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Melnie Muki

Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 29 979 729
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is not a large restaurant so you would be well advised to reserve for dinner. It is VERY popular and for good reason. Fabulous food prepared just right! A fairly good wine list that catered to al in our group of six. BUT, they...More

Thank Viking46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a Caesar salad, tasteless, with triangles of toast rather than croutons. Main course of tagliatelle with blue cheese sauce and medallions was overcooked pasta in tasteless sauce with a few slices of unrelated meat on top. Really quite unpleasant. Dessert of apple strudel...More

Thank Matac54
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for an evening meal and we had a lovely meal, apart from the soup which was too spicy and tasted rather like a famous brand of tomato soup! The trout was delicious as was the meat skewer. Our meal ended with beautiful...More

Thank 340DD3
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Truly delicious food in lovely quiet restaurant in the Old Town. Waitress was intelligent and spoke good English. Thumbs up for tasty home cooked proper food.... as opposed to burgers and fries !

Thank EmSoCo
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant for lunch on our first day - and liked it so much went back for an evening meal two days later. The staff were friendly and helpful, the menu varied and the prices reasonable for the old town. Once I...More

Thank Shiree2013
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

The food was very good, the waitresses were friendly and helpful, and great atmosphere with live piano music. The only thing that dropped the five star review was that it took the kitchen a lot of time to bring the food. Other than that, highly...More

1  Thank דורון ש
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

We first ate here about 15 years ago on our first trip to Rīga and have been back each time since. The food is of a very good standard, and caters to a wide range of European tastes. The beetroot carpaccio with goat's cheese was...More

Thank steve_cov
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Ate pork fillet, and it was really good! Only 10€. Recommend a visit here! Friendly waiters, good food and good service 😊

Thank emilyholl5
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Stumbled across this place whilst searching for evening meal, and we dropped lucky. Great food and friendly chatty staff, no complaints

1  Thank dommotommo
Reviewed February 16, 2017

A lovely looking restaurant which gave the impression of being fine dining but without the enormous price tag. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't cheap, but it wasn't extortionate. The food was beautifully presented and was like art work! The staff were very friendly and...More

2  Thank Faye M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $27
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 29 979 729
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On the gastronomic map of Riga "Melnie Muki" (Black Monks) is one of the few restaurants, which continues functioning for many years offering classic and relaxing atmosphere an¬d perfect service to its customers. The name Black Monks was given to the restaurant thanks to the old monastery, whose rooms have been serving as a place for social life already for fifteen years. Even though the slightly renewed interior and new accents the main value - the ancient brick walls of Old Riga - remain unchanged. The restaurant is very much in step with the times and offers to the customers the best there is while preserving the image built over many years. The waiters of the restaurant take not long to wait for and offer the menu as soon as the customers have sit down at a table.