- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chef Emma Bengtsson is absolutely deserving of the 2 Michelin stars. Our waiter Charles was superlative and made our experience memorable. The Arctic Bird's Nest dessert is a work of art both for the eyes and palate.
always excellent - they were very "careful" with COVID preparations - happy to go there
Absolutely outstanding - truly amazingly wonderful
Fabulous food from the oysters to the dessert. Bread especially good, but also herring, tartare and of course aquavit!
Wonderful 2 star Michelin restaurant. All their seafood items I’ve tried have been exceptional. You cannot go wrong. The waiters are superb, particularly James. Love the quiet and intimate ambiance.
The food and service were good. Very good in fact. But nothing about this place screams a Michelin star, much less two stars.
Food is amazing, drinks are amazing. Everything was fall flavors and all worked so perfectly. Was a great date night dinner.
Impeccable service, especially during these time! Food was very good, but a bit on the heavy side with a lot of heavy cream & butter base.
Service of this restaurant is the best part. Came for lunch, unfortunately didn't get to try its tasting menu. Fish was freshest, steak was perfect
Always fantastic! Whenever we have a very special occasion, we know Aquavit will fit the bill!
Acquavit delivers up to its reputation. Perfect ingredients, incredibly fresh vegetables and make each dish memorable. Superb service helps the experience.
Wonderful food. Very friendly service.
I had high hopes for this famous eatery. The flights of aquavit were fun! Service was excellent. The food was well paced and we were made to feel both welcome and relaxed. The outdoor dining space was quite nice and not on the sidewalk!
Alas the food... the good news was the schnitzel was very good indeed. The meatballs were tasty, but now I have a greater appreciation for IKEA, where they are about the same! It was the starter salmon that tasted off- and raw fish should be impeccable. Not really off in a horrible was, but still a bit icky.
For such a famous place, I was disappointed.
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Wonderful food as always. Clearly a more casual setting and service outside, adapted to the COVID-19 circumstances.
Bathrooms need to be better attended to. Always look a bit messy.
Smorgasbord was very good. Nicely presented. That was more than enough of three of us as appetizer.
Great overall experience
Amazing service. They were so kind. Food was amazing. We will def go back. It was lunch and right before the drama happening with the virus so we were like only people there. But it was a great place and highly recommend. Drinks and food were awesome. The dessert (the bird egg one). So good.
Wished the food was better. Service was excellent. The wagyu with the black truffle supplement was cooked to perfection!
Aquavit is our favorite restaurant to visit when we’re in New York. We were excited to experience the recent remodel, and we weren’t disappointed. It is a great dining experience!
Absolutely outstanding. A perfect meal start to finish. Thank you.
It was my second time visiting . Very satisfying as always .
Looked for a reservation at 6:15 on Open Table and the site said nothing was available after 5:45. So we made the 5:45 reservation, which was a burden on us. We were there until almost 7:45 and only two table were occupied the whole time we were there. Something is wrong with this.
Excellent food, flawless service, serene atmosphere. Perfect lunch.
Food and ambiance was excellent. Really enjoyed the conversation with beverage director or wine sommelier he took care of us greatly.
Birds nest dessert was the best, everything else was just okay (very small portions)
Everything is excellent
Service used to be better
It was a great evening , spending a special time with my sister to celebrate pre Christmas dinner! Thank you. CHEF EMMA and the team. Everything is spectacular!
was much better before renovation - everything: crowd, food, decor, ambiance
The new space is beautiful and the food was fantastic. One of my best meals ever. The server was well trained and knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations. I can't wait to go back.
We had an outstanding night at Aquavit. All the dishes were good and perhaps three of them were quite memorable. Service was impeccable.
It was a special occasion so well worth the money. I really enjoyed it. I wish I could do it more often!
Fortunate that we were able to sneak in before the remodeling. Wonderful food ambiance wine selection and variety of flavors and food.
Great Restaurant. We dined at several nice places on our trip and this was our favorite. Great food.
We go to this restaurant frequently and the food does not disappoint. Usually the service is exemplary. Unfortunately this time we felt the service was not at the caliber of this type of restaurant. The first person who met us at the table was aloof and they she left us sitting for an inorinate amount of time. There seemed to be a lag between all the courses. We will always come back because the food is the best, but we were surprised at the usual great service as being so off
Very good food. Especially the duck. Very disappointing service. We ordered wine to have with the entree. Didn’t come until dessert was served.
The team at Aquavit was at their best. We went for the occasion of a law school graduation and everyone congratulated the graduate like friends and family. We marveled at the choreography as each beautifully crafted dish touched down on the table at exactly the same moment. We had the chef's tasting menu and the food was exquisite. We were treated to exotic opening "snacks" and multiple sweet treats at the end. There was a take home bag to extend the experience to breakfast the next day. This high level of dining has an equally high price tag but to mark our special occasion this memorable experience was worth it.
We went to celebrate our son's 16th birthday. The food was delicous and the in-between courses were also terrific. The food was interesting in the combination of favors and always prepared perfectly. While dessert was included in our pre-fixe menu, they also arranged for a cupcake with a candle for our son even without our asking for it. Then they also gave each of us a goody bag with another piece of cake to bring home. Service was excellent, very attentive and yet not over-bearing. This was a memorable meal for us because it was such an enjoyable experience.
Can’t wait to see the new remodel
Amazing experience. Food was creative and tasty. Everything was great. People, etc. just be sure to get the birds nest for desert
Aquavit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 307-7311.
Aquavit is rated 4.7 stars by 2015 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.