Snaps Bistro, Reykjavik, 7/28/17

building
building

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.  

interior
interior/bar seating
interior
interior
kitchen
interior
covered patio
covered patio
Frankie made friend with the coat hanger
Frankie made friend with the coat hanger
table set up
table set up
Frankie checked out the table flower
Frankie checked out the table flower
menu
menu

 

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.

Moules Marinieres - steamed mussels from Breiðafjörður
Moules Marinieres – steamed mussels from Breiðafjörður
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close
bread and butter
bread and butter
wine
wine
the salt bowl was just Frankie's size
the salt bowl was just Frankie’s size
window to the kitchen
window to the kitchen

 

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.

Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day
different plate of Catch of the Day
different plate of Catch of the Day
from the side
from the side
fish inside
inside of fish
potatoes
potatoes
Frankie was hoping to get some fish
Frankie was hoping to get some fish
Frankie liked the colored towels
Frankie liked the colored towels

 

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.

Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee
Frankie checked out the inside
Frankie checked out the inside
Frankie needed the double espresso to wake up
Frankie needed the double espresso to wake up
Frankie rode their bike
Frankie rode their bike

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