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1221

Jauniela 16, Riga, Latvia
(+371) 67 22 01 71
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Ranked #18 of 483 restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, Latvian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Umea, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner here with two adults and two children. The food is quite creative. Our menus included smoked beaver on salad as an appetizer, the elk goulash, pigeon breast with cherries, and baken salmon. All were excellent. The appetizer sizes are huge so they could easily be shared, but the mains were smaller portions than one might expect, so... More

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to try 1221 because we were staying across the street to Neiburg's and it looked cute. The interior is great because it shows what these old houses are like from the inside. The menu is amazing with many (to us) exotic choices such as reindeer, beaver, horse, pheasant, and pigeon but also more standard fare. Everything we ate... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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222 reviews 222 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A must try when in the Old City - a super charming exterior immeidiately beckoned us to try the place, and we were very pleasently surprised thinking it would be rather a tourist trap. The food was perfect, staff very pleasant, and sitting outside was a perfect spot for people watching.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

In Riga on business, staying in the Old Town and was looking for somewhere to eat. Have tried a variety of places (mostly great) but hit upon 1221 after reading reviews on TA. What can I say? Amazing setting. Really beautifully decorated and laid out restaurant. Fantastic staff that made me feel very welcome (unlike another highly rated local place... More

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Dublin
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98 reviews 98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend and we were so impressed. I had steak which was delicious, cooked perfectly, with asparagus and a small ramekin of the most delicious potato gratin I have ever had. My boyfriends duck was also amazing. Without a doubt thus was the best restaurant we tried in Riga. Friendly service. It is expensive but... More

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Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had dinner here on a Friday night- off season. We didn't have a reservation, and it was moderately busy, but we were able to get a nice table upstairs. I recommend the chestnut soup off the starter menu (you could make that you meal actually) it was so rich and flavorful with an appealing consistency. I rarely get excited... More

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Raisio, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Atmosphere in this very old building was great. Service was exellent and food tasty. This is not Rigas cheapest restaurant but we think we had value for our money.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Dinner on a Sunday evening with a colleague. Very beautiful restaurant, quite romantic. Aperitif: housewine (white): very simple, too warm. No starter. Main dish: me: kind of moose steak (28 Euro): not worth the money. Main dish: my colleague: beaver: good taste, but very dry meat. Bill including one bottle of wine (of 33 euro): + 100 Euro.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place in old town Riga. Three a story house with lots of character and very good food. Had the chestnut and duck soup with the beaver ragout as a main. Everything was well prepared and very flavorful. Choices seemed based on regional dishes with some added twists. The worst part was making a decision! The staff were very... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

1221 is located in a very nice house in old town. It has a nice atmosphere and good service, but the food was decent. We tried the lamb & risotto and the risotto was excellent, but the meat was not very good. The deserts were however very nice. It is also very pricy, so I'd rather go to other restaurants... More

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