Rene is the kind of place that you can love or criticise, but this restaurant definitely leaves an impression.
You can find the restaurant while wandering around the narrow streets of Vilnius old town. They have a very cozy terrace right in the street during the warm season and the place is rather spacious inside as well. It’s very minimalistic, very subtle, very white, but there’s an absolute feeling of warmth and coziness when you step inside. Friendly and attentive staff will find you a table (however I highly recommend you book in advance, because it’s usually very busy, especially during the weekend) and while you wait for the order you can doodle on the paper tablecloth (the pencils are also provided).
Rene has a very interesting menu: it’s personal, funny but not cheesy. You can immediately feel the style and the vibe of the place – witty but not at all cheesy. It’s big enough for you to choose something that suits you, but short enough so you don’t have to study it for more than 5 minutes. They have a great selection of vegetarian dishes, meat and seafood.
Okay, the seafood. Basically Rene is famous for their mussels. Served in a special pot along with some Belgium fries – these are exquisite! You can choose from several mussels soup recipes and all of them are amazing. Make sure you check in that they have mussels in the kitchen, as they only use fresh ones and run out of them quite fast.