MEKK is an acronym for Moodne Eesti KöögiKunst (in English, Modern Estonian Cuisine); it refers to Chef Rene Uuemees project of reinventing Estonian food. His definition of what is “Estonian” expands to include Danish, German, and Russian dishes that have influenced Estonian cuisine over the years, and it emphasizes the use of locally sourced produce in a seasonal menu. A la carte meals feature inventive combinations of fresh ingredients, but portions are small for the price. Fortunately, travelers who are in a rush or strapped for cash can order from a daily menu of equally delicious pre-made dishes that are cheaper and quicker to serve. New Age music and a medley of earth tones contribute to MEKK's zen atmosphere—great for a business meeting or quiet dinner.

-Roxie Pell