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Jun 13, 2010 02:30 PM

Recommendations for restaurants in Stockholm (Sweden)?

I'm planning a short trip to Stockholm (Sweden) from 5.-7. July 2010.

My plan is to visit Mathias Dahlgren - Matsalen and/or F12 (if i'm not to late). Which restaurant would you recommend?

I'm also looking for some good tips for other restaurants in Stockholm - any suggestions?

Looking forward to hearing from you - thanks!


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  1. I have the same question. I have made a reservation at Frantzen/Lindeberg, which is a two star Michelin, since I had heard that this would be an innovative dinner, with a modern setting. I was thinking of going to Matbaren (the more casual Dahlgren) on another night. Also, we have reservations at Oaxen Krog and will be staying overnight in their hotel.

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    1. Oaxen Skärgårdskrog,, in the archipelago of Stockholm is spot on if you're looking for a culinary experience - in July!

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      1. re: Ida K

        We had a fabulous stay at Oaxen Krog last August. I highly recommend having dinner and staying overnight.

        1. re: Nancy S.

          Nancy, you did also Frantzen/lindenberg and Matbaren last year. Could you tell us something about your Stockholm experiences. We, a group of 8 foodies, will go for Oaxen Krog and F/L end of June. I'm looking for another place for a nice summer lunch in Stockholm. Tx

          1. re: Lifewithoutyou

            We only had two days in Stockholm, so we went to Matbaren and Matsalen. I loved both, especially Matbaren -- the atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. I think if I were choosing again, I would pair Matbaren with Frantzen/Lindenberg. Oaxen Krog was an amazing experience. Make sure you also have lunch at their outside place, next to the boat (which was the best overnight stay of the holiday).

            1. re: Nancy S.

              I have reservations for Matsalen when I'm in Stlm in early June. However, I am wondering if I should go to Matbaren instead, and spend a little less kronor. No where have I found what an evening at Matsalen can cost for three people, and if it's outrageously expensive, we'd be happy with something a bit more casual. We must cancel the reservation no fewer than 7 days in advance or else be charged.

              1. re: MartinDC

                I've been to both, and I loved both. I don't remember what Matsalen cost, but it was very expensive. The food at Matbaren is excellent and if you are looking to spend less, then I would suggest Matbaren. Nevertheless, the progression of courses at Matbaren is quite exquisite.

                1. re: MartinDC

                  A review of Matsalen from four years ago mentioned spending 1300 SEK for a three course standard menu. I don't think it has gotten cheaper since.

        2. For a very casual meal, you could try lunch outside at the fish stand in Södermalm on Södermalmstorg, a square close to the McDonald's and the Stockholm Museum, where you cross from Gamla Stan to Södermalm. It's by the entrace to the T-bana. For well under $10, you can get a paper plate (or wrap, as my husband did!) of fried herring with lingon berries, mashed potato, creme fraiche slaw and homemade pickles. Rather unexpectedly it's a member of the Slow Food movement. Other than smorgasbord at the Grand Hotel, it was our favorite dining experience in Stockholm.

          1. I would not waste your time, or money, with F12...ate there last week and it was very disappointing....snobby, expensive, and worst of all, not good....Mathias Dahlgren food bar is an excellent choice...Oaxen, about an hour outside of town, was a dining experience that I don't know if it could be repeated....everything was perfect....the service friendly, fabulous food well plated and thought out and a warm easy atmosphere all around

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            1. re: wander00

              Matbaren and Oaxen were highlights of my holiday last year. We also had dinner at Matsalen, which was exquisite as well, but very expensive.

              1. re: wander00

                Next Wednesday noon we, 9 (male) foodies, will enter Oaxen by hydroplane. I'm so excited to plunge in the wonder world of Magnus and Agneta for the first time. Next day, after a short night at Prince van Oranje, we will have lunch at Lux. That same evening we'll go for Frantzen/Lindeberg. Friday morning back to Belgium. I'll report. Life is beautiful (La vita è bella) !

                1. re: Lifewithoutyou

                  Breakfast on the Prince van Orange is excellent as well. Also, if your schedule allows, have lunch at the Pumpen, next to the boat.

                  1. re: Nancy S.

                    Yes, Nancy, we'll arrive at 3 pm. So I planned to lunch at Pumpen, but unfortunately it's closed weekdays. Agneta let me know Magnus will arrange some charcuterie and local beer on the boat. Hoping for nice weather. Midsummernight, so no sleeping just eating!

                    1. re: Lifewithoutyou

                      Excellent. Enjoy, especially since this is Oaxen's last season.