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Restaurants in Sweden

If Swedish restaurants are your first introduction to the country's cuisine, you'll find plenty of dishes that make the most of local produce, including berries and mushrooms foraged from the country's forest, but also fish, often served smoked, from the Baltic and North seas while reindeer and other game is more common in the country's north. The country has always been open to foreign influences, and it's not unusual to find French and Italian, and also Cambodian and Ethiopian, dishes at the best restaurants in Sweden.

Stockholm's acclaimed Operkälleran is one of these Sweden restaurants with an international focus to its menu. Housed in the 1895 building behind the Opera House, Operakallaren actually contains four restaurants, a cocktail bar, and event rooms. The main dining room has oak paneling, elaborate chandeliers, paintings by Oscar Bjorck, and large arched windows with views of the Royal Castle. Chef Stefano Catenacci serves Mediterranean cuisine, such as mushroom and black truffle risotto with an olive emulsion, scallops with sorrel sauce, and lamb sweetbreads with greens. The well-respected wine cellar contains 30,000 bottles.

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  • Amandas Krog

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Babylon, Stockholm

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Wrap yourself in one of the restaurant's green fleece blankets as you dine among fashion plates and artist types. Try the potatoes and röding, a lo... More
  • Dykarbaren

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Erik's Gondolen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Plush red-velvet chairs furnish this glass box cantilevered high over the street below. Along with the views, the landmark restaurant serves refine... More
  • Frantzén-Lindeberg

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Frantzen-Lindeberg is located in a nondescript, chocolate-brown former dairy in Gamla Stan. Named after the chef-owners, who are rising stars in th... More
  • Fredsgatan 12

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed on the campus of the Royal Art Academy, Fredsgatan 12 (F12) is owned by well-known restaurateurs Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet. The deco... More
  • GQ

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Restaurang GQ (for gastronomic intelligence) is located in Ostermalm. The minimalist decor includes umber walls, brown leather seats and booths, an... More
  • Kaffekoppen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Drink a hot chocolate in this candlelit cellar with tea-stained walls and low vaulted ceilings. More
  • Kantinen Hyttblecket

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The Nordic House of Culinary Art is considered a center for Swedish cuisine, and it's the home of the restaurant Kantinen Hyttlblecket (as well as ... More
  • KB

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in Norrmalm, Konstnarsbaren (meaning "Artist's Bar") is housed in an 1891 building designed as a late Gothic Venezian palace. Better known ... More
  • Kvarnen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This historic Södermalm restaurant and bar is a popular hangout in Stieg Larsson’s mystery trilogy. More
  • Le Rouge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Owned by Danyel Couet and Melker Andersson of the F12 Group, Le Rouge in Gamla Stan is done in the fin de siècle Parisian-style of Moulin Rouge. Th... More
  • Leijontornet

  • Mathias Dahlgren

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Named after one of Sweden's top chefs, the Mathias Dahlgren restaurant is located inside the 19th-century Grand Hôtel, which overlooks Riddarfjärde... More
  • Max

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A cross between In-N-Out Burger and McDonald's, Max is a family-run Swedish fast-food chain that dates back to 1968. Now it has brought its brand o... More

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