We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very good, not extremely refined but generous”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Figaro Restaurant

Figaro Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 130 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Paris, France
Level Contributor
64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very good, not extremely refined but generous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We have actually had lunch in the Brasserie, not the actual restaurant.

Service: Friendly, efficient.

Food: Good quality, simple but well made. Perfect cooking time, delicate flavouring. Not highly technical or original but properly handled. Prices are good.

Wine: Very nice and cheap wine list. It lacks definitely high-end wines for special occasions. But you can drink very good wines without paying 100€. Service is good, good glasses, good temperature.

Overall very good impression. It is absolutely among the top two of Jyväskylä, the other one, in my opinion better, being Pöllöwaari (but slightly more expensive). Do not miss!

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank hyllos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    68
    61
    14
    10
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Really good steaks and (sort of) affordable quality wines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

I visited Figaro restaurant last May with my colleagues. Beef à la Figaro was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. The restaurant had also a nice selection of quality wines. Comparing the wine prices against Alko, the prices at the restaurant were almost on the same level which was also a little bit surprising.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jaakko-82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great service, tasty food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is one of the best restaurants in Jyväskylä and it was time to check hometown heroes once again.

The restaurant has two dining rooms and a separate viinibistro. A good place for romantic dinner.

We both had Figaro's recommendation menu with wine package. The menu included following dishes (wines):
Aperitif (Gramona Allegro)
Tuna Tartare, Avocadomousse and horseradish dressing (Château Carsin Liquoreux)
Asparagus Soup, asparagus and early cabbage tartlet (Gramona Gessami 2012)
Roast Pork Belly, Apple and caramelized onion (Schloss Gobelsburg Cuvée Bertrand 2010)
Ryebreaded Whitefish, Crab Cake and Clamchowder (Arthur Metz Riesling Grand Cru Steinklotz)
Rhubarb and White Chocolate Cake, Rhubarb Sorbet, vanilla terrine and strawberries (Huxelrebe Auslese Bio Lorenz)

In general the dishes looked great and were tasty. Our favourites were Asparagus Soup, Pork belly and Rhubarb dessert. All these were perfectly cooked and flavors in good balance. Tuna tartar was well seasoned but the dish had a bit too much components for my taste and the flavors were mixed up. Best part of the main dish was the crab cake. Crispy from top and tender from inside. The fish was a bit overcooked.

The wines were presented in detail and they matched exceptionally well with the food. The dishes weren't presented as well as wines.
Interesting point was "reverse order" of the wines. Dessert wine was served with first dish, next red wine, white wines etc.

The service was exceptionally good. Very good winelist. Slightly pricy but worth of visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank s94072
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, delicious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

The spring menu with pike perch was delicious, as well as the rhubarb ice cream dessert! The service was friendly and the atmosphere of the place was nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank EmmaKatariina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vantaa, Finland
Level Contributor
50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“May be the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

May be the best restaurant in city Jyväskylä. Elegant, very friendly and familiar athmosphere. We visited Figaro in asparagus time, so asparagus was fine as starter and also as main course. Chili and garlic esgarcots was perfect, also pistachio crusted liver with dark sage sauce was something special. Recommendatios of wines was very professional. Also not so typical wines, they served some unusuel wines like from England (!) and Austria. Price level not the cheapest, but full value for money.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Linnainen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Figaro Restaurant also viewed

Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
 
Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
 

Been to Figaro Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing