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) #163 of 2,664 Restaurants in Stockholm $$$$ European, ,
Karl XII's Square, Stockholm 103 22, Sweden
+46 8 676 58 00
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 - 23:00All hours
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Karl XII's Square, Stockholm 103 22, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After originally seeking Operans Bakficka based on TA reviews we landed in Operakallaren which is just next door and shares the same menu/kitchen as Operans Bakficka. The space is stunning - clad almost entirely in rich, carved wood, leather, and glass, it contains a series...More

Thank Lena_laire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you enter the restaurant, your eyes are lost in the beauty of the salon!! But do not just stand there: order a goor wine and enjoy the beauty even more (make sure you make a reservation well in advance). The food? What...More

Thank Miriam M
Reviewed 15 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...More

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....More

Thank FlyingScotsman52
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...More

Thank ben454
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...More

Thank Mandy A
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank lnb78
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...More

1  Thank Therese-Cecilia
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
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Nearby Attractions
Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet)
529 reviews
.36 km away
Medieval Museum
490 reviews
.24 km away
Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset)
410 reviews
.34 km away
Kungstradgarden Park
331 reviews
.17 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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