June 25, 2013

Outdoor Restaurant at Clas på Hörnet

Entrance to historic building
Yesterday I attended the summer premiere for Clas på Hörnet's outdoor barbecue restaurant. During the summer months they close their indoor restaurant and instead they have an outdoor restaurant with chefs manning the grill (open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm). Cloudy or rainy? They do have covered seating as well as heat lamps to keep you comfortable in case the weather gods are against you. If you are coming after the summer... the indoor restaurant is a great place to try local cuisine. They have some of the city's best Swedish meatballs!
Monica Zetterlund park
Located just north of the downtown area, this inn and restaurant is adjacent to the little, quaint Monica Zetterlund park which adds to the ambiance of their outdoor restaurant. The building itself is historic... dating from 1731, when Clas Browall opened his inn here. The name actually means "Clas on the Corner". Many famous Swedes have been guests here, including king Gustav III and poet/composer Carl Michael Bellman.
The outdoor grill...
Swedes love to take advantage of long, warm summer evenings and eat & drink outside whenever possible. I have blogged earlier about restaurants on the water in Stockholm, but really any leafy oasis will do for a Swede! Their grill menu has something for everyone... tunafish, scampi, cheese bruger, halloumi and even top blade steak. They are then paired together with your choice of side orders and sauces. A nice way to spend the evening!
A summer oasis in the city.
While Clas på Hörnet's location might be a little "off" for guests from the Rival Hotel, it is the perfect place to grab dinner or a drink if you are in the neighbourhood admiring architect Gunnar Asplund's public library, attending an event at the Olympic stadium Stadion, buying souvenirs at Stockholm's Hard Rock Café or having spent the day in nearby Haga Park. Otherwise it is only a quick ride by subway (red line to Stadion station) from the hotel.

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