Copenhagen Danish Restaurant
356 Woodside Plz, Redwood City, CA 94061
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04/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
When you take the first glace at the restaurant it seems well decorated in a European style. You take a second glance then you'll think you took a wrong turn and ended up at a retirement community. For some reason this place attracts old folks, not like it's a problem. Their food is fairly adequate, if you don't mind Northern European food with little seasonings. It is the atmosphere that freaked me. The restaurant was quiet AS HELL. There were only a couple of occupied tables seated with old couples or groups that barely talked. An old guy who was either the owner or the ""manager"" (perhaps simply a waiter) acted as the host who was more interested in talking to their ""old customers"" than greeting his customers. When he took our orders he had no smile on his face, bore no patience to our irresolution and ACTUALLY said something like: 'Simply go for the burgers!' Gosh if you guys wanna survive in this country learn the American hospitality. My decision to pay a 15% tip would be something I'd regret for the rest of my live.
Really love the food. Expect a wait especially between 6:00 and 7:00.
There is a special dinner price that ends at 6:00. As long as you are at the restaurant by that time they will honor the price. That means that there are a lot of takers and rather a long wait to get a table. They usually do not take names and will seat you as soon as possible. I think that the food is worth the wait.
The mushroom soup is very good and the lamb shanks are also great. I did not care for the rice pudding -- but my husband loved it.