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Smörgås Chef
Scandinavian Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pm
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283 W 12th St New York, NY 10014
283 W 12th StUSNYNew York10014
$$Scandinavian Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pmSunday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pm
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Time-honored Scandinavian dishes, including Swedish meatballs, are served in a simple, spare space.- Google
People talk about swedish meatballs, gravlax, waffles, entrees and herring sampler
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Kevin R Kosar
reviewed a week ago
There are three Smörgås restaurants in new York City. The one I visited is located on a very quiet street in the West Village. I'm told its a lovely place to eat al fresco on the sidewalk, as car traffic is light. I popped into this cozy restaurant a few days before New Year's eve 2008. The young woman who greeted me at the door was genial, as was the bartender. There were a goodly number of acquavits on the shelf, and a kettle of Glog (mulled red wine with spices.) It was quiet and very charming, a good place for low-key friends or a date. I had a pre fixe meal of gravlaks, Swedish meatballs, and chocolate cake ($28). All three dishes were excellent and promptly served. The service was superb. It was a happy experience.
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Katarina Margova
reviewed 10 months ago
This great scandinavian restaurant offers amazing decoration and the food everyone loves. I tried it so many times but every time I return I really enjoy my stay. They have their own farm in upstate New York where all of their food comes from. It is extremely fresh, delicious and presented in the high standard. They offer great selection from mussels, smorgasbord, swedish meatballs, salmon with mash, janssen potatoes, waffles and all of the other goodies. I highly recommend this place for any type of the occasion, from birthdays to casual evenings.
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Richard Fleming
reviewed a year ago
We stumbled into Smorgas after our first choice had no room for us and we were pleasantly surprised. The menu offered many options, try the meatballs, but the bar drinks left much to be desired. After taking quite some time to arrive, patrons realized the drinks lacked any imagination on the part of the bartender.
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Daniel Kurz
reviewed 7 months ago
They use Scandinavia as their marketing but their food lacks authenticity as well as variety. Much of the menu appears to be pre-made well in advance or brought in from an outside supplier and just slapped together. I had their vegetarian meatballs and they definitely had an off taste to them of plastic or something else. Their starters are not that delicious either with the fresh salmon that is served not cold but lukewarm as though they have been sitting out in the kitchen waiting to be ordered up. From my experience in the kitchen, salmon (cured or not) should be kept cold. Not to mention their take on Scandinavian food is those dishes that are considered street food in Stockholm or Helsinki (I just was there last month) and the prices are much better over there even with the taxes. For the quality of the food, the prices could be much better considering the prices of their mixed drinks (which are quite good). Overall, the ambiance is pleasant but their bathroom leaves things to be desired. If you want to know how well a kitchen is kept check the bathroom and you will have your answer. Would I say that this restaurant is good, yes and no. They are overpriced and trying to sell Scandinavian food as elegant which Scandinavians will tell you their food isn't (it's supposed to be homey for the cold winters). I won't be going back again.
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Jon Petersen
reviewed 7 months ago
Loved it. Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Good mixed drinks. Stop in when you are passing by, you will be happy you did. Feels like being back in Copenhagen.
Ed Reiskind
reviewed 11 months ago
Best when you can eat outside