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“A Fun Experience -- Live Music Incuded” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lido Atputas Centrs

Lido Atputas Centrs
Ranked #20 of 935 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$11
Cuisines: European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: LIDO's most extensive dining and entertainment choices. Bisto, beer cellar, live music, restaurant (upstairs), summer beer garden, banquets, winter ice-skating rink, family garden with summer amusement park, LIDO Nutrition school and tours.
Jersey City, New Jersey
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418 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“A Fun Experience -- Live Music Incuded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Yes, the structure is amazing, the endless array of Latvian/Russian fare tasty and cheap (my two cousins and I took five plates each, plus wine or beer, and the bill came to less than $40!), but the real fun came after the meal, downstairs, at the bar: live music -- a Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits cover band that played really well, singing all the songs in Russian, of course. The dancers, many in country-western garb, sang along in Russian -- but also chimed in on the one song we heard in English. The bar selection was disappointingly slim: no Scotch, at all, just an Irish whiskey, vodka and beer, and the food selection was a fraction of the 500 options upstairs, but we had a great time. Many families upstairs as well as working locals -- this is the place to fill up on good food for bargain prices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mechelen, The Netherlands
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fun experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Let's start by stating we came an evening off season. I think in summer time this Lido can be really crowded and more sparkling. The building itself is fun. ,,The biggest log building in Europe'', as they self claim. The service is very friendly and the Chilean house wine really affordable. We chose to eat upstairs with a starter- and dessert buffet and a served main course. Since the starter buffet is so great and varied, we could easily have skipped the main course, really. Food really good, the live music enjoyable. Too bad it is situated quite a bit from the center; what a luck we had the Ecotaxi affordably driving us door to door.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Latvian food for the crowd”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

The Lido relax centre (as it translates) is the biggest Lido place in riga. 3 floors with self service on the two lovest and a restaurant on top (which I have not tried)
The beer cellar on the lover floor is quite noisy, not surprising with room for 800 people. The choice of food is little bit restricted, but feel free to go one flight up and serve yourself in the bistro. The Bistro is a bit smaler and the choice of food is better, althougt the quality is the same on both floors.
The people behind the counter are very patient, so dont hesitate to ask what the different dishes are.
And don't forget to try the garlic rye bread from the bar. it's GARLIC

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kva_48
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israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“All Lido restaurants highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is the biggest Lido restaurant. We liked in all Lido chain-`
prices very reasonable, you see the dishes and choose what you want, fresh- they are cooking in front of you,it is quick and very tasty

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very good options, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

The food is always great, and lots of choices, also it's quite traditional Latvian food, so definitely worth a visit. Very good prices for what you are getting. Atmosphere is great - music, seating. Staff not the friendliest, looked very bored, and tried to serve us as quickly as possible.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank haloig
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