Located in the city’s old harbor, MAR restaurant may look incredibly Icelandic, but its menu is full of Mediterranean and South American delights like creamy lobster soup, fried scallops, and filet mignon with chimichurri. Named after the Latin word for ‘sea,’ this minimalist space was designed by Hafsteinn Júlíusson and Karitas Sveinsdóttir of Reykjavik’s HAF studio, who took their inspiration from the nautical surroundings, complete with a porthole window on the bathroom door, light fixtures encased in fishing nets, and black treated wood as an homage to traditional Icelandic fishing cottages. If during your meal you fall in love with the bespoke tablewear by ceramic designer Guðný Hafsteins or the graphic relief of the harbor by Siggi Odds, just pop by the neighboring Mýrin boutique next door and they can both be yours. —Ashley Churchill


Geirsgata 9 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

+354 519 5050

Photos Courtesy of MAR and We Heart

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