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US$7 - US$37
European, French, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

During a business trip I enjoyed a dinner at this restaurant. Great smiley service. Had garlic Roquefort escargots and black/White pork. Both dishes were good (8/10). If you are staying in the hotel or nearby this place is worth visiting.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

Perfect restaurant for a holiday diner, friendly people and reasonable priced for a restaurant in Finland

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

Was there for a business dinner and the meal was ok even if nothing very special. The problem was that together with the dessert we required a cognac directly to the waitress, she had 2 and advised the better one but didn't mention at all...the price of 30euro for shot!!! In the end we paid for the wine of the whole dinner 55euro and than 60 euro for 2 small glass of cognac!!!! That was completely unprofessional and really a rip off overpriced!! We found the same exact cognac the next day in Turku for 18euro in a even more elegant restaurant!!! So why to charge almost double?? The next day I complained also at the hotel and left copy of the receipt and phone number but never received a phone call or explanation. Really bad service. Don't go at all. For sure you can find better restaurant for better prices.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I went for a late lunch with a colleague to this bistro. The ambiance is nice and the staff is friendly too. I ordered the sea-food stew (Bouillabaisse) for the main course & dessert (chocolate mousse & cookie, ice cream) which I think was the...house specialty and it included an espresso too. The stew was good to my taste. Dessert was also nice. There is some room for improvement though w.r.t. the chairs (without any cushion material) which were bit uncomfortable or may be we sat for bit longer :DMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Nice French inspired food where the local also come. One of the best offers on am Monday evening. Had snails and deer which both were god

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

With my team I ate in this restaurant and I have to say that also the dogs cannot eat this similar food. We are a group of 15 players 10 of staff and nobody ate! It’ unbelievable!!! Watch Photo please!

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Food was very good. We ate 3 meals dinner and everything was really tasty. I warmly recommend take the liver portion, It was probably the best liver I have ever tasted! Service was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I like salt in my food, there is a limit. It happened here! If you stay in Sokos I advice to look something else for your dinner place. There is plenty of good fine diners in Kuopio. The waiter was not even sorry and no...compensation was offed. Wine was good.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Frans& Sophie is located at the ground floor of Puijonsarvi Hotel. The interior design is warm and inviting, reflecting on modern brasserie and bistro design. The menu could have been a bit more innovative even if the focus is on the classics and bistro comfort...food. Our menu Seasonal Green Salad: Asparagus, fresh cucumber, San Marzano tomatoes and sherry vinaigrette -The salad was a way too basic and hardly with any tomatoes and asparagus - basically two lettuce leaves with dressing. It really is questionable why lettuce should be listed on a la carte menu. If you mention asparagus, add asparagus - and not just one piece of it. Asparagus Soup: Brioche and cold-smoked salmon tartare -It was served in a deep plate with max 1 dl of asparagus soup. The taste was good but why to spoil it with a lack of soup. I thought that it was the asparagus season and promotion. Bouillabaisse: Salmon, whitefish, king prawn tails, mussels, aioli and country-style potato wedges. -Bouillabaisse is a hearty dish, an iconic fish stew and it deserves proper presentation. Our bouillabaisse was served in breakfast size porridge plates - and again with hardly any fish. The amount of 5-6 mussels isn’t much to eat. Also, the rare fish pieces still had the skin on which made it unnecessarily annoying to eat it. Only five white wines listed? You really need to look at your wine selection/pricing, stingy food portion sizes - and rethink the classics if you want to be a proper bistro and want returning guests. This was perhaps part of the reason why there were only two tables with guests during our visit. Not planning to be back in the near future ... shame.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I’ve eaten hamburgers in New York and Hamburg but it was only in Kuopio when the Chef dared to ask my opinion. It was that yours are the best.

Date of visit: June 2017
Mikasni, Restaurant Manager at Frans & Sophie, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5