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Smorgas Chef at Scandinavia House

) #2,127 of 9,274 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ , ,
58 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3007
+1 212-847-9745
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Swedish, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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58 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3007
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful Swedish food at this cute little restaurant --- the classic smorgasbord is very authentic! On a Friday night, the place wasn't crowded for dinner, and the ambiance is very pleasant. Excellent service and good prices.

Thank Gwen65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just around the corner from the Morgan Library is a perfect place for lunch or brunch. This little restaurant offers a wonderful selection of salads, Scandanavian specialties, and brunch favorites such as waffles, omelets and eggs Benedict. There is also a nice selection of wines...More

Thank Marion T
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My best friend and I went to Norway in June 2016, and decided to try Smorgas for our Galentine's Day date this past Feb. The food was absolutely spectacular and was just as good as anything we had eaten in our travels. The Scan House...More

Thank Cara E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Four of us went for Sunday brunch and had a variety of egg dishes including three different eggs Benedict. The eggs were slightly over cooked but the various toppings were well done. The decor is Scandanavian and very nice The only downside was that there...More

Thank Waynegourmet
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A pleasant surprise. I suggest a visit at 'off peak' times, as I expect it would feel a little noisy/cramped. Otherwise, it's a very comfortable place for a quiet drink or light Scandinavian-style meal. A little pricy.

Thank burnsinny
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It's my first experience at a Scandinavian place in NYC, and Smorgas Chef did not disappoint. Everything was fresh, tasty and well presented. I would have rated SC a five had our two salmon orders were of comparable sizes. One was much bigger than the...More

Thank Elsa C. L
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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...More

Thank mli89
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...More

Thank omakase
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...More

Thank Adventure Diva
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.

Thank samcevoy
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Swedish, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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