June 6, 2013

Restaurants Closed During the Summer- 2013

(EDIT: these dates are for 2013, for current information... click here!) Every summer, especially during late July and early August, visitors to Stockholm who are interested in haute cuisine are disappointed to find out that the top tier restaurants (Michelin rated and such) close for a few weeks. This is mainly due to the generous Swedish vacation rules and the fact that many top restaurants feel that they can't offer excellent service with summer replacement staff. Another reason, perhaps, is that most Stockholmers leave the city during this period and there aren't enough visiting "foodies" to fill these types of restaurants. At any rate, the good news is that several of these top tier restaurants have some other options during these weeks... and you always have a plethora of great summer restaurants to choose from!

  • Restaurant Frantzén (former Frantzén/Lindeberg)- closed between July 14th and August 16th.
  • Flying Elk- closed between July 14th and August 16th.
  • Mathias Dahlgren- closed between July 12th and August 5th.
  • Ekstedt- closed "second half of July and first half of August".
  • Restaurant Jonas- closed between July 1st and August 9th. Their more casual Food & Wine Bar is closed from July 6th to August 1st. 
  • Esperanto- closed between June 20th and August 9th. Instead they will have a "summer lounge" open with a scaled back menu.
  • Lux Stockholm- closes on July 14th for the summer. Reopens?
  • AG- closed between June 30th and August 4th.
  • F12- closed between July 7th and August 7th. Their popular nightclub F12 Terrassen is open all summer!
  • Smak på Restaurangen- closed between July 7th and August 7th.
  • Le Rouge- closed between July 7th and August 12th. Their more casual Le Bar is open all summer.
  • Grill- buffet only between July2nd and July 20th, after which they close through July 30th.
  • Miss Voon- closed between July 7th and August 6th.
  • Farang- closed between July 7th and July 28th.
  • Operakällaren- closed between July 1st and August 6th. Their more casual Bakfickan is open all summer.
  • Sjögräs- closed between July 14th and August 4th.
  • Pontus!- closed between July 1st and August 11th. Their more casual Pocket is open all summer.
  • Djuret- closed between June 20th and August 17th. During this time they have an outdoor grill restaurant called Svinet.
  • Pubologi- closed between July1st and August 1st.
  • Griffin's Steakhouse- closed between July 15th and July 31st.
  • Niklas- closed between July 8th to August 6th. 
  • Gastrologik- closed between July 21st and August 12th. Their casual, drop-in restaurant Speceriet will be closed the same time.
  • Nostrano- closed between July 7th and July 24th. 
I will be adding to this list as I find more restaurants that close during the summer. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel this summer and are interested in a specific restaurant... just drop me a line. And remember, the Rival Bistro is open 365 evenings a year!
Fjäderholmarnas Krog- a good choice for summer!


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