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“A little gem in the heart of Old Riga”
Review of Palete

Palete
Ranked #641 of 971 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: $7 - $39
Cuisines: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: At the end of the 1970s, several new restaurants with a historical and romantic feel have been opened in Riga. It has to be mentioned that the longest queues were to restaurant «Birka». The restaurant has quickly become popular as a place where guests оf Old Riga can enjoy cosy and authentic Scandinavian atmosphere, beautiful live music and traditional kitchen. Largest watercolor collection that counts 26 works of famous Latvian artist, Janis Brekte. As the years passed many things have changed, well-loved cafes closed down and new ones opened, but “Birka” remains everyone’s favorite to this day.
Riga, Latvia
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A little gem in the heart of Old Riga”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant with my husband and have to admit we were impressed both by incredibly delicious elaborate food and excellent service. Live music was nice, too. The restaurant is located in one of those narrow streets and is not crowded at all, so all guests have full attention of the waiters.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Good choice, although a hidden one”
Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

No people at all upon arrival, so my sceptisism hit me, but nevermind, what I ate saved my evening. A very good combination of chicken and garniture, tasty bread and a brilliant dessert are worth it. Not expensive at all, but above Riga average. Go for it!

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant in the heart of Old Town Riga”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

I ate at Palete the day before a set of business meetings in Riga, so was by myself. This wasn't a problem - the restaurant was not at all busy, which was surprising because the town was kicking and the food is good. The waitresses were extremely sweet (why add 10% to the bill for service? if you'd have left it to me, I'd have given far more!!). The food was very good, though I'm not sure how "traditional Latvian" it is really, but they use fresh produce and the steak was nicely rare. The Chilean house red is also fine. I'd recommend Palete for business dinners or for a relaxing evening with good food before going on to hit the bars of the Old Town.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Nick445
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Oslo, Norway
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270 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Probably the best in Riga”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

We visited only a few restaurants, but to be better than Palete, it really has to be good. When we visited Palete, the staff was not busy at all, and that surprise us. The chef must be an artist; the food was excellent, and the waitress showed good knowledge, and gave us good information about the different meals. And only twelve lats for a good red wine from Chile made this a very nice experience

Visited June 2012
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“You need to try”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

Awesome national cousine, would recomend to try to everybody

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Thank Alexander N
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