Chez Dominique

Chez Dominique was a restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. The chef and owner was Hans Välimäki. The restaurant was located at Rikhardinkatu 4, and seated 50 people. The restaurant closed in October 2013.[1][2][3]

Chez Dominique
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Restaurant information
Established1998; 24 years ago (1998)
ClosedOctober 5, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-10-05)
Owner(s)Hans Välimäki
Head chefHans Välimäki
Rating2 Michelin stars Michelin Guide
Street addressRikhardinkatu 4
Coordinates60°09′57″N 024°56′46″E / 60.16583°N 24.94611°E / 60.16583; 24.94611Coordinates: 60°09′57″N 024°56′46″E / 60.16583°N 24.94611°E / 60.16583; 24.94611


Chez Dominique balanced between classical cuisine and experimental cuisine. The food had French and Finnish influences. The most popular items on the menu were four, six and nine course surprise menus. A nine course surprise menu with wines was approximately 300 euros.[4] The restaurant also served lunch during the day.

Awards and recognitionsEdit

The restaurant was voted 21st best in the world in Restaurant (magazine) Top 50 2009.[5] In 2007 Välimäki said of the restaurant's status as one of the world's best restaurants, "I think this achievement proves that food is becoming more and more part of culture, and Finland does not make an exception in this development".

The restaurant was awarded one Michelin star in 2001. Since 2003 it has retained two Michelin stars.

Chez Dominique was selected as the best restaurant in Finland from 2004 to 2006.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Finland's Two Michelin Star Chez Dominique to Shutter". 26 August 2013. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  2. ^ Retrieved 2021-06-22. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "In Helsinki, they hang Michelin stars in the bathroom". Retrieved 2021-06-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Menu". Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  5. ^ "The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants". William Reed Business Media. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2009-04-22.

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