There are so many things I love about Aamanns-Copenhagen, including the high ceilings, the light that permeates the interior from the windowed walls, the welcoming and laid back atmosphere, the reasonably priced menu, and most of all, the food. I’ve tried much of the menu, and from herring to beef tartare smørrebrød (Danish open-face sandwiches), all the options are refreshing and delicious. My palate has gravitated toward lighter foods over the years, so I was surprised to find how much I am in love with the breaded white fish smørrebrød. Lightly salted white fish, such as hake, breaded with panko is pan-fried and finished in the oven. Topped with a green remoulade and seasonal herb salad, the fish is presented on top of a slice of buttered, house-made rye bread. I adore fish sandwiches, but rarely are they as elegant as this one. The sandwich is served with a wedge of lemon that, along with the herbs, greens, and rye bread, balances out the more indulgent breaded and fried fish — and assuages my guilt a bit.