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PRICE RANGE
US$49 - US$82
CUISINES
French, International, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Set within a hotel in the heart of the Old Town, this glass-roofed, restaurant has something of a celebratory feel, courtesy of a beautiful chandelier ...
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

NYE dinner and entertainment. One of the best meals we’ve ever had. Every course was well prepared and thoroughly composed. Wine pairing was brilliant, and service was polite and very professional. Will definitely come back if I visit Tallinn again. Thank you for a 10/10...evening.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022 via mobile

Very disappointing experience with subpar service. Our table was not ready at the time of our arrival, we quite rudely were offered to wait. It took at least 15 minutes to be seated with no apologies or aperitif offered. Sadly, doesn’t deserve the reputation or...Michelin star rating.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022

The autumn 6 course degustation menu is a real peace of art, Chef's jewelry work ! All was so perfect, so neat and elagant in terms of fantastic flavour, choice and conbination of ingredients, mix of different textures, forms and colours. Very high level of...dining, fantasy, elagance and excellent perfomance. Special thanks to our waitress Renate who was very helpful, she explained to us in details each course of degustution and kept our wine glasses always full. That is one of the most memorable restaurant's visits.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022

I wanted to splurge on my last night in Tallinn. In all honesty, I could not get in to 180 - bad timing or solo status; further, I was a bit concerned about some of the negative reviews of Tchaikovsky. Speed bumps and worries aside...- I had a fabulous meal with excellent service outside in the lovely patio area. All courses were ample, complex and above all delicious. I added a caviar course with martini. My serving team was absolutely great. I was delighted with the meal - and wine pairings.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022

The restaurant, atmosphere, service and Menu Degustation 6 was perfect experience to our family. Beautiful hall, peaceful background music and polite service made luxurious ground to the high-class menu. The menu consists of six different portions, but we got also three small "chefs greetings" between...them. Beautiful small portions offered us real "fireworks of tastes". The waiter gave us good propositions of wine. My favorite was "Steak tartare with artisan flavored mayonnaise, egg yolk gel and brioche" and "Lobster bisque with lemon aioli and grape sautée". I recommend warmly this restaurant and menu. Note that Degustation menu of 6 is available only in the evenings and to entire table companies until 9 PMMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

The waiter looked looked deeply troubled as we asked for a reservation the next evening. After careful search, he finally agreed to "At eight then...maybe." As we arrived promptly the next evening the dining hall was less than half full. It stayed that way for...the duration of our long dinner. The first waitress we encountered had no problem concealing her lack of enthusiasm for our arrival. Fortunately, the second one had a more welcoming tone, although there was still a sense of social distancing. The food was excellent, and well presented, as one could expect given the price level. We also got some good advice on one of the wines. The best part was the desserts! Real hits, both of them. Part of the up-nosed attitude of this establishment is the dress code: "smart casual." We did make an effort in that regard, but were rewarded with a parade of torn jeans, shorts, baggy T-shirts and flip-flops during the evening. A bit of a dissonance in the "Symphony of Russian Cuisine" that was advertised.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

Terrible service, or actually no service at all. Please do not waist your time, there is a lot more better restaurants in Tallinn…

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

No space; running like horses! Half empty restaurant. Seemed a little weak to me. Now it took them 10 minutes to even come to the front to speak with me, soooo not impressed with "such great service" comments. Oh well...things change.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022

I am writing this a bit late and unfortunately I have forgotten what we ate at Tchaikovsky. I do remember that it was good. The most memorable thing about the evening was the service, and not in a good way unfortunately. A white wine in...my wife’s wine package was obviously faulty. However, the waiter did not seem to believe her. I was forced to say very emphatically that the wine was indeed faulty. Only then did the waiter take it back and we were offered a glass from a newly opened bottle. Not sure how often this happens but it was not a nice experience. And not something that should happen in a restaurant like this.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

One of the finest restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. Breakfast has a Buffett option or a generous menu selection. Breakfast Buffett has eggs, bacon, cereals, porridge, a variety of cut meats, breads, salad items, juices, and drinks. Service is very...attentive and responsive. Dinner selections are fairly broad, with beef, duck, nice deserts, and a good wine selection. Reservations for dinner like many restaurants in Old Town are pretty much required.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

The food was excellent and the staff very helpful. Everyone speaks English, so communicating is not a problem.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

Plusses + beautiful portions, beautiful restaurant + nice evening + overall quality of the food was good + especially beetroot -portion was nice Minuses - menu degustation didn’t offer surprises (which you except from fine dining restaurant) - the first dish from the kitchen arrived...1,5 hours (without any excuse) after we had arrived, so the waiting time was way too long (and made also the evening at restaurant too long) - the main course filet mignon was gummy and wetMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2021

The Tchaikovsky hits all the right notes. The menu is suitably small for an upscale, gourmet eatery, but with several appealing options. The borsch alone makes this restaurant worth visiting, as it was the best I've ever had. Our second plates and dessert choices were...also impressive. The service was perfect, and so was, I must say, our overall experience. A note: this restaurant does get busy in the evenings, so a reservation is strongly advised.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2020

We decided to have dinner after arrival at this hotel as the reception was highly recommending dining there. When we arrived there was nobody at the entrance for more than 3-4 minutes, we decided to wait to be seated, while the waiters were swinging pretending...they did not see us. Finally another couple arrived (speaking Russian) and they were taken care of immediately. Unfortunately we don't speak Russian, neither want to.. The staff appeared extremely rude and unprofessional and we have decided to have our dinner elsewhere which was much better decision and staying at this pretty, but disgusting restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Tchaikovsky offers a fine dining experience one can rely on. The food is not very adventurous but prepared with care and good ingredients. The style of cuisine seemed more French than Russian to us. The ambiance is perfect for a fine dinner and the service...is professional.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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FelixstoweSue
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Greetings Felixstowe, Thank you for the interest. Restaurant Tchaikovsky opening times are: Mon-Fri Lunch 12:00 – 15:00, Dinner 18:00 – 23:00 Sat-Sun Lunch 13:00 – 23:00, Dinner 18:00 – 23:00 last order at 22:30 Best... More
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Greetings from Tallinn, Thanky you for your interest. Please try to call +372 6000 600. It is Hotel Telegraaf main number and the Restaurant Tchaikovsky is located in the hotel's premises. I hope that would help. Kind... More
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Sorry you are having trouble getting through. This is the number I dialed from the US: 011-372-600 0600. That will get you to the front desk and they can transfer you to the restaurant.
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  • Food: 4.5
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