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Restaurant Elite

€€ - €€€European, , Vegetarian Friendly
Hesperiankatu 22 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 61285200
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good51%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Hesperiankatu 22 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
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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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Elite seems to be a place where you can be sure to get tasty food and correct behavior. The same valuable atmosphere is still there as well as the oldfashion proper service. Our Saturday lunch: wild duck breast and pan-fried liver were both extremely delicious....More

Thank Globetrotter1948
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Globetrotter1948, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and that you used your time to write this excellent review. It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's food and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back soon again! Sincerely, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Tucked away in a casual neighbourhood of Helsinki, provides ample space inside and a gorgeous seasonal al fresco outside (tilted in furnishings for a coffee and dessert, though). Faschmak is a must, as well as a steak from the mains. Went there for a lunch...More

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

Dear Kostiantyn, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and this great review. Glad to hear that you had a nice lunch experience. We hope to see you soon again! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It was nice to be able to eat outside with a full fledged table with linen and everything. We had crayfish salad with avocado mousse, chargrilled char and clafoutis as desert. Lots of locals visiting. Great service. Recommended!More

Thank Atdevelopment
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Atdevelopment, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for using your time to write this nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our terrace and the food and service was good. I hope we can welcome you to...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

A friend recommended this restaurant as a great place to eat and they were absolutely right. We enjoyed first class food here with first class friendly service. The restaurant itself is lovely with a nice atmosphere. Apart from the excellent food and professionalism of the...More

Thank Jean H
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Dear Jean H, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this superb review. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's food, service and atmosphere. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write this feedback. Welcome again next time...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here with friends . Since we last were here years ago , the restaurant was not only as good as , but even better than before . Food proved to be excellent , wine list with superior selections , waiters were highly...More

Thank havardk2014
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear havardk2014, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review! It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's food, wine and service. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit in Helsinki! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Pleasant afternoon to sit at the terrace, shadowed by the trees, and enjoying the local beer. I had salmon soup once again. It was good and even a small bowl was enough for me since it was served with plenty of excellent breads. Service was...More

Thank Tramp08
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Dear Tramp08, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this very good review! It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed our terrace, the salmon soup was tasty and the service was good. Welcome again next time when you come to Helsinki! With...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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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