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“Good value business lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biblioteka No1

Biblioteka No1
2 Terbatas iela (in Vermanes park), Riga LV – 1050, Latvia
20225000
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Ranked #7 of 507 restaurants in Riga
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Yerevan, Armenia
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“Good value business lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The business lunch for 12 lats is a very good deal. The setting is magnificent and is very beautiful when it is snowing out. Staff are very professional. Tom yum is very good, gnocchi and beef tenderloin also excellent. We liked the food so much we ate lunch here twice.

Things to improve - there is only a vegetarian main course, the starters all are non vegetarian in the business lunch. For dinner, there is no vegetarian main course; Vincent's and Bergs have vegetarian main courses for dinner.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riga, Latvia
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“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

A very modern and high class restaurant. Nice design, location and atmosphere. Professional waiters and very polite sommelier (even though he spilled a little of wine on my trousers). Food could be slightly better, but it was on the level. Starters good, main course a little less. Recommended for business meetings.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Our first restaurant visit in Riga and we were excited...! The restaurant is good looking and comfortable. Nice music and friendly staff! The food was great and the price affordable...! :) Would visit again if I ever go to Riga again! :)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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“Overpriced, try Domini Canes instead.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Biblioteka No1 is overpriced and over-rated. The food is nothing special and not worth half the cost. Very dissapointing. I can only imagine that the 'excellent' reviews on Trip Advisor are not legitimate. Try this comparison, first go to Biblioteka No1 and spend your 100 quid, then for your next meal go to Domini Canes at Skārņu street 18 / 20 Old Riga, spend half the cost, get twice the experience...and you'll see what I mean.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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“Good ,simply Good..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have been there with my mates for a dinnertime ,what i liked :There was loads of empty space,not crowdy like in many other restaurants during the lunch or dinner ,but we like some kind of silence with not hard-bitten and same time prefer attentive stuff when we need it and who feels that customers are ready to order or to ask anything.So,such a large dinner area,place next to the window with the great view of park ,very cozy place for the central location.
Servant been very helpful,attentive and polite ,advised and proposed dishes from menu ...
What i liked the most -they have their own somelier ...you will not meet it in other local restaurants,at least where i been in RIga i never seen the real somelier in the restaurant.So,about what to choose and wich one champagne to try have not been a problem with that stuff help. But,about the food i can not say anything special ...something was too salty for me ,also i did not like that red sauce from tomatos what spoiled all the taste of calamari and king prawns,because it was mixed together with sea food and killed all the taste of it sadly .The second plate was ok ....when you are hungry ) For me is the best to go to BibliotekaN1 for to choose any of the great wines and do not pay attention at the food ;) Actually,hostesses was good and good work of stuff in the wardrobe ,i liked that way of attention.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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