Riga

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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Riga

Carpe Diem

Seize the opportunity to enjoy live jazz and international fusion cuisine beneath crystal chandeliers at chic Carpe Diem.

Meistaru 10/12, 011-371-6722-8488
Tags: international | expensive | smart splurge | jazz

Lido Recreation Center

Enter the giant log cabin that is Lido. Not only is the Scandinavian fare to die for, but the fine ale is brewed on the premises. It’s especially great at Christmas when the ice rink outside is open.

76 Krasta St., 011-371-750-4420, www.ac.lido.lv
Tags: family | moderate | scandinavian

Pizza Lulu

Stop by this '50s-style, American restaurant for pizza by the slice or served whole. It’s the perfect pit stop after a long day of walking (or a night on the town).

Blaumana 5a, 800-58-58 (within Latvia only), www.lulu.lv
Tags: family | budget | open late

Rozengrals

Originally a 13th-century wine cellar, this candlelit subterranean restaurant is the place to go for fine ale and medieval-style wild game served by lace-bodiced waitresses.

Rozena 1, 011-371-722-0356, www.rozengrals.lv
Tags: family | expensive

Starburags

Traditional Baltic fare is served in a maze of atmospheric oak-furnished recesses in this popular, local haunt. Come hungry – the portions are large enough to fill a Viking.

Caka 55, 011-371-6729-9787, www.lido.lv (Latvian only)
Tags: budget | open late | latvian

Vincents

Having hosted the likes of George Bush and Prince Charles, Vincents has justifiably established itself as something of a culinary landmark. Its Chef, Martin Ritins, oversees an ever-changing, international menu.

Elizabetes 19, 011-371-6733-2634, www.vincents.lv
Tags: international | expensive | notable chef

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