Gutenberg's Terrace

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Doma Laukums 1, Riga, Latvia
Gutenberg's Terrace - appetiser
Gutenberg's Terrace - terrace
Gutenberg's Terrace - salad main dish
Gutenberg's Terrace - main meat dish
Gutenberg's Terrace - inside
Gutenberg's Terrace - inside
Gutenberg's Terrace - cheese platter

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Good views make for standard food Feb 07, 2017
N56°56,953' E24°6,197' Gutenberg's Terrace is off course well known for its rooftop terrace on top of Hotel Gutenbergs. The view over Old Riga kept us looking outside, forgetting the main reason for visiting Gutenberg’s Terrace in May 2016. Soon we realised, that the rule that good views make for bad food could apply on Gutenberg’s Terrace too.

Even for the kitchen staff the view must have been overwhelming, because someone forgot to switch on the open kitchen ventilation, so all guests were overwhelmed with the smell of my entrecote being prepared until someone found the switch. Another little “hitch” was the background music. There is no problem for guests to listen to radio station music in the background until the DJ decides to play heavy metal. Get a streaming music service or start replaying the old collection of MP3’s.

In a good restaurant, timing of dining between kitchen and waiters is essential: do not rush or neglect the guests. Although the restaurant booked our reservation and was open until 23:00 hour, we clearly got the impression looking at many empty tables that the chef was hoping on an early return home. Therefore, he rushed the waiter and the waiter rushed us. Our main course was served before we could start our appetiser. We hit the break and the waiter agreed to slowdown, but the chef was not cooperating.

Our main dishes, the entrecote for €21.80 and the salad for €10.20, were tasteful. Nothing wrong, but nowhere near special. The cheese platter was good, the Chianti Classicio too.

Guttenberg’s terrace has stunning views, but their food is not on the same level.
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