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Restaurant Elite

€€ - €€€, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Hesperiankatu 22 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 61285200
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (11 reviews)
“liver” (6 reviews)
“kidney” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
Hesperiankatu 22 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Served by Jenni who was excellent, very professional, helpful and friendly. Food was excellent, in particular the steak....kermasipulipihvi.

Thank michlees
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Mixed feelings. It was first time for my avec and we reserved a table a week ahead. What we got was the worst table of the place, right next to the kitchen door. I don't really understand why, perhaps I shouldn't have told them we...More

Thank KassiAlma
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear KassiAlma, thank you for visiting our restaurant and this review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our food, but I'm sorry that your visit was not successful otherwise. Customers who pay in gift cards are equal compared to others and we don't make table...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I went last summer and had the opportunity of having lunch outside under the sun. Which place is not beautiful in Helsinki for staying outside watching the people walk by and the architecture of the city? But this restaurant is a very nice spot around...More

Thank Josecito357
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Josecito357, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed our terrace and the food and the service was good. We look forward to welcoming you the next time you visit Helsinki! With kind...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

I was hosting a group of Nordic colleaques. They were impressed by the quality of the food and service and also the interior. There had been some variations in the quality of the food but this time all was perfect

Thank Timo K
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Timo K, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. It is really nice to hear that your colleagues liked our food and everything was perfect. We hope that we can welcome you again soon! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 23 January 2018

A nice traditional restaurant, with a 40-50's feel in decoration. Good quality food and some traditional Finnish classics in the menu. Service is also good old classical. Highly recommended!

Thank Marko K
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Marko K, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's food and service. We hope to see you soon again! With kind regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The place is very stylish and it was established around 1936 as far as i remember. The staff was very nice and warm. We started with a traditional salmon soup- very tasty and consistent. Afterwards we had a plate of pan fried hering and some...More

Thank Bejan C
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Bejan C, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. It's really nice to hear that you've enjoyed our restaurant's food and atmosphere. We hope to see you soon again! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 9 November 2017

A lovely restaurant within close distance of Helsinki city centre - take the tram to Apollogatan and you'll find I easily. Excellent menu with an accent on Finnish dishes, good choice of wines and great service. For an aperitif try the local gin and tonic...More

Thank davestripe
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear davestripe, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's food, wine and service. Welcome again next time when you visit Helsinki! Sincerely, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Elite has been around for quite a while, and isn't afraid to show its colours. It is almost defiantly old-fashioned in all the good ways, while being modern enough to loosen that tie and let the patrons relax. The menu reflects a classic French influence...More

Thank JD S
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear JD S, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review. Such a detailed feedback is pleasant to read. It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's atmosphere, food and service. We hope to see you soon again! Best regards,...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Good food in a traditional (old fashioned) ambiance. Good service and advice from the staff (avoid this dish as it's an old fashioned housewive's dish with lots of fat, etc.) Relatively good value and nice for groups since there are plenty of seats.

Thank Antony J
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Antony J, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's food and atmosphere and the serving was good. Welcome again next time when you visit Helsinki! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 2 October 2017

The reception is always friendly and the staff is attentive. The interiors are straight out of the thirties, wooden panels, period lamps and lightning, early modernist canvases on the wall, and a long and wonrdeful American bar in the corner complete with bar stools. Cooking...More

1  Thank KOE211
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear KOE211, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. It's really nice to hear that you've enjoyed our restaurant's food and atmosphere. Welcome again next time when you visit Helsinki! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hesperiankatu 22 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 61285200
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