The Copenhagen

Scandinavian, Café
$ $ $
13 Laight St (at Varick St)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-1313



  • Silvia Killingsworth's review from the 4/1/13 issue: "Its Le Pain Quotidien with a Scandinavian makeover."
  • Make sure to sip, or ignore our warning and knock back, the Aquavit while munching on little smorrebrod (aka open-faced sandwiches).
  • Order the cheese plate as it is delicious, but charging $1 for extra bread when they don't give you enough to begin with is very poor form.
  • this avocado, pickled green tomato & daikon crudite smrrebrd is both gorgeous & delectable
  • Specializing in Danish smorrebrod (small plates and open-faced sandwiches), spoon pickled herring and tomato compote over dense rye bread. Daters be warned: its a breath killing delight.
  • Expect open-faced sandwiches with toppings like braised pork breast, beef tartare with homemade potato crisps, & pork pat. Add to that more homemade aquavit, seafood specials like sugar-salted salmon
  • Reserve your ticket now for New Nordic meets Copenhagen Street Food. R/DK will be serving food from the streets of Denmark. It's free, but tickets will go fast! Fri, 7/26, 12-4pm.
  • Adam Aamann, a former colleague of the Nordic food prophet Claus Meyer, is widely credited with reinventing the traditional open-faced sandwiches known as smrrebrd.
  • Smorrebrod, Danish. The juxtapositions can be mind-boggling, with cured fish, mustard, sour cream, dill, pickled vegetables, and cranberry sauce occupying the same tiny, teetering sandwich
  • The Copenhagen is participating in NYC Cocktail Week (July 13th through the 17th).
  • Cocktails are great and the food is wonderful. Clean Scandinavian atmosphere is very unique.
  • Pretty awesome Scandinavian food.
  • The vibe is very, well, Copenhagen. Service is just plain NYC. If you're in, try the bartender's recommendations and you can't go wrong. They do have great strong drinks.
  • Open faced sandwiches
  • Cold, uninspired "Scandinavian" food can be found here. Skip, and opt for a warmer atmosphere at the nearby Locanda Verde.
  • SOFA KING SLOW... SOFA KING SLOW.... SOFA KING SLOW - turtles mate faster than this place makes food. I read war and peace between the time we ordered and our lunch showed up
  • TT: A placid, white-tiled oasis of Danish cool smack in the middle of Canal Street/Tribeca madness. Specials, from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, include $5 meatballs and $5 Evil Twin Low Life on draught.
  • Service just okay. And it way too long to get the bill. Food was good, though portions on the small side considering the price. Beef tartare and duck particularly delicious.
  • This unique Danish spot makes for a really interesting, romantic date night. Don't miss the Aquavit, Bacon & Hay, Seared Fluke, or Roasted Cauliflower. Read about my visit on WinstonWanders below!
  • One of the best Bloody Mary's I've had in a long time!! The one with ramp infused Aquavit has an amazing potent flavor.

Nearby places

189 Spring St (btwn Sullivan & Thompson St)
319 Church St (at Lispenard St)
301 W Broadway (at Canal St)