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Melnie Muki

Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 29 979 729
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for two for 8.30 and arrived about 10 minutes before that, seated and menus given, waited 15 to 20 minutes for a waiter who was lovely and recommended the house wine rather than a more expensive bottle and it was very...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My colleague and I had the cream of mushroom, which tasted quite good, but we both got sick from it. The rest of the food seemed fine but this was the only item we both ordered. Notwithstanding this major problem, prices were reasonable, ambiance was...More

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Was very excited to have dinner here before the opera. The service was good, waitress was hesitant to give recommendations but finally told me the pork was popular. I ordered the pork and it was amazing. It was sadly paired with some veggies and mashed...More

Thank TisTravels
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We really wanted pasta and stopped by this place by chance. I had the vegetarian pasta dish, gnocchi with spinach and sun dried tomatoes. The dish was a real treat, topped with a lot of freshly grated Parmesan (a bit fatty). My boyfriend ordered the...More

Thank Hanne M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We happened upon this restaurant on our last night and would note from another review that many restaurants do not serve tap water in the older parts of town as it is not that great, we had been told not to drink it. I ordered...More

Thank Lodgelady12
Reviewed 13 August 2017

After arriving from the airport a bit hungry my wife & I set out on foot here in the "old town" to find a decent eatery. We stumbled across the Melnie Muki with outside seating and took a chance. We were pleasantly surprised! The food...More

Thank KenK750
Reviewed 13 August 2017

After searching for some authentic Latvian food in the old town area, we decided to sit in Melnie Muki. However, they don't offer traditional dishes. I choose potato pancakes with mushroom sauce. Loved it, very tasty. The outdoor atmosphere is lovely and the service is...More

Thank Stejs
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were a group of seven dining indoors. When we first sat down we were thirsty because it was a hot day. The waitress refused to serve us tap water. She would only sell us bottled water. I ordered an iced tea and it was...More

Thank Outdoorpartner
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lovely restaurant in Old Town. Tablecloths, candles and flowers on table. Bread offered with meal. Fresh and tasty local produce eg. Smoked salmon and avocado salad, Whole Baked Trout with zuccini and quinoa and creamy aromatic sauce. Enjoyed dark German Hefe Weis Beer. Friendly service...More

Thank Aija B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Had a very good meal with excellent service 😄Popular place , we had to reserve table and come back later in the evening. Next time we will reserve earlier.

Thank Stig T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 29 979 729
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On the gastronomic map of Riga "Melnie Muki" (Black Monks) is one of the few restaurants, which continues functioning for many years offering classic and relaxing atmosphere an¬d perfect service to its customers. The name Black Monks was given to the restaurant thanks to the old monastery, whose rooms have been serving as a place for social life already for fifteen years. Even though the slightly renewed interior and new accents the main value - the ancient brick walls of Old Riga - remain unchanged. The restaurant is very much in step with the times and offers to the customers the best there is while preserving the image built over many years. The waiters of the restaurant take not long to wait for and offer the menu as soon as the customers have sit down at a table.
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