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“posh, but poor”
Review of Desiderata

Desiderata
Ranked #242 of 1,091 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: $25 - $46
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This place is temporarily closed due to renovation. Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior - warm , comforting with wonderful lighting and exclusive design elements – the part of the floor reveals a 16th century well and old city walls . Desiderata has created a bright and beautiful space that is the perfect setting for a good lunch or dinner.Neverthless, we take most pride in our cuisine and service. The Chef presents delectable internationla gourmet menu thats’s truly a master work. The tases and aroma will set your mount watering for more of this secretive skills. Desiderata is a special place where to mark a momentous occasion, or easily impress any client or quest.
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Very beautiful restaurant and very professional waiter. However his colleague waitress was very impolite. Nice desserts, but completely failed maincourse. How is that possible in a restaurant like this to serve fish of such bad quality??! It was full of water, which means it was frozen several times. Couldnt eat it. It was only us and a group of germans, however they couldnt make it right.

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1  Thank Linda459
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Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

This was our second visit to the place.
The atmosphere is nice and the food is tasty, but both times one of us got an upset stomach. Be carefull

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1  Thank Gillshim
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Yeap this was the title I could select after a careful though.
Desiderata is the last venue I have visited during my 4 nights trip. You may say what have you done 4 days in Riga, yeas it was more than enough but enjoyed every minute of it. Coming back to Desiderate it is really a nicely decorated basement restaurant that you do not feel you have been pushed in to another basement.
Food is really good;
started with clasical Cesars Salad : mediocre (everything ok but what makes cesars salad is the sauce which was not proper)
Second course I ordered was pumpkin orange soup I certainly loved it "shappo"
main course : Lamp Fillet was tasty as well as the side dish but wish the lamp was warmer
all night sitting on a glass over well did made me little bit funny but was ok. I understand the place is a very old cistern and it is very nicely renovated. I highly recomend this venue.

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1  Thank emresen
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Desiderata is an amazing experience. The prices are moderate, but the service, food and ambiance are amazing. To start the bread basket was the best I have ever experienced. The service was 5 star without being overbearing. The food was perfectly prepared and served. The restaurant is below the Royal Square Hotel in a room that shows its history, but is charming and elegant. Don't miss eating here it is an unique experience at a moderate cost.

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2  Thank wks
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Very comfortable and romantic atmosphere ,what suitable as for randevue as for family dining,so I wold recommend it to everybody ! One of the great moments of my visit always been perfect service- stuff is always attentive ,knows which one advice to give to every single customer-high level. This is gourmet restaurant,do be ready to have a slow food style,we always been spending there about 3 or 4 hours in that cozy and relaxing atmosphere.All the seats are with similar comfort ,but I prefer the table in the middle with nice golden sofa and glass floor ) and VIP area for discreet and private dinner. Great starters ,compliments from the shef and fruit sorbet between the meal-superb!

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2  Thank VeraPachkoria
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