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Vaasa, Finland
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still a cozy restaurant in Vasa

I have been seeing a theater play and again I found me having dinner at Fransmanni. The restaurant is still going strong. This time I had a delicious beef and a glass of red wine, which I got free on our theater ticket.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pietarsaari, Finland
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Pietarsaari, Finland
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279 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been seeing a theater play and again I found me having dinner at Fransmanni. The restaurant is still going strong. This time I had a delicious beef and a glass of red wine, which I got free on our theater ticket.

Thank leffex
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

After a long day and a check in at the Royal Vaasa hotel, my legs took me no further than Fransmanni which has its entrance in the hotel lobby. Overall it was a nice experience. The décor is a little out there; I think “kitschy” does it justice, but I did enjoy it. The waitress was very nice and helpful... More 

Thank Arne S
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Had the best potato wedges I've ever tasted, crispy outside and melting soft inside! Potato wedges come with many dishes. We were only there for a late night snack and didn't expect much but we were wrong! Atmospheric decor inside helped us have a relaxing dinner too.

Thank Yumes
Rovaniemi, Finland
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

You will probably not be dining alone. The place is cosy and easy, and the menu has a good variety of almost everything. Service is friendly. The only thing I would preferred more is more local food as the menu is the same as everywhere else in Finland. Only one local specialty was introduced when I was here the last... More 

Thank suomituristi2015
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The bread was warm and soft, the meal was delicious. The meat and potatoes were cooked the way it should, sauce was really good too. The waitress is friendly and accomodating, the ambience was comfortable. I highly recommend this place.

1 Thank Leah T
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The best thing going for this restaurant is probably that you can stick the bill on your room number if you're staying at the Royal Vaasa hotel and, sadly, that's about it. The menu you looked promising but what was served up was a little disappointing. The starter choices were limited and very unusual combinations. The meat (Lamb) was severely... More 

Thank twithomas
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Booked table through raflaamo, fast & easy. The food was really great. We had vegetarian menu and escargots & salmon brios. Everything was delicious. Good wine selection and excellent service.

Thank FINiina
Vaasa, Finland
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well done ok food, nothing special. Prices a bit high. Meat imported?? This was what the waiter told me. One thing this restaurant should start thinking about, is the green environment friendly. How is the food made, transported, slaughtered etc etc Some sort of ethics... Table cloth was very dirty so we changed to another table, something that was not... More 

Thank TomIsaac
Siuntio, Finland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited on a Saturday evening the restaurant in November and had a very nice young man, Jens, as our waiter. Great service and the chanterelle soup was delicious. I had lamb, which as excellent, while the rest of us ate beef.

Thank Kirsi_12
Oulu, Finland
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Well, if I really want to go and have a dinner or lunch out, I prefer not to eat in this kind of chain restaurants, but for the business trips, staying in the hotel next to it ... Some other time I have got better food in Fransmanni. They do change the menu time to time. This was not for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vaasa, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Ostrobothnia  >  Vaasa
  • Phone Number: 062128240

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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