Steaks at Rex Republic of Denmark

18 Mar
The T-Bone Steak

The T-Bone Steak

The Guardian already pointed it out as one of the best places in Copenhagen to eat steaks. Though I pass the restaurant on a daily basis, since it is pretty much next to where we live, it never really struck me as a place I really wanted to go to. At first sight you wouldn’t expect this to be a restaurant that serves such good food: It’s situated in the basement of a building and both outside and inside is mainly brown. However my boyfriend convinced me to go, carnivore as he is, so we could test the steaks ourselves. We ended up having a wonderful night.

We ended up going on a Tuesday and there was only one other couple there. I didn’t mind at all because it meant that we got plenty of attention and the food came fast. From walking past it on a regular basis, I know that other nights can be busy, so it’s probably a good idea to make a reservation. The owner may look a bit like a mad scientist but he is very kind and attentive and the kitchen seemed to be in a particular good mood, singing along to their radio (normally this could be something that bothered me, but I didn’t mind at all. They shouldn’t quit their day jobs though haha!). The restaurant itself looks a bit like a brown café or bodega but it feels very cozy and relaxed.

We decided to go all out and ended up eating three courses each. I started with a carpaccio and my love with fried tiger prawns (both 98kr/€13). Both really good and we decided to switch half way so we could have the best of both worlds. As a main course, I decided to go for the most expensive dish on the menu: Tournados Rossini, a 200 gr piece of beef tenderloin with foie gras and truffle sauce (338 kr/€45). Simply delicious and cooked to perfection! I wasn’t a huge fan of the side dishes that came with it: some potato wedges and a ball of deep friend potato mash, though the sauteed vegetables we’re very tasty.

My boyfriend had the T-bone steak and in his words: “Best steak I’ve ever had!!!”. Again perfectly cooked and of supreme quality (328 kr/€ 44). He could pick his own sauce and decided to go for red wine sauce, which was also very good. Then dessert, just when I thought it couldn’t get better. I picked the chocolate fondant that came with a black current sorbet. Absolute heaven. The chocolate fondant was exactly the way it should be, all warm and runny in the middle. My boyfriend had a traditional Danish ‘gammeldags’ or old school apple cake; also very tasty and a humongous portion. Both desserts were 89 kr or €12.

For drinks we had, in total, one beer, a bottle of red house wine (from the Rhône) and one extra glass of red house wine. The wine was very good (though I can’t remember the exact price at this moment, approximately 220 kr/€30) and a separate glass was really a full glass.

All in all we spent 1350 kr/€180. This is of course quite a high price, but you really don’t have to eat a 3 course dinner to be full. I mean we nearly had to roll home, that’s how full we were. Still the prices are high even for Copenhagen standards, but you get superb quality in return in a warm atmosphere. You can also just go there for a drink untill 02.00 at night. And while you’re there don’t forget to check out the building across the street. It’s the headquarters of the Freemasons in Denmark!

Where: Rex Republic of Denmark Blegdamsvej 106 kld. 2100 Copenhagen Ø

When: Mon-Thurs 18-22, Fri-Sat 18-23

Average price of main course: 270 kr/€36


2 Responses to “Steaks at Rex Republic of Denmark”

  1. Salutation Recipes March 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    That looks sooooo good!

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