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“Great food and service”
Review of Old City Hotel restaurant - CLOSED

Old City Hotel restaurant
Price range: $12 - $115
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located inside one of the most beautifully restored buildings in the Old Town, this superior restaurant is an excellent choice for an impressive business lunch or a relaxing evening meal. A cool and classy atmosphere and laid-back jazz lounge sounds set the tone as a friendly, well-dressed, English-speaking waiter accompanies you to your elegantly laid table. Enjoy a freshly squeezed juice with your business lunch, which could begin with the delicious Cream of Vegetable Soup, thick with a rich and leafy taste, the consistency eased by a generous topping of double cream and a whirl of pesto sauce. Continue with the Mixed Leaf Salad with Goat’s Cheese, perfect for a warm day, the intriguing play of summery taste combinations including fresh basil, cress and lentil grass, grapes, pears and a light sprinkling of nuts, completed with a red wine dressing. The a la carte menu is full of tempting dishes that inventively match mouthwatering combinations, such as the Smoked Eel Fillet with Daikon Salad, Crunchy Rye Bread and Sour Cream-Vodka Sauce, or the Czarskaya Fish Solyanka with Salmon Caviar. Sturgeon caviar, Kamchatka crab meat, duck, ostrich, lamb and beef adorn the menu together fine wines and refreshing cocktails – and the desserts are heavenly! Restaurant opens every day from 12:00 – 23:00. Special lunch menu you can enjoy from 12:00 -16:00.
Beverwijk, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

The menu is a nice mix of not really exciting stuff, but it's made with a great eye for detail and taste. I had the foie gras (little bit too much green stuff), the coconut Thai soup (mildly spicy), the lamb (could be more tender) and the chocolate dessert (perfect).

The flavors were great and within range, the plates looks like from a cookbook and the staff was delightful. A diner well spent.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Toekook
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
“Unqexpectable great quality and service”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

I didn't expect anything stunning from the restaurant at Old City Riga Boutique hotel. However the hotel's restaurant surprised me a lot with high quality of food, plate presentation and service.

The restaurant is quite small, it looks more like a lobby bar, not a hotel restaurant with plenty of space. It is 4 tables only along the wall opposite bar counter. And several lounge tables with sofas at the entrance. However decor is cosy and contemporary. Waiter was professionally doing everything smooth and swiftly. Food came quite fast and was nicely presented and mouthwatering. Food quality was good: I ate beef tartar and lamb steak. The kitchen makes homemade sorbets and we tried 2 scoops for dessert. It was surprisingly good and authentic.

I would recommend this place to Riga visitors and locals. Lovely place with great food and service.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Usenko
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Hawes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very nice surprise from hotel restaurant”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Only went there as we were staying at the Hotel and were tired on the first night. Food quality was first class, well prepared and beautifully presented. Service, which we found to be variable in Riga, was excellent and attentive without being intrusive.
I'm surprised it's not higher up the Restaurants in Riga ratings.

  • Visited September 2011
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Ydalesman
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