Food & Drink

Grädde Swedish Restaurant Opens in Westfield

December 1, 2013 at 11:19 AM

WESTFIELD, NJ — Grädde, an upscale Swedish restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Gabi’s Sushi & Noodles downtown, opened Sunday, Dec. 1, at noon.

It’s been 19 years since Margaret Lager of Sweden visited Westfield and fell in love with the community. Back then, she vowed that one day she would return to open a restaurant and share her famous dishes with Westfield clientele. A world traveler and self-trained chef, at one time Chef Lager was the owner of two fine restaurants in her native country. 

“My wife does everything well,” said Ronny Lager. “She loves to cook, bake, decorate and shop. We have lived all over the world, and she is a world-class chef. “

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Two months ago, the couple decided that this was the time to follow their dream, move to America and open a restaurant in Westfield. 

“We arrived in October, and believe it or not, it took less than a month to find our new ‘home.' From the moment I visited my tiny new establishment, located at 13 Elm Street in Westfield, I knew it was going to be a great experience. It’s a sweet little shop, and I just love it,” said Margaret Lager.

“We’ll be serving traditional Swedish food. All of our meals are prepared fresh each day. Please plan to visit us. We want to celebrate our new restaurant with all of our new friends," she said. “We focus on quality, not quantity, and we pay close attention to each and every detail of every meal."

The opening day menu at Grädde:


Toast Skagen med dill & citron / Skagen shellfish toast with dill & lemon

Löksill talrik med Gräslök & Gräddfils potatis / Herring plate with chives & sour cream potatoes

Röktlax talrik med Flinders ros & dill crème potatis / Smoked lox plate with Flinders rose & dill crème potatoes

Köttbullar med crème fraîche potatis / Swedish meatballs with crème fraîche potatoes



Alfred Nobel´s rödbets & bönsoppa med crème fraîche / beetroot & bean soup with crème fraîche

Kyckling & morotsoppa med persilja / chicken & carrot soup with parsley



Karl-Johan Kyckling med svamp i gräddvitvinsås serveras med dumplingar / Karl-Johan chicken with mushrooms in cream white wine sauce, served with dumplings

Wallenbergare med skirat smör och lingon serveras med gröna ärtor & potatismos Wallenbergare / Pan fried ground veal served with Lingonberry, green peas & mashed potatoes



Swedish Napoleon

Honey Cake 

Swedish Coffee


Approximate cost for three-course meal: $75 (not including tax or tip)

Grädde Swedish Restaurant is located at 13 Elm St. Call 908-232-1227 for reservations. Email

Hours: Closed Monday. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

BYOB. Metered parking on street and in lots. Smart casual dress. Official grand opening coming soon.

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