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Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #93 of 951 restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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80 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Jerusalem, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food was great .. we had smoked salmon as an apitizer .. roasted dear with pota5and a variety of vegetables .. and youcant have a good dinner without the almost 2nd best vodka (no one bothered to tell me the brand but it went well with the meal ... service was TOPS .. and it was very comfortable to... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had fresh asparagus with seafood that was very tasty. The restaurant is a bit old-fashioned but values traditions in a nice way. The food is very traditional and mostly good. There is a special ambiance as well that you can not find in many places.

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Nice atmosphere in Elite. Not so usual concept with waiters any more in Finnish restaurant. Very formal and polite waitress. Menu was nice and they have special menu for Schnitzels which seems to be quite popular. I toked whitefish which was absolutely too salty.Crème brûlée was absolutlely grate so velvety.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Set in Art Deco surroundings, the service was excellent, both polite and efficient for the lunch that we took this week. It was also very reasonably priced for the quality of the food. A definite destination for the next visit to the city.

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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is the third time I have eaten here. Very enjoyable. The surroundings are very 1930s, classically and positively so. The walls are filled with paintings of the time - probably supplied by impecunious artists who lived up the road at the Artists' House who couldn't otherwise afford to eat out. The staff are very courteous, the food a delight.... More

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Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Elite has it's own special athmosfere due to it's history. It used to be a popular place for actors and artists from its opening in 1932. Interior is protected and only small changes has been done during the time. Menu icludes some traditional dishes that cannot be found in other restaurants. Kitchen is good and food is tasty. Price level... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Went to celebrate my birthday with seasonal flambéed dishes in Elite. As a starter we had tasty beetroot soup with pressed beef brisket and truffle cream. Our main course was a cognac-flambéed chateaubriand with garlic potatoes, pan-fried wild mushrooms and cognac cream sauce. Chateaubriand was made exactly medium as we wished. Our only complaint was about garlic potatoes in which... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Being a native Finn and having earlier lived in Helsinki for years I am surprised I have managed to avoid Elite this far in my life. I have always shunned its reputation as a venue for artists, but as we were now invited there by a friend I had to change my views. The place is like a time warp... More

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Naantali, Finland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Elite has preserved the last century charm and offers a fine selection of well-prepared dishes. The set menus are wonderful and the wine recommendations a perfect match to the food. Service is very friendly and correct at the same time. Elite is worth the few steps from the city centre.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Restaurant Elite is a beauty if you are interested in retro design. Not that it is spectacular, but quite stylish with wooden panels, original paintings from the 50-60ties on the walls, a nice entrance area with a curved platform as you enter and a beautiful colorful bar. It was nearly empty when we entered a Monday evening, a bit late... More

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