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Review of Geranium

Ranked #7 of 2,335 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $188 - $223
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Outer Oesterbro
Malmo, Sweden
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255 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We recently had a four hour phenomenal dining experience at the lovely Geranium restaurant in Copenhagen. The restaurant truly deserves its two Guide Michelin stars and we were completely satisfied after our visit. The restaurant is completely at par with Noma, the other to star restaurant in Copenhagen, although with a different atmosphere and it is easier to get a dinner reservation.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank suntrip62
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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San Francisco
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142 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“My skepticism faded . . . Edible Art”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Seemed a little pricey and the thought of a three-hour lunch or a "lighter" lunch of two hours seemed a little much. When the first few dishes came, the food didn't even look like food. It was like a piece of art. The food comes out very slowly and the portions seem laughably small until you realize that there are more than 10 dishes. More memorable than French Laundry. Some of the most unique presentations and tastes I have every had. Not all of them work but truly a culinary adventure.

Visited August 2013
Thank 5fortravel
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Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“If you like this sort of thing”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have absolutely no doubt that if you like this sort of thing then this is the sort of thing you will like. The restaurant really is moderately extraordinary as an artistic gastronomic experience.

My wife and I enjoyed the 3 hour lunch, with wine and juice pairings, on a beautiful day in a beautiful city.

Previous extensive rhapsodic reviews preclude any need to go into any detail on the food itself. I cannot usefully add to the descriptions from the foodies who have already used all of the adjectives in their extensive lexicons on this and other review sites for Geranium. The fact that I really don't "get" foodie food says more about the heathen that I am than it does about the kitchen. However I loved looking at it, beauty indeed, and enormously enjoyed the outstanding service and presentation.

For me this was more an exquisite performance than a meal, performance art if you like. In fact there is more "art" on the plate here than I have seen in many shows and exhibitions of painting and sculpture in the past couple of decades. It appears that the torch of creativity has been handed on from studio to kitchen.

Unless you plan to dine here regularly the price is immaterial. Sure it's expensive but it is also an extraordinary experience

The only specific food related comment I'd make is that, on reflection, I wish we'd simply ordered a bottle of Zind Humbrecht rather than take up the wine pairing.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank 3boysdad66
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Los Angeles
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely perfection”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

The room has a simple elegance to it- quiet, peaceful, nice view. We ate dinner as the late summer sun set- a leisurely 4 hour dinner. The food was delicious, beautifully presented- the dining experience was joyful. Various waitstaff and chefs introduced courses to us- including the head chef. We had a tour of the immaculate kitchen as they were tweeting flowers onto one of our many desserts. It was a very special evening event!. Also as restaurants go it was fairly easy to get a reservation.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Tpthertz
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Alexandria, VA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

It's not just a meal, it's an experience -- it's nearly theatre. Really creative "new Danish" cuisine, amazing service, and fantastic atmosphere. (Unlike similar high-end restaurants I've been to in the US, Geranium's room is airy and open and comfortable. Must be the danish Modern style.)

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank J N
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