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Marv & Ben

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Indre By
Scandinavian, Danish
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Snaregade 4, Copenhagen 1205, Denmark
+45 33 91 01 91
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and good value

Very enjoyable - tasty small portions, good variety - unobtrusive but efficient service - pleasant space in the old city - good value for money (by expensive Danish standards) - a better deal than Noma!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Philip S
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable - tasty small portions, good variety - unobtrusive but efficient service - pleasant space in the old city - good value for money (by expensive Danish standards) - a better deal than Noma!

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London, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had imagined that 'Marv & Ben' were two American restaurant owners, not so! This is a cool place, an unassuming entrance into a cosy ground floor almost open plan with the kitchen and then upstairs to our table in a completely different high ceilinged dining room with spacious tables and plenty of room in between, something I always appreciate.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Concept of the restaurant is very nice. Small dishes, but you take more than the usual starter and main course. However, portions are in general really small and somewhat overpriced. The lamb was very hard to find in the dish, it was that small. Service is slowish at best and we didnt really feel welcome. Wines are expensive for the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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275 reviews 275 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We read about Marv & Ben in our guide but were pleased to find it full of locals and not at all touristy. The cuisine is distinctly Nordic and the service matches this, direct, clear but not cheesy or over-friendly. The envrionement is warm, intimate and in the heart of the historic core of Copenhagen. The options available to try... More 

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Taastrup, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were four having a dinner after a very good theater show, and it turned out that the experience at Marv & Ben made it a memorable night out. The menu card consists of 13 different dishes, each dish comes with a recommended glass of wine, but you may choose a different glass or bottle of wine. Each dish and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My parents, wife and I spent the evening here for my birthday and what a fantastic time we had. The service, food and drink is of an international standard, which food aside is unusual for Copenhagen. I can't recommend this more highly and have been to "better " venues on paper, where the food, personal service and wine/food matching is... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

the small "mistakes" they did when serving us the pre-ordered three course menu I would have given them the fourth star. But have to say that our dinner experience was quite ordinary - nothing that I will remember as good. The starter was hake, cucumber, horseradish & dill - my kids (16 and 14 years old) and I loved it.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

As part of a long weekend in Copenhagen we decided to take a friend out for a late birthday treat at Marv & Ben (Marrow and Bone). We plumped for the tasting menu (5 course) that comes with a different wine with each course. It is not cheap but we all agreed that it was a really good meal, and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have the chance to get a table you should try this restaurant. Food is really surprising. Staff is great. And the whole experience is kind of unique even if a bit strange. Don't miss to look through the kitchen window how the staff prepares the food. Menu has only a few options... And wine menu is pretty interesting.

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Milan, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

first dinner in copenhage for our weekend. we found out this restaurant in the city center. very nice location close to a canal. the restaurant is very simple and minimal, the kitchen on one side give a confortable feeling about the food. the waiters are quite cold, but the food is well presented and very tasty . same formula as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Snaregade 4, Copenhagen 1205, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By
  • Neighborhood: Indre By
  • Phone Number: +45 33 91 01 91

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 125
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?