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“Why would you bother.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of 1221

1221
Ranked #24 of 947 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$76
Cuisines: European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: "1221" Is located in the Old Town of Riga, in the historical significance near of Dome churches. From both the summer terrace you can see the beautiful view roofs of the city & the excellent dome of the cathedral. "1221" Is a high class restaurant with exclusive European cuisine & chic collection of wines. You can find very interesting dishes in menu such as Veal tails stewed in red wine or Ragout of beaver meat marinated in champagne. In any case you'll be delighted by this restaurant. Our restaurant is a local place that fundametally different from tourist places of Riga. Please, book a table in advance.
Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Why would you bother.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

We are staying opposite this Resaurant and thought we would try it after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor.
Asked if we had a booking, we replied no and were advised they were fully booked. (there were empty tables) Their attitude was bad.
So we left and went to Pinot and had a fabulous meal.
On returning to our Hotel a couple of hours later, there were still empty tables in the Restaurant. Why bother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited June 2012
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Harstad, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A mixed experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Very special building, and if the weather (and your legs) allows it, try a table on the roof.

Good service.

The locals warned us about the high prices, but we didn't think it was THAT bad.

But one of the essentials of a restaurant is the food, and only one of the three courses we tried was good. To be fair, the waitress "warned" us when we ordered their (in)famous beaver starter. She said that it was about 50/50 love/hate reactions to the dish, but we chose to try it anyway.

  • Visited May 2012
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“Great dining in Riga!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

We were here in May, and enjoyed a great dinner here on our last night. The atmosphere was laid back and the service was world class. Food was excellent.

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Lovely little restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

Really nice food - smoked beaver starter was nice if there was a bit much of it. Main was lovely, very friendly service, especially because we were a large group turning up late on a Monday night. Would recommend.

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1 Thank Guy B
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Waverly, VA
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“A nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Not so many options for vegetarians, but great bread, a good wine list and fairly reasonable prices, all in a pleasant "country house" atmosphere. Service a tad slow.

Visited March 2012
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