From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Vene 7, 10123 Tallinn
- Phone: +372 631 3084
- Web: ribe.ee/
- Seats: 80
10 Years of Fame
Estonia has its share of decade-old restaurants, but the fame that hasbeen accompanying the Ribe through its entire existence is unique. Founded by three waiters, the restaurant took off in full sail. The service was at a level unheard ofin Estonia at the time. And the quality persists to this day. On your first visit, you’re a guest, on the second visit – a good acquaintance, on the third visit – a dear friend. The restaurant knows and remembers its customers. It also surprises with unexpected drinks that are hard to come across, whether a Pierre Gimmonet single grape Chardonnay growers champagne for apéritif or Caron's smoky, whisky-like rum, aged for 17 years inTrinidad inoak barrels, for digéstif. Ribe is always crowded. Crowded with nurselings and centenaries, next-door neighbours and Australian tourists alike. Itis impossible to say to whom Ribe is best or least suited. Most likely, everybody likes the cuisine. Soft-boiled quail egg, green broad beans and buckwheat popcorn add their textures and nuances to the otherwise perhaps basic creamy chanterelle soup. Head Chef Rado Mitro brings a similar unexpected twist to every menu item. We like the Ribe best in the autumn. In the mushroom season, when the menu features lots of different local forest mushrooms. But everybody will find their own reason to love Ribe...
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