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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, French, Seafood, European, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly

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Restaurant Mefisto is an everyday restaurant located in the heart of the charming Latin Quarter in Aarhus. With emphasis on fish and seafood in a classical and modern combination Mefisto offers a wide selection of food ranging from brunch to a four course seasonal menu - all at affordable prices. The fact that fish and seafood is of special importance at this establishment is furthermore supported by the 2016 win of "Best fish and seafood restaurant in Denmark" as well as the fish cookbook written by the charismatic owner Lars Kyllesbech. The restaurant is casually decorated and the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. During the summer months the restaurant opens its courtyard which adds
US$15 - US$62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
French, Seafood, European, Danish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch lobster bread turbot beef tenderloin miso soup fries latin quarter great seafood fish dishes enjoyed dinner here fine restaurant friendly service a bit salty open sandwich busy place cozy atmosphere
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited in a Saturday night and were lucky to have a reservation. The food was delicious; the staff friendly and efficient; and the restaurant cosy and welcoming. Highly recommend - this is what a restaurant should be like.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rjeans66
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Had a really excellent evening with delicious and more than adequate food, very nice service and a great atmosphere!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LarsIver
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear LarsIver Thank you for the kind words - they are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you at Mefisto another time.

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Visited the cozy and cluttered restaurant on a Monday. Seafood and fish comes in many ways, I like it lean. At Mefisto the food is very rich in cream, oil, deep fry and butter. The lobster burger sounded fun but is just a deep fried...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 614uj
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello u j Thank you for your review - unfortunately we weren't able to meet your expectations of Mefisto neither on the food side or the frames of the restaurant..

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Mefisto always delivers a good quality food experience, and pricing taken into account it is really good value. However, for me it pulls down a bit that I do not get a feeling of being at an actual french restaurant, though the management might well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vogn84
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Vogn84 First of all thank you for taking the time to review Mefisto. We have never really claimed to be a typical french restaurant but I can see why you think so and it is true that we have a love for certain things...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

In looking for a fish restaurant close to hotel I found this place and now aching to return. They have a La carte or (considering time of year) a Christmas menu. And if your on business it can include wine ;) I wanted the fish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nzlpilot
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello nzlpilot I am very happy to hear we were able to accommodate your request for a smaller portion and even more happy to hear you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We were 5 persons, and had the works from the kitchen. Everybody was pleased. They have really good seafod as well as classic Danish lunch dishes - we were there for Lunch.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lars J
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lars J Happy to hear you and your fellow eaters had a good time with us.

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great French restaurant. Loved the lobster and steak pies. Lovely bread too. Great location too. Friendly waitstaff too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CHILL617
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Caroline H We appreciate the great review and thank you for taking time to write it. We too love our little court yard and can't wait for the danish summer to come so that we can open it up again.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

09/2018 Good food but little bit overpriced Waitress removed the half bottle water to replace it with a new one.. Without asking and it the 3 of them was billed .. + It’s just tap waterMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nicolasdui
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Dear QWEASW Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience with us at Mefisto. We do think that maybe you misunderstood something. We don't bill our guests by the bottle of water and then remove it before to make more money. As...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

My good lady is Danish and we met some Danish friends for lunch in Aarhus and they booked Mefisto a very good choice. They are loads of good places to eat in Aarhus but Mefisto is up their with the best. They do really great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank S4784ILdaved
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dave D Please thank your Danish friends for taking you to Mefisto:-). Happy to hear you enjoyed it and hopefully we will see you again.

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Nice location. We ate outside in the backyard. Very cosy Great lunch ,good service. We will come back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Terje G
Lars K, Owner at Mefisto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Terje G We are quite fortunate with our central location in the latin quarter of Aarhus and even more so with our court yard which adds another dimension to the restaurant - especially in the summer months. Look forward to welcoming you back.

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