Fiskmarkaðurinn (Fish Market), Reykjavik, 7/28/17

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The Fish Market is in an old house with a seating area, waiting room and bar upstairs and the kitchen and additional seating downstairs.  There were also about 6 stools facing the open kitchen.  Soft background music plays and the bare wood tables are paired with lattice work decorations on the walls and wide planked wood floors.  It was packed the evening we were there but the noise level wasn’t too bad even though the perimeter tables are fairly close to one another.  The middle of the floor had the bigger tables and they were more generously spaced.  Service was super friendly,  helpful and provided good pacing for the meal.  It was an integral part of the success of the meal and possibly why the business has been flourishing for 10 years this August.  They offer a 9 course tasting menu and an a la carte menu.  We chose the tasting menu and our own bottles of wine, as opposed to the optional pairings (which are only 7 wines).  They do have a fairly reasonable wine list as well as a selection of house wines.   Continue reading