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“Good but not authentic”
Review of Bellevue

Bellevue
Ranked #85 of 1,552 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $30
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bellevue is the oldest Russian restaurant in Helsinki, founded in 1917 and has ever since been known for its good food and unique atmosphere. The old and valuable paintings, chairs and chandeliers take you back to the days of the Czar. The authentic Russian atmosphere is completed by classical Russian music in the background. Also the menu brings old Russian cuisine to you. The chefs are flexible and highly professional, so if one of your favorite classic Russian dishes is not on the menu, it is always worthwhile asking for it. There are also three private rooms in the restaurants.
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food was great overall, but as a russian i need to comment that the food wasn't completely authentic russian. The steak was absotely fabolous and so was the borsch soup, but the pastry that came along with it didn't seem russian at all. The biggest dissapointment was the russian teaplate that came loaded with cookies that were most likely procured from finnish supermarket complemented by finnish chocolade. They could have bothered to get some pryanikit & shushki to make it work...

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Bellevue, opened already in 1917, maintains its charm. Friendly waiters are wearing Russian costumes and tidy interior could almost be from the times of Russian Tsars. Bellevue serves excellent food. Try Закуски, Russian appetizers and you get an assortment of marinated delights with different types of fish, roe of vendace and tasty meats. If you still are hungry, try braised bear meat or delicious Chicken Kiev. Would like to experience the taste of Russia in Finland, try Bellevue in Helsinki.

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Thank Juhani K
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday and quite frankly it was better food than i had when i travelled in Russia. The blinis were lovely. I had a weird fried rissole of chicken and pork for main and bizarrely pavlova for dessert. The service was excellent but it should be noted that at lunchtime they have a much reduced menu to choose from.

Thank danigre
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Really good food and good service, not that expensive for what you get, really fresh and good flavours.

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Thank whataboutlife
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

I believe this restaurant received two Michelin Stars in 2013 and I think they're quite deserving of that rating. Since it's a Russian restaurant, you can expect simple but tasty food and the File Stroganoff was cooked to perfection. Chicken Kiev was good, but I would not go as far as calling it perfect. The décor is a little dated for a fine dining experience, but it's great for lunch or a more casual dining experience. If you have a craving for Russian food or something a little different while in Helsinki, I would definitely recommend Bellevue for a good meal.

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Thank Beh007
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