The Restaurant

 (598)
2018X-RayNR
In a brand new second season starting in 1955, love stories bloom, high-risk plans are set in motion and dark secrets come to light. The Löwander family have been running a high-end restaurant Djurgårdskällaren, a classical establishment in Stockholm for decades.
Starring
Suzanne ReuterMattias NordkvistPeter Dalle
Genres
HistoricalDrama
Subtitles
None available
Audio languages
Svenska
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  1. 1. Christmas Present
    September 30 2018
    58min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    December 1955. Christmas is coming up, Restaurant DK is doing extremely well, and everything should be joy and tranquility. However, the Löwander family is divided. A distressing event causes the matriarch Helga to make a new attempt to reunite the family, but Gustaf is still hurt and simply not interested.
  2. 2. Rock’n’roll
    October 7 2018
    59min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    Italian youngster Angelo starts as a dishwasher at Restaurant DK and finds the first 24 hour rough. Helga, Peter and Nina try to persuade Gustaf not to sell his shares in the restaurant, but Gustaf wants to be free from the family and move on to invest in his new workplace Oscarshof.
  3. 3. Old Families and New Ones
    October 14 2018
    58min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    It is 1956. Henriette Winter is a new partner in the restaurant and Peter and Ester are trying to find a way to get rid of her. Backe is feeling his age and is becoming increasingly paranoid, upsetting the entire kitchen staff.
  4. 4. Nina’s Surprise
    October 21 2018
    58min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    After the Oscarshof incident, Gustaf is missing. Fears are spreading that he might have taken his own life. Henriette Winter has decided to sell her share in the restaurant and Peter and Nina are fighting about who should buy it.
  5. 5. The Book
    October 28 2018
    59min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    1957. Calle has been head chef at DK for a year and Gustaf is back working at the restaurant. Nina's daughter Christina wants to move to Stockholm to live with her mother, but Christina's father is not too sure.
  6. 6. Bella Italia
    November 4 2018
    58min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    Restaurant DK is organising an Italian food week.
  7. 7. Million Dollar Question
    November 11 2018
    59min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    Peter is agonizing over whether or not he should leave his family and the restaurant in order to live with the love of his life Suzanne.
  8. 8. Sermon
    November 18 2018
    58min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    1962. Calle and Nina have been doing their television program for five years and their relationship is strained from working two jobs.
  9. 9. Own Majority
    November 25 2018
    59min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    Helga has had a stroke and her family fear the worst. Peter and Esther are worried about what will happen to DK if Helga passes away and begin to make secret arrangements.
  10. 10. The Funeral
    December 2 2018
    59min
    NR
    Audio languages
    Svenska
    Peter and Ester have destroyed Helga's will, having discovered that Helga left the running of restaurant to Nina. Stickan wants to cook the food for Helga's funeral service, but Calle is not convinced Stickan could manage.

More details

Directors
Andrea ÖstlundHarald HamrellMolly HartlebAnna Zackrisson
Supporting actors
Hedda RehnbergAdam LundgrenHedda StiernstedtCharlie Gustafsson
Season year
2018
Network
AMC Plus Drama
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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4.8 out of 5 stars

598 global ratings

  1. 85% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mark TwainReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great acting and setting. Main characters are implausible.
Enjoyed the show - it has some fine moments and outstanding setting and costumes. Also, I’m thankful that it’s in Swedish. Dubbing is for people who can’t read.

The story turns on three siblings: the brut, the saint, and the naïf. But the brut is grossly overplayed, the saint implausibly dishonest, and the naïf implausibly stupid. The mom is magnificent, as are several striving members of the kitchen staff, including the single mom union organizer. But the foundation is the family and the characters don’t hold up. Again and again they do things that are inconsistent with who they appear to be. We all do, of course, but there are boundaries. People who are high integrity in one episode should not be randomly made out to be cheats in the next. Someone who is frightened one week is brave in a worse situation the next. Some of this comes with the territory, but I found this distracting.

Also, I don’t like subscriptions within subscriptions. I pay for Prime. I’d pay for a good show. But I don’t want a recurring monthly fee for a tv show because they are betting I’ll forget about the subscription. A bad look for Amazon.
43 people found this helpful
JRReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite show of the year!
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I love the characters and it was interesting to see life in Sweden. Do not let subtitles deter you from watching this great show!
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MiriamReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series.
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Great series. Good family drama. This is one to binge watch.
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T. R. DeckerReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
What can one say?
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If you watched the season 1 of The Restaurant, you had to find out what happened with Season 2! Well done. The characters were flawless...well except for the villans...and engaging. I hardly knew that the dialog was in Swedish and I kept the volume where I could hear what was being said. The subtitles were excellent.
MagiclanderReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Catchy and enjoyable
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Family - you couldn't imagine how many ways a family can get complicated until you watch this. Interesting insights into the Scandinavian culture.
BELReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
An amazing series
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Love this series so much. Can't recommend it enough for people who are into period pieces/period dramas.
dnwdeepReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very enjoyable family dynamics story
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We enjoyed no-charge season 1 enough to buy seasons 2 and 3. Never regretted doing so.
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Sabine De WeijerReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great binge watch
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The entire series is an edge on your seat. Loved it. Great for binge watching.
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