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“Not up to expectations” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Esperanto

Esperanto
Kungstensgatan 2, Stockholm 114 25, Sweden (Östermalm)
+46 86962323
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Ranked #167 of 2,125 Restaurants in Stockholm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Östermalm
Alexandria, VA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not up to expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

And granted, the expectations were very high for a top-end restaurant such as this. The food was, overall very good, and there were some interesting dishes, but the service seemed formulaic and the overall experience was somehow...cold.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Birthday Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Was great- Langoustines with Wagyu beef dripping , probably one of the best dishes I have ever tasted.
Extremely expensive though - particularly the wine list - even bearing in mind Stockholm and Michelin prices

Visited June 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Five rating, five rating, five rating...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

... did I say Five rating?

I've seldom had such an easu decision handing out a rating at TripAdvisor - Esperanto is easily on my Top 3 list all times.

Should be said we booked Esperanto 2-3 weeks prior to them being named "Best Swedish Restaurant" which meant our expectations grew even higher than before.

From arriving to the restaurant until leaving the service experience was immaculate. Small details such as returning to a folded napkin on the table, actually classic crumbing down, laying a napking on top of a dirty spot on the table cloth etc are very appreciated.

We decided to go with the 15 course degustation menu with wine package and the food was simply excellent. Swedish with an Asian twist one might call it. The onion meringue with Kalix Bleak Roe was a bite of pure joy, the arctic char was sublime, the first laid eggs with cauliflower creme a revellation, the chicken pieces in a broth rustic and full of flavour, the pork tender etc, etc...

And on top of this wines that were matched perfectly.

The ambience in this old theatre lounge was laid back, but still felt classy.

And both me and my wife (as old restaurant people) enjoyed watching how well the service staff (and kitchen staff) was in sync.

Well worth a visit and both one of the best service and food experiences we've had in a long, long time..

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Satisfied but not blown away...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The service was fantastic and the atmosphere ok. The food was beautiful, but yet I left feeling like there was something missing. I conveyed that I was not a fan of Riesling and yet the waiter insisted on it advising that it was crisper than usual Riesling and would go well with the dish... low and behold it tasted like Riesling and was neither here or there. It also cost 190kr a glass! The experience was really nice, however I would suggest ordering three course at least to go home not wanting to order a pizza. To do this you will need about 4000kr for two people to really enjoy it. If you’re on a budget... stay away!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lund, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a splendid night at Esperanto. For a very reasonable price (for this kind of restaurants) you get mind-blowing food and wines. The service is absolutely outstanding. Don’t miss it if you are up to experience something out of the box!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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