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“Impressive food in a centuries-old courtyard” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Maven

Restaurant Maven
Nikolaj Plads 12, Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 32 20 11 00
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Ranked #43 of 1,539 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Price range: $32 - $79
Cuisines: French, Italian, Danish, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Impressive food in a centuries-old courtyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very nice for a late lunch in lieu of dinner. My wife had mussels - simply steamed with some garlic and cream. I had a two-course dinner - great shrimp with a house-made dill mayo and pork belly served with corn, rhubarb and cream. All was very tasty.

The restaurant has outside seating right next to a wonderful old church. The setting made a very good meal truly memorable.

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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal, even for a birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Maven was my favorite restaurant in Copenhagen, and I can't say enough about the service and the food. Our server brought us the bottle of wine we ordered, along with a miniature Danish flag on a flagpole for the birthday girl, but noticed that the wine did not smell right, so she whisked it away for a new bottle. That level of service is not something you see often in the States, and it just shows the care the staff has for your dining experience. The food was exquisite, and we stayed for a long dinner, before trundling down the Stroeget to our apartment. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good value, hearty portions, easy to find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

By having a Church Spire as a landmark, this restaurant makes it easy to find. Close to the metro Kongens Nytorv, if you exit via the Magasin du Nord ("Harrods") Department store and head towards Hojbro Plads, it is nestled in between on St Kirkestraede. We were recommended by people at the department store and had a very filling and pleasing lunch. Jazz played outside on Sundays. Busy with locals, with lunch served with hearty portions which, in Copenhagen terms, were good value. I had the smorrebrod platter of four and there was no room for dessert! Atmosphere was not like a Church but of a busy and popular restaurant. If you are in the Ostergade or Kongens Nytorv area, this would be my choice for a sit down luncheon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“we've returned 4 times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

First found this restaurant by accident when we got lost. Had a lovely lunch; friendly service. Agree menu limited but tend to dismiss long menus on basis that a chef cannot produce all the dishes on a long menu to a high standard. At Maven the chef clearly takes care of every dish.
we returned for dinner the next day and have since been back for lunch a few times....all in a week! We particularly like the marinated herrings and also the lobster and langustines.

Visited July 2014
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great place, solid menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate here after a long day of walking and sightseeing the town. It is is an old church, but we ate outside. It is near some busy tourist areas, but this off on a side street in a small plaza like area and was very quiet and relaxing. We were very satisfied with the menu choices. One of us had the pork and the other had the mussels, and both were really good and were good sized portions too. The apple cake desert was excellent. Service was friendly and solid - not overbearing but we weren't ignored either. All in all, it was a great way to finish off a very nice day.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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