Finland

Restaurants in Finland

Beneath the green-and-black sea horse mural that dominates this 73-year-old establishment near the harbor, dine on classics: creamy, dill-flecked salmon soup and crisply fried Baltic herring with pickled beets. End your meal with a Koskenkorva, a slightly sweet vodka.

For Finnish specialties like pike cake with a pickled-cucumber sauce.

At this opulent tribute to the czars, the blini and caviar are a reminder of the influence of Finland's larger neighbor to the east.

This former sculptor's studio has contemporary local dishes (elk sausage; stuffed Baltic herring) and lots of character.

Businessmen and -women flock to this 80-year-old institution near the landmark Stockmann's department store for lunches of smoked eel with scrambled eggs, or flaky, freshwater pike perch with lobster sauce.