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#22 of 768 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Atmosphere in this very old building was great. Service was exellent and food tasty. This is not Rigas cheapest restaurant but we think we had value for our money.

Thank jyggge
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Dinner on a Sunday evening with a colleague. Very beautiful restaurant, quite romantic. Aperitif: housewine (white): very simple, too warm. No starter. Main dish: me: kind of moose steak (28 Euro): not worth the money. Main dish: my colleague: beaver: good taste, but very dry meat. Bill including one bottle of wine (of 33 euro): + 100 Euro.

Thank Luc C
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Very nice place in old town Riga. Three a story house with lots of character and very good food. Had the chestnut and duck soup with the beaver ragout as a main. Everything was well prepared and very flavorful. Choices seemed based on regional dishes with some added twists. The worst part was making a decision! The staff were very... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

1221 is located in a very nice house in old town. It has a nice atmosphere and good service, but the food was decent. We tried the lamb & risotto and the risotto was excellent, but the meat was not very good. The deserts were however very nice. It is also very pricy, so I'd rather go to other restaurants... More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

My partner had the steak and it was amazing, no fat on it whatsoever and cooked to perfection I went with fish starter and soup recommended by waiteress Thoroughly enjoyable

Thank evansdv2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We visited here on our last night after coming across it during a walk and reading the reviews and I'm so glad we did! What a lovely place. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was lovely. Now the food - wow! What a choice! I have never eaten beaver before but definitely would again. Everyone visiting... More 

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Tonsberg, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

On one of our strolls through the old town, we passed this restaurant and decided it looked inviting so we walked in, booked a table for the next day and we didn't regret it. We definitely felt welcome and the service throughout the meal was 100 per cent. My wife and I both love fish so we decided to try... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

This was our most expensive meal of our stay but it was money well spent. Unusual dishes including beaver and elk can be highly recommended as can the venison which comes fairly rare but is so tender and is complemented beautifully by the onions, chestnuts and pear. Was busy so would recommend booking.

Thank Jenny C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Wonderful venison and beef fillet steaks. Tender and delicious taste. A bit expensive, but actually worth the price. Romantic atmosphere, cozy place. But don't choose the beaver for starter;-)

Thank Carnivorum
Leeds, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely old building, staff attentive but not warm or welcoming. Starter (beaver and salad) was a little bland and needed seasoning. Main courses (venison and beaver) however were excellent and cooked perfectly. Dessert (crepes) was also very good. Prior to eating here we'd eaten at no's 1 & 3 on trip advisor (both of which were less expensive) and there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 75
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 220 171
"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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?