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Restoranas Meridianas

Kairioji Danes Ures Krantine | Dane River, Klaipeda, Lithuania
+370 46 411660
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“tall ship” (3 reviews)
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12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
Seafood, International, Healthy, European, Central European
Kairioji Danes Ures Krantine | Dane River, Klaipeda, Lithuania
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We had great time celebrating birthday party here within Family circle. There was choice of different fish starters, salads and just marvelous steak, that just melted in my mouse and also I had a main dish fish (my daughter didn’t finish) that was so delicious....More

1  Thank Braske77
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Very tasty and good food, with great atmosphere. Very quick and friendly service. Our meals flavors were just awsome. The restaurant is located at old tall ship at river Dane at old town.

1  Thank mmikko
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We've tried nearly everything on the menu. Not a single disappointment. Quality food served nicely, accompanied by serene music and non-intrusive staff.

Thank 109guest
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Unique outside and inside interior, that made my dining much more interesting experience. For me it is not only about what you eat, it matters where you eat. And that’s the place to go to! I had an amazing waitress that you can tell she...More

Thank Eliza B
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old ship anchored on the river in the middle of the old city centre. Very pleasant setting on the top deck on a nice day. Good food not pretentious, served with competent waiters. Price abit high for a special place.

Thank MOI J
Reviewed May 4, 2018

2 weeks ago I came back to my home country for holidays and decided to take my mum to the city she have never been before - Klaipeda. I googled all the visited places and 'Meridianas' was very highly recommended restaurant to visit. So 3...More

1  Thank Vita R
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

The menu looked promising so maybe we would have ordered a meal but frist we had a drink. After we finished that one hour and several mistakes later we decided to have dinner elsewhere. What a pity of such a nice environment.

Thank keesvk
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

You cannot beat the location: a perfectly restored tall ship. Service is competent. Food is OK. Our salad had too much dressing and the sea bass too much sauce. Also, it was accompanied by mussels, and it did not say so on the menu. Am...More

Thank Film G
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Tonight me and my wife came to Meridianas to meet a couple. We have been to this ex sailing ship several times since they reopened the vessel. From the outside she looks wonderful, albeit the superficial restorations are not very seaman like, or even very...More

Thank captcordiava
Reviewed August 3, 2017

First of all try to call during the to make a reservation. Few attempts were unsuccessful as no one did answer. about an hour and a half later restaurant representative did return my call and I had a chance to make a reservation of table...More

Thank Robertas V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Seafood, International, Healthy, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kairioji Danes Ures Krantine | Dane River, Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Location: Europe  >  Lithuania  >  Klaipeda County  >  Klaipeda
  • Phone Number: +370 46 411660
  • E-mail
FISH RESTAURANT "MERIDIANAS" in Klaipeda – FOR ELEGANCE AND LOVERS OF GOOD TASTE The restaurant “Meridianas” opened its doors to visitors in December 2014 at a unique place on the Dane River quay, in the reconstructed sailing boat “Meridianas”. The wooden Finnish barquentine was built in 1945, and was used for many years as a training ship for Klaipeda Maritime Academy cadets. Later, the ship was transferred to the Klaipeda canteens, restaurants and cafeterias trust and became a symbol of the port city. In 1994, the barquentine was privatized, but after a few years was sold for the symbolic price of 1 litas and transferred to a Fund created for the support of the “Meridianas” sailing ship – a symbol of the nautical city, Klaipeda. At the beginning of October 2012, the Head of the Fund at the time applied to the Government requesting permission to sink the ship in Lithuanian territorial waters. The motive behind this was that the ship’s repairs would require a significant amount of money, which the Fund did not have. And here started a new page in the “Meridianas” story. On 19 October 2012, the Fund “Meridianas” was taken over by Aloyzas Kuzmarskis and Aidas Kaveckis, who initiated the ship’s reconstruction and major repairs. “Meridianas” was successfully restored: with repairs to the body, deck superstructures, masts, internal installations and decorations, and a museum exhibition etc. After two years, on 19 July 2014, “Meridianas” spread her sails and the boat was symbolically handed back to the city and its community. The quay became the site of an outdoor exhibition including authentic foremast parts, the original propeller, wooden structural (frame) components, and stone ballast blocks. On 18 December 2014, a contract transferred title for the operations of “Meridianas” to Friedrich’s Arcade which brought the name of Klaipeda into fame. Since then, on the inner deck of the sailing boat, a luxury restaurant and a bar have been opened. The culinary team of the restaurant “Meridianas” – the long-standing staff of “Friedrich‘s Arcade” – have been thoroughly prepared for the opening of the restaurant. The senior cook, the proficient chef Simas Kaziniauskas, has increased his knowledge and skills in cooperation with the best French and British chefs, who astonish visitors to Michelin-starred restaurants with their gastronomic masterpieces. S. Kaziniauskas has composed a special menu for the restaurant “Meridianas”: 80 percent of dishes are fish and seafood, while the rest are meat and vegetarian. Masterpieces seeing the light of day in the restaurant kitchen are made of fresh products only, some of which are delivered from various European countries several times a week. The chef has also generously demonstrated uniqueness and imagination when inventing each individual dish and looking for a different gastronomic solution. The chef’s menues are renewed seasonally, every few months. For guests to the restaurant who cannot frequently stop by “Meridianas”, but want to try a variety of dishes in an evening, the chef, in collaboration with the sommelier, has composed a tasting menu with wines. The “Meridianas” restaurant’s alcoholic beverage list has been compiled in consultation with leading experts, in search of the best combinations of fish, seafood, and beverages. The French champagne “Pommery” has been deliberately selected as the “high spot” of the beverage menu – visitors to the restaurant have a chance to choose from more than ten of its varieties. In addition to the unique cuisine, the modern and stylish setting should impress the restaurant’s visitors even more with a thoughtfully furnished hall and a range of non-standard, attentively selected items. Dishware with the “Meridianas” label was specially designed in England, and the cutlery in Italy; all the glassware is the creation of “Riedel”, a two and a half-century-old company. What is more, the glass floor in the main dining area allows you to actually see the boat’s old construction, while built-in wall portholes display a direct-broadcast view from the quay. In the evenings, the restaurant “Meridianas” offers special entertainment: live music performances. Exhibition visitors get a single “Meridianas guest passport”, which includes a tour of the sailing boat and coffee/tea/soft drink in the Meridianas bar. You can also tour the ship with the captain. You may enter the 60-seat restaurant located on the lower deck of “Meridianas” by booking a table in advance by phone or by email. Stop by the “Meridianas” bar or the outdoor cafe on the upper deck every day from 12:00 to see the exhibits and have a cup of coffee.
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