While enjoying a fun-filled vacation in Paris of the north, you might want to squeeze in an ample time in trying out the best restaurant in the city and their wide variety of sumptuous and delectable food. Choose from local and foreign foods in these restaurants:
Possibly the best restaurant in Riga, Bergs never disappoints. With a stylish interior that looks like it was ripped out of the pages of Architectural Digest and an ever-changing menu of international fusion and nouvelle Latvian cuisine that will satisfy even the most demanding palates, it’s guaranteed to make your lunch or dinner a memorable one. Special three- and five-course meals prepared by award-winning chef Kaspars Jansons are also available.
The name means ‘more sun,’ but we prefer the title ‘more places like this please.’ Although the uniformed staff, colourful menus and interior design give this restaurant a slightly corporate chain feel, the service is genuinely friendly and the food, whether it be pizzas, pastas, seafood or vegetarian dishes, is fantastic. It also provides a kids’ play area for the little ones and a children’s menu.
Riga’s top restaurants finally have some real competition. Pinot’s incredibly stylish interior is divided into three sections: the main hall on the ground floor with views of the street outside, a more intimate setting upstairs next to a wall decorated with wine bottles and a lounge area behind the bar. Dine on delicious dishes from Chilean sea bass and pan seared scallops or Charlois beef entrecote while the chefs work their magic behind a glass partition at the back of the restaurant.
This cavernous brick cellar is a maze of rooms and niches decorated with traditional kilims hanging from the walls. Huge servings of grilled lamb, beef, pork and even trout are here in abundance as well as hearty soups and stews and a great selection of wines and brandies from across the Caucasus region. Beer lovers won’t be disappointed either with Czech Budweiser and local Lāčplēsis on draught. A large smoking section is available for anyone who needs a cigarette with his or her shashlik.
Charlestons is impossible to label. It’s European, yet has a decidedly North American feel to it. The interior, the quality of the cuisine and the professional service scream upmarket restaurant, yet the atmosphere is incredibly laid back and the prices are reasonable. What’s certain is that you’re guaranteed excellent international food from the Jack Daniels pork chop to the teriyaki salmon, which you can enjoy indoors or on its huge courtyard terrace in the summer. A separate bar is also available in front if you just want to have a drink and watch some TV or the fish in the aquarium.
With handful of Riga’s restaurants to choose from, tourists will surely have a wide array of menu to choose from.