From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Vene 7, 10123 Tallinn
- Phone: +372 631 3084
- Web: ribe.ee/
- Seats: 80
Time proven high-end cuisine
Ten year old Ribe isn’t trying to pursue fashionable trends, it doesn’t need to. This stylish restaurant isn’t afraid of appearing quaint; the kitchen crew’s names are written on a chalkboard, wine glasses are stored in boxes under the stairs––all that is part of Ribe’s charms. The spacious dining rooms (on two floors) are flooded with light and teeter between old-timey and contemporary. This place will make you feel at home, whether you’re a local stopping by for some mushroom ravioli or a tourist who just wants to relax with a glass of Chateau Nenin 1999 after a long walk around the Old Town. Estonian restaurants usually prefer to hire local chefs, Ribe is an exception; Rado Mitro, who has built his career in London, is Slovakian. His interpretation of Estonian gastronomy is elegant and skillful: stewed cod cheeks with lemon mayo, served with buckwheat pancakes, Saaremaa beef tartar with onion-caper cream, pumpkin seeds and pickles, everything will make your taste buds tingle. The chef is betting on local products, yet doesn’t shy away from featuring imported delicacies such as Scottish salmon, prepared with leeks, langoustine bisque and almost flawless gnocchi. Some desserts are true culinary masterpieces. Don’t miss Ribe’s rhubarb-specialty, served with milk ice cream and dill oil. In order to fully experience Mitro’s local gastronomy, you’d do well to order the set menu of three- to six course. The service you wonder? It’s excellent: fast, accurate and very informative, a pleasant bonus...
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