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1221

#30 of 604 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Fusion, Latvian, 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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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
Excellent food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Corscombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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hampshire
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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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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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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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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great restaurant, lovely food and professional serving. The menu is very exciting and also meets both taste and appearance. The interior is also lovely , fit rustic style. A place I like to visit again

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Charming atmosphere with gourmet quality food highlighted by our delightful server, Evita. We sat outside for a drink and as we prepared to order, Evita highly suggested the we eat inside; and what a perfect call. White table clothed tables with beautiful place settings with a small fireplace to add to the restaurant's charm. Every dish, appetizer and entree was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Between Chef Roberts recipes and Chef Eralds cooking and the absolutely fantastic service we received from Aleksanolza, we were treated to one of the most memorable meals of our lives. The oxtail and lamb shank is to die for. Outstanding experience in every way/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had entrecôte, pigeon and veal tale, and were alle pleased, but wished for more vegetables. The staff was friendly but distant. It was a good meal, and a pleasant visit, but it didn't rock our world. I would recommend this place, because of the variety in prices and dishes. There's something for everyonevon their menue.

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Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a good feeling about this place and I was proved right. There are four floors including a roof top terrace with great views. The ambience is delightful and the staff were friendly in an understated Latvian way. The menu was interesting and innovative and the food excellent. Very pleasantly surprised at the high quality cuisine here in Riga. Highly... More 

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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 - 78
Cuisine: European, Fusion, Latvian, Croatian

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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 22 - 78
  • Cuisine: European, Fusion, Latvian, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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