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Review of Senieji Rusiai

Senieji Rusiai
Ranked #15 of 285 Restaurants in Kaunas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$30
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: SENIEJI RUSIAI (Old Cellars) - a European standard restaurant established in the 17 century cellars in the heart of Kaunas old town. The restaurant with the interior in the style of middle ages attracts visitors with their Napoleon's Hall, Noblemen's Hall, and the Hall of Guns. In one of the halls, there is a fresco depicting the Middle French Army crossing the river Nemunas on 24 June 1812 according to the lithography of De C. Montte. The restaurant offers seats for 100 persons, and is capable of servicing 120 persons during social evenings or buffets. We can offer European cuisine for gourmands, a large wine collection from the whole world, high class services as well as elegant and sophisticated environment.
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We arrived tired in Kaunas and unfortunately picked a hotel that turned out to be mediocre. At first we could only find fast food restaurants, then we came across this one. Super atmosphere within the old cellar caves, very decent food at a fair price. An expected treat.

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1  Thank Joseph310
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

We dined here on a Saturday night and didn't have a reservation but had been advised that this was one of the best places to eat in Kaunas.

It was quite busy but not full and we were found a table without any problem. The food was excellent and for what we paid it was outstanding value. Two of us had fillet steak that was simply delicious and cooked just as we had ordered.

The service was very good, the waiter was attentive without being on top of us and there was no feeling of being rushed at any time during the evening.

Although the restaurant is in a cellar, it certainly doesn't feel like it and has a really good atmosphere and loads of character. it is divided into several rooms with lots of lovely brick arches, so is actuallly quite large but still manages to feel quite intimiate

If you are used to paying UK prices then you you are in for a real treat, and I will certainly go back if I find myself in Kaunas again.

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2  Thank CarlisleHoward
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

Booked a 17-person group here. They were very helpful and fixed us a long table in the large beautiful cellar room the next day. When we arrived a piano player started hammering just one meter from our table and dancers practically kicked on our chairs. It was impossible to talk normally. Luckily they stopped this when we complained, but they should probably have understood this themselves. After this we often got the “evil eye” from the group in the other room who wanted to dance.

The service was very good. The waiter had good knowledge about the food they served and suggested nice wines. Sadly the food itself was a bit mediocre. Everyone in the group though it as “OK”. No one would stretch any further than average plus..

This is not a cheap place for Lithuania, but above average in overall quality.

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We stumbled upon this resturaunt when we were out exploring the town. The lovely arched ceilings and small rooms were beautifully lit with candles. The resturaunt was busy, with a good buzz from the diners. The service was excellent with the waiter taking time to explain the menu and dieshes for us, and he was most attentive throughout the meal. The meal was a little on the costly side, but absolutely delicious, and really enjoyable. If youre in Kaunas, this resturaunt is will worth a visit. The only negative was the large tv screens....which may ruin the atmosphere.

1  Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

This is definitely not the cheapest place to eat in Kaunas. Atmosphere however is very nice and food is OK compared to its price. Service is on medium level. Centrally situated in old town and thus easy to find the restaurant.

Thank Tommi R
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