Restaurant Cru at Tallinn: One of Estonia's Best Chefs Cooks

You can clearly note that you won't get hungry in Tallinn. This 13th century UNESCO World Heritage Site not only boasts of its fairy tale streetscapes but also the innumerable restaurants that have occupied most (if not all) of the ground floor of the colorful medieval houses in the old town. There, at Viru Street, one of Tallinn's busiest pedestrian streets, stands Restaurant Cru. With a little bit of maneuvering once inside its arched doorway and through their small courtyard, the restaurant opens up to an elegant restaurant divided into two dining halls.

Restaurant Cru is one of the best restaurants to try in Tallinn amidst the hundreds of possibilities to choose from. It is one of the top choices in all the gastronomic guides of Tallinn and it does merit its position because their head chef, Dmitri Haljukov, represented Estonia in the Bocuse d'Or 2015 in Lyon, France and placed 14. His presence in the kitchen decidedly makes dining at Restaurant Cru significant when you want to try something special in Estonia. High quality raw materials prepared with a mastery of cooking techniques bring out their best qualities. The cuisine depicts a good balance between tradition and modern flavors which makes it interesting because it's a culinary experience that only belongs to the originality of Restaurant Cru.

Photos of Chef Dmitri Haljukov from the Restaurant Cru website

The proposals of meat, fish and vegetables in the menu are divided into three categories: Starters (€9 - €13), Main Dishes (€16 - €24) and Desserts (€7 - €10). To complete the package of a first-rate dining, the selection of wine places well with the excellent cuisine of the chef. Quite interesting is the Tuna and Avocado served on a bell pepper with ginger and carrot sauce (€12) as well as the Grilled Beef Fillet (€24) and the sweet proposals, Apple and Calvados (€7) and French Grandma Muffin and Fresh Blueberries (€7). 

Restaurant Cru

Viru 8

Tallinn, Estonia

Tel: +372 6140085



Open for lunch and dinner daily