This scion of acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant AOC opened in 2014, is exceptionally delicious, and makes for one of the best choices for those who want an authentically Nordic meal in a refined contemporary setting. It uses a seasonal ingredient list that is nearly entirely selected from the area; the concept of local foods crafted into gourmet flavors true to the Nordic ideal is, believe it or not, a relatively new concept in Denmark, and No. 2 is a showplace for the success of these new ideas. The flavors are spectacular, and there's always an interesting point of provenance to what you're eating: shaved ham from the isle of Fanø, cod pulled from the North Sea outside the windows, nuts flavored with gunpowder from the flare of a shotgun shell. Cocktails, too, are assembled by picky foodies with adventurous ideas, and the wine liist is among the top in town. The dining room, in a Philip Johnson-esque plate glass box overlooking the water, was designed by longtime Danish style leader Gubi and epitomizes crisp look of the Danish school—scoop chairs, charcoal greys, plank floor simplicity. It makes for a memorable and distinctly modern Danish meal.
Nicolai Eigtvedsgade 32, Hammershøi Kaj, Copenhagen
Our Rating Neighborhood Christianshavn Hours Mon–Fri noon–2pm, Mon–Sat 5:30pm–10pm Transportation Metro: Christianshavn, Harbour Bus 991, 992 Phone 3311 1168 Prices Six-course menu DKK 450, a la carte mains DKK 85–145 Cuisine Type Nordic Web site No. 2
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