Sisalik is a restaurant inspired by mediterranean cuisine in the Old Town of Tallinn on the Pikk street in a cellar just under Anneli Viik’s chocolaterie. It has a cosy and warm atmosphere and it is very refreshing not to have the typical minimalist modern interior. It is a place you can go as a couple or with a group of friends to enjoy good food and nice atmosphere in a really laid back mediterranean way, taking your time.
Service is friendly, but it lacks a bit professionalism. To reach the levels of good restaurants in the south of France, service is a field that offers ample room of development, for most restaurants in Estonia, not just the particular one.
The first attraction of this restaurant is food itself and they have managed to make very good environment that really helps you enjoy it: nice atmosphere, no smoking restaurant!!, no loud crappy music and even the prices are reasonable for a place in the Old Town. Something to order in this restaurant are beef and lamb dishes of the main course. The meat is very good and goes well with the roasted vegetables that you buy separately to accompany. Less impressive are duck and pasta dishes. As for duck I have not found a restaurant in Estonia that would serve good duck. If you want to try something a bit exotic like frog legs or snails, they are present in the menu. Frog legs are not comparable to the ones you get in France but not bad either. A classic and safe bet from the dessert side of the menu is warm chocolate-almond cake, always good, nothing capricious. The menu changes quite a bit, which is good to make you go back to discover new flavours, downside is that some of your favourite dishes ”disappear”. We haven’t studied extensively the wine list, but surprisingly the wines you can buy by glass are ok.
A great restaurant to go for the good food and relaxed cosy atmosphere to enjoy in the evening or weekend as a couple or with a group of friends.
Written by Ingrid on June 3, 2006
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