From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Restaurant Bar & Grotesk
- Address: Ludviginkatu 10, 00130 Helsinki
- Phone: +358 (0)10 470 2100
- Web: grotesk.fi
- Seats: 60
- Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 5-9 PM, Fri–Sat 5-10 PM
A meaty paradise
A large meat cabinet is the centre-piece in the light and elegant dining room. With meat as the star, the menu presents cuts of premium beef carefully cooked on a charcoal grill. But do not overlook the other sections of the menu! The Black Angus tri-tip is juicy with a seductive salty taste, charred by flames and served with tiptop sides: triple-fried French fries, a sharply acidic béarnaise sauce and roasted tomatoes. The salmon is paired with pickled red onions, fresh cilantro and herby dill pesto – a well-balanced dish, although served with a slightly dull chickpea salad. A plate of brutally black and grey colours is an explosion of flavours with a heavy liquorice taste and sour lemon curd – a dessert with attitude. The service is somewhat shaky and the sommelier shows us how matching wines can be done with almost no words at all. A fixed price margin of €20 on all wine bottles makes it possible to enjoy premium wines at fair prices...
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