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“Remarkably innovative and excellent!!!”
Review of Aquavit

Aquavit
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Ranked #711 of 14,026 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Swedish, Scandinavian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: between Park and Madison Avenues
Transit: E/M on 53rd and 5th Ave. 6 to 51 street. F on 57th and 6th Ave.
Description: Restaurant Aquavit opened to immediate success in midtown Manhattan in November 1987. More than two decades later, Aquavit continues to be one of New York's most popular and highly esteemed dining destinations. A pioneer on the American dining scene, Aquavit remains the only world-class modern Scandinavian restaurant in the country, and was also the first restaurant in New York to house two concepts under one roof: a casual bistro serving hearty, simple fare and a formal dining room offering refined, modern Scandinavian cuisine. Owner Håkan Swahn has always been involved with every aspect of the business, and his passion and vision are what steer the restaurant. Executive Chef Marcus Jernmark is in the kitchen every day, where his talent and his commitment to quality and authenticity are apparent in every ingredient he purchases and every dish he prepares. Swahn and Jernmark collaborate closely on Aquavit's menus, and together they provide leadership and inspiration to the team at Aquavit.
Reviewed April 2, 2013

One of the most exciting and innovative restaurants in NYC--surprising for a Swedish restaurants, but it's not your father's Swedish restaurant. The food is remarkably innovative and incredibly yummy. Just as an example, one of my amuse bouches included smoke! But it wasn't a gimmick--the flavor of the smoke that had escaped when they opened the jar had already permeated the goodies inside.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Without question one of my top 3 dining experiences ever. A very strong recommend! Don't pass up this exquisite dining experience.

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Thank Brad177
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The service was impeccable. The food was creative, cutting-edge, divine. The presentation was thoughtful. The pace was perfect. It was an expensive meal, and it should have been... it was worth every penny.

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Thank martha21373
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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Second time around we ate a lovely chefs tasteing menu with a great selection of wines. This is the place for scandinavian fine dining in NY. A guaranteed place to do some serious celebrity spotting aswell. My first visit I ate herring next to Spock himself.

Service is beyond compare.

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Thank MondayDan
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Annually Aquavit has a herring festival, which is a buffet with a variety of kinds of herring. If you like it, this is fabulous. If not, try their food anyway. The ambiance is good; the food is delicious; the service is excellent. A little expensive but an excellent choice for a splurge.

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