True American restaurants in Copenhagen are few, but what other international kitchens and diners may lack in authenticity, they make up for in pioneer spirit, lively atmosphere and cowboy-sized portions.
The only restaurants that can truly call themselves American in Copenhagen are O's American Diner
(of which there are now two) and Denmark's sole Cajun restaurant, House of Souls
. Less original perhaps, Tivoli
neighbor The Hard Rock Cafe
is a reliable choice for Americans missing something familiar.
A handful of ex-pats have opened excellent cafes in Copenhagen, among them the Chicago-owned Cafe Mariu
s, with an international menu and brunches that are famous throughout the city for the blueberry pancakes. Should you be up for burgers and a familiar language, the Sydney/Vancouver roots of Tight
have led to one of Copenhagen's liveliest cafes. The diner-style Cafe Luna
in Christianshavn may be Danish-owned, but its love of '50s-style Americana and a menu of high-carb breakfasts, shakes and burgers has made it one of the quarter's most popular eateries.
Copenhageners are now becoming inspired by the expansive style of America in establishing evening restaurants. With dishes like linguini and clams and spaghetti and meatballs taking pride of place, Italian restaurant Tony's
has more in common with Manhattan's Little Italy than Rome; and the stylish Modern American Steak House
for short) takes the best from American dining and combines it with fresh local ingredients.
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