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Mathias Dahlgren - Matsalen

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European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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6 Soedra Blasieholmshamnen, Stockholm 111 48, Sweden
+46 8 679 35 84
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Santa Monica, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent small plate concept. The food was innovative and very well prepared. We were able to order as much as we wanted and did not leave feeling over-stuffed or unable to remember what we ate. The restaurant is tucked away in the Grand Hotel and well worth the time to find it since the street sign is so unobtrusive.

Thank knitsforfood
Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On August 14, 2014, I celebrated my wife Anna and 10-year wedding anniversary with a visit Mathias Dahlgren's masterpiece. What a tremendous dining experience we had and it was a memory of a lifetime for us. Food and related beverages are world class and I would recommend anyone who has the opportunity to visit this amazing restaurant. It's not every... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a very interesting and different restaurant in that it is very fine food in a very casual setting. There are people seated around a bar other on high chairs and others on regular tables. No table cloths but rather nice little wooden plate places. We went for the three courses rather than the tasting menu, so no tour... More 

Thank Furbal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I was hesitating whether it should be rated as 5 or 4 stars, Certainly compared with mostly frequented and reviewed restaurants Matthias Dahlgren should be rated at 7 or 8. But as it is already Michelin starred restaurant, in its class I felt to rate it only at 4. Overall food was excellent, service on great level, general ambiance a... More 

Thank Piomak64
Harrogate UK
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

According to Mathias Dahlgren's website they question everything they cook, might I humbly suggest someone in the kitchen take a step back from praising themselves for their use of every bit of flora and fauna and the quality of same and have a look at the menu. One dish after another included something smoked and some kind of roe. Not... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The dinner starts off with a tour of the kitchen and then some entrees in the kitchen where you get to talk to the kitchen-staff. You are then placed at your table and then get to the courses. I found the food excellent as was the service from the moment we entered the restaurant until we left. The only thing... More 

Thank Jan L
Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My wife and I just celebrated my birthday here. We just loved the concept: 6 guests in a separate room, sitting on bar stools around a large counter where the chef is preparing all the food in front of us. Very social, it turned out both the other couples there also celebrated birthdays! The food was sublime, we had the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The food was tasty and well made. The service was polite but not very attentive. If you needed a waiter you had to stand up and wave your hands to make them see you. We ordered a dry Tokaji and they brought us a sweet one. They took it back right away and brought us the right one. In general... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

There is no doubt that this is a very good restaurant. The initial experience of being greeted by a chef, taken on a tour of the kitchen and being served appetisers in the kitchen is fun and enjoyable. Indeed, the appetisers were of a truly excellent quality. I completely disagree with those reviewers who have described the staff as being... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Supposed to be one of the best fine dining expérience in Stockholm. Actually very disappointing with a quality of cuisine and service really not at the level of its pricy menu (about 350€ / person with drinks). Globally too buttery and salty, even for scandinavian cuisine. A ridiculous 3 course desert ending up with a chocolate sponge cake that will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $500
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Soedra Blasieholmshamnen, Stockholm 111 48, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Norrmalm
  • Neighborhood: Norrmalm
  • Phone Number: +46 8 679 35 84
Matsalen is a modern gastronomic restaurant. Our cuisine is based on using the best fresh produce available here and now in Sweden and other parts of the world, spiced with curiosity and inspiration from everything we encounter.

"The natural cuisine" is a menu that changes with nature and the seasons. We pair wine, beer and other beverages with each of the dishes we create.

All the producers we work with are meticulously selected, they produce something we like. Our menu and drink offering - like the fresh produce - are living and change with the time of the year.

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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

Neighborhood Profile
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.