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#235 of 755 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Blaumana 38/40, Riga 1011, Latvia
+371 67 770 572
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Already for years Carlstons restaurant offers nice atmosphere and delicious meals. If there will be free parking place, you can leave your car in front of the restaurant even. Just don't forget, Rīga parking charges to apply there. Relaxed dinner suggested there. This is the place to enjoy the starter, main course and also dessert, portions are not very large... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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119 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Carlstons several times - more or less ok. But today - we were the only guests in restaurant - The starter was ok but the Cesar salad was a disaster - 13 euro for a bunch of bread croutons and tired salat ! Really not value for money. 2nd picture shows bread croutons - not good at all Very... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Only tried the lunch today - a bit rushed, but definitely worth a stop for a evening as well. High quality...

Thank michael c
Beccles, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Lovely place to visit the food was excellent had the pork just melted in the mouth lovely service and really good price went a Sunday night was not very busy that was only because it was a Sunday and they close early then but go and find it.

Thank david p
Riga, Latvia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I had the French Onion soup, which was oddly sweet and almost creamy. Not to my taste. Then the "special" filet mignon, which was pretty good for Riga, but nothing special. It came with a sweet BBQ sauce, and was wrapped in bacon (more like ham). Decor is cozy, kind of a rustic feel, with stacked wood everywhere. They don't... More 

Thank Bryan C
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

The place offers quite a variety of meet dishes and especially steaks. Food is good and the prices are relatively low. Service seemed slow and not very nice. The restaurant was fully booked and it was obvious that there were not enough waitresses to keep up to high standards.

1 Thank Janis S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Carleston has great quality steaks. We had a corporate dinner and the short menu was really well balanced with different hood quality dishes. The steaks are good but the starters are also nice. Service was good and fast.

Thank Sampsa A
Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We dined at Carlstons on a Friday evening. It looks like a spot where trendy people of Riga gather. The bottle of wine we ordered came with a decent starter plate. The fillet mignons where a little much on the done side as opposed to the medium we ordered but the meat quality was good. The service was attentive (wine... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I was all set to go negative after what seemed like ages to be sat at a table for one. Food and service changed my mind big style. Classic French Onion Soup and the Special Filet were both fantastic and even though there were two tables of 12 around me the service was spot on. My last night in Riga... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The meat, filet, and side dishes were very good, the wine and the deserts as well, prompt service, I can recommend you this place.

1 Thank mhphilemon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 32
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Latvian, Eastern European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blaumana 38/40, Riga 1011, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 770 572
Over the past 14 years, we have developed experience in terms of various events and our everyday work, and this is a sign of quality for our original dishes and our trustworthy services. Carlstons is in the city centre of Riga, bringing together the rhythms of an urban environment and the smell of a country campfire's smoke on an everyday basis. We fire up our stoves every day, and we smoke meat with alder wood for a period of between four and 14 hours so as to ensure unique nuances of taste. We offer our juicy barbecue meats with homemade BBQ sauce and various sides. You know what we've learned? BBQ is a simple form of cooking that is full of tradition and lets the human soul sing. This is art, love and passion. The restaurant's interior is excellent for successful business lunches, romantic dinners, merry children's parties, and important celebrations. The Carlstons menu is one which allows you to choose your favourite food so that you can enjoy gastronomic passions. We very much recommend that you finish your meal with our excellent cheesecake - the tastiest cheesecake in all of Riga!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?