Stockholm

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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Stockholm

Caffè Nero

Friendly Caffè Nero offers unfussy pasta dishes that come complete with antipasto buffet. The desserts are excellent to boot. No wonder the local newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, coronated it Stockhom's best budget restaurant.

Roslagsgatan 4, 011-46-8-221-935
Tags: budget | great value | italian | cafe

El Diablo

TexMex in Stockholm? What's more, great TexMex? Allt om Stockholm readers voted this the city's best restaurant of any kind in 2007, no doubt thanks to its excellent array of Latin-tinged, Southwestern dishes, each of which comes with its own tequila suggestion.

Norra Agnegatan 43, 011-46-8-650-5069, www.el-diablo.se (Swedish only)
Tags: moderate | mexican fusion | tex-mex

Kungsholmen

One of the hippest places to dine in all of Stockholm, Kungsholmen is ultimately a wonderfully glorified food court, with seven stations (sushi, salad, soup, bread, bistro, grill, and ice cream) and a cocktail bar. It’s also set on the picturesque Riddarfjärden bank.

Norr Mälarstrand, 011-46-8-5052-4450, www.kungsholmen.com
Tags: international | moderate | trendy

Mathias Dahlgren

The latest creation from famed Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren resides in the Grand Hôtel. Both the traditional Matsalen (Dining Room) and the more informal Matbaren (Food Bar) highlight Swedish cuisine using the best and freshest in natural ingredients.

Södra Blasieholmshammen 8, 011-46-8-679-3584, www.mdghs.com
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | scandinavian

Momma

Set in the bohemian-cool SoFo area of Södermalm, Momma serves up modern takes on Swedish cuisine (think pork tenderloin with verbena butter and potato salad) in a relaxed bistro setting; weekend brunch is especially popular.

Renstiernas gata 30, 011-46-8-640-1919, www.restaurangmomma.se (Swedish only)
Tags: moderate | trendy | scandinavian

Pontus!

One of Sweden’s most famous (and least modest) chefs, Pontus Frithiof unveiled this gem in August 2007. Spanning three floors, are three concepts (oyster bar, cocktail bar, and main dining room) and three menus (Harvest, showcasing veggies; Catch, focusing on fish; and Season, highlighting the freshest of everything).

Brunnsgatan 1, 011-46-8-5452-7300, www.pontusfrithiof.com
Tags: expensive | continental

Sardin

With only ten tables and 18 seats, this SoFo/Södermalm nugget packs them in like, well, sardines. The great Mediterranean-inspired food, friendly service, and affordable prices guarantee that they’re happy sardines, though.

Skånegatan 79, 011-46-8-644-9700
Tags: budget

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