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1221

Jauniela 16, Riga, Latvia
(+371) 67 22 01 71
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Ranked #18 of 485 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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a must place to go. The restaurant was recommended by the local people. They were right. The restaurant decoration is really nice and special. There is several floors and in the roof nice terrace with excellent views. The food, wines and service was extremely good. The menu is very modern.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

In a city with a lot of good restaurants, this is one of the best. We had excellent food, served by very pleasant staff in cosy surroundings. Everything we had was beautifully cooked and was tasty. Portion s are a good size so we were unable to eat dessert. The prices are higher than some restaurants but the meal still... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is beautiful and homely, and right in the heart of the old town. The staff were also attentive and friendly, and the food was good! We had the smoked salmon starter and prawn salad, followed by salmon borsch and lentil soup and everything was pretty tasty, though a little overpriced. Definitely worth a visit, though the standard in... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent restaurant with a very cosy atmosphere. Very nicely decorated in nordic style with an open fireplace. The menu is very interesting and has many fine dishes- so you will have to come here more than once. I had the beaver ragout with pineaple and blueberries - very very delicious and with a krass to go along... More

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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

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 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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