From the White Guide Nordic 2018:

SMAK

Very Fine Level 73
Food rating:30/40Service rating:15/20
BarTables outsideWheelchair accessVegetarian dishesHjärtekrogAmerican ExpressMedlem i Visita – Svensk Besöksnäring
  • Address: Oxtorgsgatan 14, 111 57 Stockholm
  • Phone: +46 8 22 09 52
  • Web: restaurangentm.com
  • Seats: 126
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11.30 AM-2 PM, 5 PM-12 midnight, Fri 11.30 AM-2 PM, 5 PM-01 AM, Sat 5 PM-01 AM
  • Directions: See Google Map underneath
SMAK

Eclectic munchies in the middle of everything

The dynamic duo of Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet have had a major impact in the restaurant industry in recent years. The most obvious being the move from fine dining to quality, fun eating. Under Marcus Lindstedt's leadership their most institutionalized restaurant, Smak, has parked itself confidently at the forefront of the group. The concept remains the same: small plates from world cuisines are served in rapid succession, each with a single, dominating flavour. You order by making checkmarks on a form, and there are also carefully selected beverage options with each of the dishes. We really enjoyed a brioche with sirloin steak, foie gras and ginger perfume, as well as a pointed cabbage wrap with sweetbreads with a bit of a chilli kick. Dilly brandade of cod from Lofoten and char with nutty brown butter, crispy (!) oyster mushrooms and trout roe, all illustrate the style nicely, too. On the sweet side the trio of pear, mint and chocolate invites you on a trip back to the 70s and we conclude that not everything was better back then. Even the setting is cut from the same conceptual template. It has the generic feeling of a modern big city restaurant over it all - stylish and properly put together, but not without cosiness. High ceilings, large windows, soft lighting from ornate light fixtures, muted colours, smoky mirrors and tapestries are a warm contrast to the glass and concrete of the surrounding city neighbourhood. The guest mix is eclectic - a mix of suits at work dinners, dating young couples and county officials up for a conference. The service is easy-going and knowledgeably leads us through the food and drinks...

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