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Jun 4, 2007 01:20 PM

good swedish food?

last spring, ulrika's closed down and i have not found any good swedish food since, can anyone reccomend a place?

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  1. I don't have many standard to go by but I really enjoyhed the dished at Smorgas Chef. Their swedish meatballs are some of the best I've had

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      1. re: kelea

        They also have great deals on wine. "bring a friend" nights and 1/2 price wine bottles. I'd check it out!

        1. re: kelea

          SmorgasChef is good. Their small plates are not so small, two people can order 4 small plates for a meal. Their meatballs are OK imo; I think their duck salad is really good.
          Aquavit, at least the cafe part, is over-rated. Frankly, the swedish meatballs at F&B's on 23rd is the best in the city - very tasty cream sauce.

        2. I suppose Aquavit is too obvious?

          1. Try Good World Bar and Grill on Orchard St. in Chinatown. It is Swedish and Swedish inspired. I've had a delicious beet burger there and a great hash of sirloin, smoked venison sausage with raw eggyolk and beets for brunch. FYI, on Friday, Saturday nights, it's like a small, busy nightclub with a DJ. You know, so you can eat your herring and dance to some hip hop.


            1. I've found the most authentic homecooking for Swedish is Ulreka's (?) ... is it still there? Somewhere around 57th Street & Lexington, I think. I did a CitySearch for it and couldn't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about? -

              HA - I'M STUPID. I should read more closely!! Ulrika's CLOSED? SAD!!!!!

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              1. re: SnowWhite


                "I suppose Aquavit is too obvious?"

                I wouldnt says its too obvious, but IMHO, it is very precious and a bit stuffy, though good.

                I'm only guessing, but I think adroault is looking for something a bit more relaxed, traditional and less of a strain on the wallet.

                I love Aquavit, but once or twice is enough for me.

              2. We have a place called Fika across from our office (58th between 5th and 6th). Though not a restaurant per se, they do breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, salads and specials. A nice change from other lunch time places.