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Elite

#108 of 1,169 Restaurants in Helsinki
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Kampinmalmi
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Etelainen Hesperiankatu 22, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358961285200
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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Sipoo, Finland
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you're out with your business partners it is smart to play safe concerning the venue. Elite never lets you down! There is only quiet background music that doesn't disturb discussing. You can always rely on quality both concerning service and served food. This is not for party animals nor fast food munchers - The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie!... More 

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Thank Jukka B
Helsinki, Finland
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99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mainly for local people living in the quarter. Be careful with the drinks, the sommelier has a short experience. Otherwise just good to see, but once is enough.

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Thank matkustajaM45
Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant is perfect choice to enjoy excellent dinner, menu or a la carte. We were treated with the upmost respect from the moment we entered to the restaurant. We started with sparkling wine to allow a little moment to get to know the menu choices. The still water was available right away and breadbox with many different type of... More 

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Thank Juhani H
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Juhani H, thank you for visiting our restaurant. Really glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant dishes, and the service was smooth. We appreciate that you used your time and wrote this excellent review. Hopefully we will see again soon! Kind regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The origin of Elite is back to 1932 and it is told Marshall Mannerheim. military leader, regent and president of Finland used to eat there. History or Myth the true is that the place is great. Decoration is simple but elegant, preserving most of Art Noveau furniture. You can try more conventional Finnish such as Pan-fried pike perch with lemon... More 

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Thank QuietBrazilian
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear QuietBrazilian, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review. Detailed review like this is always a pleasure to read. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant dishes, as well as the stories behind them. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write this review. Welcome again the next time you visit Helsinki! Best... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Elite has that old world charm, which takes you back to the times gone by. Visited here a few times. The food is of simple standard and of good quality, but overpriced and overrated. Service can be at times somewhat stiff, but always professional.

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Thank Marcus M
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Marcus M, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to write this review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant atmosphere. We hope that we can welcome you back to the restaurant again! Best regards, Teemu Riipinen Butler More 

Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Food is a key here it is well known among citizens of Helsinki as it used to be "the" place for actress all the way from 30s. Bac then actress wanted honest food with decent price and restaurant have managed to keep this going thru years. Same time it´s time jump to 30s and read about finnish actress 30s- 60s... More 

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Thank Miika R
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Miika R, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this great feedback. Nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant's atmosphere. It is a matter of honor for us that we have been able to preserve an authentic atmosphere. The restaurant's artist-clients come from the Lallukka Artists' Home, which is next door, but also from other parts of... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Shirley F
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Shirley F, thank you for visiting our restaurant. We appreciate your taking the time to write this positive feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant food, service and atmosphere. We are pleased that we can offer good food, which is also gluten-free. We hope that we can welcome you back the next time you visit Helsinki! Kind... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 

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Thank Therese-Cecilia
TeemuRiipinen, Hovimestari at Elite, responded to this review

Dear Therese-Cecilia, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for this excellent review! Really nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant atmosphere. Many artists from different fields have spent the evenings in our restaurant over the decades. The most famous of them may have been Tauno Palo. He had his own table, as well as food which is named... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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 

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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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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 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 

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Etelainen Hesperiankatu 22, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358961285200

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