From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Kastani 42, Tartu
- Phone: +3725203223
- Web: www.aparaadiresto.ee
- Seats: 90
Simple by day, swanky by night
During the day, Aparaat is a popular lunch place. You get your food fast, you don’t go hungry (the portions of no-nonsense food are very large), and it all comes at a reasonable price. Just as the guests like it. This is not when you should visit Aparaat. You want to come here for dinner when the dining room becomes a venue for exciting culinary encounters. Of course, the restaurant is an attraction in and of itself, housed in the former Widget Factory that during Soviet times manufactured secret submarine parts and––in an effort to mislead the public,––non-functioning umbrellas and zippers. The supper menu is still reasonably priced, though portions are less he-man sized, with a flavor-spectrum full of personality; smoked pork neck on Muhu bread is a classic favorite, other dishes include a non-traditional vitello tonnato, made the Aparaat way, with pork instead of veal and a tuna sauce flavored with spiced Baltic sprat. Aparaat’s burger is legendary nationwide. The establishment’s owners have understood well what the people of Tartu desire when stepping out on the town. The atmosphere is homey but not too much, a bit old-fashioned, but not excessively, a tiny bit modern, but within non-threatening, acceptable limits...
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