This is the most classic French-style brasserie in all of Stockholm, and it's been going strong since the day it opened back in 1897, thanks to a reinvention for the millennium. It remains the best spot in central Stockholm for dining at almost any time of the day or night. In summer you can sit out on the terrace and watch Stockholmers pass by. Or else you can chill out in the upper lounge, with the sweet young things. The dining room is more formal and elegant with uniformed waiters and stiffly pressed white linen tablecloths. Seafood and shellfish have been a century-long tradition here, and so it continues to this day. Expect a daily changing menu of husmanskost. Herring is king here, be it tomato herring, curry herring, or the locally famous sotare (small grilled Baltic herring). The smoked Baltic herring appetizer couldn't be better if we'd smoked it ourselves. This is also one of the few places around still serving boiled salt veal tongue, a local delicacy. After dinner, if the mood suits, you can drop in to check out O-baren, a backroom den with a bar and a dance floor playing rock music along with hip-hop and soul.
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- Recommended 2010