June 14, 2014

Restaurants Closed During the Summer- 2014

(EDIT: click here for this year's list) So... here is my annual bad news post for the summer. Well, bad news for "foodies" visiting Stockholm in July and August at any rate. Many of the top tier restaurants (Michelin star, gourmet) close for a few weeks during the summer. This is mainly due to the generous Swedish vacation rules and the fact that many top restaurants feel that they can't offer excellent food & 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. No businessmen in town either... wining and dining clients. 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!

  • Frantzén- last dinner service on June 28th, opens again on August 15th.
  • Mathias Dahlgren- last dinner service on July 10th, opens again August 6th.
  • Ekstedt- closes in the middle of July and reopens in the middle of August.
  • Esperanto- last dinner service on June 28th, reopens on August 8th.
  • Gastrologik- last dinner service on July 26th, reopens on August 19th.
  • Operakällaren- Last dinner service on July 5th, opens again on August 8th. 
  • F12- closes for business on June 14th... will reopen at a new location (?) after summer.
  • Oaxen Krog- open during the summer, however only on Wednesdays-Saturdays (mid July to mid Aug). The more casual Oaxen Slip is open daily all summer.
  • Jonas- closes for good at this location on June 28th, unsure right now where they reopen... stay tuned!
  • AG- last dinner service on June 28th, reopens on August 4th. 
  • Svartengrens- last dinner service on July 6th, opens again on August 5th.
  • Pontus!- last dinner service on July 5th, reopens on August 18th. During the summer Pocket is open as well as Pontus in the Park.
  • Djuret- last dinner service on June 18th, opens again on August 18th. During this time they will have an outdoor barbecue restaurant called Svinet.
  • Lux Day to Day- last dinner service on July 12th, reopens on August 12th. 
  • Farang- last dinner service on July 5th, reopens on August 7th.
  • Pubologi- last dinner service on June 28th, opens again on August 1st.
  • Proviant- last dinner service on July 4th, reopens on August 6th.
  • Niklas- last dinner service on July 12th, opens again on July 31st.
  • SMAK- last dinner service on July 5th, opens again on August 7th.
  • Grill- summer grill buffet served between June 23rd and July 27th.
  • Le Rouge- last dinner service on June 28th, reopens on August 12th. Their more casual Le Bar is open all summer.
  • Miss Voon- last dinner service on July 5th, opens again on August 7th.
Don't despair though... there are still plenty of great restaurants open in Stockholm during these weeks. If you are staying at the Rival Hotel, contact me for more information. Our Bistro will be open every evening, all summer! I will be adding to the list as I find more restaurants that also close. Please keep in mind that I gathered this information mostly from their websites (sometimes directly with the restaurant)... some of the dates may change. To be absolutely sure, check the restaurant's website (which I have linked above).

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