Smorgas Chef Wall Street
Smorgas Chef Wall Street

Smorgas Chef Wall Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.smorgaschef.com/
  • Phone: 2124223500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian
  • Executive Chef: Morten Sohlberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Celine Labarre 2125148411

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Lane
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Subway.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public garages are available.
A word from Smorgas Chef Wall Street
Smörgås Chef Restaurant serves up super fresh seafood and prime meats based on centuries of Scandinavian & European culinary traditions. Zagat Survey says Smörgås Chef is "a refreshing change of pace", and Village Voice claims the food is "Damn Good."

Smörgås Chef's authentic Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries have become famous. The New York Post calls Smörgås Chef the "Swedish Meatball Mecca" of New York. Smörgås Chef has also become known for its roasted rack of lamb with a goat cheese Sherry sauce, and its oven-baked Cod from the Kenai Peninsula.

For lunch, you will find a smorgasbord of open-face Scandinavian sandwiches like Coldwater Shrimp, Smoked Salmon with Egg & Chives, and Chicken Caramel with Norwegian goat cheese and asparagus. For weekend brunch, enjoy Scandinavian Baked Eggs with a chanterelle hollandaise, Eggs Benedict, Burgers, and Vanilla Waffles. The New York Times calls Smörgås Chef "a little treasure."
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Smorgas Chef Wall Street reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (5)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (4)romantic (3)hot spot (3)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Amazing service, great food. It was a little confusion to find it between buildings. But really like atmosphere in restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but not great for groups
    COYStl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and drinks were all very good, portions were large and prices fair, but there were a lot of issues dividing the checks at the end of the meal. Granted, we were a party of 8 and otherwise accommodated very well in terms of making a reservation and being seated and served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Ks808
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The salmon that we had was unbelievably cooked with chefs recommendation. The service was quick as the main dining room includes the bar so that keeps the wait staff nearby. Great place off Stone street that is easy & fun for locals as well as visitors.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • European-style outdoor eating
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Stone Street is a close-off street, with picnic tables in the middle. The surrounding buildings are among the oldest in Manhattan. If you've eaten outdoors in Europe, this will remind you of it. Smorgas Chef is one of several restaurants on this street. We ate here on a hot Sunday night and the food was perfect for that, light and refreshing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of fun
    Valerie
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Delicious food, great service, young crowd!! Enjoyed proximity to great view of Fireworks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing W. Village location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a friend visiting from out of town and met her for luch as she was sightseeing in the neighborhood. This is the same menu at hiked prices as the former west village location. Was humid and sporadically rainy that afternoon so we opted for indoor dining. Given the quality of the food and the lack of ambiance felt like the prices were not aligned with the kitchen's abilities. Could be wrong but I felt that the W Village location had a cooler chilled vibe and lower prices with much better ambiance and equivalent or better service. As a result I am not sure that I would rush back although the food is enjoyable comfort food if overpriced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Tasty and reasonably priced for NYC. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Smorgas Chef Wall Street reviews archive.
  • Smorgas was smorgastic!
    gobucks000VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Super excellent food and delish chicken soup to start plus the honey duck was awesomeness
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fresh food
    LanafoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    You can tell the care that Smorgas puts into it's food. Everything was fresh and delicious, the specialty drinks were amazing too! I highly recommend anything with salmon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Nordic on Old Stone street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    With friends visiting and a lack of non-touristy, laid-back eating options for brunch, we found Smorgas Chef to be quite a nice surprise. Their ingredients are farm fresh, and they have a little bit of everything to please all palettes. I had the smorgasbord, while others the eggs benedict, kale salad, eggs florentine. All good portions, reasonably priced, and quite yummy. Plus there is a tree in the middle of the restaurant- how can you beat that in the dead of winter?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cozy and charming
    Soozie
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    My husband and I live in the neighborhood and are fans of this quiet, unpretentious restaurant. We both love the flaky salmon entree, served with cubed squash and fennel. Our friends, new to NYC and Scandinavian food, tried the meatballs and the Smorgasbord, which offered a sampling of various dishes; they were very pleased. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try the gravlax!
    WholefoodPrincessVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Authentic, fresh, delicious Swedish cuisine -- just as charming as the location in the west Village. Hospitable staff, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fresh and well
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    The food was fresh and well prepared. The wine list was but well chosen. The decor was attractive and the service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch, Brunch, Brunch
    DowntownDishes
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Food is amazingly delicious and fresh and unique! What else can you ask for??
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of the best places
    LalloVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    This is one of the best places in the financial distric. Excellent food (if you like Swedish food). This is a must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A MUST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    This little hideaway is awesome. I'm not Scandinavian but I'm starting to wish I were! My wife and I (she's Moroccan) consider their brunch one of our favorites in the City. We just had our first dinner there last weekend, and loved it. I'm talking about high-quality food, great and unique tastes and A-Z perfect for us in all other respects. If you haven't visited, it's a must for anyone who values their stomach and taste buds.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good brunch on Sunday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Very good brunch on Sunday. Sat outside and it was beautiful. Everything was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went there for lunch and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Went there for lunch and we both had the chicken sandwich. It was real good and the waiters were super nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love the meatballs! We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    We love the meatballs! We love the waffles! Everything is just a little bit on the tangy side at this fantastic Stone Street irregular. Why irregular? I think it's the only place on the whole street not owned by Peter Poulakakos. Swedish food is delicate and delicious: dill, sour cream, blinis, fish. Lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunny summer Smorgas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Stone Street is one of may favorite spots in the city, and Smorgas Chef is my go-to brunch spot there. It's in the financial district, so every train goes there and it's easy to meet friends from all over. Great for a sunny summer afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, lousy ambience
    NYMama
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Great food, lousy ambience and service. Loved the herring sampler but the cod had an ammonia flavor in the center. The room had a birch tree but the furniture was kind of tacky. Service was very slow and completely incompetent. Prices weren't bad but the whole was way less than the sum of the parts. No need to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    Everithing OK but not more - not 4 Romantic (little bit to noisy)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wait staff was very helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    Wait staff was very helpful accomodating a last-minute addition to the size of our group. Service was attentive and prompt, food was consistent with Smorgas Chef's reliably high standards.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waitress seemed to disappear
    EmepopsVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    waitress seemed to disappear after taking our order, had to stalk someone else down for the check. waffle was super cold when it came to the table. The potato side was good though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bland, overpriced food and drinks
    amalyutinVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    We were there for brunch. The ambiance is very cozy, the service was very nice and accommodating. But that's where the good stuff ends. We ordered from the SMÖRGÅS CLASSICS section (SWEDISH MEATBALL & LINGONBERRIES and HOUSE CURED AQUAVIT GRAVLAKS) which is supposed to be their best according to the reviews. The food was absolutely tasteless. The cocktails were weak and outrageously expensive. The whole experience was really disappointing and not worth the money spent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • late night smorgas
    ebolazaire
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    cozy and tasty. great little late night eats with a decent inexpensive wine list. the waitresses are kind and well mannered. the salmon croquettes were outstanding as was the flourless chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive service with helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Attentive service with helpful answers to menu questions. Small but good atmosphere. Using a coupon, it was a good introduction to the restaurant. My friend had the Smorgasbord which had quite a bit of food on it, while in contrast my Gravlaks was a bit light in volume, so would recommend the Smorgasbord if you are new to the Scandinavian cuisine as it is a better deal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was nice to have branch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    it was nice to have branch for late Saturday. But, it seems a little bit noisy so sometimes hard to talk with peers. But I will be visit again since I did not get the window sit which is enchanting set for couple. !!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Typically we are in and out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2012
    Typically we are in and out within about an hour for lunch, but today we waited over an hour for our food to arrive. The restaurant is always busy and noisy, but the food is good and prices are fair. Normally I'd rate Smorgas Chef higher overall, for service and food, but today the restaurant wasn't meeting their own high standard.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty and mellow. Especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Tasty and mellow. Especially enjoyed the aquavit cocktail. Roasted salmon was stellar. Almond cake = sublime.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable evening. We
    Rocket
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Very enjoyable evening. We had been her once before but not for dinner. My dinner of cod fish was delicious. My wife was disappointed that the restaurant did not have the pork chop so she went with her second choice of steak; which was ok. The waitress was terrific. Off the beaten path and very quiet for a Saturday night; but it was the financial district so it was unexpected. We're looking forward to experiencing the West Village location next.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great if you're looking for
    MaddyVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    Great if you're looking for a more low-key experience on Stone St. But I fear they're going a bit downhill...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely meal on Valentine's
    Soozie
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We had a lovely meal on Valentine's Day...I loved the meatballs with lingonberries and my husband enjoyed the duck confit. The frisee, blue cheese, apple salad was delicious. The wine was quite pricey, though; I think we had just about the cheapest bottle, a Pinor Noir for $45.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was quite tasty and fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Food was quite tasty and fresh if not terribly innovative. Other than that, fine but not impressive experience. Server was lovely but service was mind-bogglingly slow for a 6:30 reservation with very few diners in the place. We were in the mood for beer, but they were out of our first three choices from the specialty beers list. Ended up with Stellas, then it took, no kidding, 15 minutes to get 'em! After an age, our starters arrived. I had potato leek soup, my friend herring sampler; both quite good. After another eternity, my friend's salmon entree and my gnocchi entree were served. Again, yummy, but not earth shattering, and glad we were not in a hurry. Ambience is pleasant; decor nice enough if a bit haphazard.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • went for happy hour and dinner,
    kim2nycVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2012
    went for happy hour and dinner, no beer on tap, very limited 2 for 1 drink offer. Service is good, food portion is scarce...I feel like appetizer portion for the price of $70 dinner for 2. Was offered for a window seat, can't even fit ...too tight and narrow....just a good tasting might not going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food at Smorgas is simple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2012
    Food at Smorgas is simple and blend. Wish they had more of Scandinavian variety. Can get a bit on a pricier side for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food at a reasonable price.
    Chocolatelarry
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Excellent experience at Smorgas Chef Wall Street. Food was very tasty, good wine list and very reasonably priced for New York City. Would not hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant was hard to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    The restaurant was hard to find as Google maps gives misleading information - Smorgas is located on Pearl Street, not Stone Street. Anyway, the meatballs were as good as expected, but the overall experience was less than great due to crampy seats at a rickety old table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mussels & Fries, Not meatballs
    Xiaohundan
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Took us a while to look for Smorgas on Wall Street. We finally got out of Stone street maze before we rip off our map.. so remember to give yourself 10 minutes buffer so you could get to your reservation on time. Smorgas is famous for their brunch but if you plan to go there during weekdays, you're out of luck. That's what we did so we were a bit disappointed. Looking at the lunch menu hoping to find "egg benedicts" but we ended up getting what the Waiter recommended - "SWEDISH MEATBALLS & LINGONBERRIES" & "BLUE SHELL MUSSELS & FRIES". "MEATBALLS" - $17. Most expensive meatballs I've ever had. There were 8 meatballs, $2 each. - They do taste great. "MUSSELS & FRIES" - $15 - A big bowl full of them and comes with fries. BEST VALUE
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cute, good food, squished
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    cute, good food, squished into our table by the window, service was spotty but nice lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate