This restaurant is near the famous Nyhavn district on the Gammel Strand. It is right next to another restaurant I ate at, Akvavit, which is a testament to my affinity for this part of town. It is a fantastic setting along a canal and across from the Thorvaldsens Museum. This area is very trendy and attracts everyone including the business suit types, tourists, and the young, hip Danish crowd. But the clientele at Krogs Fiskerestaurant tends to be a bit upper crust and well to do.
I had heard that Krogs was a nice restaurant, but I didn’t have super high expectations after passing by a couple of different nights on my around town. But the minute I walked inside, I was extremely impressed by the simple elegance of the place. It wasn’t overly ornate, nor was it minimalist. It was just plain classy and clearly conveyed the aura of a high-end establishment.
I ordered the set menu, which included three courses and a dessert. I wasn’t crazy about the fact that cauliflower soup was the first course, but I decided to give it a chance. The only way to describe the soup is "WOW!" I will never hear the words "cauliflower soup" again without thinking of Krogs Fiskerestaurant. The strong start flowed through the other courses and everything they brought to the table was fantastic. By the time dessert rolled around, I was perfectly satiated and glad to relax over a nice pot of coffee . . . I don’t even drink coffee, but it seemed like the thing to do after such a fine meal.
The service was excellent and I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant. Don’t go here looking for a bargain (around $50-$75 per person); just expect some great fish (a.k.a. seafood).
Charlotte, North Carolina
February 4, 2004
From journal Eating my way around Copenhagen