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Melnie Muki

) #56 of 805 Restaurants in Riga $$ - $$$ European, , Eastern European
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 29 979 729
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came acrross this lovely restaurant, good atmosphere and very good service. We had a nice bottle of prosecco and tghe salmon with pea puree delicious.

Thank Nina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the fish dishes and were very leased. The fish was simply prepared but perfect and nicely presented. The desserts were outstanding but they took a while because they were freshly made. The chairs are soft and too low and there could be an...More

Thank Skabu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A formal looking restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. With the well laid out tables it looked far more expensive than it was. The service was friendly and efficient. My wife and I both had smoked catfish (€9) which was beautifully presented and tasted extraordinarily good....More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Good food. Beautiful decorations but for some reason, even tho we had bread silverware, we never received our complimentary bread at the start. Every other table did.

Thank Kimi P
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

All food was very delicious, even if we know this restaurant is focused on turists, but ... thanks Mr.Cook. Dear OWNER, waiters service must be much better!

Thank Andris K
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
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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