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#22 of 769 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Jauniela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 220 171
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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854 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

1221 is a great place to visit, the location is central, service is friendly and swift, the interior is cozy and warm and the food is great and plentiful. This was my second visit and I was not disappointed. It is really a cozy place and you have good possibilities to find a seat that fits you if you arrive... More 

1 Thank Chokk
Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It is a small, nice decorated restaurant. Take care if you are tall. The food overall was good but all the steaks were not available, this is not acceptable at all. We had a beaver for a starter, the taste was like an slow cooked beef nothing special. As a main course, I had the lamb shank, the taste was... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food here was amazing and great service. Duck confit and prawn pasta were out of this world! Quite pricey but definitely worth it for the quality and flavour.

1 Thank RArmitage94
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Lovely food in a a very relaxed setting. Booking essential as the restaurant was busy when we were there and walk-ins were being turned away. Downstairs tables looking out into the street were nice & quiet. Outside walls are painted - watched a lot of people having photo's taken in front of it!

Thank vrsdriva
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Tucked away in a side street of Riga's Old Town is this small and intimate Latvian restaurant. The decor, food and service are outstanding. More expensive than most eateries I came across but well worth the extra money.

1 Thank Mike M
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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169 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was out first stop of a 3 week, 9 country tour. We were lucky enough to get into 1221 and they were across the street from hotel. Little did we know this was the best dinner we would have. We ate at numerous great restaurants and while they were wonderful but 1221 was the best. Great for families or... More 

2 Thank befird
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We ate here on our first night in Europe. We ate at many restaurants over the next 3 weeks and 9 countries. Many were good, even great, but 1221 was the best. We were a family of 4 with younger girls (7 & 5) and they had an option for all of us. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared... More 

Thank TheEfirdFamily
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing restaurant and amazing service. We shared a beaver. We were uncertain if it was going to be enough to share but the waitress let us know it would be sufficient. It was colder than we expected, but I remembered we were in Latvia! It was a fun and exciting experience for us all.

Thank Thuglife187
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I was there just once, but for sure I will come back when I visit Riga again. Food was excellent. Really nice interior. Maybe service should be little better.

Thank Peter E
Bergen, Norway
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

In this lovely building, close to everything, we had a wonderful dinner. We had soups: Kamchatka royal crab bisque with lemongrass and peaches and Elk meat goulash soup with wild mushrooms. Yum! Almost full dinner just in the soups. For main course we had Pork knuckle glazed in citrus juice and coriander with fried new potatoes and “baby” pears sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$22 - US$78
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?