HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

Scandinavian restaurant in NYC?

  • n

Used to love dining at the old Copenhagen restaurant in the fifties on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, it's long gone. Aside from Aquavit, is there a restaurant that serves this kind of fare? Smorgaasbord (spelling?), lots herring, vodka in ice, etc. Swedish mother is visiting for the holidays and would love to take her to a great spot - if one exists. Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I am following this closely...back in the gas-log, hobble-skirt era, I loved the old Gripsholm at 324 E.57th. Long gone, but lots of fun.

    1. There is Smorgas Chef which has three locations. I've been to the one in the West Village and enjoyed it. Herring is on the menu...

      -----
      Smorgas Chef
      283 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

      4 Replies
      1. re: rdnnyc

        Another location of Smorgas Chef is in Scandinavia House on Park Avenue a few blocks south of Grand Central. I have been meaning to try it, would like to hear any CH reports.

        -----
        Smorgas Chef
        58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

        1. re: Elizabeth E.

          I had dinner at Smorgas Chef in Scandinavia House last year, got the set menu. The food and atmosphere was excellent (it was just before Christmas). Can't recall exactly what I ordered, but the Seafood chowder was excellent.

          -----
          Smorgas Chef
          58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

        2. re: rdnnyc

          The herring is good at the Smorgas Chef W. Village. So are most of the dishes I had.
          Search Results
          CONTACT - Smorgas Chef.com--Fine Scandinavian Cuisine
          Smörgås Chef West Village is located on 283 W. 12th Street (crossing West 4th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). HOURS: DINNER: ...

          -----
          Smorgas Chef
          283 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

        3. The original comment has been removed
          1. I love Aquavit and Smorgas, but I remember when IKEA first opened in NJ, I used to love going there for the cafe (I was much younger then...). I've heard of people doing the same now that there's also an IKEA in Brooklyn. Seriously, google "IKEA Brooklyn restaurant" and see what pops up.

            1. Just found out about this place on another thread

              Vandaag
              http://www.vandaagnyc.com/

              -----
              Vandaag
              103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003