Row 1

65 E 55th St (btw Madison and Park Ave)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 307-7311
Scandinavian, Café
$ $ $
Mon–Fri: 11:45 AM–10:30 PM Sat: 5:30 AM–10:30 PM

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  • Awesome, precisely prepared, exquisitely plated Scandinavian food. We loved the Nordic seafood with butter-poached lobster, seared diver scallops and Montauk squid ($40).
  • A unique white...Tissot's "Traminer" (actually 100% savagnin) from France's lesser-known Jura region, a flexible, light-bodied wine with spice and nut highlights. PS. Get the herring!
  • Order a manhattan at Aquavit. Best Manhattan in Manhattan. Chase it with a Lychee Akvavit. Stumble home.
  • Youre not here for fusion food, pal. Get the herring plate, a Carling and a shot of aquavit. Some sweetbreads to follow, a piece of char. Skohl!
  • I daresay the boys still remember me but ask them. Maybe they'll let you try one of their experimental aquavits.
  • We love the creative, modern take on traditional cuisine, bringing unexpected sophistication to herring and Swedish meatballs, the creative drinks at the bar, and the hip bistro in front.
  • Joey Joey Joey-he's an amazing bartender. He knows my special (Spiced Mango Margarita) but tonight he's going to make me try something different he created (Cucumber The Vibrant) :-)
  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson was appointed executive chef in 1995 at age 24, and won a coveted 3-star review in 2001 from New York Times critic William Grimes.
  • Absolutely phenomenal private dining experience with impeccable service. Steak tartare was the best I've had; rye was fantastic as was the Swedish meatball & gravlax. Fav dessert: vanil panna cotta!!
  • #BDDB #SocialGood
  • Have a flight of Aquavit, a few recommendations: Fig & Cardamom, Anise, Caraway & Fennel, & of course Lingonberry.
  • order coconut espresso vodka!
  • Go to this Scandinavian restaurant for lunch and get the shrimp toast and the Swedish meatballs with lots of aquavit, of course.
  • A brilliant restaurant, everything about it was absolutely perfect, a truly "Michelin star" experience.
  • Say "Tack" to your wait staff (i.e., the Swedish way to say "Thank You")... They're a great crew!
  • Horseradish aquavit is fantastic
  • A beautifully designed restaurant with impeccable service. Check out their daily bar specials we like the Oysters & Champagne or the Sliders & Beer.
  • Aquavit has two areas: a more affordable cafe at the entrance and a much more expensive dining area. Do not hesitate to eating at the cafe: the experience it is pure Aquavit and you will save money.
  • Try the HAY-SMOKED SWEETBREADS with parsnip trio, grilled bread and apple cider.