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“Great artsy food ! ”

Renaissance Restoranas
Ranked #299 of 939 Restaurants in Vilnius
Price range: US$ 35 - US$ 93
Description: One of a kind High-end progressive Italian cuisine Restaurant in the very heart of Vilnius. World Travelled and celebrity chef Mickey Bhoite is the Chef/co-owner who helms the place. If you are looking for a one of a kind culinary experience, Renaissance should be your place of choice.
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Description: One of a kind High-end progressive Italian cuisine Restaurant in the very heart of Vilnius. World Travelled and celebrity chef Mickey Bhoite is the Chef/co-owner who helms the place. If you are looking for a one of a kind culinary experience, Renaissance should be your place of choice.
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I used to live in this area some time ago so very familiar with selection of surrounding restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised to discover such lovely place just few weeks ago ! Food is definitely award winning, do visit this restaurant when staying in Vilnius, well recommended experience.

Thank Eglė K
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Mickey B, Owner at Renaissance Restoranas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Dear Egle,
Thank you for your kind words. we look forward to welcome you.

Best,
Mickey Bhoite
Chef / Owner

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

For quite some time Vilnius was occupied by wannabes. By chefs, who heaven't perfected they'r Escoffier syllabus, although educating the people on fusion, nouvelle cuisine, Note by Note or even haute cuisine. They have tried to strive to perfection taking money for their failures and some lucky experiments.
You will find it quite comforting, that culinary skill based on profund knowledge and sound experience is having a renaissance in Vilnius. The place of action - the small restaurant called "Renaissance". The person of interest - Chef de cuisine - Mickey Bhoite.
The ambience is of the Mediterranean maritime theme. The modern execution of the interior design takes away the depressing image of the centuries old linings. The lighting places the main accent on the food letting your table appear in the center of focus.
The food. Amazing products. Skill combined with knowledge, experience, bravery and innovation transforms the product, but not the taste, letting the eater enjoy the best of each component, with every bite, with every sense. Although in a totally unexpected way.
The attentive service passed each test in the book. From the dropped napkin to the inquisition like questioning about the origin of the products and the art of the preparation of the dish, as also the wine to go with.
Although I won't get in to detail, I have to acknowledge the amazing experience while trying the scallop carpaccio,which was offered with some mango bread and lychee snow. The balance of the sweet mango bread, sweet and acidy drops of mango puree, with the calming lychee had no intention to burry the light taste of the scallops, though in contrary - underlined their freshness and quality. The incredibly perfect peaces of veal delighted with their on the point preparation, beautiful texture and matched perfectly with the beetroot mouse and amarone cherry. The mango dessert was one other dish that surprised the palate and pleased the senses. This was actually the first time in Lithuania when I didn't think about the food while I was eating it, although knowing I would write about it after. It was just me and the amazingly good food. Nothing else.
Said all that - be prepared for a dining experience, throughout which you will go on a rollercoaster of taste ending up on the island of complete satisfaction. And if you take a moment - it will take you to the hills of unexpected and ecstatic combinations of taste and let you feel the perfection of culinary art.

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Thank Enignon
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Mickey B, Owner at Renaissance Restoranas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Dear Enigon,
We appreciate very much each and every one of your words. Motivates us to push the boundaries and to keep doing better. Thank You very much, and we look forward to welcome you on your next visit.

Kind Regards,
Mickey Bhoite
Chef / Owner

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

great experience! beautiful location, extremely detailed ambient and the food rocks!
mis en place and table set up in a very attentive way. excellent is the research of the chef to the best ingredients. a mix of all his experiences, his roots, his passions!
a touch of italy with the tuscan "sorana" beans, a farm to table quality of cannellini beans!!! Bravo! spices that remind his country, India! and all the recipes learned traveling all over the world! Bravo again! see you soon!

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Thank Alessio M
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Old town location, parking nearby should not be a problem. You do not hear about this place a lot. Not sure if by design or coincidence.
Quiet place good for tête-à-tête dinner, not busy. It missed a VĮ by for my taste. Simple and modern design of the old town space. Service is good and attentive. Although, one thing surprised me. We asked they have everything that was on the menu. Yes. Then they were out of burrata starter while ordering...
Both a la cartel or tasting menu. However, tasting menu is valid for min 2 people going for it and it has to be identical..
Food was great, we enjoyed the sea-bass in salt, starters before that. Chocolate dessert was too sweet and too big for our taste.
Hence, fairly good experience.

Thank Ksksksksks
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Last year visited Michelin class restaurant in Barcelona (had 1 star) it was really excellent, and I could say the same about this restaurant.
First of all, I really like the design of restaurant it's really classy, no shiny things to distract you from a person that you having dinner or the excellent food!
Secondly, I would give max score for the scallop, it was just mouth watering, best I ever had!
For main I had duck, it was also excellent, very enjoyed chefs idea with cherries. Gratz! Really nicely done! (still, it wasn't best duck I ever had)
For dessert, we had mango ice cream (split with my wife), which was really great. Not a fan of really sweet desserts but this one was really nice!
Last - but not least, the wine menu was really good, you can choose from many different kind and different class!
I could really say it's the best restaurant in Lithuania!

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Thank Antanas V
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