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Aquavit and Aquavit Café

  • 65 E. 55th St. Map It
  • Midtown East
  • Scandinavian

Published 09/10/2016

Fodor's Review

This elegant and refined Scandinavian restaurant has seen a transition in the kitchen these last few years, going from Marcus Samuelsson to Marcus Jernmark, until he, too, exited. The place is now in steady hands with Emma Bengtsson at the helm. The elegant atmosphere features warm woods and modern Scandinavian design. There are a few options here: a $145 eight-course meal, $95 three-course affair, and a $115 six-course dinner that changes according to the season. Standout dishes include foie gras paired with licorice, sweetbreads paired with sauerkraut, venison tartare, and for dessert, smoked vanilla crème brûlée. Head to the sumptuous bar area to sample house-made aquavit.

Restaurant Information


65 E. 55th St., between Madison and Park Aves., New York, New York, 10022-3219, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.

Published 09/10/2016


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