Snaps is a medium sized place on the bottom floor of a corner building. They have a variety of tables inside as well as an attached greenhouse-like portion and bar counter seating. The tables are fairly close and set with nice linen napkins and paper on top of the tablecloth. Menus are in the form of a placemat and at lunch the prices are less than dinner. There is some background music but noise didn’t seem to be a problem at lunch even though it was a large and lively crowd. Service is friendly and helpful. They offer a ‘Catch of the Day’ which changes regularly.
We started by splitting an order of steamed Breiðafjörður mussels. They were totally fresh, plump and delicious. The mussels were sprinkled with cilantro, ginger, carrots, peppers and shallots. The broth was wonderful and the house bread was perfect for soaking up a little extra juice. It was soft and chewy brown bread served with cubes of butter. The dish was totally tasty.
For our main course we tried the Catch of the Day which was a large piece of spotted cat fish filet. It was served with Icelandic potatoes, slow cooked tomatoes, green beans and lobster sauce. The catfish was super moist with a large flake and a nice crust from being pan sautéed. The potatoes were mashed and underneath the fish. They were chunky and filled with tasty herbs. The lobster sauce was light but quite nice and the tomatoes were strongly flavored and herbed up. Overall this was an absolutely delicious plate of food and a really good deal at lunch. It looked better than many of the other things I saw from the regular menu.
We finished with a creme brulee and double espresso. The custard was nicely sweet, creamy and finished with the proper crispy top. It was a wonderful end to a fantastic meal.
2 thoughts on “Snaps Bistro, Reykjavik, 7/28/17”
That fish looked delicious!!
It was and such a huge piece! An amazing deal for really tasty food.