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“Good food, little atmosphere”
Review of MAR Restaurant

MAR Restaurant
Ranked #104 of 464 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $56
Cuisines: Seafood, Scandinavian, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, little atmosphere”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The food here was delicious, but a little expensive, even by Icelandic standards. I'd recommend that you get a table from about 8pm onwards to ensure a buzzing atmosphere.

Visited October 2013
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Thank biz_e26
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear biz_e26,

Thank you for choosing Elding and your nice review. We know that prices are always debatable but our focus has been on value for money.

Kind regard,
The team at MAR restaurant
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best meal of our trip.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The only thing I could suggest is a better beer selection. They had a vast wine offering, but a few craft beers would have presented done better pairing options for those who don't drink wine.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank J P
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear J P,

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is surely a pleasure to read about your satisfaction and we'll take your suggestion about the beers into consideration.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Best meal in Iceland!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Went to this restaurant with some friends while in Iceland. Had the lobster soup and the ribeye steak, just wonderful. Service was good and the house cocktail with a name that I cannot remember, was really really good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank raged467
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear raged467,

Thank you very much for your kind comment, it brightens the day to hear from happy customers. Our house cocktail is called Key Lime Delight :)

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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Malmo, Sweden
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278 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing risotto and steaks with an Argentinian twist”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Probably the very best dinner during our week in Reykjavik, during which we only had good food.
The lobster soup was probably the best I have ever enjoyed and the lobster risotto was just amazing. Had two different steaks, file mignon and rib-eye, both perfect. Could have considered to just serve this with chimichurri even though the pepper sauce was good. Had a really nice Argentinian Malbec wine with this.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank PeterXXXX
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear PeterXXXX,

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is surely a pleasure to read about your satisfaction with those choices and we are proud to top your dining experiences in Iceland.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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Espoo, Finland
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good lunch”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We dropped in at lunch time for quick snack for something, and found Mar restaurant menu very attracting with normal price level for Iceland. We came in when lunch time for employees was almost over, and we had good space and peaceful time for our lunch. Good place at least in day time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jorma M
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EldingReykjavik, Manager at MAR Restaurant, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear Jorma M,

Thank you very much for this review and your kind comments about your dining experience with us.

Kind regards,
The team at MAR restaurant
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