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We had a wonderful end of the season crayfish dinner at Elite. Crayfishes were perfectly done. Following braised perch with Beurre blanc-sauce melted in the mouth and the Flickan – The Girl from the portrait dessert that is a chocolate marquise with Port wine cherries...was really a cherry at the top. All this was served with a smile and wonderful stories of the restaurant’s colourful past and present.More
We had a dinner here on Saturday night on Feb 2020. The place was fully booked, so it was a good idea to book a table a week before the planned night.
The food was excellent; the service was great - different dishes were served...at same time - and quickly.
Most of us had different selection for the starter, maincourse and dessert. All of them were excellent!
This restaurant is famous about the history; many Finnish artists have used this restaurant as their favorite and the place has a unique decoration style and high-class service.
This is truly recommendable to anyone!More
Me & my husband wanted to have a dinner at some nice restaurant and chose this restaurant Elite where we've been quite many times before and have been satisfied with the food and service.
We had first a glass of sparkling wine and I had...Creamy salmon soup and my husband Blini with sour cream, red onion and
vendace roe for the starters. I had Charred whitefish, potato and lemon terrine, fennel sauce and my husband Pernod flambéed king prawn tails with prawn risotto for the main course.
The soup was soooo salted that I hardly could eat it. I told this to the waitress and she said that she would tell about it to the cook. No apologies.... :( The blini was not crispy as it should be so the starters were not as good as we expected.
The fish tasted good, however, the portion was quite small and therefore I would have appreciated if there were some vegetables or some sides to go with it. Was nearly hungry after the dinner. However, my husband's flambéed king prawn tails with prawn risotto were really good and as the waiter flambéeded the king prawns besides our table, it looked really nice.
We did not like that four different waiters / waitresses served us. The younger ones talked to us somewhat in a arrogant way; the order waiter was really nice a polite.
So, all in all,,, not the best possible experience this time.More
A classic restsurant from the "ol' times". Started in the 30's and still going strong and keeping up the standars of good, healthy and proper food made from good and fresh ingredients. By far the best stake I have had in Helsinki is their classic..."Tauno Palon kermasipulipihvi". It's a must when visiting this eshtablishment. I strongly recommend it and I will be going back to test the rest of the menu as well.More
I had the “artists menu” the artichoke soup was good but the portion was tiny and it was warm not hot! My main course (the steak) took 45 minutes to arrive. Like the soup it was nice but warm not hot. The cream brûlée was...ok. If it wasn’t for the slow service, the temperature of my food and the resting on their laurels I would have given a higher rating.More
We went to have a Christmas Lunch and disappointed too many ways. Forest mushroom-salad and ”rosolli” tasted like from a Saarioinen :-(. Unfortunately nothing to mention in a positive way and the bill for the lunch was absolutely too high.
Best part of the lunch...was the classic interior, ofcourse.More
Wonderful old school restaurant serving delicious , classic meals . Had vorschmack and calf liver and thought I just died and woke up in food heaven .
Our waitress was attentive, pleasant and very knowledgeable. The wine he recommended was excellent and reasonable priced.
Will...definitely be back . Strong recommendation!More
Date of visit: August 2019
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019
thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review. It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's food and service was smooth.
Have a nice late summer. I hope we can welcome you back again soon!