Eating out American style in Copenhagen is our guilty pleasure. I usually feel that it’s a travesty to not eat local cuisines when abroad, but sometimes you may not be in the mood to be challenged and all you want is something your stomach understands. Step in those high end American style joints.
So if you are looking for a burger, chicken or steak restaurant with an American theme (we’re talking chips, salads and also other easy to understand dishes).
Tight, MASH and Cock’s & Cows are all American style restaurants in Copenhagen. We had lunch at Tight after shopping along Stroget. Hubby was suffering with a head-cold which I was convinced (after nearly 30 years together) was hay-fever.
We were happy to rest. I enjoyed the cool brick wall not knowing that I had caught the ‘hay-fever’ and had a temperature at this point.
The vibe was cool in many ways. The servers especially. They were really friendly and fun and bought us out this local bread, blackened with coal. OK this is not exactly an American type of food. But, compared to many regional restaurants in Copenhagen these ones are more what we are used to.
Perked up we all say ‘Cheers!’ to one another.
Charlotte enjoys a well made, refreshing Mojito cocktail .
We all started out with a bowl of Jerusalem artichoke soup, which was absolutely heavenly! The crispy bits on the top were fantastic.
The boys tucked into ribs and coleslaw with happy mumblings of ‘dropping off the bone’ and ‘melt in the mouth’.
This salmon salad was really fresh tasting, healthy so just perfect for me (and more filling than I expected).
Little Charlotte has always enjoyed moules and these ones come with salty focaccia bread.
Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen.
More sight-seeing all afternoon had built up our appetites once more. As we head through the MASH restaurant we pass the meat store where some has been aged for 90 days.
The kitchen is really busy and everyone is rushing about.
Settled in the comfort of a huge red leather booth we feel happy. The ambiance is mature and sophisticated. The lighting was just right and set the mood.
This restaurant is pricey but you do get what you pay for here. Even the knifes are top-notch.
Our waiter was excellent and had us sorted out in no time.
Hubby was appreciating his wine and us girls love how pretty the cocktails looked. They were strooong and had to be supped a little slower than usual.
Charlotte’s prawns – perfect! The prawns were soft and succulent, the cauliflower a lovely crunch as they were barely cooked.
My crab salad was so yummy I spent half the time trying to work out the recipe. Chilli, lime, dill erm…
Hubby took his time over this Iberico ham and savoured every mouthful.
When the steaks came out they looked really good.
and then WOW all the sides made a real feast. It’s the sides that make this an expensive meal. But, they are super good!
Charlotte had opted for the beef burger. Those chips were so nice – I stole more than a few! She doesn’t mind, she loves me. The onion ring was big enough to put on a wheel barrow.
Barely room for dessert we shared a couple. The tiramisu and the American cheesecake went down a treat.
We headed to a great bar afterwards called Union, just round the corner. It had a buzzing and friendly atmosphere and prolonged our evening just a little bit longer.
MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen.
Cock’s and Cows
The next day we were heading home but had time for a spot of lunch first. Cock’s and Cows was just the easy going atmosphere we needed after our big day exploring the city yesterday.
It’s a very trendy place, with a homely feel.
A smiling waitress quietly and efficiently sorted us out – lovely.
We chose milkshakes of various flavours and got just the injection of energy we needed.
Sat in another booth we passed the time working out how we could turn the snug at home into a boothed area of our kitchen. Not sure the dogs will be pleased…
A perfectly cooked chicken burger arrived with delicious salt and vinegar chips and a vibrant salad.
We had to. It’s a s’more and we are eating out at an American style restaurant. It may look brilliant now, but 10 seconds after this photo it was chaos. What is the etiquette of eating a s’more? Please let me know!
An emotional hug as hubby will be staying on to work as we head back to England. How lucky I am to have someone who is so hard to say goodbye to.
Cock’s and Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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