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Salve

#23 of 628 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Latvian
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Ratslaukums 5, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 044 317
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: "Salve" - a restaurant that represents Riga city cuisine There's no better...
"Salve" - a restaurant that represents Riga city cuisine There's no better way to express the uniqueness of the people, its habits and tastes than through national cuisine. Restaurant Salve offers a taste of traditional Latvian cuisine in an elegant city manner. Restaurant Salve, which is located in the historic Blue Guard House which is part of the complex of the House of Blackheads on the Town Hall Square - the heart of Old Riga - is the right place to look for exquisite cuisine and enjoy the specialties of the capital. We offer to appraise the elegant and at the same time cozy atmosphere of the restaurant with a fine Dutch style interior to all citizens of Riga and its guests. Internationally trained chefs and waiters guarantee exquisite food flavor and high service standards. In Latin, "Salve" means - "Welcome!" Which excellently reflects the essence of the restaurant, as each guest is gladly welcome there.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 286
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Latvian food

Had the very tasty and varied tasting menu for €29 and wasn't disappointed and thought it was good value. The service was very prompt although they have an annoying and rather pointless buzzer console to call the waiter even though he was only 5 feet away. This place does lack the cozy atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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brenhell@aol.com
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had the very tasty and varied tasting menu for €29 and wasn't disappointed and thought it was good value. The service was very prompt although they have an annoying and rather pointless buzzer console to call the waiter even though he was only 5 feet away. This place does lack the cozy atmosphere that other cheaper Latvian restaurants nearby have... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was not that good. The menu was outdated and only contained very standard courses. Went for the homemade sausage which was a true disappointment. You can get way better for the same price somewhere else in Riga.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Came here with a local friend and had some local food - absolutely fantastic, although a bit above average price well worth it! The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is great. Will be back next time in Riga for sure.

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Carlow, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The tasting menu is spendy, but worth it, particularly as I knew very little about the local cuisine but was very curious. The "Ready to order" and "bring the bill" buttons on the tables were a nice touch- particularly as I knew very little Latvian (though they do speak English as well).

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Toulouse, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

First of all you have to know that they will do a picture of you that can be sent to your email as a souvenir ! and they do it for free which is pretty nice. In regards to the decoration nothing extraordinary, just plain traditional kind of look, though the food was definitely worth it ! what made the... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Costs a bit more than other restaurants in the area, but in return, you get great service and even greater food. We ordered soup for entrees and fish for main course and didn't regret either one.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

When ever we visit a place for the first time, we always make an effort to try the local food. We found a few places advertising a local menu but chose Salve for the simple reason that it looked nice, and it's central location made it easy to find again. Another reason was the tasting menu, which we chose. It... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Here the food I delicious and I liked the table service button, really good idea instead of getting bugged by waiters and waitresses you press a button on your table I had the pate for starters which was one of the best I've ever had and all the pork with new potatoes the pork was cooked to perfection there is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I were interested in trying Latvian cuisine during our stay in Riga in February 2015 and had a wonderful time at Salve. The wine list was diverse and reasonably priced. The food was absolutely delicious and we were not disappointed by anything, everything was a treat. The staff were fantastic and made excellent recommendations. Couldn't say a... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What initially appeared to be an attractively designed and perfectly located place to have a meal turned out to be a disaster. Both meals were appalling to the extent that neither of us could eat more than a few mouthfuls. The chicken was rubbery, processed and tasted unusual. The pork was similar in texture but just about tolerable. The potatoes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ratslaukums 5, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 044 317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

"Salve" - a restaurant that represents Riga city cuisine There's no better way to express the uniqueness of the people, its habits and tastes than through national cuisine. Restaurant Salve offers a taste of traditional Latvian cuisine in an elegant city manner. Restaurant Salve, which is located in the historic Blue Guard House which is part of the complex of the House of Blackheads on the Town Hall Square - the heart of Old Riga - is the right place to look for exquisite cuisine and enjoy the specialties of the capital. We offer to appraise the elegant and at the same time cozy atmosphere of the restaurant with a fine Dutch style interior to all citizens of Riga and its guests. Internationally trained chefs and waiters guarantee exquisite food flavor and high service standards. In Latin, "Salve" means - "Welcome!" Which excellently reflects the essence of the restaurant, as each guest is gladly welcome there.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?