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1221

#22 of 579 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Fusion, Latvian
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Jauniela 16, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 229
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  • 41
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  • 15
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Superb!

Amazing food and atmosphere! We ate dinner.. and came back for lunch the nest day! Stunning sauerkraut soup with pork ribs. I also recommend the pike!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Mathias84
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Amazing food and atmosphere! We ate dinner.. and came back for lunch the nest day! Stunning sauerkraut soup with pork ribs. I also recommend the pike!

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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This very old typical restaurant in the city center off old town Riga have good food. We eat traditional Latvia food and it was very fine. Friendly service for a normal price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been returning to this place again and again. The menu is full of game dishes like wild pigeon or beaver and everything tastes just great. Very cosy atmosphere in historic building in Old City. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This is very cute, cozy and authentic restaurant in Riga. Food is amazing and they have very good selection of different kind of meats. It was probably the best duck confit ate in a while! Staff and service was great too!

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Restaurant1221, Управляющий at 1221, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for such a good words))Hope to see you again More 

Katowice, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

1221 is a nice local restaurant. Very well funished in a traditional style. The staff is nice and I enjoyed the food. It's a little bit expensive, but I shouldn't expect to pay less for that kind of service.

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Thank you for such kind words)) More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A relaxing laid-back atmosphere, excellent discrete service and an interesting menu. If you like game and if you like rich meat dishes combined with fruit, as I do, then this is the place for you. I had the smoked beaver meat starter which was rather substantial as an appetiser but as I had never had beaver before I had to... More 

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Restaurant1221, Manager at 1221, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you for such a nice review! We are waiting for you again! "1221" More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Good menu, plenty to choose from, the only drawback would be that almost every main course is accompanied by fruity flavoured sauce/side, but maybe it's chef's feature! My husband and i shared a herring starter, which was as expected delicious, but hey! how much cooking do you need to do with properly sourced ingredients. Then i had a sauerkraut soup,... More 

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Good afternoon! Thank you for this wonderful review! Yours "1221" More 

Lake Ronkonkoma New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ok so here we are in Riga looking for colorful local food and we saw beaver on the menu as an appetizer so we had to try it. I must admit it was a little "gamey" but it was well worth the experience. We both ordered typical Latvian main courses Chicken and beef which were wonderful. Presentation was excellent, to... More 

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Restaurant1221, Manager at 1221, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for a good rating!) We are waiting for you again! More 

Carlow, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

They say never judge a book by its cover, which we did in the case of this quaint little restaurant and it did not disappoint. The outside of the building is very attractive with murals of cows and flowers, and inside is very homely with whitewashed walls and timber furniture. The service and atmosphere were second to none. The tiger... More 

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Good day! Thank you for the such wonderful score. We are waiting for you again!) More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

From the entrance, you feel in a private house. Each floor has few tables, cosy decoration...just fabulous. The food is delicious, you should try the " pistacio soup" and the " elk goulash" but also all traditional proposed dishes. The bread and butter at the start is the best bread i had in Riga. Team is polite and professional. We... More 

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Good day! Thank you for such a nice review. We will be happy to see you again. Best regards, 1221 More 

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Restaurant Details

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 23 - 79
  • Cuisine: European, Fusion, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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