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“Probably the best steaks in Tallinn” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Goodwin Steak House

Goodwin Steak House
Viru 22 | Old Town, Tallinn 10140, Estonia
+372 661 5518
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Ranked #71 of 546 Restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: $18 - $98
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Diner, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Sliema, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Probably the best steaks in Tallinn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The restaurant looks a bit fancy with a bull "sitting" on a bench outside, but inside it has the feel of a genuine steak house. The menu is primarily around steaks and they are GOOD, so you can order the filet rare if you like them that way. They also have a steak tartar that is very very good.

Service is "estonian" - no smiles but reasonably attentive staff. Prices are high but worth it.

With more beer choices and smilier service, it would have rated an "excellent".

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice enough steak, lacking in service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Party of four. Had a reservation, which on a Saturday evening turned out necessary due to restaurant filling up fast at dinner time. Orders taken promptly, drink service fast.

Steaks cooked as ordered. NY steak was a nice enough piece of beef. Lacking in salt, probably due to no sauce accompanying steak as per my request. Nice sea salt would be welcome, now just regular table salt available at the table. Side of cream spinach was forgettable.

Service went downhill after the entrees, taking dessert orders took ages and coffee delivery even longer. No cream served with coffee. After requesting some got a jug of milk. Overall just an ok experience, would look at other options due to inflated pricing.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“After A Good Stake? Bet on a Goodwin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Visited during a business trip. Staff very very friendly and attentive from the start. They took their time to explain the different cuts of beef and advised on the best way to cook, rare, medium etc.

Food arrived in good time - the stake (Ribeye) was cooked just right and was very tender, a butter knife would have glided through it.

Well worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Steak with taste, pro service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had a good meal inside the restaurant. We could have a look at different choises of real meet to get a better understanding what is mignon, newyork steak etc. You cut the steak served to see if it is done ok before you accept it ( like you tase wine). The service was excellent, the place clean and fresh. I highly recommend the restaurant

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lappeenranta, Finland
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“For steak in Tallinn - Goodwin!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Been there with friends. Very Good and professional and quick service (greetings to Boris). Tasty appetisors and good selection of wines. Steaks - very GOOD! Funny bull in front of restaurant.
Defenitely will go again when visit Tallinn!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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