Messinn, Reykjavik, 7/29/17

exterior
exterior

Messinn is a large place that been here one year.  Interior dining is in several different areas and there are tables outside, if weather permits.  Pop music plays in the background, the tables are of bare wood, and napkins are paper.  Wood beams line the ceiling and murals of the sea and other nautical items provide the decor.  Service is efficient and helpful but not overly chatty.  The menu is small at lunch and specializes in pan-fried fish which are brought out in the skillet complete with greens and potatoes.  Portions are generous.  It’s not earth shattering food but it is quite good, quick and reasonable.

outside
outside
interior
interior
interior
interior
Frankie pretended she was at sea
Frankie pretended she was at sea
more dining space
more dining space
interior
more dining space
interior
interior
table set up
table set up
menu
menu
wine list 1
wine list 1
wine list 2
wine list 2
Frankie made friends with the hot plate
Frankie made friends with the hot plate

 

After ordering, a plate of yeasty bread and soft butter is brought to the table.  The bread has a nice chewy interior and crispy crust.

bread and butter
bread and butter

 

The Plaice was served with tomatoes, capers, parsley, lemon and butter.  The fish was perfectly cooked, tasty and very moist.  The potatoes were good and together with the other vegetables you have a complete meal in one pan.

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Plaice with tomatoes, capers, parsley, lemon and butter
closer
closer
looking in the kitchen porthole
looking in the kitchen porthole

 

The Artic Char was served with cherry tomatoes, lemon, butter and a sauce of honey and almonds.  The fish had been lightly dusted with flour and fried to a crisp exterior.  It was still very moist and the honey almond sauce was perfect with it.  Another tasty pan of food.

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Artic Char with honey, almonds, cherry tomatoes, lemon and butter
closer
closer
Frankie compared the two
Frankie compared the two
Frankie played on the porthole
Frankie played on the porthole

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