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) #24 of 787 Restaurants in Riga ₹₹₹₹ European, , Eastern European
Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“elk meat” (5 reviews)
“salmon” (20 reviews)
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European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 327 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant appears in a lot of the tourist brochures for a good reason - touristy. The house itself is unique and charming, especially from the outside. But the food is churned out without care and passion. We also visited 2 years ago and I...More

Thank Mara Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant stands out from the other touristic places in old city. It offers very nice food and a great service. Yes it can be very pricey depending on selections.

Thank tasath
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cozy, comfortable restaurant with traditional, local dishes. Friendly and helpful staff. Located right in old town and easy to reach.

Thank Oliver H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm and cute place! The top terraces offers the best place in Riga to have an apéro! The dishes are awesome! The 1221 starters and beef are excellent!

Thank Rodrigue7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location in the very city center, nice choice of food, good quality, kind services. Liked it all. Recommended

Thank Anastasia U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very good atmosphere and is very tastefully decorated. It is set over a number of floors. The service is friendly and good.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Stopped in for lunch during a rainy afternoon. The Elk Goulash was similar to a light tasting beef stew. The brown bread was okay, but the pickled herring was quite tasty accompanied by pickled onions, potatoes, and fresh cottage cheese; the cottage cheese was fantastic!...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Quaint and charming restaurant with Eastern European cuisine. Authentic Latvian atmosphere. Food was okay, but a bit bland for my taste. Service a bit slow--prices a bit high. Would still try it if you want a meal with local flair.

Thank MiamiTravelingDuo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went here after a recommendation saying this is a top choice for dining in Riga, which previous reviews also showed. But unfortunately we were anything but happy when we left after our meal. LOCATION AND SETTING 1221 is located in the old town and...More

Thank Fredrik R
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal in this lovely restaurant. I had a salad and duck confirm with asparagus while my husband ate fish, so the menu has plenty of choices. The wine list was also fine.

Thank Jane M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 82
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 220 171
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"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.
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