We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bon Vivant

#48 of 768 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Marstalu iela 8, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 226 585
Website
Today
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 92: English reviews
Klaipeda, Lithuania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice in last year. The last one, a week before. Nice and cozy place with professional barmaids. They are attentive, but look really tired and disturbed to see clients at the end of the day :) Maybe too long shifts hours?

Helpful?
Thank Monika B
Tremelo, Belgium
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The interior reminds me how the old belgian bars used to be decorated (and that was a great trip back down the memory lane!) .. Great selection of beers and the steak was pretty good! Staff was very friendly and helpful!

Helpful?
Thank jdecoster
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and surroundings similar to that of an English pub. Leffe Ruby is sold here - it's beautiful and our favourite so, naturally, we visited more than once. Excellent food too.

Helpful?
Thank Simon H
Kangasala, Finland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Authentic looking Belgian style pub restaurant for no-show-off-food. Tasted some very good garlic rye bread appetizers. Sausages sold by the metric scale: 0.5m, 1m, ... !

Helpful?
Thank Arto M
Level Contributor
125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A place to be checked once, but certainly not for regular dining. Service is good and quick enough for attracting business travelers as well as tourists and young crowds. Beer is... Belgian, no better, no worse. A matter of taste. In my mind, when in Rome, why wish to be somewhere else? I had one of their flagships, the 50cm... More 

Helpful?
Thank Giovanni L
Oulu, Finland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice belgian bar/restaurant with a good atmosphere and service. We visited there at Saturday and the restaurant was booked-up, so reservation would be recommended. We weren't in a hurry so we waited in the bar maybe half an hour until we got a table. Bon Vivant hamburger was great and my partner appreciated the good beer selection very much.

Helpful?
Thank maijumuikku
Minsk
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Quite interesting place: wide selection of Belgian beer, seafood and fried salmon. Don't miss the saucepan of mussels - a serving is enough for a couple. But be careful with beer: best kinds are really strong (10% of alcohol and more) and few beers can be dangerous for a novice. The website is good only for address - seems it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nikolay K
Trondheim, Norway
Level Contributor
219 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I make it a point of stopping by this restaurant on every visit to Riga, as they are the only ones (that I know of in this town) with a wide selection of Belgian beers. It is also very much worth noting that the food is excellent as well. The hamburgers are okay, but everything else on the menu is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rune H
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe really have soul, visit it and you will feel it. +Food is very delicious, from snacks till desserts. Its just pointless to name some exact dishes. +Large variations of beer (not only Belgium). +Service - professional and fast. Mostly works handsome guys. About prices, this place have average prices for cafes in Riga old city. We are visiting... More 

Helpful?
Thank Natalja M
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There is a very rich assortment of Belgian beers. The meals are tasty and pretty big. The service is outstanding.

Helpful?
Thank BellaBaharev

Travellers who viewed Bon Vivant also viewed

Riga, Riga Region
 
Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
 
Riga, Riga Region
Riga, Riga Region
 

Been to Bon Vivant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marstalu iela 8, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 226 585

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bon Vivant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?