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Senieji Rusiai

Vilniaus Str. 34, Kaunas, Lithuania
+370 601 02525
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Ranked #14 of 105 restaurants in Kaunas
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: SENIEJI RUSIAI (Old Cellars) - a European standard restaurant established in the 17 century cellars in the heart of Kaunas old town. The restaurant with the interior in the style of middle ages attracts visitors with their Napoleon's Hall, Noblemen's Hall, and the Hall of Guns. In one of the halls, there is a fresco depicting the Middle French Army crossing the river Nemunas on 24 June 1812 according to the lithography of De C. Montte. The restaurant offers seats for 100 persons, and is capable of servicing 120 persons during social evenings or buffets. We can offer European cuisine for gourmands, a large wine collection from the whole world, high class services as well as elegant and sophisticated environment.
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stirling scotland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was here doing a feature for BQ Baltic magazine interviewing with a local-born businessman, and found it superb, really creative and delicious food, lovely wine (South African and Italian), and superb service. More to the point for me, the price was right. A high quality three course meal with wine for two came to only about 50 euros, about... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

On a four day stay in Kaunas we ate here twice. Having chosen it at random on the first night, we were so impressed by the quality of the food, and the attentive and fast (by Lithuanian standards)service, that we returned on our final night. Prices are at the upper end, but still very reasonable by European standards. If you... More

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Amal, Sweden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Me and my wife were visiting Kaunas in the beginning of June 2014 and had dinner at Senieji Rüsiai. Perfect service, a very good Dry martini and an excellent dinner made us really satisfied. We can recommend this restaurant yo everybody that likes good food to reasonable price.

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Cancun, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Took my husband for our wedding anniversary. Service was superb, attentive and waiter was giving nice suggestions. The place itself has a nice atmosphere and yes it's in the cellar of one of the old houses in the old town of Kaunas. Here they are serving the best quail I have ever tried. Actually all the dishes we tried were... More

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Alesund, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I am visiting Kaunas quite often because of business. Every time I am in Kaunas trying to visit this place. Perfect place for cozy dinner. The restaurant is in the heart of Kaunas old town, the environment reflects the spirit of that. Every time I come back here feel very warm welcomed by smiling and professional staff. Place is also... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I was never a fan of this place. I don't like the atmosphere there, that's first. It doesn't feel cozy at all. The food is average. It's ok, but nothing special that would make you crave of coming back. Maybe the place is ok for big meetings and reunions, but for me it is more of an old style place,... More

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Our family of 14 have celebrated birthday of a senior family member and have arranged the dinner almost last minute (2 days in advance). All interactions and service from reservation, food selection to the table arrangements, music were just great! On our arrival we were welcomed by the staff and the piano musician. Table was very nicely decorated. All food... More

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Maastricht, the Netherlands
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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Our choice for Senieji Rusiai turned out to be a good one. Every dish in our 3 course meals was attractively composed and displayed, prepared from fresh ingredients, and tasting excellently. Especially worthwhile was the pickled salmon, scandinavian style, served with quail eggs and red caviar, but everything we had was above expectation. We enjoyed eating on the terrace. Service... More

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Lahti, Finland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Situated on the pedestrian street of old town excellent place to relax and enjoy lunch. We had ceasar salad with chicken - quite ok but not excellent. Service ok like prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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235 reviews 235 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was the worst of all the meals we had in Kaunas recently and the most over priced. Felt like we got bitten by rogue TA reviews. Had decent ambience and was definitely crowded, but not a one of our party had anything that was remotely above average. In my opinion, avoid.

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