I had Arctic Char, which is one of my favorite fish. It was very simply prepared and so, so delicious. The fish flavor was amazing and the preparation complemented it. I ate at another restaurant where the fish was amazing but the preparation overwhelmed it. The char was so good that we went back two nights later and I had the char again - prepared slightly differently but still delicious. The wine list is pretty good, and the atmosphere upstairs was more appealing to me. Upstairs was small with several tables and beam ceilings. Like the old house that it is. the second time we were downstairs in a small room with books, like a small library. It had only three tables and it was awkward in that it seemed really quiet and like everyone could hear conversations from the other tables. I ate at this restaurant a few years ago and also had a great experience - I ate in the larger part of the downstairs and that was fine. In all cases the atmosphere is a bit older-crowd and very quiet/calm. Service was good. All in all, this is my favorite restaurant in Reykjavik because the quality of the fish and the preparation is so good. When I travel, I travel to eat well, so restaurants are important to my travel enjoyment.
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