Restaurants in Copenhagen
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.
Husband and wife team Rikke Malling and head chef Thorsten Schmidt have achieved notoriety with their namesake restaurant since 2005.
Book way ahead at this 1877 institution and order the halibut with truffled-egg sandwiches. To drink: a selection of four dozen aquavits.
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.
Grab a seat at a long, communal drafting table, and you suddenly find yourself at a boisterous dinner party with all the right people. The seasonal menu, a fantastic value, blends Danish and French cuisine (cod with horseradish and bacon, créme brulée).
The local favorite Cofoco recently opened this tiny outpost, where the menu changes daily. Try the Sicilian meatballs with pine nuts, or a classic French onion soup.
Named for Denmark's most famous philospher, Soren K is located on the first floor of the ultramodern Black Diamond addition to the city's Royal Library. Glass walls on one side afford unobstructed views of the nearby city entrance canal.
The city’s haute temple of terroir, recently ranked No. 1 in the world by Restaurant magazine. New Nordic Cuisine star René Redzepi romances local ingredients in such tour-de-force presentations as caramelized salsify with Gotland truffle purée, milk skin, and rapeseed oil.
A vegetarian restaurant that has been open for over 20 years, Morgenstedet is a small cottage with a whitewashed exterior that's surrounded by a pebbled yard and a garden with wooden tables.
Owned by brothers Jesper, Michael, and Lasse Koch, Restaurant Koch overlooks the harbor in Aarhus. The restaurant has an upscale brasserie feel and serves international dishes carefully prepared by the brothers themselves.