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Review of Ertlio Namas

Ertlio Namas
Ranked #88 of 946 Restaurants in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $19
Description: Welcome to “Ertlio namas” – unique family space where refined historical Lithuanian cuisine gracefully meets modern culture and technology. Lithuanian historical cuisine is characterised by seasonality – people would serve the goods that could be picked in the kitchen-garden, hunted in the woods, caught in the river or lake. Culinary fashion and tendencies of the time were also taken into consideration: Lithuanian cuisine has always been open to culinary trends from Western or Southern Europe and national dishes of the newcomers who settled in Lithuania in the course of time have also been adopted. Having thoroughly studied recipes found in manors and monasteries, as well as the secrets of Lithuanian “Küchenchefs”, we have recreated authentic dishes of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque epochs and interpreted them in the modern manner. In the restaurant, you will be able to enjoy meals that most probably were proudly served for dinner in influential estates and were savoured by Radvilos – significant personas in the Europe of the time. The house of the 17th century built by Jurgis Ertlis, the master of stonemasonry and carpentry, will allow you to know history differently – not via museums, books or guide stories. Here you will breath in, smell and taste authentic history. You will wonder, admire, discover and savour. When in Ertlis house, be prepared not to hurry – rush does not go with nobility. During the tasting dinner, trying unique dishes and indulging in the process, you will surely find time to communicate with the family, friends or colleagues – such moments are exceptionally valuable and will be remembered long. We are impatiently waiting for the opportunity to share our discoveries, curiosities of forgotten history and noble quality time with you.
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Description: Welcome to “Ertlio namas” – unique family space where refined historical Lithuanian cuisine gracefully meets modern culture and technology. Lithuanian historical cuisine is characterised by seasonality – people would serve the goods that could be picked in the kitchen-garden, hunted in the woods, caught in the river or lake. Culinary fashion and tendencies of the time were also taken into consideration: Lithuanian cuisine has always been open to culinary trends from Western or Southern Europe and national dishes of the newcomers who settled in Lithuania in the course of time have also been adopted. Having thoroughly studied recipes found in manors and monasteries, as well as the secrets of Lithuanian “Küchenchefs”, we have recreated authentic dishes of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque epochs and interpreted them in the modern manner. In the restaurant, you will be able to enjoy meals that most probably were proudly served for dinner in influential estates and were savoured by Radvilos – significant personas in the Europe of the time. The house of the 17th century built by Jurgis Ertlis, the master of stonemasonry and carpentry, will allow you to know history differently – not via museums, books or guide stories. Here you will breath in, smell and taste authentic history. You will wonder, admire, discover and savour. When in Ertlis house, be prepared not to hurry – rush does not go with nobility. During the tasting dinner, trying unique dishes and indulging in the process, you will surely find time to communicate with the family, friends or colleagues – such moments are exceptionally valuable and will be remembered long. We are impatiently waiting for the opportunity to share our discoveries, curiosities of forgotten history and noble quality time with you.
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Superb food, I had the smoked beaver starter, followed by beef cheeks with mushroom tart. All local fare, all excellent. Washed down with dark Lithuanian beer, which suited it perfectly. For pud, I had rhubarb (cake, jam, jelly- lots of rhubarb things!) with bread ice cream, accompanied by some mead. Recommend all of it. Service was impeccable, good explanations about the dishes. I intend to go again next time I'm in Vilnius.

4  Thank LucafromManchester
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Dear Luca,

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our new menu. Looking forward to see you back!

Kind regards,

Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef/ Restaurant owner

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit. Great food and service. I can't imagine there's a better place to eat in Vilnius. Compliments to the chef.

1  Thank Per K
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Dear Per,

Thank you for an excellent comment! We are glad you enjoyed.

Kind regards,
Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef/restaurant owner

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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends and opted for the 4 course menu. We were hoping for an authentic Lithuanian experience. The setting is nice, cosy and tastefully decorated. The waiter was friendly. The food however was disappointing throughout. The first entree, venison terrine with was lacking seasoning and was tasteless. The second entree, fish with asparagus was the best dish of the menu. The main course was a tasteless, chewy chicken which was intended to be warm but was served cold. We were doubting the freshness of the dish. The dessert remained disappointing lacking flavour and freshness. The whole concept of historic stories added to the dishes does not have any added value with such mediocre food.

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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Good day,
Thank you for your review and we apologize that it did not meet the expectations set. But we can assure that all the ingredients we use are fresh. Although the taste might be different than usually, because most of the production we receive form local farmers who grow and breed in the natural way as it used to be centuries ago.

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Tomas Rimydis
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

I was looking fore a place to have dinner with our friends and my choice was utterly based on the reviews on the TripAdvisor website. I must say I don't regret it. Everything was really perfect; a six course tasting menu with wine and all nice stories about the dishes served were greatly enjoyed indeed. Thank you that you are.

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1  Thank cyckle
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Good day,

Thank you for reviewing us. We are really glad you enjoyed the dinner! It gives an inspiration to try harder.

Regards,

Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef/restaurant owner

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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the food that was offered in this restaurant. There are a lot of stories behind that are told to the guests. This was a nice experience beside the food. Unfortunately the portions were very small. So after the 6 course surprise menu I always wished that there is the same course but bigger again. But even the main courses were small as the starters. The wine was very well chosen with the exception of the Pinot noir that was simply not meeting the expectations.

Overall a very good concept with a lot of history but it should be considered to have at least one big plate amongst the 6 courses.

2  Thank Alexander H
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Dear Alexander,

Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed the food and history behind. Regarding the size of the portions the most common comment from guests is that portions are too big. Therefore we apologize that it did not meet your expectations. Hope to improve next time and looking forward for you to come back.

Kind regards,
Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef/restaurant owner

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