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“Excellent, classy”
Review of Vincents

Vincents
Ranked #1 of 1,091 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $124 - $1,237
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Since restaurant Vincents was founded in 1994, it has grown to become one of the premier gourmet establishments in Eastern Europe. Its reputation has spread far beyond Latvia's borders, with Prince Charles, Elton John, the Emperor of Japan and Heston Bluhmenthal among a very long list of prominent personalities and famous gourmands who have savoured the restaurant's haute cuisine.
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Excellent and classy experience. For Riga a bit pricey, but still well worth the money spent.

The food looked like art installations and the taste was superb.

The waiters are like servants, with dresses made to make them "invisible" and they would rarely show emotions. For us that was a bit weird. Considering what customers the place seems to want to attract I guess the approach is understandable. We tried to do our best to make them smile and laugh, but we only managed to make them smile slightly. :)

1  Thank DaSpiralis
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Very sadly that this is a typical Eastern European restaurant in regard of you are ordering 10-15 years old wine or older. Our experience on a BD dinner:
1) somelie has recommended/confirmed the wine year 1995 from Saint Emillion;
2) somelie has checked the wine firstly (has tried it) and found that the wine is not good or at least with a strange flavour/taste -he told us if we don't like it he will change it;
3) we confirmed that the wine is not good (with a strange taste) - we asked for another one year 2001;
4) somelie brought us the second wine after 20 min waiting and told that the previous one is actually fine, that it has just a specific taste after that the bill included both of them.

It was not the first visit of the restaurant but who is care ?

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6  Thank AnastasiaRegukh
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice little posh place with very good food. They serve nice little amuse bouches made with the "traditional" gourmet techniques like dehydrators and liquid nitrogen at the table. Delicate and delicious creation, however. The mains are mostly variations over the theme "steak". They do this very well and roll in on a small table the raw (and very impressively looking) meets to let you select your cut and size. I would wish a little more creativity on the sauces, condiments and garnitures for the mains for a restaurant like this.
This was, however, by far the best restaurant I visited in Riga during a 12 day business stay.

Thank Ktingleff
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

I managed to get a table in this restaurant. Normally that can be difficult due to its popularity. I had as starter the foia-gra ravioli which was very good. Prior to main course the served something which more or less looked as a chemical circus with nitrogen. The main course was breast of duck. The duck was juicy but not very tender. That disappointed me a bit. The restaurant was good, but to my judgement not the best in Riga.

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1  Thank Norwegian1905
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Really excellent restaurant. My vegetarian risotto was fabulous. Wonderful service. I really can't much more, because everything has already been said in previous reviews.

Thank sigulda158
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