On a summer night, we always like to sit out here enjoying a drink on the terrace overlooking the harbor of Øresund, taking in a picture-postcard vista of yachts and sailboats returning to the shoreline under an amber-and-pink nighttime sky. Another reason for coming here is that the elegant restaurant serves some of the best food along the Danish Riviera. The setting is amid light-grained paneling and nautical accessories, a short walk downhill from Karen Blixen's house. You'll find it near the sea-battered piers next to the harbors, a fact that gives it a raffish feeling despite its reputation for well-prepared, savory fish and seafood. There's a bar near the entrance that's a hangout for boat owners and local millionaires, and when you eventually get hungry, head for the dining room. The specialty is a seafood platter piled high with mussels, shrimp, oysters, and lobster. There are also fresh fish dishes, including filets of lemon sole with hollandaise sauce, or you can try the roasted, herb-scented Danish lamb, or the scampi with sweet-and-sour sauce. The cuisine is generous, uncomplicated, and always market fresh.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Restaurant Nokken
Ask Rungstedlund Locals about Restaurant Nokken
- Highly Recommended 2010