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Smorgas Chef

$$ - $$$
West Village
Scandinavian, European, Swedish, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
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283 West 12th Street, New York City, NY 10014-1906 (West 4th Street)
+1 212-243-7073
11:00 - 23:30
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Huntington, New York
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442 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Sadly my only experience with Swedish food was Ikea, so wasn't sure what to expect but Smorgas was very good. The meatballs were great and the burger was very good. Smorgas is a quaint little restaurant located in between a lot of pubs on Stone street. We got there by 12pm and it was empty and by the time we... More 

Thank Nez D
Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Who knew Swedish meatballs could melt in your mouth? I toyed between Atlantic salmon and the meatball dish, but took the waitresses recommendation and she was spot on. Served with the creamiest of mashed potatoes and shredded beets with dill, it was wonderful. The atmosphere was suitable for an intimate romantic dinner or lively might out with friends - especially... More 

Thank Michelle B
Rumson, New Jersey
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is a fair priced Scandinavian in the Stone Street area of Downtown Financial District. It is a bit of on outlier, as it's surrounded by pubs. But if you're looking for some great Swedish meatballs, and a crepe - it won't disappoint. My friend tried the Schnitzel and didn't fare as well. I've been to other Scandinavian restaurants that... More 

Thank WorldTraveler1220
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

One of the only restaurants in NY that let our dogs sit with us on the balcony outdoors. Staff is always a bit overworked - but the farm to table food is excellent. Try the Swedish Meatballs with the Stockholm Martini. Super nice.

Thank ThomasZdon
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I am sad to say that our Christmas Day experience was terrible. I live in NYC, and my family from Sweden came to visit me for the holidays, we wanted to spend Christmas Day eating a Swedish/Scandinavian Christmas julbord, and were very much looking forward to visiting Smorgas Chef. Unfortunately we were sadly disappointed, it was 4 of us and... More 

Thank Jess0414
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Having previously visited Smorgas Chef and had a good experience, I decided to book here for Thanksgiving dinner given that I was in town. I have to say that I wish I hadn't, however... Upon arrival, the welcome from the hostess was rather curt and not overly friendly, a shame given the waiting staff were actually very friendly. The food... More 

Thank Edinburger2013
san francisco
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194 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Small restaurant in the West Village tucked away on 12th Street with a focus on Scandinavian style. Unfortunately they were out of all the fish entrees, but the Swedish meatballs were very tasty and filling. The smorgasbord starter was excellent, and would be a good choice for a main course as well.

Thank SFworldtraveller
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I love the parsnip soup and beet salad with fantastic coffee and apple dessert. Perfect! Lyndl Marshall

Thank Lyndl M
Greeley, Colorado
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Our daughter found this restaurant and we went mainly for their Swedish meatballs. Very large portion (probably 10 or so good sized) with mashed potatoes and gravy and red cabbage. Delicious! Even made room for dessert (vanilla waffles). Fun place! They even have their own farm where they get their produce and meats.

Thank ireland2010Colorado
New York City, New York, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

A friend and I visited for brunch on a Saturday. We sat outside; great spot for people watching! Although the menu didn't have an overwhelming number of choices, we were both able to find a dish that we really enjoyed. I had the eggs florentine and not only was the dish delicious; the sides were amazing too! Prices were reasonable... More 

Thank Leah G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Scandinavian, European, Swedish, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 West 12th Street, New York City, NY 10014-1906
    (West 4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-243-7073
On a picturesque cobblestone street in the heart of New York's West Village, Sm��rg��s Chef NYC serves a fine selection of Scandinavian cuisine. There is al fresco dining during the warmer months.

Focusing on fresh ingredients, vibrant herbs and delicate flavors, the Sm��rg��s Chef menu features Scandinavian delights like Swedish meatballs and lingonberries, herb crusted salmon with juniper sauce and Nordic chips with caviar dip. A delicious dessert menu offers Scandinavian soft vanilla waffles and Norwegian apple pie, while the drinks menu boasts some of the best cocktails and beers Scandinavia has to offer.

Sm��rg��s Chef - West Village has a unique style defined by a modern mural depicting the Scandinavian landscape. Blue glass bottle lamps adorn the cozy banquettes and tree sculptures decorate the interior.

Drawing in a stylish celebrity crowd Sm��rg��s Chef - West Village restaurant is surrounded by elegant designer boutiques. 14th Street- 7th Avenue Subway Station is a 6-minute walk away.

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