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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” (22 reviews)
“ice cream” (33 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Again in Balthasar. Frank S. was singing background: ”regrets, I had a few”.... but you do not have to regret of dining in Balthasar, no way. The lobster-shrimp soupe will make you swallow you tongue with the restaurant’s bread. Then the main course, This time...More

Thank AEROTRAVELLING
Reviewed 4 days ago

Balthasar is literally hidden from the street. At first sight we thought it is closed, as did most tourist. People just stopped to take pictures from the romantic table setting of inside yard. After looking for waiters for a while, we found one and got...More

Thank Abeton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been here years ago and our fond memories were sustained by our recent return.a lovey old building with an imposing staircase. The food was good, lamb and venison for mains and ice cream for afters with garlic adding in all cases.service good too

Thank 490theos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was superb and not a lot of garlic. We both had Duck and it was very good. The setting was wonderful and old. I just loved the atmosphere and right in the middle of old town. Our table looked right onto main...More

Thank momskier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From starters right through to Garlic icecream desert, just try it and DO NOT prejudge, Great tastes, very attentive service, very broad choice of national delicacies, wine list far too extensive .... but no way you'll not find what you like ... and really historic...More

Thank gsoloman52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Balthazar is a traditional restaurant, just off the Town Hall Square. It has an air of slightly faded grandeur and was not busy on a Sunday evening. I skipped the starters (although tuna or beef carpaccio sounded good) and went for the lamb noisette with...More

Thank Heathermacc
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The food was ok. The service was appalling!. The waiters were more interested in the TV shows than on anything to do with customers.

2  Thank Houston_Foodie97
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Have been there some 15y ago so i decided to give it a go and visit this beautiful still simple restaurant. The staff is very kind and it makes you feel that you are in an high level fine dinning restaurant. Combining that the view...More

Thank DoPerignon
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Clearly a very creative chef with food that beat our expectations. The pumpkin soup is honestly the best I've ever had. The salad, lamb and pork mini shank mains were equally up to a high standard. Friendly attentive service. I'd definitely recommend.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The restaurant is facing old town square and specialises in garlic dishes. While we weren't sure what the expect, the food surpassed our expectations. I had the chicken and my friend had the white fish, both of which were delicious, beautifully presented and full of...More

Thank MichelleM2113
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 627 6400
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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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