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“Disappointing, expensive and boring”

Frk. Barners Kaelder
Ranked #97 of 2,458 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Danish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner Vesterbro
Farmington, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing, expensive and boring”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

although this restaurant was recommended as "authentic" danish cuisine, the meals were bland. The Danish stew was a grilled pork cutlet tossed in to a heavy flour based paprika sauce with a couple of bacon strips as garnish. The butter fried plaise was a boring white fish browned in butter accompanied with a tasteless white sauce and boiled white potatoes. The only positive was the staff who were all friendly. Not worth it.

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Hamilton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Danish comfort food”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you want to experience Danish food in a comfortable friendly pub-like atmosphere, I would recommend this restaurant. Conveniently located in the downtown area. Although we were told by the hotel concierge that we did not need reservations..strongly advise that you do. It is not large and was very busy. The service was efficient and friendly. Recommend the appetizer with herring prepared in 3 ways. Bring an appeite..the portions are generous.

  • Visited September 2012
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Seattle
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best dinner by far!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was on our last night of a five week European trip. We were tipped about Frk. Barners Kælder by the hotel staff. It is a really great place. Very cozy, very Danish, real honest Danish food served by friendly staff. The dinner, Hakkebøf (hamburger without bread) with onions, potatoes with brown sauce, and a great dessert (æblekage or apple dessert). Incredibly good!

  • Visited September 2012
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Danish Dining”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Large portions of traditional food. Excellent staff seated us without a reservation. I had three different herring dishes, and frikadeller. I could not eat it all.

Visited September 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“We wanted Danish food and that is what we got”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

The food was authentic Danish and it was excellent. The service was a bit slow but they did warn us of this as they were short staffed.

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