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Old City Hotel restaurant

#241 of 769 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
European, International, Central European
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Teatra iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 356 060
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Carmel Valley, California
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385 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The hotel reception doesn't have any information as to when or if it will reopen. More to the point, the hotel website doesn't indicate that the restaurant is closed.

Thank Andrew A
Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I had really good food for a reasonable price. The service was very good and we got the food quite fast.

Thank Agnesellen
Ogre, Latvia
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I went to this place some time in Summer as I have passed this Hotel (where restaurant is situated) many times. Probably one of the most expensive restaurants, but I must admit - for the reason - the choice and wide spectre of food is great! A place you can find a fine caviar!

Thank Janis G
Woodstock, New York
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168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We stayed at the hotel, and had breakfast and one dinner here. The food is good, and well prepared, but it is sort of a dark basement space, so if you are after ambiance, go elsewhere. Close to Old Town.

1 Thank Timothy D
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We stayed at the hotel with it's combination of old and new buildings, very quaint! We ate in it the first night but although the food was excellent - great scallops -it was very quiet and this was a shame as the staff service and food were all of a great standard especially for the reasonable price.

Thank Dave69Glasgow
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

The food is great and nicely presented. However, the portions are just too big. If you want to try a full corse meal that includes cold starters and then salad, etc. you will get full after one pasta for sure, you won't even need more. However, if you like to eat relatively cheap and to be full faster, it is... More 

Thank soffva
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117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Quite simply, excellent food. My fiancé and I had the full three courses each, accompanied by possibly the best bread basket I've encountered (it contained five different breads, all warmed through). I had the French onion soup (accompanied by amazing deep-fried goats cheese) and chicken pasta and my fiancé had a very desirous seated salmon stater and then beef. We... More 

Thank Gina B
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The food in the evening was all delicious and consistently good, so good we ate there all three nights.

1 Thank martinbrenda
Lewiston, Sth Australia
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Each dish was an artistic delight. Very enjoyable. Quiet evening in the restaurant, little or no atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

Thank Fran5862
Graz, Austria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I stayed at the hotel for one night, and I was so tired on arrival, I decided to eat in the restaurant. What an amazing experience. This is fine dining at a three-star price. The restaurant staff were friendly, well-educated in European dining protocol and the food was well presented, gourmet quality and delicious. I liked it so much I... More 

1 Thank johamtravel

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 112
European, International, Central European
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Teatra iela 10, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 356 060
Located inside one of the most beautifully restored buildings in the Old Town, this superior restaurant is an excellent choice for an impressive business lunch or a relaxing evening meal. A cool and classy atmosphere and laid-back jazz lounge sounds set the tone as a friendly, well-dressed, English-speaking waiter accompanies you to your elegantly laid table.

Enjoy a freshly squeezed juice with your business lunch, which could begin with the delicious Cream of Vegetable Soup, thick with a rich and leafy taste, the consistency eased by a generous topping of double cream and a whirl of pesto sauce. Continue with the Mixed Leaf Salad with Goat’s Cheese, perfect for a warm day, the intriguing play of summery taste combinations including fresh basil, cress and lentil grass, grapes, pears and a light sprinkling of nuts, completed with a red wine dressing.
The a la carte menu is full of tempting dishes that inventively match mouthwatering combinations, such as the Smoked Eel Fillet with Daikon Salad, Crunchy Rye Bread and Sour Cream-Vodka Sauce, or the Czarskaya Fish Solyanka with Salmon Caviar. Sturgeon caviar, Kamchatka crab meat, duck, ostrich, lamb and beef adorn the menu together fine wines and refreshing cocktails – and the desserts are heavenly!

Restaurant opens every day from 12:00 – 23:00. Special lunch menu you can enjoy from 12:00 -16:00.

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