Restaurants in Copenhagen
Smorrebrod (which translates as "bread and butter") is the classic Danish lunch, consisting of a piece of bread with a variety of toppings—essentially, an open-face sandwich.
Frederik Hvidt is the city's rising culinary star—just ask his fellow chefs, who gather at his restaurant when their own kitchens are closed. The five-course, surprisingly affordable prix fixe menu elevates classic ingredients (lamb, cod) to their finest.
A Michelin one-starred restaurant, Formel B serves Danish and French fusion cuisine crafted by its chefs, Kristian Møller and Rune Jochumsen. Møller and Jochumsen are almost fanatical about the freshness of their ingredients, sourcing many from their own farms.
The after-work spot for theater people, this restaurant and bar is situated on a houseboat in Christianshavn.
This Michelin one-starred restaurant, housed inside a whitewashed, 17th-century cellar, serves inventive, Scandinavian-influenced French cuisine. The dining experience here is intended to be a full sensory experience, with dishes crafted to enhance taste, sight, and smell.
Café Nemoland had its beginnings as a fruit and vegetable store managed by a guy named Nemo, who used old military barracks for storage space.
Book way ahead at this 1877 institution and order the halibut with truffled-egg sandwiches. To drink: a selection of four dozen aquavits.
Husband and wife team Rikke Malling and head chef Thorsten Schmidt have achieved notoriety with their namesake restaurant since 2005.
Housed in an old pharmacy, Bang and Jensen in trendy Vesterbro has a lived-in feel with mismatched, second-hand mid-century modern furniture, vintage patterned wallpaper, and an assortment of flea-market-find pantings on the wall, in addition to vintage pinball machines and game tables.
Located in the Fredriksberg Gardens and on land belonging to the Royal Danish Garden Society, Mielcke & Hurtigkal takes a cue from nature to inspire its whimsical dining area and inventive international cuisine.
Les Trois Cochons, which means “the three pigs,” is a French-inspired eatery housed inside a repurposed butcher shop. The menu includes a selection of classic French dishes, including foie gras and steak frites, and a selection of red and white wines is available.
Located on the street level an apartment building in the upscale Fredriksberg area, Meyers Deli is just one of several Copenhagen venues run by Claus Meyer, who's a chef, restauranteur, TV host, and author.