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“Great food- terrible service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pontus!

Pontus!
Ranked #907 of 2,999 Restaurants in Stockholm
Cuisines: International, European, Swedish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Norrmalm
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food- terrible service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Went with high expectations, but were vey disappointed. For the price level you would expect a lot more attention from staff. They seemed more interested in preparing for closing. They did not replace plates as we worked our way through the plateau, did not bring any bread or refill wine. Food was great, but spoiled by poor service.

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

A rather new restaurant in the middle of business center, always good food and fine wines...in the business center. You have to book in advance

Visited March 2012
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Racine, WI
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“MADDENING AND UNACCEPTABLE”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Every so often, one finds a restaurant in which the "chef" prepares food the way he likes it, with total disregard for the likes and dislikes of his customers. Pontus! is that place, in spades. So, folks who like their beef raw and cold on the inside will be pleased with this establishment. If, however, you prefer your steak or burger actually cooked - well, simply go somewhere else. My steak was raw - not medium, not medium rare, not rare - absolutely raw, stone cold in the center, plate running in blood. This is after I asked for it to be MEDIUM WELL! Sending it back didn't help. All the "chef" did was convert the outer 0.5mm to charcoal, and left the interior stone cold. My wife's burger was worse (if that's possible). I an certain this patty never saw a grill - literally tartare on a bun.

When one is paying $50 for a burger and $70 for a steak, one should expect a tiny bit of talent from the "chef". You won't find it at Pontus!

In short, eat somewhere else.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hartford, CT
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Outdoor dining with a great view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Pontus is in a fantastic location with great views. During summer months, outdoor dining is available, and I was fortunate enough to visit and be seated outside.

Overall, this was a very good restaurant. The menu is not extensive and does include a lot of fish (especially for first course meals, where the only other option was a beet and goat cheese salad). The main course selections were again limited but interesting, although upon recommendation of my host I chose the steak. This ended up being the most popular choice in my group of 11 colleagues, which presented issues when the food was brought to the table as no-one seemed to get the steak cooked the way they had requested.

The wine list was very good - some top notch selections are available. Desserts looked fantastic - I didn't partake, but most of my colleagues did and were considering ordering seconds!

We ate outside on an evening that started with torrential rain and cleared up as we progressed through dinner. The restaurant atmosphere and food really made for an enjoyable evening. I would definitely recommend a visit to Pontus!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Paris, France
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A very good place indeed. Excellent wine selection.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

The food was perfectly executed and the service extremely friendly. The quality of the ingredient was perfect too...

Wine selection is fantastic.

The prices are a bit high for the food but in line with Stockholm standards. Wine however are reasonably priced.

Only problem is that it is messy to book the good restaurant. Use the internet!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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      Food
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Thank hyllos
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