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“Down Home Cooking in Copenhagen” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Petersborg

Cafe Petersborg
Ranked #141 of 2,286 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $30
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Middlebury, Vermont
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Down Home Cooking in Copenhagen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

In the US we often describe the best restaurants as offering 'down home cooking', meaning they offer exceptionally tasty, local cuisine. In Copenhagen this restaurant is Cafe Petersborg. A small, intimate location not far from the Royal Palace and a warm friendly staff are evident once you enter the door. You are not hurried through your meal, but can truly enjoy the ambiance. And the food? As with many Danish restaurants there is a standard daily fare, but choices do exist and ALL are very well prepared. On the nights I ate there the standard fare was beef and pork. Both were superb. I speak a smattering of Danish and was able to converse with the staff which was an additional treat. For a great dinner go to Cafe Petersborg - you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Baltimore, Maryland
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Must have smorrebrod for lunch!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place is very unassuming and is not in a location that is frequented with tourist traffic, being that it is off the walkway along the water between Citadel and Nyhavn. But it is probably one of the best spots to have a variety of smorrebrod for relatively cheap (in Denmark terms). The petersborg smorrebrod is definitely the way to go and if you're clearly from out of town, the staff do a good job of walking you through how to combine the selections. I had several business lunches here and was never disappointed. Be sure to grab a Jacobsen or three, and or some aquivit. This place can get quite busy for lunch so you may need to wait but it's well worth it. The entree options can be a bit pricey and the dinner crowd just has a more formal feel to it, so I'd recommend sticking to lunch.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We lost time and money, after 40 minutes of waiting, we got a defrosted fish, bad vegetables and burnt eggs... Unbelievable that the waitress asked sincerely whether we enjoyed it. The restaurant was rather empty, but we understood unfortunately too late why.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you want to try traditional Danish smørrebrød, this is a great place to go. Good food and nice atmosphere, and reasonable prizes for Copenhagen.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maryland
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Authentic Danish Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to Cafe Petersborg for lunch on a rainy day and couldn't have been happier. A couple of locals had recommended the restaurant for a taste of true, authentic Danish Smörrebröd. Our waitress was friendly and extremely helpful when we told her that we were looking to try Smorrebrod. For lunch, the set menu or platters are definitely the way to go if you want to try a little bit of everything. When our meals showed up our waitress explained to us what everything was and how real Danes eat Smorrebrod. :) The food was really good, relatively well priced, and we left happy with our experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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