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1221

#32 of 589 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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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
Delicious, Hospitable, Memorable

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/

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
SandeepJT
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hidden Gem in the middle of the old city - do not try to park nearby as you might find it as a challenge specifically during the weekend. The food is superb, you can get the Latvian kitchen at its best - we have taken very many appetizers to share among everyone and then moved to the mains. The meat... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Read about this place on the plane and decided to try it out. Brilliant decision. Initially they were trying to decide if letting me in for a one person table was worth it or not. Eventually they gave me a table upstairs that would have been difficult to seat more than one person, even though it was set for two.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The 1221 is a lovely place to go for dinner - and the reviews are right the pistachio soup is absolutely splendid. The setting is in light wood, looks rustic and is not exactly trendy, but it is comfortable and has an authentic feel. Two piece of advice - advice 1: Stay away from the Beaver Salad (if you ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Best ever pistachio soup i ever had. Lamb shank is not bad too. Steak was over done for medium well. it will be a 5 stars rating if they serve cheap bottle water rather than pipe water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A charming restaurant which serves traditional dishes, we tried a few each and were not disappointed. Quite good value for money for such a prestigious restaurant. The waitress whilst extremely polite was a little nervous and could have done with brushing up her wine skills (although considered...Latvians aren't renowned for their sommeliers). Would visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Thoroughly lovely restaurant, staff very attentive but not too much. Wine lovely and the food absolutely gorgeous , love the menu and the chef's inspiration behind it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very good place in the heart of the old town. Prices seem to be in the higher end, but is worth every cent! I had pastalooking thing filled with fois gras for starter and cod for main course. Did not have room for desert!

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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 - 77
  • Cuisine: European, Fusion, Latvian, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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