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Balthasar

Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 627 6400
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic beef” (21 reviews)
“ice cream” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starting from the surroundings, the menu, price and of course the quality. Recommend it every day. Very nice staff.

Thank Carlos_Santos83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not be put off by the restaurant being described as a garlic restaurant.Yes there is extensive use of garlic, but it used imaginatively and will probably give you a different perspective on garlic showing what it tastes like when really fresh. The food was...More

Thank Sayer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a really good food, you should go to Tallinn and visit that place. I would never imagine that garlic may be so delicate, and so universal. They are artists in adding garlic to any food in right proportions, so you feel the...More

Thank KG-2016-05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere, location, views and not least, the service and delicious dishes served here are highly recommendable. Balthasar is a lovely restaurant and the Chef really aims to please with a wonderful menu.

1  Thank cfab9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful wooden interior in the medieval building on the Town Hall Square of Tallinn. My partner invited me for an early dinner which was the plus as we were almost alone so the service was very fast :) I had for a starter vineyard...More

1  Thank JustynaSeniuta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here to see what it was all about. In a tourist town, we never expect anything special from restaurants and we were not disappointed by this restaurant that got us to try different dishes all made with garlic. The restaurant is not "gimmicky" and...More

Thank Jeff_Proulx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried lunch here with the group. Ordered the seafood platter( tiger prawns, salmon, tuna, fish cream, plus ), sizzling stone pan beefsteak ( great) pork shank ( average) side dishes and finished with garlic ice cream ( did not like this one) Venue nice and...More

Thank conjuror88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything including ice cream had garlic, which we loved. Great view overlooking the square. Balthasar seafood platter was lovely. Pork shank was good and the lamb was lovely... Extensive, pricey wine list, don't think I had ever seen so many on one menu.

Thank Zippy Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hmmm...My expectations were much bigger.Is a nice romantic restaurant , wich needs some work at the appearance and specially at the directions to it, it took us 30 minutes to gind it ,even using google maps.The food was ok,even we were expected more garlic dishes,...More

Thank Bogdan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has a great outdoors area and very well decorated spacious indoors. The food its absolutely beyond, we tried some of the starters and main courses they were all excellent. For the desert I will flag the garlic ice cream which was a very...More

Thank Dayse L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 627 6400
  • E-mail
Description
In 1999, Estonia's first garlic restaurant, Balthasar, was open in the very heart of the Old Town of Tallinn, Town Hall Square, in the building of Town Hall Drugstore. Balthasar immediately won numerous fans due its unique menu and interior. Wooden interior, characteristic of a medieval building and excellent renovation contribute to the aristocratic atmosphere of the building. An excellent view of the Town Hall Square opens from t he windows of the restaurant.
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