Fiskfélagid or Fish Company is situated close to the harbor, in a heritage building dating back to 1884. As the name suggests, it specializes in seafood and incorporates globe-spanning flavors into its recipes. The dimly-lit spaces with flickering candles are ideal for romantic meals and there is plenty of artistic emphasis in the decor. The imposing brick walls, artworks, fireplace, chimes and photographs exhibited on the walls create a deluxe ambiance. The menu offers dishes like French sushi, salted cod, lamb and Arctic charr preparations, complemented by intercontinental red and white wines. There is also a selection of champagnes for special occasions. Prior reservations are recommended.
Kol is a seafood restaurant and bar which offers a range of salads, steaks, finger foods and desserts as well as an array of craft cocktails and wines which complement the dishes. Run by head chefs Kári Þorsteinsson and Einar Hjaltason, the open kitchen is an organized unit which is entertaining to watch. The space, as designed by Tom Dixon, is trendy and chic with two floors of cozy booths and leather furniture.
Popular for power lunches and quiet dinners, this seafood restaurant known as Humarhúsið actually has a very innovative menu at a reasonable price, compared to others in its class. The place is blessed with perfect service and smart design, and is situated in a row of the oldest buildings in Reykjavík, called the Bernhöftstorfan. The restaurant itself is housed in a 1838 Norwegian timber-framed building, offering a view over Lækjargata. Humarhúsið is a very presentable example of Reykjavík's best. As the name indicates, lobster is the speciality, but apart from that the menu consists of a variety of dishes, meat (including an excellent whale dish) and fish (a very elegant sushi is a favourite).