January 31, 2017

Restaurant Ebenist

I had the opportunity to try a new restaurant the other day with my Les Clefs d'Or colleagues: Ebenist! I was happy when they opened as it is one of the best addresses in Stockholm... smack dab on the main square Stortorget in Gamla Stan. For decades there was another restaurant located here that wasn't of the best quality, so a change was welcomed! Especially as it is the people behind the great cocktail bar Pharmarium who have opened Ebenist. In fact, they are located right next to each other.
The locale has been renovated and the interior design reminds me a bit of Pharmarium. It is quite a large restaurant but it doesn't seem like it as it is made up of smaller rooms which gives you an intimate dining experience. They have a large wine cellar under the restaurant which wasn't open when we were there (on a Sunday).
They describe their menu as traditional Swedish in modern form with Continental influences. I would say that this is a good description. We were given a tasting menu to get a feel of what they have to offer. We started with an oyster in a beurre blanc sauce, followed by their own bouillabaisse with aioli.
After that we were served steak tartare with roasted onions. It came with cognac which we were told to pour over the tartare. For the main course we were served grilled arctic char with puy lentils. All very good... and the wine pairings were great as well. All in all, a welcome addition to the restaurants in Gamla Stan!
They are open for lunch and dinner. To get there from the Rival Hotel, it is just a 15-20 minute walk. Otherwise you can take the subway, red line, two stops to Gamla Stan. Click here for more restaurant recommendations/reviews.



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