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“Great Food and Atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of PROVINCE

PROVINCE
Ranked #18 of 935 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Balti, Latvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: PROVINCE is a nice place, where to get to know the traditional Latvian cuisine.
San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Province is a great restaurant in Old Town Riga. The outside seating looked nice, but we chose to sit inside where the atmosphere is warm and traditional. The staff was very friendly and came by to chat for a while (it was a slow afternoon). We had the dumplings, clay pot, and sauerkraut soup. All were fantastic, except for the pork in the soup. The location is nice for a walk after dinner. They also offer a free picture of your party that they send via email. I would definitely recommend this place for a traditional Latvian meal in Riga.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tenthlisten
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uk
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Local Latvia Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate here twice after a recent visit to Latvia.
Lovely intimate restaurant ,great staff and lovely local food.
Pork Knuckle was huge and very tasty.Loved the chicken livers in a creamy mustard sauce.See photo.
If you want to try local reasonable priced food in a nice setting try province.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Phil575
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Victoria
Level Contributor
83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Highly recommend this restaurant. The service was very good. Not too pricey and very good food. I had some soup which was spectacular and the stroganoff which was excellent..

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank smr289
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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“Worthy of the good reviews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a terrible meal last night so we were looking forward to something better, and Province more than made up the deficit. The menu might seem a bit unappealing at first, but my advice is to take a chance and go with the flow: you'll be pleasantly surprised! We had the fishcakes (absolutely delicious) and a beef stroganoff (also very tasty), followed by a bread soup/pudding which sounded vile but tasted amazing. We were also encouraged to try a glass of the Black Balsam (not the 43% variety but a softer and less alcoholic version) which was also excellent. Total cost for two, with drinks, was less than E60.
Our experience was considerably enhanced by Andre, our voluble young waiter, who - when not busy serving other tables - was only too happy to chat with us about Latvia and the state of the world in general. Andre, you are a great asset to this restaurant! Ask your boss for a bonus...

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Prufreck
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Leek, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great atmosphere, very friendly, would definitely go back.
We were made to feel very welcome by the staff,the food was delicious and we even learnt a little Latvian while there.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LandL86
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