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The Copenhagen
The Copenhagen

The Copenhagen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aamanns-copenhagen.com
  • Phone: (212) 925-1313
  • 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 (212) 925-1313

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "everything was good, but be aware of the extremely small portion sizes. or go there if you're not hungry."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food flavor combinations were delicious. Although the portions were small. Also the wine list was pricey."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great way to experience Danish open face sandwiches. Excellent preparation. Interesting cocktails. Do wish they had madeira herring and flaeskesteg."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great Nordic food...!!! Lunch prix fixe is a good value."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Wonderful & adventurous dining experience straight out of Denmark!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was extraordinary and the infused aquavit a rare pleasure."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "You must try their rye-infused Aquavit, amazing. It is representative of the restaurant's surprising, exciting and unique flavors. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014