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“Perfect spot for romantic dinner in the garden”
Review of Leib Resto ja Aed

Leib Resto ja Aed
Ranked #13 of 1 008 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Leib is run by two professional foodies - a chef and a sommelier. Having our own restaurant is a dream come true for both of us. Leib means black bread in Estonian and we have chosen it to be our name for a reason! Good old local black bread - fresh, warm, simple, and honest - it's what we, Estonians, grow up with and what we dream about when away. It's what we are, really. Good bread is always made with soul. We are passionate about sharing goodies from our homeland. We work with local farmers and fishermen to create delicious yet simple dishes. Since most of our ingredients are local, the menu is always seasonal. Less is more- therefore our menu is compact and constantly changing. Hand-made bread, coupled with foods made from natural, local ingredients is a true gastronomic delight. Leib - soulful casual dining!
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Enter the gate from old town street and you'll find a perfect garden with tables, great wine list and wonderful food from local ingredients. Must be one of the best terraces in Tallinn - perfect for romantic dinner in a warm, darkening summer night! Also the inside looked comfy and stylish, in case you're travelling during not-so-warm-season. The staff is young but serves you with great taste. The only thing to improve is the somewhat typical baltic style of forgetting the customer once dessert is eaten - we really had to wait and wait and after waiting make effort to get the bill and leave. Fix that final touch and the place is perfect :)
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Second time here. Now sitting outside - a bit chilly but ok. Food was just excellent with a wide range of tastes. Young but friendly staff.

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

First night in Tallinn with a group of 14. Hotel made booking for us si it was only on arrival that we found we were limited to 2 choices of starter, main course, dessert ... although they did offer veg option. However given the large group and relatively small kitchen it was only to be expected.

The entrance to the restaurant set the scene for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. A walk through beautifully old garden (with surprise monument as you enter!).

Our waiter Arthur was very friendly and knowledgeable and obviously very passionate about the food on offer. All from local butchers and fishermen with organic local veg produce. Wines were a bit on the expensive side but opted for a very acceptable local cider.

I had locally produced goat cheese salad, simply succulent beef fillet (medium) and bottle of cider. Came to €40 give or take incl 20% service charge.

The whole experience from greeting at arrival to ambiance to delicious fare was wonderful and would definitely visit again albeit with a smaller group in order to sample other choices.

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was recommend by an Australian ex-pat who had lived for 9 years in Tallinin as a favorite of the locals. You have to walk a little from the center of Old Town to get to it, and the nondescript gate won't impress you. But the ambience in the Scottish garden and the food is unforgettable. Great local beer and imported wine list. The menu varies based on what's locally available at the time. The place takes seemly dull every day entrees and makes them special. Pork sausage is locally made and paired with amazing sautéed potatoes.

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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended by someone that does extensive business travel in Tallinn and her opinion was confirmed by several other local residents we met.
The restaurant is about a 15 minute, leisure walk from the center of old town or a five minute cab ride.
No big signs at the entry; we entered the restaurant via a small garden patch. The menu is rather limited but selectively well chosen and prepared by a well known local chef. The price for a full dinner (aperitif, wine/beer, main course, desert and lattes was very reasonable.
Our waitress (Maarja) was warmly smooth with a great friendly attitude and abundant pride in the Estonian cuisine. Funny, but a good service somehow makes a meal taste much better. She certainly enhanced the ambiance.
Other restaurant members were also attentive and solicitous, offering recommendations to compliment food and drinks. The main dishes (Perfectly cooked steaks and pork) and the desert we ordered were simply the best we had in Tallinn and in other more expensive restaurants in both Riga/Helsinki. You will need reservations during the busy hours, but the effort is well worth it. I was told local patrons are the primary clientele (we were treated as long time customers, not tourists) and the menu is priced accordingly. All the employees we talked to had a strong command of the English language.... All good!

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