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Jauniela 16, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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Ranked #26 of 569 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $43
Cuisines: European, Latvian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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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Restaurant1221, Управляющий at 1221, responded to this review

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

Lake Ronkonkoma New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant1221, Управляющий at 1221, responded to this review

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

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant1221, Управляющий at 1221, responded to this review

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

UK
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

The attitude to service in this lovely cosy restauarant is somewhat hit and miss. And our server's inattentiveness and indifference spoiled what could have been a pleasant evening. The menu is interesting with local dishes of elk, beaver and smoked fish along with some interesting homemade 'Balsams' to accompany the rich (and challenging) food. It's not that great value either,... More 

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Restaurant1221, Управляющий at 1221, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for writing a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and we'll work with service. Best Regards, 1221 More 

Riga, Latvia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The staff is amazing, they can tell you the whole history of Riga, Jauniela street and the restaraunt. Former name is Alpenrose.

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Riga, Latvia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is the first restaurant I have been at my arrival in Riga. I eat a beef fillet but it was overcooked!!! Nice atmophere. Prices a little bit high.

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Restaurant1221, Управляющий at 1221, responded to this review

Good day! We are sorry that we don't fit your expectations. And all these places that you comment before us in your profile were the best in Riga for you. We have mistakes & we'll correct them. Thanks! More 

Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Had to try something we never make ourselves.... The meat was tender but a little bit too sweet. Service was ok, but we felt a bit lonely sitting alone on second floor....and all other guests were elsewere. Interesting food but we will probably not go back..

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Europe
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Historical overrated tourist trap. Nice location, pleasant staff but old fashioned cooking and much too high prices.

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Additional Information about 1221

Address: Jauniela 16, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 220 171
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
Average Prices: USD 31 - 43
Cuisine: European, Latvian

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