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65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
+1 212-593-0287
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Aquavit in Midtown has garnered attention for the herring and gravlax featured on its International menu. "As a herring fan the Aquavit Weekend Smorgasbord provides a diverse...More
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European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The full tasting menu with cheese platter was as exciting an experience as the Broadway show we saw during our recent stay in the city. It was as though the food never stopped coming to the table. Little extras were served in between the listed...More

Thank Vinny227
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ooooohhh, what a disappointment. Our expectations were high but the food and service just did not deliver. From the start, when a drink being delivered was spilled over the side and the table cloth left to dry with the side of the glass not wiped,...More

1  Thank cmmi19
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was given the name of this restaurant by my boss who lives and works in Manhattan. He said this is "the place" right now. My daughter and I went, it was awesome. There are only pre fixe menus to choose from. But, don't worry,...More

Thank d0nnae11
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had an amazing meal this evening at Aquavit. The service is impeccable and the food absolutely delicious, balanced and creative. We had the seasonal tasting menu and it did not disappoint. The amuse-bouches peppered throughout the meal were also delicious. Everything from the trout,...More

Thank sheritherapist
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The best dinner I’ve had in NY. This restaurant is at Par with Celler Can Roca and Alinea. Exquisite food and flawless service. The menu is in crescent, each plate better than the one before. Highly recommend this one. Like it better than per se...More

Thank Trip207321
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I really enjoyed Aquavit dinner. We took the chef menu, and each dish was a delicious and perfect affair with food. The menu is very unique and inspiring, trying out different combination of dishes. I loved the scallop and green strawberries combination, as well as...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Nice dining room quiet attentive but unobtrusive service. The food is a Swedish inspired menu. I think most people will not have had cuisine like this or at least this sophisticated. We find these meals quite memorable.

Thank Christopher J
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Although the restaurant is in a new location from when we last dined there the cuisine is still the same, wonderfully prepared and presented. The wait staff was attentive but not bothersome. The meal was exquisite—from the appetizers to the desserts. The wine list offered...More

Thank Sewanee68
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We had the ten courses tasting menu. Dietary restrictions were accommodated The meal started with caviar and every course was a subtle marriage of delightful flavors. The dessert courses were slightly less appealing. Service was prompt and attentive. The wine pairing was a disappointment however....More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A chef restaurant. Deserves every cent. The food was unbelievable and the wine was wisely paired. 3 hours of sheer pleasure. We had one of the best times.

Thank IrisAbarbanel
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
    (between Park and Madison Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: E/M on 53rd and 5th Ave. 6 to 51 street. F on 57th and 6th Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-593-0287
  • E-mail
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.
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