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“A special twist to an hisorical dinner.”
Review of Ertlio Namas

Ertlio Namas
Ranked #85 of 974 Restaurants in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
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 June 12, 2018

The restuarant is located in the middle of the old town in a building on the UNESCO protection list. (No air condition allowed, so at each place setting a hand fan was laid out!). The restaurant was reccommended to us by our local guide, who assured us it would not be one of the typical historical meals with too much grilled meat, beer and mead. In fact it was quite the opposite. The idea was to serve us courses from various centuries, just using ingredients and spices that were available in Vilnius at that time. The food was very good and interesting. (It is the first time I have tasted beaver!) Our waiter was very good at presenting the dishes and giving us the background. A very stylish eating experience!

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We had 4 course dinner which was inspired by historical lithuanian cuisine , waiters was explaning histories, which was very interesting , snail caviar and beaver meat was really nice , we will definetlly visit with the next menu

Thank Edvin Š
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Great food with a historical background. Enjoyed a 6 course menu. The food is high quality with great and different tastes. The staff is amazing too with great knowledge about food and wines. I am definitely coming back for more!

Thank Ignas M
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Pretentious. Expensive. No taste. No clue what they are trying to reach. Every dish is followed by a short fake historical explanation that you can hardly hear because of the noise from the open kitchen. In the end, even waiters admitted it’s all total BS destined to fail.

Thank Saul09
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for your review. It is a great pity that your experience did not meet the expectations set. Our concept is to present the food in terms of historical background and most of the guests enjoy it very much. We are not telling fake stories as each recipe is proofread by historian we work with. Regarding the food taste, it might seem unusual due to specific local ingredients used. But of course it is individual. For ones who too eat much, for less money and less pretentious food this might not be the right place.


Kind regards,

Tomas Rimydis
Kitchen chef and restaurant owner

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The idea of this place is great! Ingredients from the past, waiters that tell you for each plate a story from 14,15 century and six or four course menu. The presentation of all the plates are great and the service is excellent. I really liked the choice of wines accompanied our dishes.

However, the food itself ruins the concept and leaves you with nothing to remember besides the great and smiling waiters. Food lacks on flavor and seasoning. We were asked many times if everything is ok and usually I tell my honest opinion if I don’t like sth but in this case I couldn’t tell what exactly was it. It was all plates that were just so average in flavor.

Also the place needs a restroom renovation cuz this downgrades the whole ambience.

However, as I said the concept is great and with some work on the food I do believe it can be a nice touch in Vilniu’s fine dining.

Thank Charis M
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