Conceived by many as the best restaurant in Stockholm, Operakällaren has an exceptional location in the city's opera. Internationally recognized, it has won many awards and medals. The restaurant is in Norrmalm, across the bridge from Gamla Stan and the king's palace. Nowadays, it's prestige has waned a bit and, in general, when you ask the local Swedes, they'll tell you that it's not what it once was. It has 16 different brands of champagne. It's where elite opera artists, the city's cultural elite, come to dine. It's a very interesting place, but without excess luxury. You generally have to make reservations weeks in advance.