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European, Scandinavian
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Etelainen Hesperiankatu 22, Helsinki 00100, Finland
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gluten-free friendly! (Wonderful gluten free bread) Very nice food and atmosphere. Good prices for the level of service.

Thank Shirley F
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Untouched 1930s interiors. Also the service is impeccable and the food good and traditional. It is not a luxury restaurant, but a nice place to eat like a finn and savor the old world interiors. The building apartments are still only rented to artists and the clientele is a bit older, bourgeois artists and painters. Some even used to pay... More 

Thank Therese-Cecilia
Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the few restaurants in Helsinki that has more than a bit of them ol' times - without cobwebs (also in a psychological meaning). Not as pricey as name might suggest, but not your first choice if travelling on a shoestring budget, either. My favourite from the A la Carte list is Vova's Vorschmack. In the summertime the large... More 

Thank Heikki s
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Heikki s, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food in our restaurant. We would like to thank you for taking your time and writing such a positive review. Hopefully we will see again soon! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler More 

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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Remember when restaurants had head butlers, white table cloths, and someone to take your coat as you arrive? Restaurants that were closed out of view, its own little world, rather than in plain view for all passers by to the street? Take a step back in time at this place, and leave the 21st century outside. My wife and I... More 

Thank Kintus P
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Kintus P, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to share your detailed review. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the future! With kind regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

was crowded when we were here, but there were no problems with the service, we didnt wait a long time our food, it was fine.

Thank nadasados
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Must see in Helsinki! Elite has been here from 1930's and you really can feel it inside. Food is always excellent and the service perfect!

Thank Juha K
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78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This was my second time in this restaurant in general food was good but I was more pleased about their wines. The restaurant was full and luckily we had a reservation. We had an artist menu and I took fish which I usually prefer as sushi but this one was really nice. Food was not fine dining but as classics... More 

Thank Pandemix
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This restaurant offers you the atmosphere of the old Helsinki. It used to be the hangout for artists and writers in the 1950's. The walls are hanged with original art from the period. Many artists at that time were not able to pay their bill, so they donated one of their works instead. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael K
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you want traditional, with white table cloth, polite old school waiters and a terriffic atmosphere, do visit Elite

Thank Philip L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I am here with my husband for a Birthday Dinner. The Waiter is so lovely! We had Chateau Briand, direct at the table it was excellent !!!! The athmosphere is something between posh and cosy. Not cheep, but worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etelainen Hesperiankatu 22, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?