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“Best Fish Soup” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of MAR Restaurant

MAR Restaurant
Ranked #94 of 454 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $54
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Fish Soup”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Oh this restaurant had the best fish soup and the bread was to die for. Will definitly go back when we visit again.

Visited August 2013
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Thank AbbySabean
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear AbbySabean,

Thank you for choosing MAR restaurant and taking the time to share your kind comments about our fish soup. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Was ok. Quality of the food wasn't fantastic eg tough steak. Don't have the taster menu as its just a rehash of everything else on the menu with smaller portions. The maitre d' was good but let down by a couple of the waiters who could both have been on there 1st nights.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bouttells
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Bouttells,

Thank you for taking time to post a review about your dining experience at MAR restaurant. We are really sorry to hear about your disappointing experience and would like to apologize for any inconveniences. Rest assured that your comments have been passed to our team members.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best meal we had in Iceland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had dinner in MAR, and by far was the best dining experience we had on the whole trip.
After a while looking at the menu, we decided to take both the tasting menu. As with most tasting menus, we had to order it both so we did. It is expensive as some reviewers have said, but food in Iceland is very very expensive, so its something you have to take on account.

The menu included a rissotto with lobster (incredible), scallops, salmon, bacalao (don't remember the translation), lamb (we preferred lamb over meat and they had no problem with it) and 3 desserts.

Everything was amazing and will visit again when in Reykjavik.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sergei P
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Sergei P,

Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your dining experience at MAR restaurant. It is always a pleasure to read about our guests satisfaction and we are proud that you consider our tasting menu the best meal you had in Iceland.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Tasty. Good food. Expensive but tasting menu worth it. Hope they update menu. Would visit for lunch again not dinner gaim yet

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steinnlogo
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Steinnlogo,

We are very happy to hear that you appreciated your dining experience at MAR restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you again, whether its for lunch or dinner.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A satisfying twist on the usual lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited this restaurant at about 16:45 and we received a warm welcome and was offered the lunch menu, which proved good value (particularly as it was happy hour on drinks) and truly satisfying. We too had the lobster piadina along with sweet potato fries which were both delicious and a great twist on your usual lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simon B
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Simon B,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your dining experience at MAR restaurant. It’s always a pleasure to achieve our guest’s satisfaction and we are pleased to read that we met yours.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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