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#20 of 728 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion
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Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant in the old town, with tables spread across a few floors. Our waitress was very helpful and the meals that we tasted had incredible flavours. I loved the veal tail in a red wine sauce with home made crisps but it was the Latvian dessert that stunned - a rye-bread and cranberry parfait with vanilla... More 

Thank FolkestoneJack
south carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great small restaurant close to hotel justus. food prepared from the region and very nice staff. very comfortable is you are solo.

Thank groetjespam
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This little place is just a right photospot on the way from dome square. Is just had a coffee as i liked the view. If u like too habe a coffee so guys can make up their living here

Thank Roland B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We ate here after reading reviews and our experience was equally positive. Wonderful food with great choice of authentic local dishes and unashamedly different ingredients. Right in the heart of the old town. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Patrick M
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Besides being very expensive for the Latvian standard, the food was really awful. I took the pork knuckle and, like some other reviewer said, I am sure I shall never forget it: it was terrible. My wife had the beef and it tasted like rotten. My daughter had a soup and she could not even eat because the smell and... More 

Thank Francesco B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was our favourite meal during our week long trip to the Baltic. The venison back steak is hands down the best venison we have ever had. It went very well with the blackcurrant sauce and saffron pear. The acidity and sweetness really bring out the flavour of the venison. The dish is so good that we would consider going... More 

Thank pingaroo
Carmel Valley, California
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346 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The reastaurant occupies all the floors and roof, of a typically tall and narrow structue (be prepared for the narrow winding stairs). The menu is eclectic with, in addition to more usual fare, game ranging from beaver to elk. The food is good, the service friendly and attentive, and the prices fair.

Thank Andrew A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,751 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful rooftop meal experience! The service was friendly and helpful, the food was flavorful, and the restaurant's ambience is very Old World Latvian. We enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food cooked to perfection and beautiful surroundings. A special place for couples or groups.

Thank Gary S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Sitting in the middle of the old town, surrounded by church towers and roofs, high above the small streets, is an unique experience. The service was friendly, the food good (but not excellent) and the price ok, but relatively expensive. The setting of the place on a warm and dry summer evening as we had, is so very spectacular that... More 

Thank SabineBaden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $77
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 220 171
"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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?