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“Great food, excellent service, very reasonably priced” 5 of 5 stars
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La Table
Ludviginkatu 3-5, Helsinki 00130, Finland
09-673236
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service, very reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Definitely worth a visit. Really liked the food, althought the number of items on the menu was very limited (choice of three starters/main courses/desserts). 39 eur for a dinner with three courses is really a bargain. Wine list was good and the prices are reasonable as well.

Make sure to book ahead, La Table was fully booked on a wednesday night as well.

Will visit again for sure.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Relaxed Brasserie in Center of Helsinki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

La Table opened in the premises of the Michelin star accredited Restaurant Carma in September 2010. The owner was not too excited about the clientele wanting to dine in a status establishment, and the rest that came with the star.

La Table wants to offer good food at affordable prices, and in my opinion the restaurant does a pretty good job in that. The decoration features cartoons made by Jari Peltonen, which make the atmosphere relaxed. I'm not sure if the clientele has changed much, at least lunch time the audience is dominated by business people.

The seating is on the tight side and as the restaurant is usually fully packed, it can get a bit loud too. These are the only areas where I think the restaurant could do better.

The lunch menu changes daily, and usually has two starters and two main courses to choose from. A starter, a maincourse and dessert (usually no options available) cost you around 25 euros, which given the location and quality of food and service is very affordable.

The cuisine is French inspired, and often you can get delicious Finnish fish (especially whitefish and pikeperch). I have had five lunches here and with the exception of one main course, all meals have been delicious.

The service has not been played down at all, and you still get friendly top knotch service from here.

The restaurant is quite small and popular, so bookings is essential (also for lunch).

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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