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1221

#20 of 739 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion
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Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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Recife, PE
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

An old and well preserved building (it looks like medieval), we had a delicious dinner (my lamb with red fruits and sweet rice was so delicious and well cooked that I still remember its flavour). They have also a good list of wines. In all, a very good experience.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

As everyone has said, the building is beautiful, however it's layout does have it's disadvantages; we were seated on the ground floor by the entrance where there are only two tables. The other one being empty, it was not a convivial experience, especially when you factor in the somewhat chilly service. Our starters, a warm prawn salad, were excellent, but... More 

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Langtoft, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

The setting is what seems to be a converted house on a few levels. The way it has been laid out means there are lots of hide aways so creating private dining feel. Food was good and my wife enjoyed her first taste of beaver. Three course meal with wine was approx £100 but well worth it. The sweets were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Went twice on my visit two weeks ago. Food was great. Also had the Beaver as a main course. Great. Was visiting Riga for four nights of Wagner at the Opera House, also great. First time in Riga, a great place to visit.

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London
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167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch and the service was great! I had the beaver starter and the celeriac soup which were both gorgeous.

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Moscow, Russia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

We spent a fantastic dinner at this restaurant. The street is lovely, the building of the restaurant is cozy and the food is delicious. The chef is creative, the staff is perfect there, they prompt and professional and they are ready to answer all our questions. Be sure you´ll have some because there are a lot of dishes you´ve never... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

We where sitting on the roof and the weather was excellent. Food is good and worth a visit... Location is the old town

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Derby, United Kingdom
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493 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

Apart from the positive reviews on Trip Advisor the chance to try beaver drew us there never having tasted it before. The food was very good - the smoked beaver starter was, too be honest, enough to be a main course and was tasty, although spectacularly different to other meat (not sure what I was expecting). The main course of... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

The food was good, but my pearch pike fish tasted a little fishy. If you are a party of 8 the resaurant does not allow you to split up the bill, so be prepared to pay together. They were out of the bever stew that we wanted to try that evening.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We finally dined at this restaurant across from our hotel on our last night in Riga. Although it was crowded and our seating was not the best, the service was outstanding and attentive. The Latvian cuisine that we sampled was very well prepared and the waiter even offered my husband a shot of the owner's mother's special horseradish vodka (which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 75
Cuisine
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 220 171
Description
"1221" Is located in the Old Town of Riga, in the historical significance near of Dome churches. From both the summer terrace you can see the beautiful view roofs of the city & the excellent dome of the cathedral.
"1221" Is a high class restaurant with exclusive European cuisine & chic collection of wines. You can find very interesting dishes in menu such as Veal tails stewed in red wine or Ragout of beaver meat marinated in champagne. In any case you'll be delighted by this restaurant.
Our restaurant is a local place that fundametally different from tourist places of Riga.
Please, book a table in advance.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?