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#187 of 2,625 Restaurants in Stockholm
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European, Swedish, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Karl XII's Square, Stockholm 103 22, Sweden
+46 8 676 58 00
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 12:30 - 01:00
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Weston, CT
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We came to the restaurant called Operabaren, after originally seeking Operans Bakficka based on TA reviews. Based on photos on TA, the restaurant called Operakalleren here is Operabaren. There is a lot of confusion because Operans Bakficka and Operabaren share the same menu and kitchen and are part of Operakallaren as I understand it. All are in Opera house. In... More 

Haddington, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Even by Swedish state alcohol monopoly prices governed by Systembolaget, the price of a MID-PRICED bottle of wine at this restaurant was over £60! Food was good, although not exceptional. The ambience of the restaurant is a main selling point, along with the excellent service. Just make sure that you take a 'flexible friend'!

Thank FlyingScotsman52
St Albans, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Visited on the 30th December. Very good food ,lovely atmosphere and an edgy but fun waiter who kept us entertained. Not cheap but good quality food. Although the portions were Viking size which left no room for dessert. The traditional Herring starter is worth having although not if don't like raw fish ! The beef was excellent although there was... More 

Thank ben454
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant for fine dining and freshly sourced food from local areas and particular ingredients from around Europe. We had an array of dishes which we very much enjoyed and the level of detail presented about each dish in terms of how it was prepared and sourced made the meal very theatrical and enjoyable. We had the... More 

Thank Mandy A
Stockholm County, Sweden
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58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Classic small hidden gem in the center of Stockholm. Good Swedish food and perfect service in à historic place.

Thank alfakebenny
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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192 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This wonderful restaurant is the cousin to the more famous and more formal Café Opera. We were spending our last night in Stockholm, did not want something as over the top as Café Opera, and we made the right choice. After more than two weeks in Scandinavia without one bad meal, this night may have been the most enjoyable. The... More 

Thank Michael S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Of all the places we ate at in Stockholm, this felt the most Swedish. The food was great, escargot to start and then the meatballs and steak with amazing potatoes. It was very quiet, with what seemed to be mostly local businessman (and I do mean men, there were few women the night we were here) and some families of... More 

Thank lnb78
Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A small, hidden, art nouveau gem in the Opera house. The service and the food are both impeccable. Typical Swedish fare. Best Beef Rydberg in town. Everything on the menu is a perfect classic. Best for parties of two people or maximum three for it is a small scale place. Be sure not to confuse Operabaren with Operans bakficka or... More 

1 Thank Therese-Cecilia
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance, and had a most memorable evening. The dinner was exceptional quality, service discreet, and decor and ambience truly one to remember. We enjoyed traditional Swedish food, of exceptional quality. Fois gras with scallops and fish stew particularly recommended. We would recommend this to anyone wanting a very special night out. Cannot recommend this more... More 

Thank Ducklook
Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great food, exceptional wine list in the the Stockholm Opera House. Great service and classic Swedish home cooked food. The interior design is art nouveau and more than 100 years old. Intimate and cozy atmosphere perfect for smaller lunches/dinners.

Thank Nisse55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karl XII's Square, Stockholm 103 22, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Norrmalm
  • Neighbourhood: Norrmalm
  • Phone Number: +46 8 676 58 00
Operabaren is a neighbour to Stockholm's famous Café Opera. With its original decor intact, this is a unique environment, mixing Art Nouveau with the atmosphere of an English gentleman's club. A visit to Operabaren takes you more than a century back in time, to 1905 when the club opened. Since then, the restaurant has attracted a varied clientele - artists, writers, businesspeople and musicians. You can meet up here over dinner - classic Swedish fare dominates - or just order a drink, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the view over Kungsträdgården.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Norrmalm

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Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.
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