The Best French Restaurants in Stockholm
These are your go-to places to try French classics whilst in Stockholm.
Discover the elegance and sophistication of French cuisine right in the heart of Stockholm. If you're craving a little touch of Paris in your life, this guide takes you through the city's best French restaurants. From the Parisian bistro vibes of Främmat to the playful and experimental Restaurant Etoile, and the cozy, authentic feel of Bistro Mirabelle, each restaurant offers a unique interpretation of French cuisine. All restaurants listed in this article are based on recommandations from World of Mouth experts like Tove Henckel and Oliver Jansson, ensuring that we're only recommending the best. So whether you're a resident or just visting, keep reading and discover the spots for the best French food in Stockholm.
Främmat, run by the experienced duo Kalle Nilsson and Jonas Helgesson, offers a modern Parisian bistro experience with an intimate and atmospheric ambiance. The menu, heavily influenced by French cuisine, is constantly evolving and features a mix of classic and creative dishes that are as deceptively simple as they are flavorful. Despite its popularity and busy nature, the restaurant maintains a personal touch, delivering hearty and elegantly prepared meals that make securing a table well worth the effort.
Hearty flavours with an elegant touchA small bistro serving elegant hearty food with a personal touch. The flavors are comforting, delicious, and super tasty. Always hard to get a table but it is definitely worth the effort.
Restaurant Etoile is an experimental eatery offering a set menu that provides an intriguing dining experience with dishes influenced by global cuisines. The establishment seats only 24 guests, ensuring an intimate atmosphere, and has recently undergone a refurbishment to increase its size. Co-founders Danny Falkeman and Jonas Lagerström have brought their worldwide culinary experiences to Etoile, which was awarded its first Michelin star in 2020.
Etoile is an experimental restaurant with influences from across the globe. At this place one can expect a playful tasting menu with a parade of creative dishes of unexpected combinations and textures that trick your senses. The restaurant only seats 24 guests, although the premises have recently been refurbished and quadrupled in size.After travelling around the world, Danny Falkeman and Jonas Lagerström returned to their homeland to open Etoile. The lengthy tasting menu draws on influences that the two friends encountered on their journey. Etoile means ‘star’ in French, and the restaurant was rewarded with their first Michelin star in February 2020.
Bistro Mirabelle is known for its authentic bistro cooking, putting a spotlight on rustic French dishes and a selection of wines. The restaurant's menu changes daily, showcasing a love for 'Nose to Tail' cooking and boasting the best Welsh Rarebit in Sweden. It's a cozy spot that offers a blend of French bistro fare and dishes that could be found at St John, complemented by a well-curated wine list.
A mix of French bistro and dishes that could be served at St JohnCozy small restaurant with rustic food - a mix of French bistro and dishes that could be served at St John. Well cooked food and nice wine list, a perfect place for a glass in the bar after work or dinner with friends. David Lilja Lundin earlier worked at Bar Centro in Gothenburg when it was at its peak and during the last 3, 4 years at Café Nizza. He has started the place together with chef Viktor Sundström.
Chez Jolie is a Stockholm-based restaurant that boasts a French-inspired menu with dishes rooted in both rustic countryside cuisine and luxurious metropolitan bistros. Led by Mikael Einarsson, a top classically-trained chef in Sweden, the restaurant offers a range of creative interpretations of French classics, as well as a selection of offals. Complementing the food is a 500-bin wine list with a focus on high-quality French wines, but also featuring sought-after selections from Italy and California.
The French menu is inspired by both rural countryside cooking as well as luxurious metropolitan bistros.Chez Jolie is arguably one of Stockholm’s hottest openings this year. Mikael Einarsson - one of Sweden's best classically-trained chefs who’s been an important force in some of the most beloved restaurants in town - is the captain here, and the love for France is clear.The menu is inspired by both rural countryside cooking as well as luxurious metropolitan bistros. Parts of the menu are anchored in French classics, others more creative interpretations. If you’re into offals, there's also good options that I can vouch for. Backed by a 500-bin wine list, the focus is not surprisingly on high quality French wines, delving deep into the classic regions. The last few pages also hold some sought-after wines from, for example, Italy and California. If you would like to forgo ordering individual bottles, there’s also a good selection by the glass.
Bar Nîmes is a bustling bistro known for its rustic dishes inspired by the Provence-Piedmont region. The establishment, founded by Finnish chef Kim Öhman, offers generous and reasonably priced dishes, including daily handmade pastas, that are prepared with passion and simplicity. In addition to the food, Bar Nîmes also features a handpicked selection of old-world wines, making it a great spot for both food and wine enthusiasts.
Simple, crowded, noisy – and wonderfulBar Nimes is an ambitious operation in the disguise of a noisy, tightly packed corner bar. Founded by the Finnish chef Kim Öhman, co-owner of Stockholm’s popular Farang (and with a work history in Fat Duck and Per Se), the food philosophy is a no-nonsense combination of Southern France and Piedmont. The generous and reasonably priced dishes seem simple but are made with big passion, the daily handmade pastas being a prime example. We chose pissaladiere, salad of fresh artichokes, agnolotti del plin, tajarin with truffles, pepper steak & milk chocolate sorbet, and everything was as good as it gets. The wine list follows the same principles as the food. Handpicked old-world wines with good price/quality. Öhman has said, that his goal was to create a timeless place that could be there forever and in which he himself would love to dine every week. That summarizes Bar Nimes perfectly.
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