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1221

#25 of 615 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Fusion, Latvian, Eastern European, Croatian
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Jauniela 16, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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Description: "1221" Is located in the Old Town of Riga, in the historical significance...
"1221" Is located in the Old Town of Riga, in the historical significance near of Dome churches. From both the summer terrace you can see the beautiful view roofs of the city & the excellent dome of the cathedral. "1221" Is a high class restaurant with exclusive European cuisine & chic collection of wines. You can find very interesting dishes in menu such as Veal tails stewed in red wine or Ragout of beaver meat marinated in champagne. In any case you'll be delighted by this restaurant. Our restaurant is a local place that fundametally different from tourist places of Riga. Please, book a table in advance.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
as good as Swiss...

Coming here for dinner, we first wondered about the painting on the facade (cows), then about the cow bells on the ground flor, the map of Switzerland and some more Swiss stuff on the fiirst floor... Well, this place was once upon a time called "Alpenrose". Got it? Today however, it is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a quick lunch, perfectly cooked pike perch, with melted butter. Cosy and different with non typical devorations

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Coming here for dinner, we first wondered about the painting on the facade (cows), then about the cow bells on the ground flor, the map of Switzerland and some more Swiss stuff on the fiirst floor... Well, this place was once upon a time called "Alpenrose". Got it? Today however, it is an excellent Latvian restaurant. Sitting inside on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ended up eating twice at 1221 because I had read that it had the most traditional Latvian food. Portions were very large - starters seemed more like main dishes (and I'm American, so that's saying something). I tried the beaver on my first visit as I knew I wouldn't get another chance to try it. It looked delicious but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Loved everything from design to the beautiful smiley waitress. I should start with the interior: 3 floors with amazing rooftop terrace, each designed in a different style. What took my breath away, was a table in front of the window overlooking a tiny street, with rays of light romantically lightning the small vase with flowers on the white table cloth.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

beautiful historic building excellent food stunning roof top terrace - must be good with steep stairs Friendly skilful service

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Corscombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went to 1221 for the local cuisine and we weren't disappointed. One of us had the beaver salad (not recommended) and I had the elk soup (recommended). If you like eels you'll be fine here but if you're squeamish this may not be the restaurant for you. The portions are quite big so you may want to eat a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Been here twice during a business trip. Food is excellent, and the location in the old town as well. Tried local specialties like the "hot smoked beaver", which despite its odd name tastes excellent. Friendly people serving as well. Slight point of critique: only mediocre wines for reasonable price. But for those willing to spend some more there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Kept passing the 1221 during our stay at the Hotel Justus only 2 minutes away. decided to eat there on our last night and were not disappointed. The food was excellent as was the service. The restaurant is on three floors plus a roof terrace in a lovely old town house. All wood and white walls and cowbells with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited there few days ago. An interior of the place is rustic and counry style. My starter celearic-pistacchio soup with truffle oil was an interesting and tasteful and my spouse really loved his paper thin ox carpaccio. Pelmenis as a main course were disappontment. There were supposed to be foie gras and truffle but some kind of sweet berry sauce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A visit just by my wife and myself a really nice restaurant very friendly staff who took time to try and understand my poor English Latvian nice menu and the inside was just a lovely setting a great meal very happy

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Address: Jauniela 16, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 220 171
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
Average Prices: USD 22 - 77
Cuisine: European, Fusion, Latvian, Eastern European, Croatian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jauniela 16, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 220 171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 77
  • Cuisine: European, Fusion, Latvian, Eastern European, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

"1221" Is located in the Old Town of Riga, in the historical significance near of Dome churches. From both the summer terrace you can see the beautiful view roofs of the city & the excellent dome of the cathedral. "1221" Is a high class restaurant with exclusive European cuisine & chic collection of wines. You can find very interesting dishes in menu such as Veal tails stewed in red wine or Ragout of beaver meat marinated in champagne. In any case you'll be delighted by this restaurant. Our restaurant is a local place that fundametally different from tourist places of Riga. Please, book a table in advance.

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