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Salve

#22 of 698 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Latvian, Eastern European
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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: "Salve" - a restaurant that represents Riga city cuisine
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"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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  • 316
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Nice and weird

The receptionist in our hotel recommended this restaurant, because it's in the middle of the city and the food is lovely. The restaurant looks really nice but the service was a bit weird. You have to order with buttons like "food", "bill" "service"... We really like to go to a restaurant because of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Hodován I
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The receptionist in our hotel recommended this restaurant, because it's in the middle of the city and the food is lovely. The restaurant looks really nice but the service was a bit weird. You have to order with buttons like "food", "bill" "service"... We really like to go to a restaurant because of the table service but we felt like... More 

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Thank Hodován I
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outside of the restaurant is very pretty and appealing with lights and trees and at the moment covered in snow. It looks a lovely romantic setting from the outside. Inside it is quite large with very comfortable booths and chairs. The ambience is nice with a travel theme based on the history of the building which was once the... More 

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Thank British_Australian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

If you want a taste of what Latvians eat try taster menu for €25 you get a good idea of what food they eat. The restaurant is like and old style inn it's very nice staff speak English.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aylesbury
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207 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a good place to experience traditional Latvian food. Nice interior with lots of dark wood and small eating booths. Helpful staff. Reasonable prices - about 20 euros per head for 2 course, although wine is a bit pricey.

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Thank paulspod
alghero sardinia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

'Service not included' was printed on the bill and also on the menu (for tables under 8) but they charged us 11.80 for service! When we queried the bill we were told that they knew it wasn't right but that's what they did! We always leave a tip but it is unfair and probably illegal to include service yet print... More 

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Thank vandra995
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, sane prices, excellent themed interior. I would have expanded the menu adding local dishes.

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Thank Tim U
Berlin, Germany
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant in the middle of old city of Riga. Food was Ok and good, but not amazing. As a starter we had pumpkin soup, it was ok. As a main course we ordered home made sausage. It was tasty. Pricelevel is cheap. I really don't know should I visit again...

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Thank Jyrki T
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Andre and the other staff did a fantastic job last night, feeding us delicious food, with personal recommendations in a very relaxed atmosphere. I'm not usually one for eating in the same restaurant twice, but were I in Riga tonight, I'd happily be heading back to try some more off the menu. Thank you all for a great last meal... More 

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Thank Mike D
Lafayette, California
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289 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to taste some of the local food and ordered the six course menu. This consisted of (1) herring, potatoes, bread and cheese (2) black peas with bacon (3) delicious pumpkin soup (4) refreshing sherbet (5) I had a fantastic piece of pike with purée vegetables (6) a traditional dessert with whipped cream, berry compote and fried black bread... More 

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Thank reise-tanta-di
Jessheim, Norway
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We visited this restaurant as a group of 65 persons. The visit was pre-booked so it should be possible to prepare and be ready for us to come. We was placed all over the place with other guests in between. That was not as we would have preferred, since it was possible to place us more as a group. The... More 

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Thank Roger L

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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, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?