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“Great Season Menu dinners” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pollowaari

Pollowaari
Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
+358 14 333 900
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Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
Cuisines: French, Scandinavian, International
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Season Menu dinners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a wonderful season menu dinner at Pöllöwaari in March 2014. The menu was built so that each step included also a dedicated sparkling wine / champagne with it.

First we were served with monkfish & mascarpone together with cava (Agusti Torello Mata Brut Reserva 2009), then scallop with spring onion with English sparkling wine (Grosvenor Merret Blanc de Blancs 2010). That was, btw., my first time to taste any English wine and it was a positive surprise.

As the main course we were served lobster and shrimps with real French champagne (Blanc de Blancs Millesime 2005), which happened to be the only drink that was not perfect!

As a dessert we got white chocolate with brambles together with Braida di Giacomo Bologna Estate's sweet Brachetto sparkling wine.

It was extremely nice to rely on decisions made by a professional sommelier, and not try to pick up something to drink on your own...

The dinner was a well-balanced experience and the staff served us delicately. It really was worth every euro (quite many of them).

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best dinner in Finland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great food, great wines - best service in Finland.
We had a start dish: goat cheese with three types of sea-buckthorn, main course: lamb neck cooked overnight and many vegetables in different forms, dessert: mini creambrulee with fruits and sea-buckthorn in two forms.

Great value for your money.

Visited May 2014
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Huelva, Spain
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent, enjoyable, elegant experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant is part of the Yopuu hotel. Do not be put off by the name. The decor is rather dark and traditionalist but the food is very good. We had the special nature journey menu. The best hollandaise sauce I've had. The veal was just melt in the mouth. Dessert was tropical fruits and mousse, again delightful . The price is quite hefty but well worth it for a special occasion.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Excellent fine dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place was excellent! Many of us in the party tried the "land" menu which included the lamb neck. It sounded a little risky, but we were assured by our waiter that it was excellent and after describing how it was prepared via slow cooking many of us decided to take a chance on it, as it is always nice to try something new that you normally don't eat. None of us were disappointed. The dish was excellent as well as the service. There is a reason this place is #1.

Price: The evening got pretty expensive in our party of 7, but you can probably scrape by okay with the a la carte menu if you want to limit the spending but still enjoy a fine dining experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Siply the best restaurant in Jyväskylä”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was my second visit in Pöllövaari and once again the food was absolutely fantastic. They way how they are combining Finns raw material to modern portion is amassing. They have also their own wine selection which gives the final combination to whole dinner. Restaurant is small so you need to make table reservation. Very intimate dining area. Service was friendly and professional.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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