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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Restaurant Mefisto is an everyday restaurant located in the heart of the charming Latin Quarter in Aarhus. With emphasis on fish and seafood in a classical and modern combination Mefisto offers a wide selection of food ranging from brunch to a four course seasonal menu - all at affordable prices. The fact that fish and seafood is of special importance at this establishment is furthermore supported by the 2016 win of "Best fish and seafood restaurant in Denmark" as well as the fish cookbook written by the charismatic owner Lars Kyllesbech. The restaurant is casually decorated and the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. During the summer months the restaurant opens its courtyard which adds
$15 - $62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
French, Seafood, European, Danish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch lobster bread turbot beef tenderloin miso soup fries latin quarter fish dishes great seafood fine restaurant friendly service wonderful dinner open sandwich cozy atmosphere quick lunch nice evening
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with a couple of friends on a Friday for a late lunch. I had the fish of the day - lemon sole - and my friends both had lobster. A comfortably elegant setting and the service was friendly and efficient. The food...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Brigid M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited in a Saturday night and were lucky to have a reservation. The food was delicious; the staff friendly and efficient; and the restaurant cosy and welcoming. Highly recommend - this is what a restaurant should be like.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rjeans66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest highlight of eating here was definitely the food! Had the lobster special on a Tues evening. The bisque was absolutely delicious! The bread rolls were the best I've had in Denmark and they have some e excellent wines to accompany the food. Although...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank johndot3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers good fish dishes however I found the menu of choices more limited. There is more wine choices then food choices on the menu. Portions are not major either but good in quality

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 822bartm
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Had a really excellent evening with delicious and more than adequate food, very nice service and a great atmosphere!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LarsIver
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Dear LarsIver Thank you for the kind words - they are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you at Mefisto another time.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited the cozy and cluttered restaurant on a Monday. Seafood and fish comes in many ways, I like it lean. At Mefisto the food is very rich in cream, oil, deep fry and butter. The lobster burger sounded fun but is just a deep fried...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 614uj
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Hello u j Thank you for your review - unfortunately we weren't able to meet your expectations of Mefisto neither on the food side or the frames of the restaurant..

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Mefisto always delivers a good quality food experience, and pricing taken into account it is really good value. However, for me it pulls down a bit that I do not get a feeling of being at an actual french restaurant, though the management might well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vogn84
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Dear Vogn84 First of all thank you for taking the time to review Mefisto. We have never really claimed to be a typical french restaurant but I can see why you think so and it is true that we have a love for certain things...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

In looking for a fish restaurant close to hotel I found this place and now aching to return. They have a La carte or (considering time of year) a Christmas menu. And if your on business it can include wine ;) I wanted the fish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nzlpilot
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Hello nzlpilot I am very happy to hear we were able to accommodate your request for a smaller portion and even more happy to hear you enjoyed it.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

We were 5 persons, and had the works from the kitchen. Everybody was pleased. They have really good seafod as well as classic Danish lunch dishes - we were there for Lunch.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lars J
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Dear Lars J Happy to hear you and your fellow eaters had a good time with us.

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Great French restaurant. Loved the lobster and steak pies. Lovely bread too. Great location too. Friendly waitstaff too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CHILL617
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Hello Caroline H We appreciate the great review and thank you for taking time to write it. We too love our little court yard and can't wait for the danish summer to come so that we can open it up again.

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