Fifty Best New York Restaurants
stumbleupon
delicious
digg
facebook
  Cuisine: Scandinavian  
  Location: Midtown  

AQUAVIT       Swedish/Scandinavian


The clean lines of Nordic design and cool furniture makes this venerable Scandinavian restaurant feel very modern, with dark wood tones lending warmth, and cherry blossoms in vases offering a minimalist touch. The restaurant's homemade aquavits are displayed along the wall, like pieces of art, in luminous square tankards. With an upscale business crowd in the dining room and more casual diners in the newly re-positioned cafe, Aquavit feels like the quintessential Euro restaurant in NYC.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson's excellent dishes nourish the palate with the delicate simplicity of the Scandinavian aesthetic. Foie gras ganache--cake with a gooey, duck liver center--combines wonderfully with octopus and smoked trout companions; hot smoked arctic char is enhanced by the sharpness of a green apple horseradish broth and the earthiness of black truffles and grilled asparagus; a "lobster roll" features shellfish neatly wrapped in a thin layer of tart green apple. For a closer, a goat cheese parfait with blueberry sorbet lends a light touch to the meal that never makes it feel weighty.

Samuelsson has stocked the café menu with traditional Swedish favorites such as Beef Rydberg (diced sirloin with sweet onions and raw egg), bites of herring flavored with vodka or curry and apples, and an eccentric, salty-sweet mound of egg salad and anchovies called "Gentleman's Delight." Of course, there are the aquavits. The oddest of the flavors is roasted-pumpkin-and-espresso.


65 East 55th Street      212-307-7311

Aquavit

 

Comments and Suggestions:

 
Wed. August 9, 2017 2:59 AM - by: ear to die
This is a very good free game web site. I also often play in free time . Please visit our website and play exciting game - earn to die - age of war - plants vs zombies
 
 
Sun. August 6, 2017 3:10 AM - by: maudzedunjp@gmail.com
Amazing, but in many of these restaurants I have already visited, the list is really good, I recommend it to everyone restaurants near me
 
 
Mon. July 24, 2017 11:00 PM - by: jenifervanquez
This is such an informative post,Thanks for sharing.This article is very helpful for me and also others who has been searching best new restaurants in New York Reecoupons back to school sales coupons .You have beautifully described this article.I really love it.Please share some more informative articles,I will definitely read it.
 
 
Sun. June 16, 2013 5:16 AM - by: Warren Bobrow
Blue Ribbon.. From scratch means passionate cooking.
 
 
Sat. October 16, 2010 2:26 PM - by: nybye
I would also recommend Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar, 11 west 31st Street, Ayza is hidden gem in New York, extensive wine list and great French cuisine. http://www.ayzanyc.com
 
 
Wed. March 24, 2010 10:17 PM - by: fiftyb
I would recommend Aldea, or perhaps I Trulli for dinner.
 
 
Fri. March 12, 2010 1:52 PM - by: Diane
I'm meeting a friend in the City. What would be your number 1 choice for lunch and your favorite place for dinner? Thanks
 
 


Add a comment or suggestion to this list.
*The following fields are required and must be filled in.
*Name:
*Subject:
*URL:
*email:
Email (for verification purposes only, will not be displayed):
Name:
Comment:

 
Sign up for a free account, or sign in if you are already a member.


Fifty Best > Restaurants > New York Restaurants
© TheFiftyBest.com        home   |  Advertise   |  Privacy   |  Awards   |  Legal   |  About   |  Logos   |  Sign-Up   |  Contact       HappyViper