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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and service was absolutely excellent, 5/5 stars for those. The location is also very charming. Wine and even beer selection was very good as well. The food was good, but we were perhaps waiting for it to be excellent. The starters were great,...but the mains lacked a bit of seasoning. Out of the two desserts we had the more surprising one was definitely a joy. Still have to comment on the service, probably the best we have ever had in Estonia. We had intially booked a table at Rataskaevu 16, but they have had a pipe burst due to cold weather. Even in this hectic situation both the staff there and at Väike were very welcoming. Also nice to get a similar dining experience we were expecting already and not having to look for a table somewhere else on a late Saturday night. Would give them 4,5 stars if I could, but unfortunately due to the slightly disappointing mains I'll have to go with 4. We definitely do recommend visiting Väike!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

We tried to reserve a table from the original Rataskaevu 16, but they were all booked. A friendly staff at the lobby checked the booking situation at the Väike and adviced us to try there. We got booking reserved easily at Väike for an early...dinner. The waitress was very attentive. I have a coeliac disease and most of the main courses could be done gluten free. However the waitress gave us the usual disclaimer how they do not have a separate facilities for gluten free cooking, so they cannot be 100 percent sure the food doesn't have traces of gluten. I had mushroom soup and flaunder fillet. The soup was tasty and the flaunder was something I've never eated before. It was phenomenal! Since the menu at Väike is a bit shorter than at the Rataskaevu 16, as a cherry on the top the waitress asked the main restaurant Rataskaevu 16 if they could prepare baked apple dessert for me and bring it to Väike! I really appreciated that! The restaurant itself is pretty, rustic and cute. Portions were small and thus a bit expensive, but the place deserves 5 stars for the flavours and for putting themselves out there to accommodate my diet.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Amazing, personalized service. Super tasty and beautiful food. Venue is unique and cozy atmosphere. Special thanks to Reijo and Ed Sheeran! <3

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Really good presented food in the middle of old town. We took the vegan alternative and fish alternative and both were really good. A bit of waiting time from the waiter even thou we were the only ones there. Nonetheless, definitely worth a visit if...you are walking in old townMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

3.5 bubbles. Decent food- meat was very tender…. But the portion was a bit smaller especially for the price. Service varied. There seemed to be a bunch of servers with varying styles and most seemed rather overworked. Some were consultative and bubbly, mine disappeared. Bread...was amazing.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

My husband's favourite meal in Estonia . (He had Elk) The waiting staff were friendly (we got a love letter on a napkin!) The cloudberry dessert was amazing

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

The service is exceptionally friendly and the food is good. However note that they add +20% ”service charge” so the prices shown are not their true prices. At menu, at website, absolutely nowhere at all. It just comes at total surprise when paying. I think...this is illegal according to Estonian and EU legistlation because all the fees must be displayed. I don’t like fooling the customers like this and yhin that this is totally unacceptable. Should contact the Estonian authorities of this innappropriate billing.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

The food was good. The afternoon was warm and it was lovely to have a meal in the narrow courtyard.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

Excellent experience here, made possible by our server David. He was kind enough to get us recommendations for places to visit in town. He gave us some background on some of the dishes, which started off from humble beginnings. He also ran to the other...kitchen, a block and a half away, to get us their sister restaurant’s dessert! Then there was the food! Everything was very well prepared and balanced. Wishing this restaurant was back home in the states. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Delicious modern take on Estonian food. I can recommend the orzotto with spinach and cheese 😋 and my boyfriend enjoyed the elk very much. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere, make sure you check out the toilet by the coat hangers 😉 And we have...the loveliest waitress of all, Hannah who left cute drawings on our bill. Thanks heaps for a lovely evening!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

This is an amazing place to eat with your family. We went with six of us and the service and food was amazing. Specially for the two vegetarians amongst us there was enough options to choose from. We loved it!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant! Delicious food and friendly, professional service and nice atmosphere. We had a lovely meal. The waitress Herta was very nice and all the other staff, too. We will come back!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Great atmosphere, tasty dishes and very kind people. It deserves going. Absolutely recommendable in Tallinn

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

The home bread was really good. Our main courses were fantastic. I will definitely come back here whenever I visit Tallinn again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

After all the great reviews in Tripadvisor we decided to have a go at this restaurant. However, it did not live up to our expectations, especially because of the limited choice of food, which verged more on the international cuisine than on typical Estonian food....The bill was honest, though, and the staff friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Väike Rataskaevu 16 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5