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Stockholm is filled with great restaurants in all price ranges. Amazingly enough, they are almost always fully booked. Bellow is a list of the best restaurants according to the residents of Stockholm.
Concidered to be one of Stockholms best restaurants. Esperanto has since it’s opening racked up awards such as a Michelin star and a first place in White Guide, Sweden's best foodie handbook. Esperanto offers two different menues; the à la carte menu ”Carte Orientale” and the tasting menu ”Menu d’été”. Both menues are based on the season and paired with the perfect drink menue. From the à la carte I would recommend the ”Slightly roasted langoustine with fois gras, yuba and whipped aged egg yolk” and as if that wasn’t enough… The desserts are to die for! Don’t forget to reserve a table in time since this romantic place in the area of Östermalm is usually very popular. Think timeless, playful and innovative!
2. Restaurant Frantzén
With two Michelin stars Restaurant Frantzén in Old Town is one of Stockholm's best restaurants. It was also declared the country's best restaurant by the White Guide, Sweden's best foodie handbook. The restaurant and it’s chefs are obsessed with perfect ingredients and many of them are grown in the restaurant's garden. The ingredients and the mix of Asian and Far Eastern cooking techniques makes this place unique. The fixed menu consists of twelve different dishes for around $300.
Frantzén recently opened the gastro pub ”The Flying Elk” which is more relaxed and a little more lenient in price.
3. Mathias Dahlgren Matsalen
Mathias Dahlgren's ”Matsalen” belongs to the famous Grand Hotel. Mathias Dahlgren focuses on two different menus; "The Natural Kitchen" that adapts to the seasons and "a theme in focus" which, just like it sounds, is based on highlighting something Dahlgren wants to show a little more depth. All dishes are carefully paired with selected beverages. Mathias Dahlgren also operates the more casual restaurant ”Matbaren” in the same building. ”Matbaren” is a modern bistro with a great personal atmosphere. For dessert, do not miss the apple crumble. ”Matbaren” has a number of drop-in seats that I highly recommend you to fill up.
Other restaurants that are well worth a visit; Operakällaren, F12, Gastrologik and LUX.
Frantzén/Lindeberg. Two stars in the Guide Michelin, and always a extremely innovative (but very good) menu. If you do not get a table, the team behind this restaurant now has a small empire at a block of Gamla Stan (Old town). Their gastropub The Flying Elk is also popular.
Mathias Dahlgren. This restaurant also got two stars from Guide Michelin. It is right by Grand Hôtel, and its specialty is classic Swedish food.
For Swedish classics:
Prinsen. A brasserie and bistro that has been a home for intellectuals for ages. If you want to try traditional Swedish food, Prinsen is the best choice. A recommendation is their Biff Rydberg (pan fried fillet of beef, onion, mustard and egg yolk).
For good food and fun:
Flippin' Burgers. Jon Widegren travelled all over the USA to learn how to make the perfect hamburger. He succeeded, and last year the line outside was many metres long even in lousy weather. It is not possible to book a table, so make sure to be there before they open.
Allmänna Galleriet. For meat lovers. If you want beef, Allmänna Galleriet – or AG – is sure to satisfy. It is hidden on a small street on Kungsholmen island, and hard to find, but it is worth the trouble taking the time.
Boqueria. This new imaginative tapas restaurant in the Mood Galleria immediately became a favorite hang out for media- and business types.