The Copenhagen
The Copenhagen

The Copenhagen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aamanns-copenhagen.com/
  • Phone: 2129251313x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm;

    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm;

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Email info@aamanns-copenhagen for catering arrangements of all types.
  • Private Party Facilities: Email info@aamanns-copenhagen to inquire about private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Aamanns-Copenhagen 2129251313

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Varick St & 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: Take the A/C/E blue line trains to the Canal Street station.
    Exit at South Canal/Laight Street and the restaurant is on the left at the top of the stairway.
  • Parking: No
A word from The Copenhagen
Specializing in both classic and inventive Nordic food and cocktails, The Copenhagen is as close to Denmark as one can get without crossing the Atlantic. The distinctly Danish atmosphere features modern Scandinavian design washed in natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. Candlelight flickers throughout the elegant, city-lit dining room in the evenings.
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The Copenhagen reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (10)romantic (9)good for groups (7)special occasion (6)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • JannVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had the Market Fish which was skate with eggplant, fennel & hen of the woods mushrooms and topped with thin, crisp strips of eggplant skin that added texture-this was an unusual and delicious entree. My husband had two appetizers, gravlax-outstanding and beef tartare - quite good. For dessert, we shared the marzipan cake with rhubarb & strawberry. The menu is limtied but what they have is creative and very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, minuscule portions
    TirianVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good food but the $8 sandwiches were minuscule - you need at least 3 making it a $24 lunch + drinks + tip & tax = $32 + drinks! Not cheap for 3 small sandwiches.
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  • don't go hungry
    Homecooking
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    small portions - although beautiful presentation. very limited menu - not for picky eaters. takes a long time for food to be served, even if not busy. difficult to find.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection
    EECToronto
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    From the soaring ceilings and clean, Scandinavian design lines to the beautiful, bijou open face sandwiches, the restaurant is perfection. Cecilia was efficient, friendly, helpful - and spot on - with suggestions for our meal and justifiably proud of both the restaurant and Denmark. Having missed the opportunity to experience Aamans when we were in Copenhagen last August, we were thrilled to have had an opportunity to savour it here in NYC!
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    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions for birds
    Nicaj
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The quality and presentation of the food was excellent.....and the bread was phenomenal! however, the portions were miniscule! For example, the scallop appetizer was 1 scallop; the tartare portion was not much bigger than the size of a quarter! The entrees were not much better! My husband and I are not big eaters usually able to share an entre, 1 salad and 1 appetizer. This was not the case here and we ate everything....2 appetizers and 2 entrees! We stopped for a slice of pizza on the way home! Great tasting as a tasting menu!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    everything was good, but be aware of the extremely small portion sizes. or go there if you're not hungry.
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  • Good but small portions
    Garden4
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was very good but portions were very small. Appetizer of seared scallop had one scallop. Fish portion of main entree was about 2-2 1/2 ozs. Not sure if this is usual as we had a Groupon. Also, they charged us $5 extra for more bread. Dessert of marzipan cake was 2 very small cupcakes with sauce and just ordinary. Service was very good, ambience was pleasant but not crowded when we went at 6pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneatable strange food
    Reviewnewbie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I am Scandinavian & this was the worst food I have ever had in my life. Very strange combinations & ridiculously small portions (for example 1 scallop on a plate, 1/2 a piece of smoked salmon on a plate). They're trying too hard to be interesting & combine things that don't go together in miniature portions. The tastes of pretty much everything but the bread & the coffee (delicious) made me nauseous. The desserts were so sour that we ended up leaving all of them. The lamb appetizer looked like hospital food. I don't remember eating anything so strange tasting when I was in the city of Copenhagen so I was very surprised and disappointment. The space's nice though, service good, fun neighborhood so maybe we'll be back for coffee & bread ONLY!
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  • Danish Serenity
    Aroundjenn
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've discovered "The Copenhagen " recently and it's become my "go-to" for Scandinavian cuisine. The service is friendly, the atmosphere serene, clean, and simple. The cuisine itself is rich in flavors, I was never a fan of pickled herring till I dined here. I highly rec. it if you're looking for something off the beaten path. The aquavit selection is great, price affordable, and ambiance mature.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • New Nordic at The Copenhagen
    GregFoodie1VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Been 4 or 5 times, and the cuisine never disappoints: very clean, beautifully plated food with a distinct Scandinavian touch. The four course dinner -- while now more expensive at $50/pp -- is still a very good deal. Love the room, the fact that one can have a conversation. The only negative was the pleasant but "not ready for prime time" service (NOT an issue in past visits): forgetting to give us dinner menus and letting us sit for 20 minutes; removing plates from two of us who had finished while our dinner companions were still eating; not "introducing" each dish when brought to the table; not inquiring whether we wanted more bread or butter. Given the quality of the food and the price point, the service component needs to addressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty but small
    LeeW
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food flavor combinations were delicious. Although the portions were small. Also the wine list was pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • om nom nom
    kittykaite
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food is amazing. The service is great - the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Will be returning, even though it takes 45 minutes to get to that neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing!
    DinnerDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had an amazing meal at The Copenhagen this past weekend. Service was outstanding, food was very good (although portions a bit on the smaller size), and drinks were unique and delicious. A great addition to the scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the fluke and steak!
    CHILLVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We went to CPH last year and we missed the great food. So, we came here with a groupon and loved it. We had the scallops and lamb apps and the fluke and steak. All very good and well presented and good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crisp
    celysium
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Been here a couple of times and always fall to ordering same dish (charred wild spring onion) as part of usual sharing melange. Pleasant surprise to the subtle changes but overall wonderful flavor. Aquavit flight is fantastic way to start or end the evening. Bread basket is out of this world. Take a date, go with friends, great place to talk and be steps away from the city streets. Everything seems to be all thought out, casual elegant yet refined.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Kalegranita2good
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The service was great and the food was really yummy. I was very concern at first with the type of cuisine but I was really impress. The dessert was absolutley amazing! Due to a little back up I the kitchen the manager send us a glass of wine, great touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smorbrod
    ckruVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great way to experience Danish open face sandwiches. Excellent preparation. Interesting cocktails. Do wish they had madeira herring and flaeskesteg.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Food is good but service is slow
    VikingVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    While the herring and steak tartar were good it was a disappointment to get a warm akvavit. No Danish beer on the menu either. Otherwise the menu is pretty close to authentic Danish food. However, the service is slow and not attentive.
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  • Great Danish Restaurant!
    lizash723
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I loved going to the Copenhagen for lunch. The Frikadeller is to DIE for and it is served with tasty remoulade. The pickled herring in curry sauce is also delicious and all the food is presented so beautifully. It feels really authentic yet modern. Don't leave the restaurant without having the marzipan cake! It's so light yet completely filling :) I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the The Copenhagen reviews archive.
  • Not Noma, but for the price great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    New nordic cuisine is the rage of the culinary world. This very moderately priced restaurants has a wonderful minimalist scandinavian feel to it and outstanding, carefully prepared food for the price. Very impressed and would go back.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They did it again
    Brilliant
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Each time go here I find something new exiting to try from the menu. We dined in the bar and they had a great bar menu. The bartender was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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  • nice, but
    oysterbay
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    food was very good but the portions were for liliputians. dinner time seems to be dedicated to a competition with noma in copenhagen. noma wins. choices were extremely limited. my friend had the duck which, while tasty, was presented in an unappetizing slab of grey breast - looked like a sausage when first viewed on the plate. i had the branzino which, while tasty, was a miniscule portion. not sure if the portion sizes were because we had a groupon. however, other reviews i have read seem to indicate that this is the normal size so, whatever.
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  • JunoonVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Great Nordic food...!!! Lunch prix fixe is a good value.
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    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Horacio
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We were a party of four and we have had a unique experience. Everything was outstanding including food of course. We are not from New York but we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
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  • Culinary Triumph
    EllenH
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    There is a misconception of Scandinavian cuisine among Americans - it is more than just dill, fish, and potatoes. The Copenhagen is a perfection example of modern Danish cooking: it's inventive, exciting, and refined. We did the chef's 6 course tasting menu and each dish was better than the next. The Copenhagen has been added to my list of "must go to" restaurants in Manhattan and I cannot wait to go again. This is gem in the Tribeca food scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • The food at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food at this restaurant was absolutely exsquisite. Everything was presented beautifully and tasted incredible. Everything is made in house and is delicious! Very cute spot and very nice waitress also!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Tavi
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My wife and I dined at this The Copenhagen for her birthday. I wanted to take her someplace outside my comfort zone, where we've never been before, and I am so glad I chose this place. Coming from an eastern European country, where the portions are extremely large, my first impression was that they are too small. However, soon I realized that they are perfectly sized. The food was very delicious, nicely composed. I liked the artsy decor, the music was not loud at all. Overall, we simply loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorful Brunch
    Stracci
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Brunched on a Sunday with a friend and had a great meal. Waffles with maple butter, poached eggs, and bread basket - everything was amazing and full of flavor - portions were not that big, but we left satisfied instead of stuffed, which was a nice change for an "after brunch" feeling and made strolling through nearby SoHo & TriBeCa much easier. The spot is bright with lots of natural light (there really is no "bad" seat or table) and clean decor - very Danish, with kitchenware by Bodum. The location in the city is convenient, though the view from the huge windows is not that inspiring - gritty Chinatown. Overall, really enjoyed my meal and planning to go back again to try some aquavit and smørrebrød!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful and delicious food
    MNT1VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I am very pleased that we discovered Aamann's and would highly recommend it. Firstly, the bread is the best I have eaten in a restaurant, I have to restrain myself every time and I wish they would sell it (they don't). The plates are small, beautifully composed visually and taste-wise. In my opinion, the menu is small (for dinner) but provides a wonderful variety; I particularly enjoyed the tartare, whatever cured fish they have, roasted duck and pork neck. The cheeses are not just a slices of cheese with bread; they are composed with interesting ingredients that round out the cheesiness. I would recommend finishing your dinner experience with at least 2 of these. I can't comment on the desserts as we usually stop after the cheese course.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Welcome to Copenhagen!!!
    BKRJ
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Wonderful & adventurous dining experience straight out of Denmark!
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    fit for foodies
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  • A sad day for Danish dining
    Mikkel
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Aamans have managed to bring all of the bad things from Copenhagen (high prices, dull atmosphere, too few waiters, terribly small portions and surcharge on things like coffee refills or needing more than one slice of white bread with your brunch) but few of the good things. The Mrs. and I showed up to spend several hours eating and drinking, but ended up leaving 30 minutes later with an empty feeling and pocket. $100 for mediocre brunch for two including one beer and one snaps was not what we were looking for. As much as we miss Denmark this is not the place which we will go back to to reminiscence.
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  • Leo popped in
    eatsoutalot
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    great food, no doubt. The brunch special plate thing was really delicious. We ordered the curried herring too, which we didn't need in terms of volume of food, we just wanted to try it. It was also awesome. And then, just as we were finishing up, who should walk in but Leonardo Dicaprio. Well, at least I didn't have to make conversation any more...
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was extraordinary
    Rick
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The food was extraordinary and the infused aquavit a rare pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal!
    GregFoodie1VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Aamanns-Copenhagen is a true find: a clean, delicious cuisine, beautifully plated (but not overly fussy). Tucked away at the edge of Tribeca, it offers Nordic cuisine that is healthy, not heavy. One of the few restaurants in NYC where one can have a conversation without screaming, which didn't deter the hip, downtowners dining the evening we were there. The $45 four-course chef tasting is an incredibly good value given the quality of the kitchen, the attentive and professional service, and the overall vibe and decor of the restaurant. Our second time here, and we were shocked that The New York Times' Jeff Gordinier's recent round-up of NYC's New Nordic scene omitted this extremely worthy contender. We look forward to a return visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to hear Danish as soon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Nice to hear Danish as soon as we entered. Restaurant not crowded on Wednesday evening. Uncommon menu items for New York, such as cured cod, were executed uniquely and with welcome complexity. Service was attentive though unpolished. Staff friendly and engaging. I would add at least one Danish beer to the restaurant, if I could make one improvement. Main courses smaller than typical for nordic restaurants, but delicious all the same. If I lived in the neighborhood, I would eat here often.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danish Food?
    yyz123
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I've never heard of such a thing, but a friend suggested lunch there. Think fantastic modern European with tapas size portions. I hate large portions, I prefer great food in smaller quantities any day... Don't know why this place isn't packed.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambiance
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I loved that this place was very spacious--something hard to find in NY. The food was OK-- I got the cured cod and the duck. However the desserts were really good! The pumpkin cheesecake and the Danish s'mores were delicious. My main problem with the restaurant was the service. Our waitress was kind of rude to us and I don't understand why.. Had she been friendlier, we would've gotten a better experience.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was tasty but portions
    mos205VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food was tasty but portions were a bit small (and I hardly ever say that). I came with a voucher and would go back with one but maybe not otherwise. The service could be a touch more attentive given the price range. I really enjoyed the marzipan cake.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danish Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We were quite happy with the food , on a few levels. first the presentation which was well done , then the taste which was interesting and tasteful. Different in a good way. each order is made fresh , so if you are in a big hurry ,it might not be nyc quick. Relax and enjoy !
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food as Intellectual Experience
    KimfromDC
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    It was unlike any food experience we've had. The food is like a novel deconstruction, a witty riff on various food themes. In a grumpy mood, I might have considered it fussy or pretentious, but the tastes were too astonishing to be so easily dismissed. There was good bread and a very smoky cheese with the consistency of sour cream--unique! I had the 4-course chef's choice. A piece of cod had been brined or soaked in beet juice; it looked like tuna and tasted like sashimi, served with pumpernickel crumbs, dabs of cream, curls of cucumber. Then tiny balls of potato, with a dill emulsion, butter, and essence of potato broth. We had the best cauliflower dish ever. The service was very good, the room airy. Worth doing once!
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    fit for foodies
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