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Restaurant Elite

) #50 of 1,198 Restaurants in Helsinki $$ - $$$ European, , Gluten Free Options
Hesperiankatu 22 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 61285200
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hesperiankatu 22 | 00100, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Elite has improved its quality of gluten-free bread, which was very necessary to accompany the succulent snails soaked in garlic and olive oil. Once again, every dish was artful, flavorful, and reasonably portioned. High quality, consistent food here, especially the seafood. I'll be back!More

Thank M B
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear M B, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the quality and taste of our food. Welcome to the next time when you come to Helsinki! With kind regards,...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Very Nice and accurate service and kindness, relaxed atmosphere, with lots of large friendly family groups, nice table ( we were in a booth ). Fodd nicely cooked and presented. Very affordable for helsinki standards.

Thank david s
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear david s, thank you for taking the time to share this great review! Really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant atmosphere, service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon again! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

In Helsinki there are few really traditional restaurants whose regular customers has eaten there probably for decades. Elite is one of them and not without reason. Elite is like a big living room with unhurried, friendly service and simply excellent, comforting food made with respect...More

Thank Vuopalat
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Vuopalat, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review! In our menu, there are always familiar and safe classics as well as the best flavors of the season. Lallukka Artist's home has been a major influence in the formation of our...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

I've been coming here off and on for years, but it had been awhile and I wasn't sure what to expect. But : I had a wonderful main course of succulent, fried perch on a bed of lemony mashed potatoes accompanied by a delicate mussel...More

Thank travel68Cologne
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear travel68Cologne, thank you for taking the time to share this good review. It's nice to read this detailed description of our food. Great that it had been delicious! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Celebrates its 85year heritage - complimented by its decor. Traditional Finish cuisine - slightly on the heavier / richer side of things. Good quality food. Caters well for gluten free. Very enjoyable experience.

Thank Terassa T
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Terassa T, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this good review! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant atmosphere and food. Hope to see you soon again! With kind regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 5 March 2017

My High school Apollo was only 200 meters away and we boys tried to visit this place even we were too young. Later on we were not too young and then became regular. This is a typical place where you meet old friends and today...More

Thank Juhani H
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Juhani H, Thank you for taking the time to share this review. It's nice to hear that you've been enjoying our restaurant over the years and the food has been good. We hope to see you soon again, for example, on our summer terrace....More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was there 2 weeks ago with 2 colleagues, a Monday evening at about 8 pm, and the place was close to empty - no more than 10 people, us included-. We began with a green salad, and we then had a different fish: perch,...More

Thank JoelLeclair
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear JoelLeclair, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this great review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant food and atmosphere. Monday evenings are often quieter than the other days of the week. Fortunately it didn't bother you. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went for a business lunch for four people. The menu is in between being home-made and classic. This restaurant ensures that one gets something satisfying with whatever diet and budget limitation. One feels going out of the restaurant really feeling full, happy and a...More

Thank Malybaramu
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Dear Malybaramu, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the quality and taste of our food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon again! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest restaurants in Helsinki. Service is professional, food traditional finnish and restaurant decor is amazing.

Thank Jussi S
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Dear Jussi S, Thank you for taking the time to share this great review. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere in our restaurant. Hope to see you soon again! With kind regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you want a stylish restaurant experience from 60s Helsinki, you'll love this place. Good polite service, quite short menu, all very tasteful and a bit old fashioned. The interior hasn't changed for decades and it's perfect just like this. In every city you need...More

Thank lindb
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Restaurant Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Dear lindb, Thank you for your visit in our restaurant and for this wonderful review. Really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant atmosphere and food. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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