurant and it’s menu. It’s also the perfect place to impress visitors from abroad, or to book a table with a group of friends for a loud and messy dinner.
Good to know… It can be hard to find at night, but to help you on your way, it’s housed in the Max Brown hotel. Just go past the reception and head into the restaurant area out the back.