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Travelers' Choice2022
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0.1 miles from Old City Riga (Vecriga)
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One of the oldest restaurants in Riga, Petergailis is a place for all who seek some peace and quiet in the busy Old Town. The restaurant has been open since 1978 and still serves classic Petergailis dishes as well as contemporary kitchen with new vibes for gourmet lovers. There is also a summer terrace with a nice view of the church tower and Skarnu street.
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Latvian, Eastern European, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today, 3 November 2022. Food was good. Ambiance was cozy; but the space inside felt cramped due to the tables in the middle of the dining area. What I did not like most was the staff's dishonesty. I ordered the duck breast, among others....When the bill came, it stated that it was €26. I told waitress Maria that it was supposed to be €23. She said, "No, it's €26." I paid anyway. Because I was confident about the price, I took the menu again; and showed Maria that it was €23, indeed. Without any form of apology, she just said "Maybe you want to order additonal beer to compensate for this?" I said, "No, keep the change. Just don't do it again to another customer." I don't mind giving a tip for a great service; but also do need to call out a bad behavior.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant was worth a visit. Price and quality is more than good. Tiger shrimps 👍Beef tartare👍Food were not only goodlooking but also very tasty.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

We’ve recently been to Riga and went on a walk around the old city. We have found this restaurant while walking around. It was on a quiet side. We have ordered starters and main courses. Garlic bread and potato roasties were absolutely delicious and the...sizes of starters exceeded our expectations. Main dishes were perfectly cooked too, we had beef checks and fish meal, portion sizes were perfect, I would say on a bigger side. Restaurant hit all our spots and we will definitely come back there!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022

Had to book as it was busy every night we passed by. Welcoming and friendly staff. With our drinks, we were served some fresh bread and speciality butters FOC. We were also served an "amuse bouche" which was very good too. I had the ribs...which were to die for- so tender and succulent. My husband had the pork chop which he said was as good. We were quite full so never ordered a pudding but they did look equally as delicious. Best restaurant we ate in during our stay.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

It was a really wonderful dinner, next to the St Peter Lutheran Church with delicious food. The service in English was splendid as well. We did not intend to visit this restaurant and it was a remarkable experience.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022

This restaurant was very close to our hotel so we decided to check it out. We went relatively early, especially to avoid the rush hour in the kitchen and we did not have a reservation (this was in the weekend). We started with the caramelised...local goat cheese with grilled eggplant and a bowl of fish soup. Both were pretty good. As main course we had the lamb shank and glazed pork ribs, both also really nice and very tender meat. Being used to BBQ pork ribs, this was something different. Staff was very friendly and helpful explaining all the menu options. The restaurant has an interesting interior, it is literally full of all kind of (miniature) chickens and roosters. Pricing is above average for Riga but still very affordable with a strong US dollar.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

I don't ubderstand how the restaurant has such good reviews. Apoetizers were Ok, expent burnt eggplant. The duck was overcooked i.e. taste was terrible. Carrot puree was excellent. Situation and service was great.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

Happened upon this restaurant whilst walking round during the afternoon. Went back in the evening and outside seating was full but waiter said we could eat inside and so glad we did! Food, drink and our waitress were all superb - best we had experienced...all holiday. If we ever revisit Riga, will definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Found this place while looking for a pre dinner drink. We were looking at the menu but decided it was a bit “fancy” for what we were feeling like. The staff were really friendly so we decided to book for dinner the following night on...an outside table. When we went back it was raining lightly so they had moved us to an undercover table but still outside. Both the waiter and waitress were so nice and made the evening really fun and enjoyable. The food was also fantastic. Wine list was small but still plenty of options to be happy with. It was a great place to spend our last evening in Riga.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Nice place with a cozy atmosphere. Service was nice and the food was great. This place is definitely worth visiting again.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

Dined with five friends and each of our dishes were fantastic. Duck, lamb, pork chop and beef check were all great. Attentive service. Good choice of wines. Really good desserts.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

Wonderfull restaurant in old town of Riga. Good service, food exelent, overall a gratis treer. 7iga. You have to book...

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

Dinner here was good, Latvian food and this restaurant has a lovely location in the middle of the old town! Also, we got best service in Riga in this place, highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

Busy restaurant, and no surprise it serves fabulous food and drinks! We went there on a Saturday due to local recommendations. And went back again on Sunday. The first night I had a lovely slow cooked beef cheek, the other night the fantastic lamb shank....And the desserts are to die for!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

Waitor was very sweet and served us all with perfection and was always smiling. Food was well prepared, and very fresh.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Bar & Restaurant Petergailis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5