No detail goes unnoticed at this clean and contemporary Swedish beauty, sporting a sleek bar and open kitchen with Chef Emma Bengtsson at the helm. Suited servers glide about seamlessly through the dining room, outfitted with wide-plank oak floors, an undulating wood slat ceiling, blue banquettes and modern Danish chairs.
It is a great spot for a shot of the eponymous infused spirit along with a bite from one of three menus, unveiling such classics as meatballs and pork schnitzel. The cuisine is as refined as its Nordic presentations are updated. Expect glazed earthenware, slate platters and wooden boxes cradling the likes of matjes herring, neatly trimmed, subtly smoked and matched with wafer-thin rye toast, cured egg yolk and a hint of pear. Perfectly poached lobster may then arrive with ribbons of celeriac, black trumpet mushrooms and toasted hazelnuts for divine flavor and crunch; while precise and soignee aptly describe the brightly hued sea trout crowned with savory roe and sweet apple elements. And, simplicity is indeed the peak of elegance in desserts, like the lemon mousse with black currants and crème fraîche.
If you find yourself across the pond, visit the London sibling.