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“Very Cozy! Great choice for dinner.”
Review of 1221

1221
Ranked #28 of 1,004 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $82
Cuisines: European, Fusion, Latvian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: "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.
Eidsvoll Municipality, Norway
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“Very Cozy! Great choice for dinner.”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had dinner here on a Friday night- off season. We didn't have a reservation, and it was moderately busy, but we were able to get a nice table upstairs. I recommend the chestnut soup off the starter menu (you could make that you meal actually) it was so rich and flavorful with an appealing consistency. I rarely get excited about the complimentary bread baskets at restaurants, and often don't even touch it, but their brown bread is fantastic! I also had the lobster with saffron pasta which was nice, but sort of a strange combination as the saffron overpowered the other flavors (I love saffron so that wasn't really a problem for me, but objectively perhaps a negative for some). Our server displayed good wine knowledge and provided us with attentive, friendly service. I would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Good choise for great meal”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Atmosphere in this very old building was great. Service was exellent and food tasty. This is not Rigas cheapest restaurant but we think we had value for our money.

Visited March 2014
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“Bad Price Quality Ratio”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Dinner on a Sunday evening with a colleague.
Very beautiful restaurant, quite romantic.
Aperitif: housewine (white): very simple, too warm.
No starter.
Main dish: me: kind of moose steak (28 Euro): not worth the money.
Main dish: my colleague: beaver: good taste, but very dry meat.
Bill including one bottle of wine (of 33 euro): + 100 Euro.

  • Visited February 2014
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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“Wonderfully creative regional cuisine”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place in old town Riga. Three a story house with lots of character and very good food. Had the chestnut and duck soup with the beaver ragout as a main. Everything was well prepared and very flavorful. Choices seemed based on regional dishes with some added twists. The worst part was making a decision! The staff were very friendly and attentive. Decent wine selection. Overall a really positive experience and a place where I don't think you would be disappointed if you choose.

Visited February 2014
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Good food, but pricy”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

1221 is located in a very nice house in old town. It has a nice atmosphere and good service, but the food was decent. We tried the lamb & risotto and the risotto was excellent, but the meat was not very good. The deserts were however very nice. It is also very pricy, so I'd rather go to other restaurants nearby which has better & cheaper food.

Visited February 2014
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