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“QUIET LOCATION, GOOD FOOD, LOCAL FARE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olematu Ruutel

Olematu Ruutel
Kiriku Poik 4a, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 631 3827
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Ranked #73 of 599 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $13
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Overland Park, Kansas
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“QUIET LOCATION, GOOD FOOD, LOCAL FARE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Located on a quiet street on Toompea Hill in Old Town Tallin, this was a nice respite from the tourist crowds. Just five sidewalk tables on a dead end street (in addition to indoor seating) this place can be a little hard to find, but is worth the effort. The menu selections were quite varied and were provided in both English and Estonian. The owner was very helpful in recommending local dishes. We were a group of four and all of our meals were delicious. However, the roast pork was everyone's unanimous choice as to what we would order if we were doing it again. The waitresses spoke English, but it was best to chat with the owner regarding the selections as his English was perfect. While food was very good, we especially enjoyed the peaceful setting on a colorful street with very little traffic.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Parnu, Estonia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice place, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Prices are expensive and the service was average...But the food was good. Would not be my first choice of where to go again.

Visited August 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Quite place in the old town. Walking by vannalinn Unexpectedly we have bewitched by sounds of violin. It was small but cosy so called gesthouse ;). Friendly personnel, fantastic violinist and good kitchen. Worth to visit.

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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent traditional Estonian cuisine near Alexander Nevsky Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Loved this place for lunch so much that we returned for dinner a few days later. Highly recommend the liver pate, wild boar stew and fried sprat. Boris is a charming host in this quiet and charming out-of-way spot

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful and charming place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

Made a last minute decision to eat here last Friday and really enjoyed it. Lovely looking space with real local wine cellar.

We didn't expect much from the menu, but it was actually very good. Freshly cooked to order and much tastier than other local chain offerings.
We are really satisfied about our stay there and will come to the place again when will be in Tallinn next time.
Thanks to Andrei for the pleasant time spent there.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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