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All 969 Helsinki Restaurants

Chef & Sommelier

Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
+358 400 959440
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Ranked #9 of 969 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Helsinki
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Find dining in an un-pretentious atmosphere. The chef sasu entertains the guests with intricate details of the different processes that went into making the dishes. The food is truly innovative and dietary restrictions are not a problem for the chef. Excellent use of nearby raw ingredients, such as the douglas fir oil, made from local douglas fir. Johans pick of... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Always great wines at reasonable price and innovative ways of using season vegetables. Fish has never been a disappointment and meatcourses often suprise. Great personnel, very much into giving clients the best they can provide. Not your place if you are a hotdog-on-the-go kind of person.

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bham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Four of us went for meal yesterday. Minute portions of tasteless food apart from the over salted cabbage.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous food, incredible service directly interacting with the chef and sommelier, no waiters, so not a hint of snobbiness or attitude or distance between the kitchen and customer. We very stupidly arrived on the wrong night for our reservation. Despite this during the visit of a guest Icelandic chef and their small space being completely full and they just fitted... More

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Amsterdam
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had the 8 course tasting menu last night with my husband. These guys are total geniuses!!! Amazing flavours exploding in your mouth, including even the bread, which was magnificent with the homemade butter. The wine list is great, with many moderately priced really, really good wines---unlike most high end restaurants in Helsinki, which have terribly inflated prices. Finland has got... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were lucky to try Chef Laukkonen's food while he was visiting Dill Restaurant in Reykjavik. He is both an amazingly inventive chef, and a lovely, warm conservationist. He shows true care for the food and for his customers. His work with humble vegetables is inspiring. Huge thumbs up! hope to visit Finland and eat at the C&S!

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Helsinki, Finland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were celebrating our anniversary here with my boyfriend. For this type of occasion restaurant is very good pick. It is small and cozy, creating quite intimate atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and professional and service was fluent, but not too quick to kill the mood. I loved the overall concept of serving food from local/organic ingredients. They grow some... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The staff and service were superb. The menu captured local ingredients and the commitment to using seasonal, artisan produced items was evident. The chef, sommelier and staff were all extremely kind and knowledge. The restaurant is cozy and intimate without being cramped. We opted for just three courses and shared. The amuse-bouche was a bit worrisome as it had no... More

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

...and some of the individual dishes were quite simply stunning. We particularly appreciated the thoughtful, handwritten menu and the attention, knowledge, and dedication of the waitstaff. What impressed us the most, however, was the intimacy of the dining experience: the chef came out to have a conversation with us about the dishes he had created. He took the time to... More

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Cham, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We made our reservation based on the excellent reviews of the restaurant and it lived up to expectations. The restaurant is located on a quiet residential street close to the sea front. It is unpretentious and welcoming. The staff took great pleasure in providing succinct and clinical explanations of the dishes and wines, although their passion was clear. The menu... More

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Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
Phone Number: +358 400 959440
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: European

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