Smorgas Chef

(22 reviews)
Restaurant
  • 58 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10016 USA
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Company Description

The airy, vibrant space features soaring ceilings, a massive birch tree installation in the dining room center, colorful Arne Jacobsen chairs, and a long white bar counter. The open kitchen opposite the bar allows guests to admire the busy chefs at work.

Review & Rating

Jez
Jez
5
2 days ago

Great, moderately-priced Scandinavian cuisine in an adorable gift shop/cafeteria setting inside Scandinavia House. Gorgeously poached eggs, delicious cocktails and Swedish meatballs that pick up where IKEA's value-minded dish leaves off.

fred fulford
fred fulford
4
2 days ago

Really nice restaurant. Staff could have been a bit more friendly. Meat balls were good, drinks were nice but it was bit more expensive than we thought. Having swedish back ground it was up to the high standards.

Auran B
Auran B
5
2 days ago

Exactly what we were expecting. Delicious Scandinavian dishes. Only thing to be mindful of is the portions are not huge, but enough for a meal.

Leila Escandar
Leila Escandar
5
2 days ago

Fresh & delicious food, unique mimosa selection, & definitely a go to if you are craving Princess Cake. Would not recommend if you’re looking for a quick sit down meal, but perfect ambiance for a long meal to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a while.

Anthony Larsen
Anthony Larsen
5
2 days ago

The food was fresh but limited. Would like to see alcohol menu expanded to include traditional Aquavits from Scandinavia and get some IPAs on the beer menu. Had the Pale Ale and the Pear Cider. Had a party of about 10 of us and the waiter kindly split the checks for us. I had the smorgasbord, chowder, waffles, and apple pie since I was skipping the diet for the day. All delicious. Added a $4 bread basket to help make myself some Smørrebrød with the smorgasbord ingredients, but still believe that should be included with a meal.

Marie Santoro
Marie Santoro
3
2 days ago

I've been eating here for years, and give it three stars. When I visit Scandinavia House for a concert, movie or exhibit this is where I eat, except when I'm rushed for time and just have a salad at Starbucks. Advantages: there are very few places open in the area on evenings and weekends with table service. Those in the hotels are expensive and unimpressive. Here you have table service with a (limited) wine and beer menu at reasonable prices. The birch tree in the center is charming and the lobby shops are interesting. Women in particular like this place because the decor is bright and children are welcome. Disadvantages: Smorgas Chef is basically a dressed-up coffee shop with some Scandinavian dishes. The menu is short and you will tire of it pretty quickly. I don't even bother with dessert- they have three and none are really good or bad. The wait staff is limited and they rush around like mad when it's busy.

Gurleen
Gurleen
5
2 days ago

This is such a cool place in the middle of Manhattan. Its a farm to table concept as all the food is super fresh. We went for brunch and the gets come from their chicken coop. I had the waffles which were different from any other waffles I had in the city. The waffles here are think and have a nice crispy, chewy texture. They are served with cream and strawberries. Absolutely delicious!! IG @traveleen_gurl

Ricardo Rezk
Ricardo Rezk
5
2 days ago

I met a Swedish friend one day and asked her to take me to a place where ladies like her lunch and without hesitation she suggested Smorgas Chef, where she recommended the Classic Smörgåsbord. Great choice! Everything on the plate was outstanding.

David Menchell
David Menchell
4
2 days ago

Nice selection of traditional Scandinavian cuisine, including gravlax, several herring dishes, and Swedish meatballs. There are also a variety of salads and vegetarian dishes. Prices are moderate with a nice three course prix fix menu. A selection of wines and beers are available.

rosanne alberts
rosanne alberts
3
2 days ago

Portions are small And food is good but not worth the price Good desserts

Tommy ABP
Tommy ABP
5
2 days ago

Reasonably priced in the middle of Manhattan, this restaurant reminded me of Norway. Everything from the Danish Bread to the Norwegian salmon tasted great and looked better. The ambiance was nice and clean and the service was relatively quick.

Jez
Jez
5
2 days ago

Great, moderately-priced Scandinavian cuisine in an adorable gift shop/cafeteria setting inside Scandinavia House. Gorgeously poached eggs, delicious cocktails and Swedish meatballs that pick up where IKEA's value-minded dish leaves off.

Leila Escandar
Leila Escandar
5
2 days ago

Fresh & delicious food, unique mimosa selection, & definitely a go to if you are craving Princess Cake. Would not recommend if you’re looking for a quick sit down meal, but perfect ambiance for a long meal to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a while.

Gurleen
Gurleen
5
2 days ago

This is such a cool place in the middle of Manhattan. Its a farm to table concept as all the food is super fresh. We went for brunch and the gets come from their chicken coop. I had the waffles which were different from any other waffles I had in the city. The waffles here are think and have a nice crispy, chewy texture. They are served with cream and strawberries. Absolutely delicious!! IG @traveleen_gurl

fred fulford
fred fulford
4
2 days ago

Really nice restaurant. Staff could have been a bit more friendly. Meat balls were good, drinks were nice but it was bit more expensive than we thought. Having swedish back ground it was up to the high standards.

Auran B
Auran B
5
2 days ago

Exactly what we were expecting. Delicious Scandinavian dishes. Only thing to be mindful of is the portions are not huge, but enough for a meal.

Marie Santoro
Marie Santoro
3
2 days ago

I've been eating here for years, and give it three stars. When I visit Scandinavia House for a concert, movie or exhibit this is where I eat, except when I'm rushed for time and just have a salad at Starbucks. Advantages: there are very few places open in the area on evenings and weekends with table service. Those in the hotels are expensive and unimpressive. Here you have table service with a (limited) wine and beer menu at reasonable prices. The birch tree in the center is charming and the lobby shops are interesting. Women in particular like this place because the decor is bright and children are welcome. Disadvantages: Smorgas Chef is basically a dressed-up coffee shop with some Scandinavian dishes. The menu is short and you will tire of it pretty quickly. I don't even bother with dessert- they have three and none are really good or bad. The wait staff is limited and they rush around like mad when it's busy.

Anthony Larsen
Anthony Larsen
5
2 days ago

The food was fresh but limited. Would like to see alcohol menu expanded to include traditional Aquavits from Scandinavia and get some IPAs on the beer menu. Had the Pale Ale and the Pear Cider. Had a party of about 10 of us and the waiter kindly split the checks for us. I had the smorgasbord, chowder, waffles, and apple pie since I was skipping the diet for the day. All delicious. Added a $4 bread basket to help make myself some Smørrebrød with the smorgasbord ingredients, but still believe that should be included with a meal.

Tommy ABP
Tommy ABP
5
2 days ago

Reasonably priced in the middle of Manhattan, this restaurant reminded me of Norway. Everything from the Danish Bread to the Norwegian salmon tasted great and looked better. The ambiance was nice and clean and the service was relatively quick.

Ricardo Rezk
Ricardo Rezk
5
2 days ago

I met a Swedish friend one day and asked her to take me to a place where ladies like her lunch and without hesitation she suggested Smorgas Chef, where she recommended the Classic Smörgåsbord. Great choice! Everything on the plate was outstanding.

rosanne alberts
rosanne alberts
3
2 days ago

Portions are small And food is good but not worth the price Good desserts

David Menchell
David Menchell
4
2 days ago

Nice selection of traditional Scandinavian cuisine, including gravlax, several herring dishes, and Swedish meatballs. There are also a variety of salads and vegetarian dishes. Prices are moderate with a nice three course prix fix menu. A selection of wines and beers are available.



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