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Aquavit

$$$$European, ,
65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
+1 212-593-0287
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
DESCRIPTION
Aquavit in Midtown has garnered attention for the herring and gravlax featured on its International menu. "As a herring fan the Aquavit Weekend Smorgasbord provides a diverse...More
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CUISINES
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took my wife here for her 30th birthday and was well worth it. Scandinavian with New York flare. Probably the most knowledgeable sommelier I have ever met.

Thank Justin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and the staff was nice - BUT if you compare it to other 2 starred Michelin restaurants it's avarage. Jean George close by is a totally different level of food but also two stars. We expected more from a 2 start...More

Thank MKJDCPH2100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was recently in NYC for a friends reunion and decided to celebrate the weekend by going to the much heralded Aquavit. Our table of 5 did the Chef's tasting and 2 of the 5 did the wine paring as well. The 10+ course Chef's tasting...More

Thank ToonPgh
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We ate here within the past week. The food was very good. The staff was fantastic...prompt, in sync, friendly. There were plenty of courses in the full tasting menu although I would've liked a little more food in 1-2 of the courses because it was...More

Thank cyclingdoc
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My partner and I went to Aquavit for an anniversary dinner, and overall, I thought the food was very good and the service and hospitality outstanding. We were one of us to sit down for the night, and even then, they did not rush us...More

Thank jg325
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We are great fans of Aquavit, having dined there often over the past several years. It has become our “go-to” destination for celebrations, and we love its Scandinavian cuisine, and the overall quality of the food and service. We were therefore disappointed with our experience...More

Thank Stendhals
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This restaurant is very good in every aspect. Food is innovative , the wine list varied with top producers and the service impeccable. Price wise it is at the top end that is for sure but consider it a treat.

Thank DCN994
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had expectations of this visit and decided to take the chiefs tasting menu , but got disappointed of following reasons: Too much vinegar in the pickled dishes, and there were several servings of pickles, and also too much salt on the fish dish. The...More

Thank Kicki H
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We had a $100 gift certificate to this restaurant. We didn't realize that it only had a prix-fixe and tasting menus at very high prices. We selected the 3 course prix-fixe for $105 per person. The food was very good, but I doubt I would...More

Thank laureldg
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a family trip to NY. Tried the restaurant and was terribly disappointed. Couldn't find a single dish that was tasty and struggled to find many vegetarian options. Would not go again.

Thank BombayGlobetrotter77
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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
    (between Park and Madison Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: E/M on 53rd and 5th Ave. 6 to 51 street. F on 57th and 6th Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-593-0287
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurant Aquavit opened to immediate success in midtown Manhattan in November 1987. More than two decades later, Aquavit continues to be one of New York's most popular and highly esteemed dining destinations. A pioneer on the American dining scene, Aquavit remains the only world-class modern Scandinavian restaurant in the country, and was also the first restaurant in New York to house two concepts under one roof: a casual bistro serving hearty, simple fare and a formal dining room offering refined, modern Scandinavian cuisine. Owner Håkan Swahn has always been involved with every aspect of the business, and his passion and vision are what steer the restaurant. Executive Chef Marcus Jernmark is in the kitchen every day, where his talent and his commitment to quality and authenticity are apparent in every ingredient he purchases and every dish he prepares. Swahn and Jernmark collaborate closely on Aquavit's menus, and together they provide leadership and inspiration to the team at Aquavit.
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