Welcome to Alabama Social

Take a trip down to the deep American South without ever leaving Copenhagen. Right by ”Queen Louise’s Bridge” in Nørrebro, located right on the bank of Copenhagen’s ”Lakes” you’ll find Alabama Social: Our Tribute to everything Cajun, Créole and Soul Food. We interpret favorites from Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and beyond. The Southern kitchen is a melting pot of French, African and American influences and you can enjoy your meal in a restaurant decked out in quirky knick-knacks and flea market finds. Compose a three course dinner from DKK 300.

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Danish top blogger lists Alabama Social’s brunch as one of Copenhagen’s best

Danish top blogger lists Alabama Social’s brunch as one of Copenhagen’s best

 

”One of my absolute favorite things to do during the weekend is going out for breakfast or lunch,” writes one of Denmark’s most popular fashion and life style bloggers, Trine Kjaer from Trine’s Wardrobe in the very beginning of her new guide to the 11 best brunch spots in Copenhagen.

On Instagram Trine shares her best looks and experiences with no less than 90.000 followers, which only adds to the excitement of having Madklubben’s American eatery in the neighborhood of Nørrebro, Alabama Social, be part of the list.

”Alabama Social is inspired by the American South and so is their brunch. Here you can order some dishes on their own such as a cheeseburger or a waffle with fried chicken for DKK 125, but you can also order ’The Dirty Southern’: grilled bread with avocado, scrambled eggs with pan seared chorizo and BBQ ribs, a Belgian waffle with deep fried chicken and delicious pancakes for dessert. All of this for DKK 200 per person,” notes Trine before concluding:

”This must be the perfect spot to cure your hangovers!”.

We can only say: ”Why yes, it is!” But you’re also more than welcome even if you didn’t party the night away. Alabama Social’s brunch is served every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Check out the full menu her.

Winter highlights: What to eat at our restaurants right now

Winter highlights: What to eat at our restaurants right now

With a restaurant family boasting a large number of scrumptious eateries throughout Copenhagen it can be quite difficult to decide which Madklubben branch to visit. We have classic French bistros, juicy steak houses, urban hot spots, Italian favorites and even an American soul food restaurant.

To make the search easier we’ve selected a single item from each of the menus in order to inspire your next restaurant visit. Click on a restaurant’s name and follow the link to the full menu if you feel tempted to read more. Warning: Severe munchies may ensue!

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Alabama Social: Feel the winter cold be replaced by a culinary heatwave with Alabama Social’s sticky hot wings. Marinated in extra spicy buffalo sauce and topped with chopped peanuts these birds are part of the restaurants “build your own three course menu from DKK 300” concept.

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Madklubben Vesterbro:
Experience a traditional maritime dish popular in both Germany and Denmark but with an elegant twist. ”Lobscouse” is a stew made from veal, onions and potatoes, but we also added oyster mushrooms and truffle butter. It’s yours for a mere DKK 100.

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Bistro Royal:
Trying to eat healthy in the new year but also want to treat yourself? Then Bistro Royal’s yellowfin tuna tartare is the perfect choice. Dig in to a creamy mix of chopped ruby red fish, avocado, fresh herbs and a dressing made from soy, sesame, ginger and lime. DKK 85.

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Madklubben Steak: When the Copenhagen cold is ripping through your nostrils and winter coat you better seek refuge at our steak loving food club in the heart of the city. Start off your meal with the creamy mushroom bisque packed with pickled mushrooms, herbs and chopped hazelnuts. Get it as a part of your three course dinner for 300 DKK. Did we mention, that you can add scallops to the soup for an additional DKK 25?

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Tony’s: Our Italian eatery right by the historic ”Nyhavn” harbor district always serves up simple Italian deliciousness. The house ossobuco is no exception and this Milanese specialty with slowly braised and incredibly tender beef shank is served with creamy polenta, parmesan and gremolata for an additional DKK 25 to the DKK 200 three course menu.

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Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:
The original Madklubben branch is the definition of a value for money experience known for serving up elegant gastronomy at more than fair prices. Try the house steak tartare, which changes it’s ”clothes” according to the season. Right now it’s dressed in truffle mayonnaise, pickled mushrooms, tarragon and potato crisps. Only DKK 50 as part of a two or three course menu.

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Steak Royal:
What could possibly make lobster better? Oh yeah, how about broiling it under the grill with French Gruyere cheese, béchamel sauce and bred crumbs ground with fresh parsley. Voilà! The result is an irresistible classic by the name of ”Lobster Thermidor” served with a wedge of grilled lime and a stunning green hue from the parsley leaves.

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Bar Next Door:
Okay, so it might not be a restaurant, but we simply had to include our popular cocktail bar in the bustling city district of Nørrebro. The team as Bar Next Door has created a silky smooth creation by the name of “Mayate”. Get ready for a mix of Calle 23 tequila, Kahlua, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and egg whites covered in its own little powdered sugar snow storm. It’s your for DKK 85.

The full lowdown for 2017: We welcome new restaurants and relocate others

The full lowdown for 2017: We welcome new restaurants and relocate others

Families come in all shapes and sizes. At Madklubben we’re a family of restaurants serving up great food at fair prices and that family is facing a bulk of exciting changes in 2017. Some restaurants are moving from one place to another, while no less than three brand new concepts in Copenhagen have been announced.

Catch up on all the tasty details right here:

Gran Torino: Our Italian crowd favorite closed at its current location by the end of 2016. On February 3rd the restaurant will open right next door in a more intimate setting at Sortedam Dossering number 5.

Madklubben Nørrebro: Our newest Madklubben branch will move into the space previously occupied by Gran Torino at Sortedam Dossering number 7C. This bustling urban eatery will open its doors on February 6th. Book your table here.

Hanzō: The Pan-Asian success will have its last opening day at Sortedam Dossering number 5 on January 21st. The location will be taken over by Italian sister restaurant Gran Torino, while Hanzō moves to a new and undisclosed venue in the city center during spring 2017.

L’Animal: As a passion project stretching beyond the everyday realm of the Madklubben family our CEO and founder Anders Aagaard will open an all day café named L’animal together with former Michelin restaurateur and current TV chef Thomas Herman on Værnedamsvej number 14 in Vesterbro in the spring of 2017.

Bazaar: As if we didn’t have enough exciting projects on our plate come April or May we will also open a Middle Eastern restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen. The exact location is still to be announced, but Bazaar will feature a wide array of delicacies from the Moorish, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisines.

See our opening times during Christmas and New Year’s

See our opening times during Christmas and New Year’s

Christmas is right around the corner and on the other side of the street waits 2017. At Madklubben’s restaurants we look forward to relax with friends and family during the holidays just as we will need a bit of time to sleep off the hangovers from New Year’s Eve. While some need a little more rest, others open again already on January the 1st.

Check the list below to get a full overview of the opening hours at all of our nine restaurants and one cocktail bar. In the days before and after the listed dates we are open as normal unless otherwise is stated .

From all of us at Madklubben to all of you: A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Madklubben Vesterbro:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Open
December 26th: Open
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Open with a special hangover menu
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Madklubben Steak:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Open

Bistro Royal:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 28th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 29th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 30th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 31st: Open from 11 am to 3 pm. New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Steak Royal:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Open

 Tony’s:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Hanzō:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Alabama Social:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Gran Torino:

December 23rd: Closed
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st:New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
From January 1st and onwards Gran Torino will be closed due to extensive renovations.

Bar Next Door:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Seasonal favorite: The gumbo is back at Alabama Social

Seasonal favorite: The gumbo is back at Alabama Social

If you had to define the creole kitchen with one single dish, gumbo would be the obvious choice. The iconic American stew comes is as many different variations as there are chefs in Louisiana. That’s why we proudly present ”Alabama Social’s Gumbo”: Our personal interpretation of the Southern classic.

Gumbo is the perfect symbol of the cultural and culinary mix that occurred in the area in the beginning of the 19th century. The African inspiration stems from the slaves who would later be freed from their shackles, the techniques came from the French colonialists and the ingredients from local farms and a Mexican Gulf abundant with seafood.

Alabama Social’s Gumbo is made with crab, chicken, crayfish and savory merguez sausages. Everything is served in a stew made from a classic ”roux” spice blend simmered with butter and flour in order to thicken the sauce alongside ”The Holy Trinity” of peppers, celery and onions. On the side you’ll find a roll of freshly baked cornbread as well as a wedge of lime meant to be squeezed on top of the dish.

Three courses at Alabama Social start at 300 DKK and if you want the gumbo as a main course it’ll coast you an additional 25 DKK. Explore the entire menu at the restaurant here and click here if you want to book a table.

Turkey Lurkey Time: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Alabama Social

Turkey Lurkey Time: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Alabama Social

When the ominous clouds of the colorful and crazy American election have dispersed it’s time to celebrate another big phenomenon from the promised land: Thanksgiving. On Thursday the 24th of November it’s not about what divides us but what bring us together. And nothing brings people together like a grand turkey dinner with their loved ones.

Say ”thank you” for a great year, say ”thank you” for the support, say ”thank you” for the invitation, say ”thank you” for dinner. There are plenty of options to express your gratitude when Alabama Social serves up a three course dinner with a turkey main course surrounded by side orders and sauces so numerous that your Southern aunt can’t help but blurt out a ”sweet baby Jesus!”.

This year’s Thanksgiving dinner costs DKK 350 per person and includes the entire menu seen below. On top you can order a tailored wine menu for an additional DKK 250. Tickets for Thanksgiving are sold through www.shop.madklubben.dk and you’ll have to use Google Translate or a similar plugin to translate the ticket website from Danish.

Thanksgiving Menu 2016 at Alabama Social

Pumpkin Soup
Butternut squash soup with crayfish and mussels

Stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey – served to share
Roasted turkey breast stuffed with bread crumbs, herbs, garlic and chili

Side orders and sauce for the main course
Sweet ‘n’ Sour Mash – sweet potatoes, potatoes, cream cheese and sour cream
Cranberry sauce
Cajun gravy
Brussel sprouts in a creamy rosemary sauce
Green bean salad with bacon and apples
Freshly baked corn bread with cayenne butter

Apple Pie
Classic apple pie with cinnamon ice cream

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017: Tickets are now available

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017: Tickets are now available

Wan’t to dine out on the last night of the year? Then look no further, because all of our restaurants are open for New Year’s Eve. Theres something for everyone and the prices span from DKK 500 to DKK 1.400 per person. While some of our restaurants let you pick and choose your own beverages others have gone the extra mile to tailor an elegant wine pairing as a part of the package.

Click the name of each restaurant below to see the menu in English.

Click the “SHOP” link underneath a restaurant name in order to be redirected to our online store where you can purchase your tickets.

The webshop is only available in Danish, so we recommend that you use the Google Translate plugin or a similar service to translate the page in real time.

Or click here to get the complete overview of the different price levels at our restaurants for New Year’s Eve.

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe
SHOP

Madklubben Steak
SHOP

Madklubben Vesterbro
SHOP

Bistro Royal
SHOP

Steak Royal
SHOP

Tony’s
SHOP

Alabama Social
SHOP

Hanzō
SHOP

Gran Torino
SHOP

Bar Next Door – our cocktail bar in Nørrebro will be transformed into an elegant restaurant with 40 seats for New Year’s Eve.
SHOP

The rumors are true: Alabama Social’s ”Dirty Southern Brunch” is back!

The rumors are true: Alabama Social’s ”Dirty Southern Brunch” is back!

Photo: HolstFoto

Get ready for a greasy yet culinary weekend treat. Following a spring and summer with a focus on a slightly lighter breakfast cuisine Alabama Social’s ”Dirty Southern Brunch” is now ready for a comeback. Just in time for the dark months characterized by cold, wet weather. As we say: Why buy a winter jacket when you can develop one through eating?

The lavish brunch is inspired by comfort food from the American deep South and became quite the success last season. We can’t wait to treat our guests to the family style brunch served to share at a fair DKK 200 again.

Dirty Southern Brunch is on the menu every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm and consists of no less than four hearty dishes. Check the entire menu below and book your table for weekend brunch Alabama Social right here.

Dirty Southern Brunch:

Bread ’n’ spread
Grilled bread with honey ricotta & thyme
Served with avocado compote & Pico de gallo-salsa (tomatoes, cilantro, lime & onion)

Bangin’ scramble
Scrambled eggs, BBQ ribs & pan seared chorizo sausages

Chicken ’n’ Waffle
Belgian style waffle with fried chicken, yogurt sauce, mint & barbecue

Buttermilk pancakes
Served with syrup, nuts & vanilla ice cream

Planning a Christmas party? Find the perfect match among our 9 restaurants

Planning a Christmas party? Find the perfect match among our 9 restaurants

Are you in charge of arranging the office Christmas dinner? Taking the friends out for crispy pork with gravy? Or does your whole family simply have a tradition of dining out in December?

Then you can definitely find a restaurant within the Madklubben family that will cater to your needs. Whether you’re looking for classic comfort food with roast and potatoes or your guests crave a tasty holiday detour to Asia, Italy or The United States where ready to wrap you in a blanket of ”hygge” (click here to read the definition of Danish ”hygge”).

Get the complete lowdown on all of our Christmassy group menus starting November 8th right here. They’re all designed for groups of 10 guests or more.

If you want to know a bit more about what each of our 9 restaurants has to offer then take a look at this guide below:

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe: Classic dishes reinterpreted as elegant servings in ditto surroundings.

Madklubben Vesterbro: Evergreens and creative newcomers served in a cool urban setting.

Madklubben Steak: A Christmas fairytale for steak lovers set in the heart of historic Copenhagen.

Bistro Royal: A full blown classy restaurant close to Nyhavn serving up classic, tasty compositions.

Steak Royal: The steaks take center stage when Steak Royal by City Hall gets in a Christmas mood.

Tony’s: Mix and match your own 3 course Christmas dinner packed with Italian delicacies.

Gran Torino: Take a Christmas break and dig into the pizzas and pastas at our hip Nørrebro eatery.

Hanzō: An Asian taste journey for those set on enjoyning a thoroughly different Christmas dinner.

Alabama Social: Christmas like deep down south sporting comfort food made with love and elegance.

Alabama Social now serves up breakfast on weekdays

Alabama Social now serves up breakfast on weekdays

Wakey, wakey eggs and bakey! Our American eatery Alabama Social, which is located right by ”The Lakes” in the vibrant neighborhood of Nørrebro has news to share. The chefs got up early and created a brand new breakfast menu for the weekdays to compliment our popular brunch menu served on Saturdays and Sundays.

From Monday to Friday between 8 and 11 am we now serve up a breakfast selection that mixes the very best from Europe and the US. Dig into an avocado sandwich topped with a soft boiled organic egg, enjoy crispy bacon, juicy sausages, matured cheeses, “skyr” yogurt with fresh berries and a wide array of baked good ranging from flaky golden croissants to rye bread and toasted bagels with whipped butter.

It’s up to you to compose your own perfect breakfast menu and the individual dishes start at a mere 20 DKK. Take a look at the full menu here.

What are you waiting for? Text your friends, invite you business connection out for an early meeting or simply drop by yourself for a great cup of coffee and a home-cooked breakfast. We can’t wait to see you at Alabama Social!

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