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Review of Restaurant O

Restaurant O
Ranked #60 of 1,025 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$141
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Eastern European, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 25 July 2014

After week of excellent dining in Tallinn, the dinner at Ö was a fitting coda to the many fine meals in this beautiful and (culinarily) surprising town - the best.
The two young chefs Martin Meikas and Ranno Paukson continue the excellence of this restaurant that boasts a unique pedigree of talented Estonian chefs. The space of the restaurant is well laid out, the service very professional yet warm, and the menu offers top seasonal and (mostly) local ingredients imaginatively used by the chefs with a nod to the "northern" cuisine tradition that has taken the world by storm.
After four innovative and startlingly good amuse bouche we absolutely loved the variation on celery starter - celery root baked in rye crust and various other parts of the celery plant in caramel butter - a total winner of a dish. More traditional the perfectly seared scallops, with a slight juniper burn, a lively juniper butter, and the unique "scallop paper," basically paper thin slices of dried scallops, intense in taste and with a lovely texture.
The main courses of (lightly) smoked flounder with sugar peas in various preparations (we loved the fermented ones) and a hanger steak with alliums and spring morels on an intense demi-glace sauce were both well executed, as were the desserts of sorrel sorbet with milk caramel and blackcurrant leaf ice cream with a woodsy conifer foam.
The wine and spirit list is well chosen, we especially enjoyed a Trockenbeerenauslese from Burgenland with our desserts and a fruit-intense raspberry eau-de-vie, also from Austria.
Prices for this level of cooking are more than fair. We had probably the best meal of of our trip so far at Ö.
If you love fine food, it is worth making a reservation here. In the summer time, reservations are easy to obtain. Lovers of fine cooking will be glad they came here.

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3  Thank Epices6
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Great environment and decor.
Staff attentive and skilled.
Concise wine list with everything you need.
Tasting menu absolutely fantastic, perfect portions, innovative but respectful of estonian tradition.
Among the best of Tallinn with Tchaikovski and Chedi.

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3  Thank francoisloubert
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had a wonderful dinner, starter, main course and dessert everything was excellent. We were also very much impressed by the service which was really nice and professional. We want it to go back on Monday June 23rd before leaving Tallinn but unfortunately the restaurant was closed.
Overall a place to go.

2  Thank Guido U
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was the perfect dinner! We had many different courses and they all were amazing. The place was classy and stylish.
Definitely I'm going back!

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2  Thank Leet Rauno L
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I came there with my boyfriend and we had a romantic dinner. Everything was just great. i can say more everything was special. Service is great. Everything was served without any pauses. Food is great!! special thanks the chief! Great job! all dishes are extremely tasty! It was certainly worth it!
I would recommend this place to everybody!

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1  Thank Natali M
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