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“Modern, Stark and Quirky”
Review of Forrettabarinn

Forrettabarinn
Ranked #4 of 555 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$62
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We serve starters of all sizes from around the world, made out of Iceland's freshest ingredients and seasonal game. Forrettabarinn is a true gem in the oldest part of town, in the fresh sea air down by the harbor.Our wine and beer-list matches perfectly the spirit of the ever changing menu of our sometimes "experimental kitchen".We offer you exciting new angles to traditional dishes with a vibrant atmosphere and warm service.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The restaurant offers Prix-Fix or A La Carte, we choose the latter. The food was excellent. First we were served delicious brown bread with olives and sun-dried tomatoes. We enjoyed the lobster soup, the moules frites.. local mussels were large and delicious. We also had the Cod and the Arctic Char. We shared a cheese plate for dessert.
The staff was great, we really enjoyed our meal.

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Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We found this place on TripAdvisor so thought it was fitting to share our experience! The food was unbelievable, I had the fish and beef to start. The service was amazing, I can't remember the waitress but she was blonde and a local. She gave us fantastic bar recommendations after too!

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Thank emmamarguerite93
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I guess by Icelandic standards this is mid-priced, but by US it is a bit hefty. The appetizer hot smoked salmon of the house was (Kr. 1750) and very good. The tangy langoustine soup (Kr. 1750) was also very good, as was the Toasted arctic char and scollops with creamed local barley & Dijon Mayo with green asparagus(Kr. 2650) was also extremely good. The small green salad was OK (Kr. 950)

We had a ginger beer (Kr. 350) and the amber beer (Kr. 1300) was excellent.

Service with the restaurant being full was excellent. An earlier reviewer said that it was somewhat quiet, but we can't say this, as there were several large tables of people.

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Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The place is in two rooms. The front one was more crowded and a bit loud, but we sat in the more quiet bar area. Really nice athmospere. Decent food and decent house wine - not too expensive by local standards.

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Thank Seltirningur
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Quaint place in Reykjavik near the downtown area - all fresh tasty salads and quessadias - both vegetarian and chicken. There were fish and meat dishes too. The draft beer was good - reasonably priced restaurant. Nice mural outside and rustic feel inside.

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Thank NJCricketer
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