Combine a tastefully folksy and inviting setting with a well-executed Scandinavian menu, at first glance rather basic but loaded with nuanced flavors, and you’ll have the best Swedish restaurant in a city blessed with several. Whether you order the richly flavorful Kottbullar (Swedish meatballs), or the deliciously decadent Kychlingfile (Chicken breast baked with Swedish mustard, Jarlsberg, Canadian bacon and fresh dill), you have to save room for desserts like the bread pudding made out of their delicious cinnamon rolls. And when you overhear a fellow at the table next to you revealing his plans to move to Scandinavia, you know you’re in the right place.
3258 West Foster (773)267-9888
Audience choice: Ann Sather`s
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Best of Chicago 2007