I was invited earlier this week with Les Clefs d'Or Sweden to try a new restaurant called NOI. It is located in the Nobis Hotel, in the downtown area. This was the location of another restaurant for the past few years called Caina that served Italian cuisine... but earlier this year they did a major change to the interior design and, in the process, changed their name to NOI, with modern European cuisine now on the menu.
The entrance to the restaurant is down a flight of stairs, inside the hotel lobby, and the new interiors, designed by Gert Wingårdh, give the restaurant an elegant yet cozy feel. The dishes and flavors on the menu are a mix of European cuisine, like Spanish, Italian, French and Swedish, often with a modern twist.
As we were a larger group of 12 persons, our table was served several starters to share (Buffalo mozzarella with sun-dried tomatoes, steak tartare with caper créme and fried red prawns), followed by a couple of main dishes that were perfect to share (seared tuna and dry-aged beef). These main dishes were served with a variety of sides and dipping sauce. It was all very delicious.
It is good to keep in mind that NOI will be closed for a few weeks during the high summer season. The easiest way to get to NOI from Hotel Rival is by subway, just four stations away on the red line to Östermalmstorg station (exit to Birger Jarlsgatan). Otherwise, it is just a 7-8 minute taxi ride. In the neighborhood and not hungry? Their Gold Bar and Lounge are well worth a visit! You can book a table on their website or contact me if you are staying at the Rival. Click here for other restaurant recommendations and reviews.