From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Nybrogatan 3, 114 34 Stockholm
- Phone: +46 8 545 035 60
- Web: teatergrillen.se
- Seats: 100
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30 AM-2.30 PM, 5 PM-01 AM, Sat 5 PM-01 AM. Theater Bar: Mon-Fri 11.30 AM-01 AM, Sat 12 noon-01 AM
- Directions: See Google Map underneath
Entertainment from another era
Tore Wretman knew what he was doing when he opened the doors to Teatergrillen nearly five decades ago. Across the street is the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s stage entrance and the goal was to attract the best-known names from stage and film. Specially discounted prices after performances did the trick and the place became a veritable celebrity magnet. Even today the crowd consists of entertainers, albeit of a different kind – these come from the financial world and the political scene. And they have a decent amount of money. Which may be needed, for it is expensive at “Grillen”. In exchange one gets to see one of the country’s most complete restaurant experiences come to life. This includes the gentle clatter when the silver carriage rolls over the wall-to-wall carpeting, the mannered murmur of a self-conscious and sometimes recognizable crowd, along with well-mixed cocktails. The spot-on 60s interior design by Yngve Gamlin does its part to establish the Mad Men aura, with nicely divided rooms, marble, theatre props and red velvet. Even the output from the kitchen rests on a classic foundation. From the aforementioned silver trolley comes a hearty piece of salt-baked beef that’s carved tableside and served with a lovely tarragon-laced béarnaise. Another feature taken directly from Wretman's era is Tosca pears, which it’s fair to say is rather simple for SEK 145. The cod bourguignon with beef brisket and fried almond potatoes as well as a foie gras terrine with fried oyster mushrooms are as well prepared as they are apropos. The masculine service staff are stoic and knowledgeable and match with the environment and the atmosphere. In the small entrance bar you can order slightly simpler fare: a burger or toast Skagen with a glass of wine...
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