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“An overall excellent experience”
Review of Vincents

Vincents
Ranked #1 of 1,003 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $118
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Hemsedal, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“An overall excellent experience”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a high cost restaurant, make no mistake about it. However, we felt it was worth it.
Extremely good service, nice little "snacks" in between the courses, a chef that came out twice to make sure we were happy and of course very good food. We felt the chicken lacked a little in flavour, other than that - excellent.

  • Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely excellent”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is very nice, the restaurant has different rooms all modern yet cosy decor. All items on the menu are very tempting, the service is very attentive, the food tastes excellent and is presented with great attention to detail. The mango sorbet prepared in front of us was amazing.

  • Visited March 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Rave review from Riga”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

The doyen of restaurants in Riga is clearly not resting on its laurels. Excellence is the key word in all departments. Food is succulent and superbly presented. Top notch wines. Service purrs like a Rolls Royce. Touches like the palate cleanser made using liquid nitrogen add a touch of fun, not that the ambience is anything other than casual elegance. Personally I prefer the individual tasting menu courses listed on the menu but maybe the surprise element of not doing this adds to the theatre!

  • Visited June 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Quintessential dining”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Although one may be worried that an establishment that has been around for so long would have collected dust, rest assured, Vincents is as vibrant as it is young, innovative and fun. Service is of the highest standard, formal but friendly and playfull (thank you Kaspars) so are some of the dishes (think liquid nitrogen). All courses are precise, of the highest standard. Prices may be a bit more than what you would fine elsewhere in the city, but much cheaper than what you would find in the world's other major cities and absolutely worth it. To sum it up, affordable world class cuisine and service that is constant, precise and actual in a trendy decor. You'll have fun and will be mesmerized.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sao Paulo
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Where dinner is celebrated”
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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