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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 September 1, 2017

We live in NYC so I'll say they deserve at least 1 Michelin star. The place is amazing and very welcoming. The 6 course tasting is amazing. The first course quail its a surprise and you can't stop eating it. My wife and mother in law couldn't stop eating every dish was an experience. Now we remember everything because of Sara our captain and Emily another captain. Both ladies are professional and very well knowledge of their dishes. Further their service was warmth and unique. This is a place to enjoy and have it in your memories as fantastic. Don't have a doubt to make reservations and take the wine pairing. Sara recommended it. She is right.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We both had the 6 course tasting menu and were not disappointed. Service was excellent and the wines paired the food perfectly. Stories behind the dishes were interesting and service was excellent. Next time I probably would go for 4 course menu as 6 courses is very filling so to say but it is missing the best dish which was the lamb.

Compared to other such restaurants in Europe the price was very reasonable and the quality of food just perfect.

Special thanks to waiters who introduced us some local Calvados type drink and especially nice desert wine from region. They also told us about a small store where we could buy these 2 drinks to bring home with us.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Great culinary experience in Vilnius: creative and delicious, incorporating best seasonal products. Very attentive and friendly waiter who also explained the origins of each dish. We liked the idea of set menus, where the chef can realise, what he's best at and as a result, everything was very tasty and cooked to perfection. Not cheap but definitely worth it.

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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Good day,
Thank you for choosing our restaurant and taking time to share your experience with us. We are very glad that you enjoyed!
Hope to see you next time!

With best regards,
Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef/restaurant owner

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Ertlio Namas is a restaurant, which offers traditional Lithuanian dishes (ingredients) with a little twist and story behind each product on the plate!

There are dishes with various local ingredients and from interesting to very delicious. You can also choose drinks complimented to each dish, but most of them will be from abroad.

Service is neutral...

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Tomas R, Director of Sales at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Dear Aigars,

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and thank you for taking time to review it. We are glad that you enjoyed.

Hope to see you back.

With best regards,
Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef/restaurant owner

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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

The historical Lithuanian background, where the courses were presented one by one, was interesting. However, there was a lot of waiting. Exactly three hours spent on a four small courses meal, was just too much. Sorry, but a bit waste of time.

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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Dear Sifgutt,

Thank you for your review.
We apologize that your dinner took longer than expected. Usually 4 course tasting dinner takes up to 2 hours. Hopefully you enjoyed the food.

Looking forward to see you back.

Kind regards,

Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef/Restaurant Manager

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