Copenhagen Restaurant

4.1
273 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

With the prime location on Burlingame Avenue, in the same locale as the famous Copenhagen Bakery is the restaurant, known by the locals for it's refined Cosmopolitan Cuisine. Matching the exceptional standards and freshness of the 30-year old Danish bakery, Copenhagen Restaurant offers Steaks, Seafood, Salads, Pastas and distinctive dishes such as Danish Frikadeller meatballs, Pork Schnitzel, Margarita Prawns and our famous Chinese Chicken Salad. Family friendly and characterized as a neighborhood gem, the restaurant with it's European styled interior is warm and inviting.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, European, Scandinavian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Phone number
(650) 342-1357
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jody Goens
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lorton
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Parking details
Street parking in front - parking lots in back of building (we have a back entrance)
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Public transit
1/2 block from Burlingame Ave. Cal Train Station
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 273 People Are Saying
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KW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food is slightly overpriced. Chairs are hard so if you have a bad back, beware! Service was OK, but they were shorthanded. Probably won't go back.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lots of choices for every taste. Good location. Excellent desert options.

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FE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good, especially the steak! Juicy and tender - cooked just right. The wait staff were excellent. Add bonus is that the restaurant is part of the bakery & cafe, so you have a wonderful selection of tasty pastries for dessert.

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e
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent & delicious! The beef stroganoff & the Chinese chicken salad are especially wonderful, & the relaxed atmosphere makes dining here a very pleasant experience.

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E
San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and service was fine. I think it's acceptable for everyday dining, but there wasn't anything that was outstanding. I'll try another place first before going back.

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MW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience. Had several dishes in our large group and all were good

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F
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good as it usual. On this night the restaurant was not busy, but service was very slow.

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GG
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious as ever. The menu is very European and classic comfort food so if you’re looking for gastronomy, new age cuisine or extensive wine list Copenhagen is not the place. The ambiance is homey and casual but the dishes are always expertly prepared and flavorful. So happy that Copenhagen has added soup or salad back to the inclusions with entrees. And contrary to previous posters the portion sizes were never decreased and fresh flowers have always been on tables. Copenhagen is a delightful go-to for a consistently great meal and service. The in-house Danish bakery is an extra added sweet bonus!

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F
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite neighborhood place for decades. We had the special sea bass for dinner and it was perfection. So unique to have Scandinavian choices too. Save room for dessert; bread pudding and pies are favorites. Danka Copenhagen!

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LP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our meal and choices options were sufficient.

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JJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely, casual dinner at Copenhagen. Our food tasted fresh and for the price was a very good value. Afterwards I wondered why we don't come here more often ... and I think we will! It was quiet, the service was very attentive and dinner was delicious!

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NI
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food. They used to include soup or salad with dinner entrees but no longer do so. Wish they would return to that, even if the price was increased a little. Restrooms need some attention

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited this place many times – great for casual, low-key occasions - warm, welcoming ambiance :-)

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AS
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We've been dining at this neighborhood place for years. Now the portions are smaller, salad or soup has been omitted on entree, and even fresh flowers are no longer on the table Dinner for 2 - house salad and entree was $70.00 tax and tip, no drinks, no dessert. Think we'll look for another restaurant nearby!!

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SB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem. Wonderful for either lunch or dinner.

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SG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious meal! Enjoyed St Paddy’s Day sitting at a window table watching the Burlingame Ave scene.

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dinner with my neighbors and their two kids. We all enjoyed our meals. Had a great table by the window. Food was excellent and service was great. Everybody enjoyed their meal. My husband (now deceased) and I used to have breakfast, lunch and dinner very often as well as visits for coffee and delicious pastries. Great place.

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GG
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 3

Service is excellent as always and food is very good, hearty and homey. We used to love coming here but now we are very sorry to see that prices have been raised significantly and the formerly included soup or salad with entrees and specials has been discontinued without any logical explanation. Note to management: the prices shown on your Open Table menu are the old prices and you still indicate the soup or salad is included. The prices of the entrees my husband and I had this visit have increased by 21% and 32% (Frikadella and Chicken Schnitzel). The food is still great with ample portions but there is no new value or improvement in the food, decor or experience, considering the huge price increase and exclusion of the first course. I would completely understand raising prices OR eliminating the first course but to do both seems overly agressive.

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Prices have been raised, and the option of soup or dinner salad included with dinner is no longer an option.

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AS
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good middle of the road food and service. Conveniently located.

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GG
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Disappointed for the first time ever. The salmon special was over-cooked and dry with very boring tarter sauce instead of the usual nice sauce. Is there a new cook? The food just didn’t seem as great as usual. Salad or soup is no longer included with the specials but they are included with “regular” entrees. That doesn’t make any sense when the specials cost $8 - $10 more. Service was very good as always but this meal was disappointing.

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D
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a gem in the neighborhood! Usually known for the outstanding bakery, also offers a delicious lunch and dinner menu. I had the chicken fettucine with an amazing sauce! Lots of locals like the relaxing atmosphere.

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SG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are return happy customers and love this restaurant!

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TR
Sacramento
111 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Although we have bought items from the bakery many times over the years, first time we ever had dinner at Copenhagen. Food was excellent and pricing was reasonable. Service was okay; would be better if staff was increased. Except for having assistance clearing the table, waitress had no help for our party of 7. Water was not refilled, even after one member of our party accidentally spilled theirs.

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BY
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lunch and dinner at Copenhagen quite often.
The food is consistently good, service attentive.
Food is served at the right temperature, the vegetables are fresh.
Copenhagen is not fancy (meaning not stuffy) and not too expensive.
We enjoy Copenhagen.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Have eaten here often and the quality has always been consistent and enjoyable! Will be back again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

This time the Copenhagen restaurant gave me the worst possible experience. I had the reservation made and arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes prior to my reservation of 6:30 pm.
The hostess Nuri took me to the table in the back. My friend had not arrived as yet, I asked for table in the front by the window but she refused to give the table to me. She said the party was coming. The entire section was empty except the middle row for six people which she was expecting. My friend arrived and saw me sitting at the back and did not like to sit there. The hostess reluctantly gave us the table for two by the window. We finished the dinner and the front area was still empty except table for six in the middle.
The hostess Nuri was arrogant and rude.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been a favorite restaurant since Copenhagen began serving dinners. The food is consistently good & is better than most restaurants on the Avenue even though it is mostly a bakery by day and restaurant by night. The servings are generous and the food always tastes so fresh.

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F
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

You can always count on Copenhagen for good food and service. Food is always fresh. Great kids menu too.

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SB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite with consistently good food and great service.

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t
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful dining experience at Copenhagen. Never disappoints.

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O
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is solid here..bakery is good , great pies
Service is efficient

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always good food and good value. Service is good as well.

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F
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is always good. Great at lunch for a salad or sandwich. Dinner, pasta or evening special ,always fresh food.

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f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Been to this restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the meal. There are a group of us that go once a month for dinner for many months and never once have had a complaint. Great for lunch, also.

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LO
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my go to place in the neighborhood for homey beef dishes.

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F
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a great neighborhood restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fresh food, great salads and always good service.

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S
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My my never get tired of this place. The only place in Burlingame you can have a quiet conversation over dinner. Delicious and memorable Chinese chicken salad and so fresh veggie soup.
Desserts amazing!

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j
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great, As Always! My mother and I eat there often, and we love it. The food is really delicious.

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TU
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times for lunch and dinner. Never had a bad experience or meal.
the food is very eye appealing and tasty. Our waitress for dinner was efficient and unobtrusive. Knew her menu and friendly.

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