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“Amazing stories, amazing wine!”
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 August 3, 2018 via mobile

If you have time for a culinary adventure, then stop here. Relax, open your mind and your senses. The stories, the food and the wines are matched to perfection. Enjoy!

1  Thank Andra Maria C
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Dear Andra Maria,

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and taking time to review it. We are glad that you enjoyed dinner and had good time. Hope to see you again if your traveling brings you back to Vilnius!

Kind regards,
Tomas Rimydis
Restaurant manager

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Very nice no ordinary kitchen experience. We had 6 couse dinner with pairing wine. Absolutely delicious food and great service.

Its an amazing place to spend exciting evening!

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Thank Erika J
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Dear Erika,

Thank you for your review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the food, wine and the service.
Hope to see you back.

Kind regards,

Tomas Rimydis
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

In my experience at Ertlio Namas you can really taste the best the country has to offer. In most places in Vilnius you will either find simple Lithuanian cuisine or more general European style food.

Here they have an historic concept which is different in a very pleasant and tasteful way: a must for anybody who wants to dive a little deeper into the Lithuanian kitchen.

All ingredients are local, season bound and based on Lithuanian history. Hence every course (4 or 6 courses) is accompanied by a story on the specific food and the role it played in the development of Lithuanian food culture. It is passionately explained by the very friendly and competent (perfectly English speaking) staff.

The flavours match very well, especially when placed in the context of an historic dinner. Also there is an option to drink accompanying wines (not local, and perhaps for the better ;) ). We chose the 4 course dinner with wines, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Highly recommended, will defenitely visit again when in Vilnius.

Thank Anthonie S
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Tomas R, Owner at Ertlio Namas, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Dear Anthony,

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and taking time to write a detailed review. It is a great pleasure for us that you liked the food, stories and service.

Hope to see you back if your traveling brings you back to Vilnius.

Kind regards,

Tomas Rimydis
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Interesting dishes in a historic context, but the gastronomical level is mediocre. Service is good, but the dishes lack flavour and depth.

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Food is bad, ridiculos small portions, service is unusual in a intrisive way. Waiters are telling stories about their 4 or 6 courses meal interrupting all the time the conversation. One of the star corses is bread and butter with dill. Another one is beaver soup with spinach. I strongly recomend you to avoid this place by al means. Toilet is a nightmare!

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

Thank you for your experience expressed. We always seek for the best food quality and service excellence, thus it is a great pity to receive comment like this. As we are Lithuanian historic cuisine restaurant, we serve food where recipes are proofread by historians and come with short stories. The taste might be unfamiliar, but we cannot agree that the food was bad. Most of the guests enjoy it very much. Regarding prie portions, this is also the first time when six course dinner is not enough to eat. Regarding the toilets it is completely unclear what "nightmare" was found there. It is cleaned and checked several times a day.

You are always welcome to provide more detailed information by mail tomas@ertlionamas.lt


Thank you.


Kind regards,

Tomas Rimydis

Restaurant Manager

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