If you’re looking for an authentic neighborhood dining experience, look no further than Tre Kronor. This Swedish restaurant is located on bustling Foster across from North Park University, but manages to create a peaceful dining experience with an enclosed patio and charming interior complete with a troll mural! I don’t usually think of trolls as charming and peaceful, but there you go — they were.
I’m in love with their danish for breakfast, but also enjoy the Swedish pancakes as well as the vanilla and orange French toast. They have a smoked Norwegian salmon and dill omelet that looks intriguing enough, but I’ll be honest…I’m going back for the baked goods. Danish all the way!
Lunch and dinner both feature more Scandinavian favorites, including pickled herring, gravlax and a skagen toast appetizer that sent me into blissful dill heaven. I also love, love, love their carrot soup, which if you know my hatred of sweet soup, is saying something. They run seasonal specials at Tre Kronor and I was lucky enough one evening to get their broiled trout. Light, flaky, and incredibly fresh, it was one of the most affordable seafood dinners I’ve had in ages.
Tre Kronor is less than $10 for breakfast and $20 for dinner, and worth every penny.