10Best Copenhagen, Denmark Restaurants
If you can't get a table at Noma, don't worry: world-class Nordic cuisine is also available at the more reasonably-priced Relae and Radio restaurants.
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New & Notable Copenhagen Restaurants
Hot, new Copenhagen restaurants & notable dining experiences you shouldn't miss.
Copenhagen's newest restaurant The Standard steps into the shoes of the now-defunct Customs House to offer fresh, modern takes on Nordic as well as Indian food while offering a jazz club up top. Helming the new restaurant-club venture are Claus Meyer and Niels Lan Doky, who between them include Jazzhus Montmartre, Restaurant Radio and Noma to their resumes. Read more »All New & Notable Copenhagen Restaurants »
Copenhagen has Michelin restaurants and it has organic restaurants: now, Copenhagen can boast of having both, as Restaurant Relæ, run by former sous chef from Noma, Christian Puglisi, has revised its set menus to offer organic produce only, including wine from organic grapes. Relæ is currently ranked no. 56 in the world's best restaurants. Read more »All New & Notable Copenhagen Restaurants »
About Copenhagen, Denmark Restaurants
Travelers unaccustomed to traditional Scandinavian cuisine may pause before dishes like pickled herring or fish dumplings. However, these classic foods offer much insight into Denmarks culture and history. Seafood and shellfish from oysters to plaice to shrimp appear prominently on menus and are consumed regularly. Perhaps the most familiar Danish dish is the smørrebrød, an open-faced sandwich, generally on dark rye, piled high with toppings like smoked salmon, eel, roast beef, and liver pâté (to start!). If fish doesnt suit, roast pork, duck, and venison also prove popular, or you may want to sample the incredibly popular fried sausages sold by roadside vendors. Naturally, Copenhagens local Carlsberg beer is a must, or you can cultivate a taste for aquavit, a strong, caraway-scented brandy. Great places to sample traditional Danish cuisine include upscale Noma and Ida Davidsen, whose family-run eatery makes incredible smørrebrød. Copenhagens most highly ranked restaurants specialize in Danish-French cuisine and include Kommandanten and Kong Hans Kælder. And for sublime Italian, Era Ora is hands-down the top contender.
- Copenhagen Expert Kelly Sigmon