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One of the oldest restaurants in Riga, Petergailis is a place for all who seek some peace and quiet in the busy Old Town. The restaurant has been open since 1978 and still serves classic Petergailis dishes as well as contemporary kitchen with new vibes for gourmet lovers. There is also a summer terrace with a nice view of the church tower and Skarnu street.
PRICE RANGE
$27 - $54
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Latvian, Eastern European, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

We visited here last night. Although probably 20% more expensive than the competition the food and service was 100% better. Quality of food was excellent and the attention to detail of the staff was superb. Thank you for a lovely evening will be back next...time I am in LatviaMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another great dining experience.

Reviewed 9 February 2024

Highly recommend eating food here the food and service were divine 5star the venison was beautiful and the service and atmosphere were outstanding

Date of visit: February 2024
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

Superb location great atmosphere and tremendous service from Raivas who is the most helpful gentleman you could wish to meet. Highly recommend the Lamb Shank which was so soft and tender it fell off the bone. Raivas recommended the Primitivo wine which was a stunner...with depth smooth body and one I otherwise wouldn’t have chosen so thank you. The selections of bread and butter were a great addition along with the complimentary red herring on cream cheese wafer. The whole experience was first class and I shall return with my wife it’s so good Thank you Raivas and Team at PetergailasMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another great dining experience.

Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here whilst in Riga. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Worth booking beforehand as it got quite busy.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive feedback about our restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent place for dinner - lovely food, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Our waiter was extremely good, attentive at just the right times, and made a special meal even better. So good we came back the next evening. Well-priced for good food & wine

Date of visit: January 2024
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

Popular place just behind St Peter’s church - we had lunch there and got in without booking on a Sunday. Cosy feel and not many tables - clearly a cockerel/chicken fan judging by the decor! Tasty food and attentive but not invasive service. Perfect comfort...food on a bitterly cold day.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another great dining experience.

Reviewed 31 December 2023

The best meal of our Riga stay. Staff were very welcoming and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2024

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

One star is too much. We made a reservation for Christmas Eve two months earlier. We had made a lot of effort to find a nice and cozy restaurant for Christmas dinner. When we went to the restaurant, they told we don't have a table....I showed the email conversation I had with the restaurant and it was clear that we had a reservation on Christmas Eve. They had made a mistake and put us on the wrong day. They had no effort to find a table for us. There was one free table, but they told it was reserved. Well, we also had a reservation!! I think that a fine restaurant like Petergailis, they should have done something to accomodate us, but they didn't. They just told us, we could come the next day. We had left our home country in the middle of the night and we counted that we had a reservation, because it was impossible to have a dinner without it. But we were just kicked out from Petergailis. All the nearby restaurants were fully booked, but we told this story in every restaurant and luckily one place arranged us a table even if they were fully booked. We had a child with us and it was really hard to find a place to dine that evening, we were really upset. Petergailis really ruined our Christmas Eve and I will tell this story in every channel I can and will never ever return to Petergailis. I would like them to explain why they did nothing to fix their mistake. After all, it didn't seem so nice place at all, really tiny and loud. So maybe it was our luck, they did the mistake.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2024

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to have the chance to regain your trust in the future.

Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

This is an excellent family run restaurant. It feels intimate and friendly with superb food and service. Katrine looked after us so much that we booked again for a few days later. Both meals were delicious. We recommend trying the local liqueur- Allazu kimelis. We...highly recommend this fabulous restaurant but make sure you book, it’s popular for a reason.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Armands Rubīns, Owner at Bar & Restaurant Petergailis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2024

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive feedback about our restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Your kind words regarding the ambiance, service, and food quality are truly appreciated. It is our...More

Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

What a lovely place? A small intimate restaurant with wonderful staff, really good food and wine. An imaginative menu at a reasonable price. Highly recommended. Booking - even for early evening - advised.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

A highlight of our trip. Food outstanding and lovely service. Delicious breads to start, wonderful lamb and pasta dishes, desserts delicious. You need to book ahead. During our meal 6+ groups turned away without booking.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

I found this cosy restaurant through suggestions in trip adviser and gave it a go.3 of us visited. Me, my wife and my brother in law. You can't be disappointed. First things made an impression... beautiful interior, quiet and relaxed environment, amazing music to add...to the picture. We were offered a basket of home made bread with a trio of butters. Just perfect taste. We also ordered a meat and cheese platter and their traditional garlic bread. Everything came nicely presented and the taste didn't disappoint. For mains i got the lamb fillet, my wife had beef cheeks, and my brother in law pork tomahawk steak. All the food was super tasty and fresh. Presentations were on the modern side. If you are looking for a fine dining experience and great atmosphere without breaking the bank and without the formalities this is your place. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Riga.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Petergailis has been the destination restaurant visited by my family for decades while on our trips returning to Riga from Australia. Our most recent visit as a larger extended family group made for one of my most treasured memories. The interior welcomes you with its...warm stained glass windows and cherished collection of ornamental roosters and chickens. The staff made for a first-class experience and the food was exceptional, hearty and everything you could want. Their home brew beer is fantastic and gorgeously bottled, I even brought some home so I could share some of Latvia's best with friends back home.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

This was an awesome experience! We got two appetizers without knowing, a wonderful waiter, good food and drinks🤩 And they have an amazing pavlova! The atmosphere was also very nice😊

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Excellent food and a very nice staff. Nice and cosy athmosphere. We enjoyed the visit very much. Highly recommeded👍

Date of visit: October 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5