My boyfriend and I stopped in to warm up over lunch during a weekend trip to Copenhagen. We were wondering throughout our meal why the place was so empty, when both of our meals were absolutely superb. After enjoying a large, steaming bowl of fresh, perfectly cooked and seasoned mussels and a delicious coffee (with beautiful tableware and atmosphere, to boot), we went to pay. Subsequently, our waiter politely mentioned, almost in passing, that the restaurant, in fact, did not open for lunch on that day. We assume we were talking with the owner, but he could very well have also been a manager or waiter, so young and handsome as he was.
Slowly, the truth of the situation dawned on us, like mud settling to the bottom of a clear lake after a group of swimming children were called inside. Even though the restaurant wasn't open for another few hours, the owner (perhaps) admittedly didn't want to have the "uncomfortable conversation" of not having anything for us to eat, and therefore, upon our arrival, whipped up an impromptu menu of dishes that were relatively low in prep-time, and proceeded to serve us with the utmost grace and professionalism regardless.
Now, I am not suggesting that you go to Je t'aime and disturb them during their prep hours, like we did. However, I do believe our experience exemplifies the character of the establishment and it's utmost proclivity towards hospitality, fast-thinking, and, of course, phenomenal food.
Thank-you, kind staff of Je t'aime, for your wonderful hospitality and affability. We will certainly be back the next time we are in Copenhagen- but don't worry, we'll check your opening hours first!
GooglePlace - August 2017
Beautiful frech food. Nothing extra fancy, just very well done food, very generous portions and lovely staff. A bit pricey but it's Copenhagen...
GooglePlace - July 2017