Restaurant Frantzén – Nordic eco
Restaurant Frantzén opened in 2008 and is one of the best examples of Nordic cuisine made with culinary intelligence and integrity. Björn Frantzén belongs to the fresh wave of Nordic star chefs offering top international dining with strong focus on the nature and what it offers at the given season. The chef had a culinary education and initially was a chef in the Swedish army. He gained experience at Chez Nico in London and worked at nationally famous Edsbacka krog, before deciding on opening his own restaurant. The chef cooks with a lovely intelligent twist, making Restaurant Frantzén a must when you are visiting Stockholm.
The restaurant was previously located in a small 19 seats counter restaurant in Gamla Stan in Stockholm. In 2017, the restaurant moved to a new location in Klara Norra kyrkogata 26. The chef spent 75 million Swedish Kronen to create a unique restaurant, divided over three levels. Guests enter the Frantzén experience through a creative elevator and start the meal in the upstairs lounge bar. Before heading downstairs, the ingredients of the nights are demonstrated in the lounge kitchen. It becomes immediately clear that the very best quality is the standard here. Afterwards guests move to the dining room downstairs, which offers room for only 23 seats around a big counter. Coffee and mignardises are served in the upstairs lounge again. There’s also an outdoor terrace when you can have a drink when the weather permits.
At his restaurant, Björn Frantzén serves a 100 percent eco experience with French influences and the very best ingredients. There is only one set menu and guests get the opportunity to see the raw ingredients before they are cooked. What is created from these ingredients is presented to you over the course of your dinner. Highlights of the menu include langoustine tail fried with puffed rice, wild turbot with gold selection caviar, and the already famous Fattiga riddare, or the fried toast with truffle, cheese and a 100 years old balsamic vinegar. A stunning dish. The wine list is extensive but – as everywhere in the Nordics – also expensive. The pairing wines are a great way to sample some of the nice bottles and offer a nice walk through the list. The non-alcoholic pairing are highly recommended, too. Service is top notch and because of the counter seating, interaction with the chefs is guaranteed.
The new Frantzen simply is an amazing restaurant. Björn Frantzén succeeded in creating a contemporary counter restaurant where he serves delicious food in a laid-back setting, focused on the very best products prepared in the technically best ways. Superiority is in the details, and Björn Frantzén clearly is a master of culinary details. A delicious and must-do experience in The Nordics!
Restaurant Frantzén scored 92 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
By Sven, Frank & Joakim
Pictures last visit by City Foodsters
Klara Norra kyrkogata 26,
111 22 Stockholm
Phone: +46 (0)8 20 85 80