The spectrum of dining choices continues to improve in Klaipėda and western Lithuania, and there really are some top-class restaurants around now, a few of them offering a ridiculously good price-quality ratio. The figures in brackets at the end of each of our reviews denote the checked price of an average main course on the menu. The opening hours we list tend to be flexible in that these are the hours the venue has told us you can expect the chef to be working.Occasionally the chef leaves an hour or so before closing time, leaving the glass-clinking, late-evening atmosphere to continue, and in these cases we highlight it in the review. If business is slow, some restaurants have been known to shut early, particularly as they struggle through the long low season.
Service varies a great deal, to jarring effect now and then, so please reward polite, pleasant and efficient service to encourage others – and cut back on the tip if it’s not deserved. Beware of saying ‘Thank you’ and nodding when paying the bill, as this can be taken to mean ‘Keep the change’. Keep in mind also that our list of restaurants and cafés is, due to space restraints, not exhaustive. We list places that in our opinion deserve our recommendation or, in rare cases, our recommendation to stay away from. Many more of our objective reviews can be found online at Klaipeda.inyourpocket.com, Palanga.inyourpocket.com and Nida.inyourpocket.com.