Chicago >Food & Dining > Tre Kronor
3258 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062541.975856 -87.710968
Mon-Sat 7am-10pm; Sun 9am-3pm
Neighborhoods: North Park, Far North Side
Quaint neighborhood restaurant, affordable Swedish favorites – The first time I heard about this place is from my neighbor when at her late husband's funeral (RIP) and her would frequent. Actually, they used to run the Swedish shop across the street. I then was at work when a patient had "Check Please" on PBS doing a favorable review on this place. I first tried this place on a hot summer afternoon shortly after seeing the program. I walked in to find a pretty small, quaint, restaurant seating about 20. On the wall, I found the "calling card" of Food Network's Guy Fieri who did an episode of "Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives". The menu is hand written and not many item to choose from. The prices are affordable as well. On my first visit, I had the open faced Norwegian meatball sandwich. The sandwich was nice and light with just the right amount of gravy on it, didn't drench the sandwich at all. I returned a week later in the morning and tried the Oslo omelet, omelet with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and dill, served with potato. Normally, the idea of fish of any kind with eggs wouldn't appeal to me. But after the first bite I was hooked. Since then, I find myself coming back at least once a month for breakfast. From their quiches to omelets, Belgium waffle to mid day sandwiches, there isn't an item on the menu not worth trying twice. A good place to dine on your own, with the family, or a small group.
Great place for breakfast – This place is one of the nicer, small venues in a city for simple but tasty breakfast. Pretty fast service. There could be a wait time especially on weekends. However, they have extra space upstairs.
For sweet tooth they have maple danishes, they say imported from Sweden.
Poor Service; Food not up to par – I was very disappointed in my most recent trip here. On an early Monday night there were two servers and only a few tables but service was not good. Salad came before being finished with appetizer. Had to ask for more water. Entree came out just as finishing salad. Didn't ask about food until ready to take plates away.
Also, the food that night was only mediocre. Walnut crusted trout was not crusty but mushy. Soupy sauce that covered fish made it mushy. Bread pudding for dessert had no flavor. Maybe it was a different cook than usual but I'll not go back for some time. Too pricey for poor service and only fair food.
Cute place, Great food! – This place is just great! It's a quaint little restaurant on the corner with great ambiance! Everything we ordered was prepared with care and was a pleasant change from the usual breakfast places. The Sweedish spin on breakfast made it especially interesting. The fresh squeezed OJ, cinnamon roll and quiche were all excellent. The fruit was also a pleasant surprise. There was a good assortment, including strawberries, melon, kiwi, pineapple, etc. Additionally, everything was also reasonable in price ($2.25 for a small OJ, $8 for a quiche, $2 for cinnamon roll) and portion sizes are just right! We'll definitely be returning!
must try – we went there on a sunday midmorning. we waited 30 mins to be seated, it was really busy. the food took quite long, not sure if they are just very busy. i had their french toast and my husband had hamburger for lunch. both were good. I should have ordered lunch. but i will come back to try their lunch and dinner menu.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Every neighborhood should be so fortunate to have a Swedish bistro like this, where coffee cups are refreshed every five minutes and the service is as sweet as the pancakes’ strawberry jam. Inside, happy gnomes dance along a wall mural in the first-floor dining room, a haven for North Park families craving the signature Oslo omelettes, Swedish meatballs with lingonberries and pastries. Tables are situated closely together by necessity, but that adds to the place’s charm. Friendly servers tag-team with plates of thick-slice, fruit- and whipped cream-topped waffles and eggs. A soundtrack of cheerful European music accompanies the bustle of the room, which always feels warm and familiar.
The food is good, no doubt about it. That's all you want is a great meal at decent price. The salmon appetizer was delicious. I had to try their swedish meatballs and it definitely hit the spot. Delicious
Check out the mural – I live a short, walking distance away from Tre Kronor and I used to eat brunch there every weekend until my protruding tummy begged for me to cut back. It is heavenly, and breakfast/brunch is splendid with choices like orange French toast, Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, and fluffy stacks of waffles topped with mounds of fresh fruit. The rosy-cheeked waitstaff are consistently friendly and helpful. And even though the place is always packed with children, they never seem to cry or complain about the food! (I think it's because it feels so much like home.)
Best Maple rolls ever! – Spectacular Maple rolls, great swedish/norwegian meatballs and potatoes!! The elves lend a magical quality to the place!
Customer – Great breakfast. The omelets were delicious. Dinner entrees were good too. Large portions. Tasty deserts and appetizers. Excellent service. We went back three times. Just 3 miles north of Andersonville. Worth the drive from downtown Chicago.
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