“The atmosphere is delightful and I would definitly recommend this place.”
“love their little cute tea pots.”
“He changed fresh flower for every table which I think is very sweet.”
“Finaly, interesting+healthy menu!”
“The service is great and they really try to keep it fun and casual.”
“Consistently good food attractively served and great prices make this an excellent value.”
If you want to impress someone with your discovery of delicious Scandinavian food, then bring em' here. The atmosphere is delightful and wholesome. And you can't go wrong with the Swedish meatballs.
If you go to this Swedish restaurant expecting Swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce, think again. Or actually, don't, as that's exactly what you'll find there. Also gravlax, four kinds of herring, boiled potatoes, and all the other standards from the IKEA cafeteria. These are better, though, and are sourced from a big private farm the mini-chain owns in the Catskills. The outdoor garden is a lot of fun in summer.
Best Meatballs. I came here for lunch during work and left extremely satisfied. Stone street is gorgeous, the food was delicious and the service attentive. I will most definitly be coming back. (P.S. Their Jameson Whiskey cocktail is like nothing else I've had in Manhattan.)
Fantastic!. This place was recommended to me by a friend and I was definitly not disappointed. The outdoor seating was lovely; located on the historic stone street the view is charming and very European (you almost forget you're in New York City.) The service is great, friendly and attentive without being annoying. I was not very familiar with Swedish food and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. The meatballs were particularly delicious with great presentation. The atmosphere is delightful and I would definitly recommend this place.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Scandinavian cuisine featuring meatballs, waffles, sandwiches is served at three locations, downtown, midtown and the West Village. Weekend brunch, delivery, happy hour.
great place. Finaly, interesting+healthy menu!! Great food, I don't remember having a salmon that good, and the shrimp soup they make out of their cold water shrimp is much more better than any lobster bisque.Service was exellent and the decor gives the homey feeling. The Stone street itself should definetely be on the map of anyone visiting New York. Highly recommended!!
Not particularly good. I came here for dinner. The decor is very interesting. The service is friendly but a bit brash. The herring sampler entree is quite tasty- at least as good as the one at Aquavit. However, the seabass in a clay pot is barely edible. Overall, it is certainly not worth the steep price.
Absolutely delicious!. I tried Salmon Egg Benedict for brunch which is really good! The restaurant offers a variety of tea. I love their little cute tea pots. The boss is very friendly. He changed fresh flower for every table which I think is very sweet. Serive is really good.
hidden gem. This is a hidden gem, but you would feel like you are in Europe. You can sit out on cobble stone street, surrounded by history buildings, great reasonable price food. It is my favorite place.
good lunch spot!. Great spot for eclectic scandinavian cuisine which is quite rare for NY (or anywhere in the U.S.) Delicate food and prompt service. The staff was very well informed about the menu and took the time to explain any questions and was very polite and attentive. The food was even better.
Lovely Scandinavian Midsummer. We had a very nice dinner last week. The service was prompt even though the restaurant was crowded at the time. The outdoor cobble stone setting was beautiful, and the food was fabulous. Maybe a basket of bread before dinner was served would be nice. We loved the Swedish Meatballs - definitely the best we've had.
Don't mess with my meatballs....
Growing up near the Baltic Sea I learned to love the region's flavors and culinary traditions. Being a long-time New Yorker I'm also used to a variety of fusion cuisine offerings. In my humble opinion, the fusion of Scandinavian and North American (and even North African) tastes at Smorgas Chef is uninspired and unnecessary. I don't understand Swedish meatballs with maple syrup nor do I feel comfortable with tagine entrees in a Scandinavian restaurant.
I also found the service surly and abrupt.
I have 2 favorite Swedish restaurants in the City and I was hoping for a third. Unfortunately, Smorgas Chef is not it.
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