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Smorgas Chef at Scandinavia House

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££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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58 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3007 (37th Street)
+1 212-847-9745
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a group of 10 for my boyfriends birthday and the food was amazing. The service was a bit slow - but not the girls serving fault since she was almost alone taking orders and bringing the food out while the other girl tended to watch the door and occasionally sit people down and tell the other what... More 

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pensacola
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Discovered this restaurant inside the Scandinavian House while staying next door at the Kitano Hotel. My husband was thrilled with his Herring 4 ways appetizer and lingonberry sparkling drink. I had the delicious parsnip soup and Swedish meatballs. Menu was a nice change of pace from the other many New York restaurants.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Smörgås Chef is a 6-minute walk from Grand Central - 42 Street Subway Station and is a very attractive and airy space. Having a birch tree in the dining room center adds a nice visual touch for your dining experience. Lunch was a very busy time for the waitstaff and they were able to handle the crowds. My appetizer of... More 

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere and food were 3 to 4 stars. Pricing was a little higher than expected. Basic salad without any meat, fish or cheese cost $14.00. Basic chicken entree cost $23.00. Service was fine.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This small Scandinavian themed restaurant is a real delight. The food was unique and delicious and the service was remarkably attentive and polite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Decided to have dinner in the same venue and it was delicious. Portions were reasonable so it was nice to be able to finish my dinner. The pear pie was to die for.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Scandinavia House to see a play ( there is a theater in the basement and we enjoyed the performance). Afterwards we remembered fondly our trip to Sweden when eating a smorgasbord of delicious food.

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Old Bethpage, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I and another couple were looking for a reasonable restaurant on the East Side (upper 30s and Park Avenue) for brunch on a recent Saturday. We found this lovely restaurant in the Scandinavia House. Delicious and fresh salads (I had a plate of four herrings - a Scandinavian specialty that I first ate in Copenhagen). The staff... More 

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Tasty bread, spicy mayo, chicken breast, roasted red pepper & melted Gouda cheese. Scrumptious! The waitress told us that at least one person at every table orders this. I would definitely have it again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My companion has met for coffee with a group of friends weekly for several years, and the coffee and pastries are always excellent. The food has a Scandinavian bent, of course, and the seafood tends to be the best. Cleanliness is superb, and the waitstaff is pleasant and very helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3007
    (37th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains to Grand Central Station/42nd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-847-9745
Description
On the 1st floor of Scandinavia House and boasting a glorious birch tree centrepiece, Smörgås Chef serves a tasty array of Scandinavian dishes in airy, traditional Scandinavian surroundings. Focusing on fresh ingredients, vibrant herbs and delicate flavors, the Smörgås 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. Smörgås Chef - Scandinavia House NYC boasts a long white bar, colorful Arne Jacobsen chairs and soaring ceilings. The open plan kitchen lets diners admire the excellent craftsmanship of the chefs. Scandinavia House hosts gallery exhibits and concerts, making Smörgås Chef the perfect place to dine pre or post event. Smörgås Chef is a 6-minute walk from Grand Central - 42 Street Subway Station.

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