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Salve

#29 of 606 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Latvian, Croatian
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Ratslaukums 5, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 044 317
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12:00 pm - 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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 298
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  • 151
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Fun place, good service

This was the first restaurant we tried out in Riga and, given it's in a very touristy area, we weren't really sure what to expect and didn't go in with very high expectations. But the service was really good from the get-go. Friendly staff and a neat concept of offering to take a picture for you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Drammen, Norway
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been here 2 times. First time we had a very good pork knuckle as a main and second time I tasted my dates duck and it was very good. At the same time my pelmeni (meat dumplings) were very ordinary and they were too few in the portion. Service was really friendly but it took really long for us... More 

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Vallensbaek Strand, Denmark
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were a group, and have booked in advance. The menu was simple and very local. The worst thing was the wine, so we asked for the winelist and found another. We had to pay for the wine we had accepted in advance, because they had opend it. The pricelevel does'nt compare with the quality of wine or food.

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Drammen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant we tried out in Riga and, given it's in a very touristy area, we weren't really sure what to expect and didn't go in with very high expectations. But the service was really good from the get-go. Friendly staff and a neat concept of offering to take a picture for you and email it to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Got to say, Salve is a very efficient restaurant. We were never without service and the food was delivered very fast. Downside was that the waiters' rush kind of affected us too - felt like we had to choose our menus fast (menu was very slow to read). I ate sauerkraut soup and fishcakes. Not bad, but I expected more... More 

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Galion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fairly heavy, Latvian Cuisine. Ask before you order. Some dishes are, let's say, "unusual", Liked the sauerkraut soup the best. If they are filled up, there are 2 more restaurants by the same owner nearby.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wow, we are still smiling two days after having dinner here, this place you simply can't afford not to visit.The menu is varied, interesting and the quality of the food, we where served with, was absolutely astounding. Looked after by Andre, couldn't have been more attentive and friendly, look after this one - he's a star! Would certainly return and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had so much fun here! Another restaurant that is decorated adorably and it had great traditional Latvian food. The salmon cakes were so good and the grey peas were one of my favorites! We also got the black bread soup for dessert - it was amazing! Highly recommend for a Latvian experience!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The restaurant was expecting a large group the night we went so we were very lucky to have reserved one of the last tables. We saw several couples being turned away but the staff did so very graciously and were genuinely apologetic for turning them away. Our waiters, Evgeny and Andre, were superb, very attentive, and took the time to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When we went to Salve we had great expactations, but all of them didn't come true. Menu is outdated and not of a good quality. Quite average, but overpriced in comparison to other restaurants in Riga. Service is also a big min. Waitor was quite cocky and couldn't handle our group.

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Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a lovely evening at Salve! We had the pork fillet, served with mashed potatoes and cream-porcini sauce, it was very good! Would definetely recommend a visit here!

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Additional Information about Salve

Address: Ratslaukums 5, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 044 317
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: Latvian, Croatian

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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, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?