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“Good Service, Nice Atmosphere, But Uneven Quality of Food”
Review of Beck's Bistro - CLOSED

Beck's Bistro
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Our dinner the first night was excellent and it drew us back into the restaurant a 2nd time, but the food on our 2nd visit was average at best. Still I think this restaurant deserves a bit better than an average rating.

Beck's seafood salad was a delight with prawns, calamari, flowers, black currants and mango sauce on the plate, and so was the gravlax served with asparagus. Their version of a beef carpaccio was very good with avocado, capers and what appeared to be huckleberries. The marinated olives made a nice appetizer, and the roasted potatoes with flaked salt worked nicely as a side dish. The cheese plate had generous portions of 3 flavors of cheese and came with several kinds of crackers.

On the other hand, Beck's steamed mussels looked great, but were grossly over cooked and under seasoned. All we saw in the way of flavoring was onion, with a garnish of uncooked arugula. We couldn't even taste the onion and there was no wine used to enhance the flavor. We had no desire to dip their great bread into the tasteless broth. This was a clear miss. Our other selection was "prime rib". Something was definitely lost in translation as we were served a steak with little flavor, the sides were large cubes of roasted potato and beet that were served unseasoned. Although we had fully expected to order dessert, we ended up leaving without it due to our disappointment with the meal itself.

I'd give it another try just because the staff and chef were so gracious and our 1st meal there was so good.

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Thank vidadoro
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

I ate here with my colleague after we were recommended it by our hotel. It was an excellent recommendation as the food was delicious and the service very good and friendly, price was also fine for the quality.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Had an enjoyable meal here - service was great, and not just by European standards. Between 2 of us we had the smoked salmon, octopus salad, fish of the day (cod), guinea fowl, chocolate fondant, and crème brulee - all of the dishes had excellent flavours and were well presented. Very reasonable prices for Denmark - the 3 course option was 325 DKK, together with drinks worked out just under 100 Euros.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We tried the three-course options and were pleased by the freshness and taste of everything. While some of the combinations of ingredients were a bit quirky and the presentation rather showy, it all held together very well. Steve, the chef, is very enthusiastic about his work and the owner served us with grace and kindness. Expensive compared to many parts of Europe but good value within the context of expensive Copenhagen.

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Thank NDBUk
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We visited Beck's Bisto by chance. Had the three course meny and a bottle of wine. Both of us has smoked salmon, my companion had the chicken and I went for moules frites before we finished off with creme brulee and cheese for deserts. Food was good (moules) to excellent (chicken). Excellent service through the meal. Very good alternative to busy Nyhavn.

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Thank Godtfred
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