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Gallery Restaurant

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Bergstadastraeti 37 | Hotel Holt, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Gallery Restaurant - Hotel Holt)
+354 552 5700
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Springfield, Virginia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at The Gallery Restaurant while staying at Hotel Holt. I had the best ribeye steak I've ever had in my life ... it was absolutely delicious. Huge wine selection, fantastic and varied menu. Started with the lobster soup ... amazing. Make sure to get reservations! A bit pricey, but definitely worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The service and food could not have been better. Top drawer in every way. Highly recommend, the only problem is choosing as all options are superb.

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Thank tedj45
Iceland
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I went to Gallery restaurant for a fine dining business lunch and it was absolutelly great :) I highly recommend it.

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Thank Steinihfj
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Dining at Holt surrounded by the amazing art collection, that has lots of original pieces by some of Icelands most famous artists, is truly exceptional experience. The food, Icelandic classics with modern twist, and the service was very nice. The only negative was the dated furniture, which has not been maintained since I was there 25 years ago.

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Thank Johannes B
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We had a superb meal here with family. The service was perfect the food delicious. My Pan fried cod was melt in the mouth delicious as were the Scallops, steaks and Reindeer. Amazing. There really was nothing anyone would fault. I would recommend this Icelandic gem to anyone looking for a very special evening. The bar and dining room are... More 

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Thank jotob39
Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

It has been a few years since we went to have dinner there last time. We took our friend for dinner since we thought it is a most prestigious resturant in Reykjavik. Yet it was a disappointment. In the past, waiter was expecting guests from the front door, welcoming guest with warmth and sometime even helped to hang up over... More 

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Thank Amy C
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Gallery is perfectly named: a restaurant devoted to the finest of Icelandic dining, and displaying a splendid array of some of the finest of Icelandic artworks. It is a part of one of Reykjavik's leading hotels, and is open to non-residents. We happened to be residents (and as such got a 10 per cent discount on our dinner), but... More 

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Thank StephenHowarth
Reykjavik, Iceland
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I had dinner at the Gallery. Celebrating a special occasion with friends we chose to go there and it was great. We had the Theatre menu, so many small dishes. I loved it. The Gallery has been around for decades and has been and is one of the top restaurants in Reykjavik. Must though say... More 

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Thank MariaRichter
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We liked this restaurant several years ago. We went back this time and also found that this restaurant was enjoyable. The wine collection is large but pricy. This restaurant is getting a little bit obsolete since more new innovative restaurants have appeared in Reykjavik recently.

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Thank Yasuo F
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Often hotel restaurants are disappointing. The Gallery certainly is not. An excellent restaurant with a varied and interesting choice of food. I am not surprised but many locals told me that the Gallery was the place that they choice to celebrate special occassions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 85
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bergstadastraeti 37 | Hotel Holt, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Gallery Restaurant - Hotel Holt)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 552 5700
Description
Gallery Restaurant was chosen the best restaurant in Iceland 2012 by Nordic Prize.The restaurant is set in an intimate room with beautiful artwork all around and offer several kinds of private rooms for groups and individual. The selection of our gourmet menus includes fresh Icelandic ingredients, steaks and seafood for lunch and dinner. Gallery Restaurant has never been better than right now, whether you are looking for a romantic meal with your loved one, dinner with friends or a family feast, this is the place to celebrate all that is good in life.Our walk-in wine cellar includes about 4000 vintage wines - why not try wine tasting in our cellar to set the mood for a memorable evening?Open every day from 12-14pm and 18-22:30pm.

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