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Gutenbergs

DINING -> Restaurants
By RigaNow!. 12.09.2008

Doma laukums 1 , Riga Phone: 371 67814090
Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 - 23:00

Hotel Gutenbergs has done a fine job of offering two unique places to dine. On the bottom floor you have a formal dining room, and on the roof terrace in the warmer months you have a more casual seating arrangement, with the best views of Riga's rooftops.

 

No review of terrace dining would be complete without mentioning Gutenbergs.

Situated on the fifth floor of the hotel of the same name, just off of Dome Square in the Old Town, the terrace restaurant already has a well-established reputation along with the indoor restaurant on the ground level. In the warmer months, this standard of quality moves higher up onto the rooftop.

There are so many reasons to head up there, whether it’s for dinner, lunch or a chance to sip drinks as the sun sets, as you will be enthralled with the view. First off, you get to see a sight that is not accessible from the ground level. Riga’s rooftops up close tell a historic tale with their numerous wind vanes and church spires. You might even catch a glimpse of one of Riga’s chimney sweepers practicing his trade.

To one side of the terrace is Dome Square and the unmistakable façade of Dome Church, and to the other side towards the Daugava River you might catch the sight of a tourist boat ferrying its passengers up and down the river. Further on over the river, you can see the outskirts of Riga fading away over the horizon.

On the menu, you’ll be really spoilt by the fine dining opportunities. This terrace has an outdoor BBQ grill by the bar, so while waiting for your order you’re appetite will surely be whet as you smell and hear a tender steak being prepared. Live music every weekday evening from 19.00 will also stimulate your senses.

This level of dining is upscale, and the atmosphere and quality definitely justifies the price. Gutenbergs is an ideal place to impress a client for lunch, or to dazzle your date in the evening.