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Ostas Skati

Ostas Skati (Matrožu 15, Riga) – this restaurant already draws a crowd by virtue of its location by the river. Ostas skati (Latvian for “Port Scenes”). Dishes served here include: Salmon fillet with buckthorn sauce, risotto, made in red-wine, with mushrooms and eggplant puree; Sturgeon fillet with rosemary and tomatoes in olive oil, with pickled […]

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Monhe Negro

Monhe Negro (Kalēju 23, Riga) – the Spanish spelling of this restaurant is a bit off (“black monk” in Spanish is really “monje negro”). Regardless, that minor error hasn’t prevented its owners from serving a variety of Latin American dishes – from Peruvian ceviche, to chicken enchiladas (€7), guacamole, tapas with Manchego sheep-milk cheese and […]

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Le Dome Fish Restaurant

Le Dome Fish Restaurant (Le Dome Hotel & Spa, Miesnieku 4, Riga) – this is one of Riga’s finer restaurants, focusing on seafood (an international catch of the day, such as pikeperch or sturgeon, and a choice of whole freshwater fish or fillet). There’s also Baltic herring in spicy breading with black root, spinach and […]

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Koya

Koya (Andrejostas 4, Riga) – this restaurant is located by the waterside on the bank of the River Daugava, a stone’s throw from where gleaming white cruise ships and ferries pull up at the city-center Riga Passenger Port. Items served there include Caesar salad with chicken breast and sheep-milk P’tit Basque cheese, kohlrabi salad with […]

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Il Sole

Il Sole (Juras 23/25 (Baltic Beach Hotel) Jurmala) – located within the five-star Baltic Beach Hotel at Jurmala, this seaside Italian restaurant is managed by its chef, Olesja Kislicka, a graduate of the highly regarded IFSE culinary institute near Turin. Diners can indulge in a plate of classic Italian meats and a leafy salad. Appetizers […]

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Ginger & Fred

Ginger & Fred (Tērbatas 2, Riga) – located in a historic building near Vērmanes Gardens, this restaurant is unique in that it works in theatrical productions (making it, in effect, a dinner theater destination). Dishes include garlic soup (made according to one of Monet’s recipes) and pan-fried trout in red-wine sauce with artichoke-saffron cream (based […]

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Felicita

Felicita (Skārņu 22, Riga) – this restaurant is located within the picturesque garden of a residence belonging to Italian actor & singer Albano Carrisi. The ambiance this restaurant provides perfectly complements the Italian dishes served here (ranging from beef fillet steak with sautéed mushrooms, beer-caramelized onions and red wine sauce; to tagliata di manzo; and […]

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Aquarius

Aquarius (Bulduru prospekts 33, Jurmala) – another seaside restaurant with the resort enclave of Jurmala, Aquarius’ dark hardwood floors, and grey linen draped tables (topped with fresh flowers and funky lamps) provide the perfect setting for a classy dining experience. The dishes most recommended at this elegant restaurant are the beef carpaccio with grilled tiger […]

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Aqua Luna

Aqua Luna (Andrejostas Street 4, Riga) – this restaurant is on the bank of the river Daugava in the Andrejsala area of central Riga, and is the ideal place to enjoy nature, calmness, great food and good music – just a few steps away from the vibrant city centre. Come for a business lunch or […]

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4 Rooms

4 Rooms (Meistaru 23 , Riga) – located within Riga’s historic district (and housed within a 13th century building), this brightly-lit restaurant has great ambiance, and serves fish dishes like grilled Norwegian salmon steaks, herb-roasted fillet of Latvian lake pikeperch, and garlic butter-fried rainbow trout. This, along with pizzas, meat dishes, and desserts like citrus […]