The best French restaurants in Stockholm
If you're in the mood for French food, you don't have to travel to Paris for an outstanding meal. Elegant, rustic and exquisite — French cuisine both intimidates and inspires diners around the world. Stockholm boasts an abundance of excellent French restaurants ranging from quaint cubbyholes to impressive bistros. Choose between traditional cuisine and fine dining with a bit of ooh la la - our guide to the best French restaurants in Stockholm should do the trick. Bon Appétit!
A distinct Parisian air
Brasserie Bobonne pays tribute to its charming French heritage. This classic brasserie presents seasonal fare on a chalkboard menu that is updated bi-weekly. The open kitchen and sophisticated decor enhances the intimate ambiance.
Storgatan 12, Östermalm
Bohemian French flair
Delikatessen exudes boho-chic Parisian vibes. This charming refurbished firehouse complete with vaulted windows and high ceilings offers genuine French cuisine. Rustic dishes compliment the extensive wine list. Bar Hommage next door is perfect for post-dinner drinks.
Krukmakargatan 22, Södermalm
Large brasserie with an international feel
Brasserie Balzac - named after the French writer and food connoisseur of the same name - takes its influences from Paris and New York. Hors d'oeuvres, classic brasserie dishes and cocktails are served among red leather sofas and stunning stucco work.
Odengatan 26, Vasastan
Parisian feel in cinema setting
Right next to the historic Rigoletto cinema you'll find this French bistro with the same name. Have something to eat or drink before or after seeing a film - or spend a whole evening here. The menu includes classics such as moules and steak frites.
Kungsgatan 16, Norrmalm/City
Seafood and mussels
Despite its rather dreary exterior, charming Duvel Café is a real hidden gem. Famous for its immaculately stylish interior with blue wood-panelled walls, leather chairs and brass fittings and fragrant French cuisine. The menu specialises in seafood, particularly mussels. Why not grab a drink next door at Pressklubben whilst you're at it.
Vasagatan 50, Norrmalm/City
A genuine Frenchie
This quaint, highly ambitious cubbyhole is hidden amongst the cobblestone alleyways in Gamla Stan. Considered to be one of the best French restaurants in the city. The classic, seasonal bistro menu and fine assortment of wine appeals to sommeliers from all over town. Candlelight sets the tone for romantic intimacy.
Baggensgatan 12, Old Town
Bistro in Birkastan
Snails, moules, entrecote and oysters - Mellow Bar in Birkastan serves all the classic crowd-pleasers for die-hard Francophiles, but this French bistro works just as well for a thirsty after-work crowd as for hungry spontaneous diners who find themselves in the neighbourhood.
Birkagatan 10, Vasastan
The super-chic little Delphine & Edouard on Roslagsgatan is run by a French couple with the same names. The two Parisians serve modern small dishes and French wines in supremely tasteful surroundings, complete with velvet banquettes and mismatched bistro chairs. The design element is strong, and there's even a little "shop corner", where you can buy stylish items to take home.
Roslagsgatan 15, Vasastan
Captivating - quite literally
This refurnished 18th century prison houses a French-style restaurant and three different bars. The menu features rustic dishes with a modern twist as well as oysters and charcuteries. Make a night out of it - enlist the help of the talented bartenders and acquaint yourself with Häket's experimental cocktail menu.
Hornsgatan 82, Södermalm
Sweet or savoury
This romantic little creperie personifies French charm. Quaint À la Crêpe offers a reasonably priced menu featuring savoury buckwheat pancakes and saccharine crepes. The unpretentious ambiance makes it ideal for date-night.
Katarina Bangatan 42, Södermalm
Mister French has transformed the historic customs house in Gamla Stan into a modern brasserie blending 1920's Parisian vibes with Great Gatsby glamour. The menu offers a seasonal mix of seafood and char-grilled meat. The outdoor terrace is a popular watering hole during summer months.
Tullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town
Le Rouge makes for a unique experience, paying tribute to turn-of-the-century Parisian glamour with rich red velvet wall-coverings and brass detailing. With emphasis on local produce and sustainable practices the menu specialises in entrecote and salmon in various guises.
Brunnsgränd 2-4, Old Town
Modern brasserie with stylish interiors
Inspired by the grand old railway stations of Paris and New York, Luzette serves modern brasserie dishes in well-designed surroundings inside Stockholm Central station. Meet friends over a dish from the rotisserie or classic steak frites - whether you're travelling or not.
Centralplan 25, Norrmalm/City
Crêpes and galettes
This popular neighbourhood crêperie is reminiscent of the French countryside; this theme is reflected in both the decor and menu. The reasonably priced menu features delectable crêpes and savoury buckwheat galettes as well as artisanal cider. The intimate space fills up quickly so be sure to book in advance.
Rödabergsgatan 11, Vasastan
Open all day
French wines and French food in relaxed surroundings. Drop into Le Bistro in the Västermalmsgallerian shopping arcade at any time of day, whether you want breakfast, brunch, lunch, fika, post-work drink or dinner.
Sankt Eriksgatan 45, Kungsholmen
French and international
This friendly and ambitious neighbourhood restaurant by Mariatorget serves a menu full of French and international influences - from steak tartare to tortellini in brodo. Combine your meal with something from the generous wine list and round off your evening with a rum cocktail from the bar.
Timmermansgatan 24, Södermalm
Bistro Ruby is evidence that Gamla Stan is not merely a tourist attraction. Red walls and dimmed lighting sets the tone at Bistro Ruby, which has been a popular melting pot since the 80's. The tavern offers classic plat du jours to compliment the extensive wine menu.
Österlånggatan 14, Old Town
Classic with a contemporary twist
This sophisticated French brasserie fuses modern sensibilities with a classic French ambiance. The chic interior is punctuated by leather detailing. Well-prepared food, knowledgeable sommeliers and extensive wine menu enhance the experience.
Grev Turegatan 36, Östermalm
Modern bistro with a French air
This charming neighbourhood restaurant is a modern take on a classic French bistro. Hearty homemade food is made from the finest ingredients, the menu features garlicky moules frites and plats du jours. The relaxed ambiance appeals to a wide audience.
Grev Turegatan 15, Östermalm
From pastries to boeuf bourguinon
This little French bistro began as a konditori (with French canelé pastries as their speciality) and became such a success that the business expanded. These days they serve an authentic French menu at lunch, as well as for Friday dinner. Boeuf bourguignon, quiche, salads and charcuterie platters are some of the classics you can expect to find on the menu.
Sankt Eriksgatan 81, Vasastan