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“Nice people; decent food; funny smell”
Review of Restaurant Vaegteren - CLOSED

Restaurant Vaegteren
Cuisines: Danish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
San Francisco
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice people; decent food; funny smell”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I ate at Vaegteren one evening of my week-long visit to Frederikshavn. (The name, by the way, does NOT mean "Vegetarian", as I falsely assumed at one point, but "Scales" as in 'thing that weighs'.) My reception as a single diner was very cordial, and they were quite "eager to please" all the way through. The food was good, though not outstanding, but I can only speak to the one dish I had. It may be that others were better or more interesting. I do have to say, though that I detected a bit of a butcher-shop smell when I came through the door, which would have turned me off if it hadn't been late and most other places closed. Once I had been there a little while I didn't smell it any more, and it was a perfectly good meal, though not inexpensive, so it's worth giving a try.

Visited July 2012
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Frederikshavn, Nordjylland, Denmark
2 reviews
“Top class!!!”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

One of the best restaurants in the city!!

If you want quality AND quantity this is the place to go.. You wont get too much a la carte, the portions are good, but you still get the nice decorated plates! Nothing is never too much for the staff/kitchen and they love to pamper you, so you feel special amongst the many people sitting in the restaurant.

They go very far with quality of the food - No expence spared!

  • Visited March 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Exciting food in house with atmosphere”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

The restaurant "Vaegteren", with the added tagline of 'Kærlighed og Kogekunst' which means 'Love and Culinary Art' has a very nice atmosphere to it. The interior decoration is kept in an old country house style and throughout the decoration is consistent with old manor tables and other furniture, solid damask table runners and nice napkins.

We chose the fixed menu, which is extremely reasonably priced at 33 Euros for a three course menu.
For starters, we had shrimps with fresh salad and mini croutons made from rye bread with a dressing that could very well be a home made thousand islands sauce.
We had a bottle of the white house wine, recommended to us by the efficient and kind waiter (who was probably one of the two owners) - a Chilean Miraflora at 30 Euros which suited the shrimps very well.

The main course consisted of a steak with fresh new carrots jazzed up with peas and pea tendrils and with new potatoes and a tasty mushroom sauce to go with it. Everything was cooked to perfection except for the steak which was a little to dry for my taste.

We had the loveliest dessert with strawberries; a little round cake topped with strawberries and a strawberry marinade and ice cream. It was really delicious.

The service was excellent, the atmosphere is unbeatable and the food is good. What more would you want from a restaurant?

  • Visited July 2011
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“This resturant want to be among the best”
Reviewed June 8, 2011

It was a quiet evenin in the resturant and the staff gave good attention.
The food was excellent cooked and presented, but some in our party meant the flavour was sparcly.

This might be the best resturant in Frederikshavn

  • Visited June 2011
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Bremen
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Northern Denmark!”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

This is one of the best restaurants in Denmark. It is set up fine, the staff is very friendly and the food is wonderful! Every time again! One can recommend this restaurant every family, even the couples and for business lunches, it is also very suitable. If you would like to know to what Danish cuisine today is able to come here!

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