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“No BS...”
Review of Amass

Amass
Ranked #32 of 2,598 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Danish, Fusion
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Amager
Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you read their blog, they wanted to create a no bulls... restaurant and I think they succeeded perfectly. Very informal but professional service by young, tattooed waiting staff, food brought to the table by the chefs, West Coast hip hop soundtrack and industrial decor....all adds up to a special dining experience

We sat at the communal table 153 with 8 other people and were brought the tasting menu. Well executed, only 6 main courses so not tiresome, no trickery and theatre.....but solid, tasty, beautiful and well balanced food. Taking a break halfway through dinner to digest and stand outside by the woodfires was a nice touch too

A great experience without a single complaint

Thank SantAntoni1
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Amass is honesty, creativity, modesty and personality. All components that are rare to find simultaneously - specially in a Nothern corner of Europe

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Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

The outside of Amass is very unassuming. The area is rural, sprinkled with industrial block buildings. The river runs silently behind, you can see the kitchen through the front windows. How do you get in? Where is the "front" door. You climb metal stairs to the first floor, so you can descend into the open warehouse of a restaurant. Graffiti art covers one wall and bonfires burn in the backyard next to the river.

This is unlike any restaurant you have experienced or probably ever will experience. You immediately feel "at home". Everyone you meet isn't just polite and courteous, they are genuinely friendly and want you to be happy. You feel like you have been invited to a party thrown by new friends. This is going to be a night where you have fun and enjoy yourself, very much.

The wine selections are quirky and challenging. The 9 course pairing menu will push your boundaries of what you thought you would like. Every course is delivered to your table by the chef that prepared it along with comments on how it was made. Ask questions, everyone is eager to engage and educate you. They will tell you everything down to where they picked the freshest produce that went into your meal. Most of it comes out of their backyard gardens.

Each course is executed to perfection. You feel like you are eating art in the truest sense of the word. The best part is the head chef and owner, Matt. He is very open, real and one of the best up and coming chef's in Europe. Our table was treated to a signed menu of the evening. Something I will keep to remember this fantastic food event for a long time.

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Thank michael m
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Via email request, we were able to snag an early reservation for Amass on our last night in Copenhagen and what turned out to be the restaurant's two-month anniversary. The location in Christianshavn is a bit off the beaten track ($25-30 taxi from town center), but you are handsomely rewarded for the effort: floor to ceiling picture windows with views of the harbor, outdoor vegetable garden and fire pit. While it's not my photo, the link below shows the character of the interior, which I would describe as warmly industrial.

The staff is amazing; youthful and very professional in a casually elegant way. Matt Orlando, as well as his collaborators in the open kitchen, bring the dishes to the tables and explain them. There is no pretension here, and yet none of these dishes are of a sort that one could re-create them at home. I had hoped that perhaps even just the sweet corn silk served on a lamb dish could be recreated but my hopes were dashed when I learned that it had been dehydrated before briefly finished off in the oven.

The food was amazing. Who knew that fermented potato bread could be so addictive, cooked then frozen and shaved foie gras so delicate, and tendrils of squid so tender and offset by the tang of white currants. And, yes, which part of the cod's head the fish comes from does make a difference in terms of the texture of a brandade. The crispy cod-skin chip was the perfect thing to eat it with. A sous vide yolk served in a bowl of foamy virgin butter broth was perhaps the most perfectly cooked egg I've ever had.

There are two set menus, one of which is more of a tasting menu (e.g., small portions) and the other menu with a choice of a true entree; prices are the same for both, and the tasting menu also has an extension option for a surcharge. We went with the basic unextended tasting menu, which was plenty filling. We did not do the wine pairing, but were very pleased with the house sparking wine aperitif and the bottle of wine that the sommelier recommended.

Overall, this was our favorite Copenhagen restaurant (Kadeau and Gernaium were two among others) because of the combination of food, service, ambiance and value. If this is what they can accomplish a mere two months out of the gate, I certainly look forward to returning again when the restaurant has fully matured. It's a winner in every way.

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Thank Out-of-SFO
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Finally managed to get a reservation here.
Had the tasting menu - but without the accompanying winepairing , as this today only consisted of whites. A matter of taste - in stead we chose a superb Umbrian red and shared that for the entire meal.
The dishes were small but adequate in size and all of them extremely innovative and tasty.
Flavours blended to a whole with subtle nuances clearly perceptible.
The place it urban cool - the open kitchen shapr as a knife in its timing and presentation, and all staff extremely friendly.
I can only recommend this place very highly.

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Thank nikolai69
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