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Melnie Muki

) #45 of 787 Restaurants in Riga $$ - $$$ European, , Eastern European
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 29 979 729
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best cuisine in VecRiga. I visited at least 30 restaurants in this region and this one is my favorite. I don`t like atmosphere here very much, too old and dark for me. Pleasant service.

Thank Andrei P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melnie Muki is a restaurant that also serves large tourist groups. Dinner is then often served in their dow stairs dining room, having a very bad acoustic. You hardly can understand each other. The poor waitresses have to walk down time and again, as there...More

Thank n_wiedenhof
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a large restaurant so you would be well advised to reserve for dinner. It is VERY popular and for good reason. Fabulous food prepared just right! A fairly good wine list that catered to al in our group of six. BUT, they...More

Thank Viking46
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I had a Caesar salad, tasteless, with triangles of toast rather than croutons. Main course of tagliatelle with blue cheese sauce and medallions was overcooked pasta in tasteless sauce with a few slices of unrelated meat on top. Really quite unpleasant. Dessert of apple strudel...More

Thank Matac54
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here for an evening meal and we had a lovely meal, apart from the soup which was too spicy and tasted rather like a famous brand of tomato soup! The trout was delicious as was the meat skewer. Our meal ended with beautiful...More

Thank 340DD3
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Truly delicious food in lovely quiet restaurant in the Old Town. Waitress was intelligent and spoke good English. Thumbs up for tasty home cooked proper food.... as opposed to burgers and fries !

Thank EmSoCo
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant for lunch on our first day - and liked it so much went back for an evening meal two days later. The staff were friendly and helpful, the menu varied and the prices reasonable for the old town. Once I...More

Thank Shiree2013
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The food was very good, the waitresses were friendly and helpful, and great atmosphere with live piano music. The only thing that dropped the five star review was that it took the kitchen a lot of time to bring the food. Other than that, highly...More

1  Thank דורון ש
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We first ate here about 15 years ago on our first trip to Rīga and have been back each time since. The food is of a very good standard, and caters to a wide range of European tastes. The beetroot carpaccio with goat's cheese was...More

Thank steve_cov
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Ate pork fillet, and it was really good! Only 10€. Recommend a visit here! Friendly waiters, good food and good service 😊

Thank emilyholl5
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 27
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 29 979 729
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On the gastronomic map of Riga "Melnie Muki" (Black Monks) is one of the few restaurants, which continues functioning for many years offering classic and relaxing atmosphere an¬d perfect service to its customers. The name Black Monks was given to the restaurant thanks to the old monastery, whose rooms have been serving as a place for social life already for fifteen years. Even though the slightly renewed interior and new accents the main value - the ancient brick walls of Old Riga - remain unchanged. The restaurant is very much in step with the times and offers to the customers the best there is while preserving the image built over many years. The waiters of the restaurant take not long to wait for and offer the menu as soon as the customers have sit down at a table.
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