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Bon Vivant

#46 of 749 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Marstalu iela 8, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 226 585
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Kemer, Turkey
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, big portions! A bit pricey but worth it. Service is outstanding. Best beer selection in Riga.

Thank Nelli B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Don't judge this bar/restaurant by its rather relaxed pub atmosphere as both food and drinks are absolutely first class. We had burgers and meatballs for lunch with Belgian beer. And we were left with amazement of how great everything was, food quality, service and freshness of beer. Definitely recommend for lunch/relaxed dinner with friends and family.

Thank Emina D
Klaipeda, Lithuania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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?

Thank Monika B
Tremelo, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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!

Thank jdecoster
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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.

Thank Simon H
Kangasala, Finland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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, ... !

Thank Arto M
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank Giovanni L
Oulu, Finland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank maijumuikku
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Nikolay K
Trondheim, Norway
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220 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rune H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?