The restaurant Kaiser Maximilian offers a combination of modern european cuisine and contemporany & traditional austrian dishes. It doesn’t just look like an Austrian Bistro, it is an Austrian Bistro. It is located on the south side of town in what is known as Zona Romantica. Austrian chef and owner Andreas Rupprechter opened the restaurant in 1995 and fashioned it after a picturesque European sidewalk café with the sights and sounds of the city only a few feet away. It is a great place to linger over coffee, read, chat, people watch and enjoy good food. An overhead canopy protects you from the elements but still lets you feel like you’re dining outdoors. There is also an air-conditioned dining room for your comfort. The scene is enhanced with crisp linens, fresh flowers and impeccably dressed waiters.
All the elements are there: bow-tied, vested, and bistro-aproned waiters deliver a European standard of service from Maximilian’s sidewalk cafe to its classic dining room. A glimpse through the arched windows reveals a tableau reflected from mirrored columns – white linens, gleaming tablewear, and soft light from elegant glass-shaded lamps. Its refined elegance is contagious, slowing and quieting passers by, who gaze enviously as carefully composed dishes are set in front of the diners.