My Top Three Best Restaurants in Riga to have a romantic date
My Top Three Best Restaurants in Riga to have a romantic date.
Update from April, 2022
About two and half years have passed since I wrote this blog post.
Everything flows, and everything changes.
So I've also changed my mind. And now my absolute favorite and Top 1 is Barents - the best seafood restaurant I have ever dined at.
It has an amazing atmosphere and high-quality food served there with care.
The staff truly cares about you to get an excellent experience and knows everything about their cuisine and dishes. They fade out when you do not need them and appear precisely in the moments when you need them. The sommelier is charming and attentive.
You can book a seat at the chef's table and watch how they prepare the dishes.
In my humble opinion, it definitely deserves at least one Michelin Star.
I am often invited to dinner dates, i.e., to eat dinner together before going to the room. It is an excellent way to know each other better before moving to the romantic part in the hotel’s room. It is especially important to break the ice in advance when a man does not have enough experience with escort girls. I willingly agree to start the date in a good restaurant, but do not expect me to eat a lot, as I don’t eat much before bed.
So finally, here are my Top 3 excellent restaurants in Riga to start the date:
It was surprisingly easy to pick the first spot in my Top 3. There are a lot of excellent Italian restaurants in Riga, but one of them is undoubted my favorite. The restaurant is named after a small Italian village and is located in the quiet center of Riga, in Art-Noveau type of building. The interior is impressive: high ceilings, big windows, high-quality wooden trim, and old-fashioned mirrors. It offers classic Italian cuisine, but some of the dishes are adjusted to local gastronomical traditions. No doubt, the best seafood in Riga, including octopuses, calamari, shrimps, lobsters, and also one of the best Italian wine selection I have ever met. I am bribed by the fact that they have a special gluten-free menu. And last but not least, the service is excellent. For me, it is the best place for a romantic evening. I am addicted to expensive cars, so I cannot stop myself from mentioning that Ferrari named one of their new V8 sports cars after Portofino in 2017.
#2. Dome Fish Restaurant
A very cozy restaurant with an excellent location in the Riga Old Town. The restaurant is small and has not more than ten tables. The menu offers a variety of fish and seafood cooked perfectly with a Latvian accent, and my favorite dish is smoked sturgeon and scallops for starters. In addition to the a la carte menu, the restaurant offers business lunch on weekdays and dinner on the rooftop terrace during the summer months. The prices are pretty reasonable taking into account the restaurant location and food quality. Perfect service, the staff is well-mannered and attentive. You definitely should visit this place if you are looking for something local.
The third place was the hardest to pick. In my mind, I have the several restaurants that are very good and overall fairly equal, but finally I had picked Naples because of its excellent seafood. And actually, this place could be the second or maybe even the first in the Top, but service is just okay, and definitely could be better and more helpful. Everything else is perfect, and I would advise you to try grilled tuna salad, salmon tartar, or even grilled ribs. The restaurant is cozy inside and also offers a nice view from a sheltered terrace area right on the water. If you decide to eat inside, ask for a table near the window - the view from the panoramic windows is stunning. Really the main feature here is a pool area where you can relax during the hot summer days.
Hopefully after reading that, you feel more prepared for planning a dinner date with a girl in Riga, don’t you?