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Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Place For A Fancy Meal

Published August 16, 2016

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Place For A Fancy Meal
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Art Bicnick

The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of magazine to help you, our beloved readers, find the very best places this little city has to offer. You can use the info to plan your schedule, or even as a fun experiment to see how your tastes align with those of ours.

Best Place for a fancy meal


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Dill is a very special restaurant. It’s the must try place for the foodie. You’ll need a reservation, and come prepared for a culinary journey that gives you a taste of Icelandic staples vaulted to the finest dining in Reykjavík. You can attempt to order the five course set menu, but everyone ends up upgrading to the seven course version after the first bite. On top of their stellar menu, the wine and beer pairing has been crafted by their in-house sommelier. If you are planning one fancy dinner in Reykjavík, this should be it.

Dill by Nanna Dís

Runners Up 

Matur Og Drykkur

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Matur Og Drykkur has become the talk of the town lately. It has tasting menus of new spins on traditional Icelandic food, as well as seafood and vegetarian options. Cod head might sound like an odd choice, but trust us, it’s a must-try—you won’t regret it.


Gallery Restaurant

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Gallery Restaurant at Hotel Holt has a classic fine dining feel to it: dark wood, red upholstery and walls adorned with great paintings. You can smell truffles the moment you walk in. You’ll feel like you should have a jacket and tie on.

Gallery Hotel Holt - by Alísa

2015: Dill
2014: Dill
2013: Gallery at Hótel Holt
2012: Grill Market
2011: Dill

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