French bistro opens at Siltasaari 10, Helsinki
The refined food and drink offering and warm atmosphere of Bistro Le Coin entice guests in for both lunch and dinner. Eero Suhonen, who was worked in some of Helsinki’s top restaurants, and restaurant professional Hanna Kaartoaho are at the helm. The main owners of the establishment are known for the bistro Mauritz, which has garnered top reviews and media attention, on the other side of Helsinki.
The food scene in the Hakaniemi area of Helsinki got a new addition when the Bistro Le Coin, serving French cuisine, opened its doors in the historic building of Siltasaari 10 on 19 September 2023. The combination of traditional bistro atmosphere with the freshest ingredients promises a dining experience that will attract people back again and again.
“Our customers — or guests, as we prefer to call them — can not only enjoy high-class food and drink, but also a relaxed atmosphere and cheerful, friendly service. We don’t stand on ceremony here, and we want guests to enjoy themselves for hours at a time,” restaurateur Eero Suhonen says.
Suhonen has been in the restaurant businesses for over 25 years. He has worked as a chef de cuisine and head chef at the Katajanokka Casino, the Töölönranta restaurant, and the Nylands Jaktklubben restaurant. In the dining room, the restaurateur and restaurant manager Hanna Kaartoaho, who also has extensive experience in the business, ensures guests are satisfied.
It is easy to predict success for Bistro Le Coin, as it is backed by the same main owners as the bistro Mauritz in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, which has in a short period become a favourite of both diners and the press.
Unforgettable taste experiences from lunch to late
The food philosophy of Bistro Le Coin is strongly rooted in France, but it has also drawn inspiration from elsewhere in Europe. The key is clean, high-quality and sustainably produced ingredients. The dinner menu has four different set menus, one of which is vegan. All dishes are also available à la carte.
The Menu Classique offers, as its name suggests, classic French delicacies, while the rustic Menu Le Coin consists of heartier fare. Gourmands can treat themselves to the sumptuous five courses of the Menu Chef, and the carefully curated wine selection has a particular emphasis on European producers.
“In addition to familiar names, our wine cellar has premium rarities. We put quality first in both food and drinks, with an ear to our guests’ needs and wishes. That said, we want to keep prices reasonable,” Suhonen says.
The dining room seats 80, in addition to which there is an intimate bar. Dinner is served from Tuesday to Saturday, and from Monday to Friday an à la carte lunch and a three-course lunch menu are served.
Hakaniemi’s gastronomical development continues
The atmospheric restaurant space on the ground floor at Siltasaari 10 was assiduously restored during the summer. The new bar counter gleams, the walls have been repainted and many of the fixtures have been replaced. By contrast, the stunning old floor and light fixtures have been retained. The unique setting of Siltasaari 10 garners high praise from the management.
“This is an absolutely fabulous building and premises. Hanna and I are extremely excited about to open a restaurant in such a great location in the middle of bustling Hakaniemi. Working with Antilooppi has been a pleasure, too. They’ve taken really good care of us,” Suhonen says.
Associate Director Tero Nyström, who is responsible for the restaurant facilities in Antilooppi properties, says that the new bistro is an excellent complement to the attractive restaurant cluster at Siltasaari 10 and the entire offering of the Hakaniemi area.
“As a sustainable real-estate owner, it’s important for us to not just develop our properties but also the immediate surroundings into more habitable, attractive places. Bistro Le Coin brings precisely that kind of additional touch to the services of Siltasaari 10 and the entire area. The positive development is continuing, and we are going to keep enhancing the high-quality area restaurant offering even more in the very near future,” Nyström says.
Bistro Le Coin has been welcoming guests at Siltasaarenkatu 8–10, Helsinki, since 19 September 2023.
Read more about the wide range of services at the Siltasaari 10 property here.
Tero Nyström, Food & Beverage, Retail, Associate Director, Business Development
Tel. +358 50 427 3889