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“Typical Swedish fare and locale” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frantzen - CLOSED

Frantzen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $468
Cuisines: European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Typical Swedish fare and locale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Travelzoo readers had it right! I was lucky to get a table there especially during the Christmas dinner season. Had to have reindeer and Rudolph did not disappoint... Great ambiance, feels like a farmhouse, with excellent, discreet service. Great wines too, heavier bill but totally worth it!

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, TX
Level Contributor
227 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Authentic Scandinavain food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

this is an old school dining experience...The food is wonderful and th atmosphere is amazing...from the gentleman who greets you for the coat check, to the wait staff...wonderful...I will definately eat here again...

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JKCDMom
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the kitchen A-team of Stockholm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

I can confirm all the raving reviews here on trip advisor. Frantzen is really exceptional food roller coaster experience. We were a group of 4 and reserved the kitchen table at 3PM on a saturday. This table has a frontal bar-like view on the rather small kitchen. in fact all dishes are prepared right in front of this table.
While preparing, the chefs explained in detail all the ingredients and preparations. Hobby-chefs can really steal with their eyes here. It was amazing to see this awesome 10-headed team work together to make these wonderful culinary experiences happen.
Highly Recommended

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Over the Top Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

After being greeted by a very tall doorman with in a bowler hat and umbrella, we were ushered inside where the surprisingly friendly staff started introducing themselves. We sat at the chef's counter, a 4 stool bar that was opposite the kitchen. The food was amazingly detailed and creative but most importantly, it was extremely tasty. The chefs were very generous in explaining the dishes and happily answered any questions. An experience like this is in part theatre, art, geography and of course fine dining. It was a truly memorable. Cheaper than Super Bowl tickets but not by much.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bigpictureguy
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Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing experience in Stockholm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

If I had to sum my experience it would have to be exceptional. From the food to the wine to the service this had to be one of the stand out food experiences I have ever had!

The place is in the incredibly scenic and beautiful Gamla Stan. A lovely personal touch is being met outside by a charming doorman. Yes, it's small. I would guess about 18 covers incl the kitchen but it adds to the entire experience. We had the matching wines with the tasting menu, great pairing.

Where does one begin with the food? Stand out courses was the horse sashimi, scallop with truffle, poached oyster, bread course, cod, the appetizers....in all truth I could not fault one savoury dish. They hit the spot every time, both inventive and innovative yet with a nod to Swedish flavours. Great bit of drama and theatre having the waiter churn butter at the central table! Also great having Jim personally have a chat to you at your table between courses.

Shout out to the wonderful waiters as well, Helen, Nicholas and Fredric. Outstanding service, personal and attentive yet without feeling as if you were being stalked. Also, thank you very much for the brunch recommendations, they were spot on!

Truly an amazing experience, I will definitely be back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chitchchezzina
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