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Aquavit

4.7
1888 reviews
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$50 and over
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Scandinavian
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  • Tasting Menu
Two Michelin-starred and New York Times Three-starred Aquavit, located in Midtown Manhattan showcases seasonal, Modern Nordic fare and has been a pioneer of Nordic cuisine since opening in 1987. The restaurant has an extensive wine list as well as an aquavit infusion and cocktail program. At lunch we offer an a la carte menu, a 3-course prix fixe for $58pp, and a 5-course seasonal tasting menu for $120pp. At dinner we offer a 3-course prix fixe for $115pp, a 5-course seasonal tasting menu for $145pp and a 10-course chef's tasting menu for $195pp.
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Scandinavian, Seafood, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:45am -2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 307-7311
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Emma Bengtsson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Park and Madison Avenues
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Parking details
Parking garage on East 55 street (bet Park Ave & Lexington Ave)
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Public transit
E/M on 53rd and 5th Ave. 6 to 51 street. F on 57th and 6th Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A pioneer on the American dining scene, Aquavit remains the only world-class modern Scandinavian restaurant in the country.

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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Loved our mail. Basil popsicles - unbelievable! Three of us did full tasting plus two of us did reserve wine pairing. Wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. I can’t complain anything at all! Awesome meal!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with some friends of our. One of the best meal we have had in a long time! So innovative, perfectly sized, served by an excellent and knowledgeable staff! Why haven’t we celebrated here before?

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

One of the best restaurants in NYC. Always a treat to have dinner here.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food and team. Thanks for making my parents 45th Anniversary celebration a great one!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Gold standard. A perfect pitch on every level. Knowledgeable, articulate and attentive staff serving food that prompts oohs and aahs at every fork and spoonful. Tell the warden that this is where I will take my last supper.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Loved this place - great service and excellent food and ambience. The sommeliers know their stuff very well. Must visit!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The wait staff and food were all excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Wedding anniversary celebration. Greeted with a glass of champagne, nice touch. Food and pared wines excellent.
Ambience? Surroundings somewhat dull, could do with some colour, interesting detailing, just a tad bland.
Service first class, staff pleasant and very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Exceptional experience

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

SO GOOD 👍🏾 GREAT SERVICE 👅🤗🍷

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We brought a friend to celebrate her birthday. The staff was warm and friendly, extraordinarily knowledgeable about the food and wine, and we were treated with respect and appreciation.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was amazing. However, the waiter promised to get us a copy of the tasting menu we had on that day, but eventually forgot about it. Also, I had to pull my own chair.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Outstanding but at a high price

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had a fantastic experience at Aquavit. Their attention to detail and creative menu thoroughly impressed us. It was a culinary experience we won't soon forget!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Impeccable service with outstanding food! Staff was friendly & extremely knowledgeable. A NYC classic that never disappoints

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This was a very odd lunch - not in terms of the food, but the service. The fixed price lunch menu is very nice. The herring assortment for a first course is excellent. My two friends were happy with their meal. Service was thoughtful until the server accidentally spilled a glass of water between courses - it made quite a mess of part of the table and me. Accidents can happen. It was only water, so my clothing wasn't ruined. The issue was how ineffectual he was. There were many empty tables. The server could have simply moved our table to another table. Failing that, he could have grabbed napkins from adjoining tables to sop up the dripping water and sent a busperson for more. Instead he went away to get a napkin while the water dripped. I took napkins myself while he was gone to cope with the drips. I think when he came back he returned with a single napkin, which was not going to do much. Then, at the end of the meal, we were all charged full price. I was very surprised. Any reasonable restaurant would have written off at least part of my meal. I paid without demur. I'm still wondering about what the restaurant could possibly have been thinking.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fair price for a good good and service. Music a litle bit loud.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loved our experience. We’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Each course impeccable. Great service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

it was great experience! service food taste all good!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. A very enjoyable experience!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Exquisite albeit somewhat limited menu options. Between-course amuses-bouche a delight in themselves. Duck breast perfectly cooked with crisp edges and pink interiors. Service impeccable. Prices very high but worth. It fora special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful meal and enjoyable setting. We had the seasonal menu and loved everything. A wide wine selection as well.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Simply the best dining experience we’ve enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything was fantástico. The Reserve sine pairing, Mamés the difference!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food, but that’s about it. Never had such a crappy service and unfriendly waiters. Definitely not worth 2 stars in the Guide Michelin.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food is great both in terms of creativity and taste, but the service needs to be improved.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great Service and Food

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I got overcharged 1600 dollars and several courses were late. Food was good but not worth the hassle.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A disappointing experience at Aquavit. Had high expectations after an excellent dinner in Spring last year but the set course menu was rather unimaginative and completely lacked the stunning visual presentation we had enjoyed the previous time. It was a pleasant meal with well executed service, but completely lacked the “wow” factor - yet the price was still up there.
I do not see how Aquavit will retain its Michelin 2 star rating based on this performance. I am wondering if there have been changes in the kitchen. Based on this experience and price/performance we will certainly not return.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I cannot imagine a better meal. We chose the Chef's selection. Multiple courses each one inspiring and delicious. The waitstaff are attentive but not intrusive. The wine selection was extensive and excellent. The place to go for an unforgettable night out in NYC.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was an absolutely fantastic experience! I was incredibly pleased with everything and I would recommend it to everyone I know.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It is a great restaurant. I got wonderful gluten-free cuisine experience and excellent northern-European beverages. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Exceptional Restaurant with Amazing service

I have been to quite a few michelin starred restaurants in the UK and i have to say Aquavit has to be one of the best I have been to. We had the seasonal tasting menu with the paired wines.

The food on the menu was traditional to scandinavia and was put together exceptional well. Not only was the food superbly tasty but it was also extremely tasty. The paired wines matched the food perfectly and we were told about the orgins of each wine and how it matched the food.

In addition to the excellent food and wine the service at the restaurant was exemplary. We had 8 waiters/sommeliers serving us and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Each and every individual was knowledgable, professional and attentive.

I can not recommend this restaurant highly enough and I would not be shocked to see that they get awarded a third michelin star in the near future.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Excelent restaurant, had high hopes when I booked the dinner and Aquavit fulfilled them. The service was amazing and the food was extremely good.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing !!

This place nails service - food - ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

東京のAquavitに感動して、ニューヨークの本場に行きたいと思っていたことが実現しました。ここもとても素晴らしかったです。

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Best restaurant in the city. Great service and incredible food.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything and everyone at Aquavit was absolutely amazing
.....except our main waiter...we have had better service at a chain restaurant then what was given to us my him.....his support team were fabulous and the food was sublime but for a two star restaurant you really need to observe your staff to make sure they are up to par for that two star rating. If not for the support staff I think we would have given him a zero for his tip so he can thank them for the 25% tip that I hope he has to share with them because he truly did not deserve it.

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