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“A delightful evening”
Review of Restaurant Maven

Restaurant Maven
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Ranked #50 of 2,378 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $6
Cuisines: French, Italian, Danish, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: ‘Maven – Restaurant & Wine bar’ is a down-to-earth eatery in the Nikolaj Exhibition Building; an old church right in Copenhagen’s solar plexus. We offer quality wines and good beer at honest prices and classic dishes with an elegant twist, freshly made from the best ingredients. The place has borrowed the old nickname for the Nikolaj Square; in the 19th Century this was the home of the city’s butcher shops and thus referred to by the locals as ‘Maven’, literally meaning ‘the Stomach’. We have removed the bloody traces and aired the location, but the informal charm is still here. We treat the stomach without overdoing the gastronomical ambitions.
Hudson, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A delightful evening”
Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here after finding it through TA. I liked the candlelit ambience, and the eclectic decor. Our waiter was friendly and helpful and chose a good Italian wine to go with our meal. I had the three course dinner and my husband the lamb shank. The food was carefully prepared and delicious. It is a quiet location off the busy pedestrian area. It would also be a good spot for lunch in the courtyard.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place for a formal dinner”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went with a group of colleagues for dinner (about 30 people) - and we got to sit upstairs in a room with stained glass windows and old family portraits - very special location, clearly a part of an old church..

The food was lovely, smoked potatoes with crispy bacon, cheese dip and dark bread crumbs, then braised pork belly with parsnip puree, (pop)corn and a red wine glace and for dessert, a brown butter ice cream with chocolate mousse and burned white chocolate - good choice of wines and good service!

Would recommend it for groups!

  • Visited August 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Charming small restaurant in the center of things”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stumbled into this restaurant by chance. We were very pleased. It is a charming room in a historic building. The menu was classically Danish but also modern and attractive. The food was very high quality indeed. The staff were exceptionally helpful and attentive.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank TomBrunner
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great ambience, service and food”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

For Copenhagen, the price is reasonable. Delicious healthy beautifully presented food! Well located and extensive wine list.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Monica J
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Moscow, Russia
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Special location, food was really not”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Agreed with other reviewers that the location is fantastic - there is a boarded up construction sight in eye's view but the quiet church-side location feels secluded, very romantic, a lovely place to while away a warm summer's evening.

We like simple food with big flavours and great ingredients, and the menu sounded right up our street (steamed mussels, grilled lobster, beef tartar, crab croquette) but I'm sorry to say that most dishes were underwhelming. Where was the sauce for the mussels bar a little and inaccessible dribble at the bottom of the bowel? The tartar was under seasoned and bland when it should be rocking with falvour. The croquette barely tasted of crab.

Service was very friendly, but waited around 20 mins to get a beer - it was packed, mind.

Sorry guys - really wanted to love this place, and it's a great scene to sit in, but the cooking left me feeling a bit gutted.

  • Visited August 2014
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