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“Fantastic food, nice building, too pricy”
Review of Biblioteka No1

Biblioteka No1
Ranked #28 of 1,053 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Food was very good, but not good enough to justify the prices. Service was good too. The loos were cramped too.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Decoration very different from other restaurant. Nice terrasse to start the evening. Food michelin standard - just larger portions

Thank Lunau
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Lovely setting in park, sat outside, good service, excellent menu choice and good food. Reasonable prices.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisory ratings and proximity to our hotel. We made reservations several weeks in advance expecting the restuarant would be busy on a Sunday night. Strangely it was not crowded although there was a large group seated in a separate area. We were shown to a nice table overlooking the park by a friendly and pleasant host so the evening began on a high note but unfortunately went downhill from there. The waitress brought water and menus and then disappeared for 20 minutes (Strike 1). Finally the observant host noticed we had been sitting waiting to order for a rather long time and came over to take the order himself. After another 10 minutes the waitress returned saying the asparagus salad I ordered could be served but without the prosciutto (Strike 2). Quite some time after we finished our salads, the waitress returned with silverware indicating our entree choices.... one of them was incorrect. Not sure if this was the fault of the host who took the order, the waitress who misinterpreted the order, or the chef who made a mistake. We do know that the host repeated the order to us so we are inclined to believe the fault lies with the waitress or the chef. After clarifying the order with the waitress, she again disappeared. After waiting over 30 minutes from the completion of the salad course, we again flagged down the host to ask if there was a problem. After checking with the kitchen, he returned to say "3 more minutes". The entrees finally arrived eight minutes later...almost 40 minutes after we had finished our salads (Strike 3). Food was good (not exceptional) and presentation was nice. Next came the dessert menu... we asked for two items on the menu and again the waitress said one was unavailable. (Strike 4). When an item is unavailable in a list of eight items, customers should be informed when the menu is presented, not after selections are made! Perhaps we just hit a bad night, but this restaurant simply did not meet our expectations and our experience did not match the previously written glowing reviews. For all of this, we paid the equivalent of $120.... rather pricey... we knew this going in but we expected better for the price. In all fairness, the host tried to make things better in several ways.... an after dinner cordial on the house being one... but there were just too many negatives to overcome. We would likely choose another restaurant and cannot in good conscience recommend this restaurant to others for fine dining.

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Thank Kamainatraveler
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Very comfortable seating , a pleasant and modern decoration. Service is very professional, our waiter has been answering all our questions about the food,,how it was prepared, if fish was fresh or frozen, farmed or wild..... etc...etc.... thanks we had such a great diner, that we have tried all the desserts shown on the menu. Delicious.
Great place,
it will be my first choice for a lovely diner.

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1  Thank Jeanluc1
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