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0.5 km from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower
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We are glad to invite you to "FOREST" a cozy and welcoming restaurant in the center of Riga! Your visit is our joy to spoil your taste buds with Latvian contemporary and classic European cuisine, considering seasonal character of field and nature bounty. Great selection of drinks from "Old" and "New" world will satisfy most contrasting tastes of visitors searching for perfect drink to excellent
US$7 - US$17
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Latvian, Eastern European, International, Central European
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews brunch sorbet smoked herring catfish lamb scallops pasta soup ice cream bread opera house main course great restaurant service charge business lunch vegan options food was amazing
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Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

Fresh if safe goats cheese salad starter, decent enough pork belly from the business lunch menu, crackling could've been crispier. Wine initially brought was the wrong one; swiftly rectified though and with genuine service. A lot of road noise eating outside though.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2021

Interiorwise this restaurant is ok, but it doesn't make up for the poor service and very mediocre food. I strongly advice to stay away from salads, unless you like to overpay for store-bought saggy wilted salad with some rocks for extra crunch. Also, they have...very little idea what is ok for vegetarians to eat. Expect some egg noodles as a vegetarian option.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020

Nice experience in a beautiful restaurant, but it was a shame, that they were not able to do any changes on dishes. I have IBS, so I can't eat everything like a healthy person. Complementary dishes were nice addition, but the main lasagna was unfortunately...totally tasteless.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 July 2020 via mobile

Service was good and attentive, the menu is good with some vegetarian dishes as well. I ate black lentil stew, it was good. Spinach raviolis (a starter) were excellent! Chef’s compliment sorbet was also a nice surprise.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 12 July 2020

We visited Forest yesterday evening and enjoyed one of the best experiences a restaurant has ever given us. The food was superb, atmosphere warm and our server absolutely amazing. If you're ever in the area pay them a visit!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

Very late dinner with kids, not the best way to visit any restaurant, but the calm atmosphere kept a bad situation bearable. Goat cheese was excellent. Almost entire menu was gluten free or a version could be created, which brings up points as gluten free...has been tricky in Riga.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Pretty self explanatory title for the review. We had the set menu on a lonely Tuesday night. (Only people when we started, 1 more couple joined midway through our evening). The place looks very modern, stylish and has nice relaxed vibe. Can not fault the...dishes, excellent produce put together to serve an harmony on the plate. Without the service I'd give you 6 out of 5 stars. But with service.. You'd figure with only table there all the focus from our waiter(middle aged man) would be focused on us but no. Dishes were thrown on the table, half the times not explaining what it is, when taking plates no questions "How was it", no asking if we needed refills on the wines etc. When I saw that service charge 10% was added, I felt absolutely robbed. I guess when you get your service charge anyway, you don't have to give a single f**k. But you could do so much better Forest.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Forest gets many + from me.From when we arrived.We got a great table in a cosy room.my wife and me enjoyed duck witch tasted supperb. My wife maybe its was smäll portions.But great taste.I har soup with bisque and chrimps.also tasted great.Icecream with berries. also...great.So Forest för me greatMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

The waiters were very kind and helpful with both selecting from the menu and pairing wines. Food was amazing, scallops for starter and catfish/lamb as the Main course. They also gave us tips on what to do for the rest of our stay. 10/10, would...recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Had three courses (+2 extra small ones on the house), and they were all delicious! Amazing flavors and so much for the money! Got the food instantly. 10/10 experience, and the best creme brule we’ve ever tasted

Date of visit: February 2020
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Forest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4