This traditional Danish eatery dates back to 1888 and has accumulated a swarm of stories over the years. Some are in plain sight within the historic interior covered in numerous paintings and photos, but others require a bit more muckraking—prompting a recently published book uncovering some of the memories here.
So it’s no surprise that the restaurant has become a popular place for an authentic Danish lunch—the men’s and gentlemen’s lunch, in particular. Vegetarians might want to skip out as the fare is big on meat, fish and fats; Husmann’s specialties include marinated herring, fried smoked eel with scrambled eggs, brisket with horse radish and “old cheese.” If this sounds rather heavy, try washing it all down with several Danish pilsners and back-to-back schnapps, then assess again. Skål!