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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Vesilinna

Vesilinna
Ihantolantie 5, Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Ranked #43 of 84 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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42 restaurant reviews
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

View from tis restaurant is great over the Jyväskylä city but this time I was disappointed that restaurant has decided to offer only "Christmas buffee" but no a´la carte. I took the most important customers for dinner but this surprise was not welcomed. They even not mentioned that in their web sites. Starter buffee quality was only barely average. I found it that food has been there available for days. Not sure if that is the case but that´s how I found it. Main courses were very good (by selection) and their recommended wines. Next time I would make sure that they have a´la carte available if I would take the "risk" with customers anymore.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jyvaskyla
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Scenic views with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Vesilinna is the tower you see over the town. It has a scenic restaurant which is especially great during the sunset.
I have eaten there during lunch time and also for dinner. In dinnertime the place is towards the fine dining, although you need not dress up fancily.
As for the food, it's classical, french-oriented. Among the finer restaurants in Jyväskylä, ties with Figaro, but does not quite reach the level of Pöllöwaari. Nothing wrong with their food, but it's not as innovative and experimental as it could be.
But you should visit them for the scene, if not for anything else.

Visited March 2012
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Savonlinna
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“Great view over Jyväskylä”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

Food was alright. A bit too fried vegetables but lamb was worth tasting. Scenery crowns everything.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Too expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

Too expensive

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“Great view over city of...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2008

Great view over city of Jyväskylä and food is exellent. Winelist is wide and full of special wines.

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