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“Where dinner is celebrated”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vincents

Vincents
Ranked #1 of 944 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $109
Cuisines: European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Sao Paulo
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169 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Where dinner is celebrated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a place where dinner is not just served, it is celebrated. Staff go out of their way to make your visit a lasting memory and the master himself (Vincent) will serve you his amuse gueule...
The lobster bisque was the best one I ever had and to cut your Jamon (excellent!) they bring a big machine to your table to cut it right before your eyes. The risotto was very well prepared (it is not as easy as most people might think) and the monk fish was prepared to perfection and very delicious. For desert we had ice cream that was served on an "iceberg" (big block of ice), another feast for the eyes (and for the palate as well).
Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Riga, Latvia
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3 reviews
“An adventure tour in the world of gastronomy and gourmands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is not a regular lunch or dinner, it is even not a fancy dinner. It is kind of an adventure tour in the world of gastronomy and gourmands. Many cuisines are represented, like Molecular cuisine, Slow Food, Organic...
Yes, costly, but not overpriced for food and service you will get. Atmosphere is not stiff, it is cozy enough, waiters are attractive. Chance to meet the chef:)

  • Visited February 2014
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Radnor, PA
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Amazing dining with surprises that delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This is among the top restaurants in the world! And we have covered much of the world! White asparagus & wild garlic soup with three escargot tempura (yes you read that correctly!), Baltic Sea scallops fresh from their shell in an amazing topping, fresh fruit ice with organic yogurt drizzled with oil de Olivia (1st surprise), yogurt disk frozen in nitrogen served table side (2nd surprise), won't reveal 3rd surprise but wonderful. Impeccable service, great wine list! Couple beside us were also world travelers and they agreed, Vincent's is among their finest experiences!

Jeff and Donna White, Radnor, PA. U.S.A.

Visited May 2014
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Cork. Ireland
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Michelin star ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

If you go to Riga book a table at Vincents. Michelin Star food from the best chef in Eastern Europe " Martins Ritins". The 6 course tasting and wine menu is the best eating experience I have had to date. Each course and wine explained in great detail. Martin himself carved and served some of the courses himself.
From the pigeon to a sorbet made with nitrogen at the table Vincents should be the one eating experience you should never say you didn't have.You wont get this service and quality anywhere in Ireland by a country mile. Prices in Riga are a fraction of prices here. I would give 6 stars if I could......

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Great service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We visited this restaurant while walked around the Art Nouveau area. I did choose this placed because of great reviews on Tripadvisor and do not regret my choice. Great staff, service and quality of food.

Visited April 2014
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