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Aquavit, New York, NY
Award-winning

Aquavit

4.8
4.8
1921 Reviews
$50 and over
Nordic
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. The Dining Room serves a 2 or 3 course prix fixe menu for lunch and a 5 course tasting menu or a Chef's tasting menu for dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Nordic, Seafood, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 307-7311
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Emma Bengtsson
  • Private party facilities
    Aquavit offers both semi-private and private dining rooms for both corporate and social functions for groups up to 100. For private dining inquiries please reach out to events@aquavit.org and our special events team will be happy to assist.
  • Private party contact
    Joseph Bayer: (212) 957-9045
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    between Park and Madison Avenues
  • Parking details
    Parking garage on East 55 street (bet Park Ave & Lexington Ave)
  • Public transit
    E/M on 53rd and 5th Ave. 6 to 51 street. F on 57th and 6th Ave.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,921 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Healthy

  • New York City

    Hot spot

  • New York City

    Good for special occasions

  • Manhattan

    Healthy

  • Manhattan

    Hot spot

  • Manhattan

    Good for special occasions

1,921 Reviews
  1. SunitaN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food! Wonderful ambiance! Great food! Reasonably priced for a Michelin ** restaurant! Fulfills all aspects of fine dining!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered 5 course menu preceded by a cocktail. We still haven’t finished the cocktail and they started to serve the various courses. Ambience was hectic and it was noisy so no calm conversation was possible. Food and wine were excellent. For a 2Star Michelin restaurant the service needs significant improvement.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dining experience with uniquely curated food and non-alcoholic beverages that were well paired with each dish. Service was friendly and our overall experience was great for our date. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for quality food.

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  4. JamesP

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was planned to be a landmark, special occasion meal. It’s surpassed anything we expected. The atmosphere is calm without being cold and service allowed you to focus on the person you were dining with. We had the Chef’s tasting menu. Every dish was beyond what was expected. Yes, on some items the dish may have a look small, but it was a perfect fit within the overall meal and menu. It was a satisfying meal that was ended with an amazing dessert. It is easy to see why the waiter said the Arctic birds nest played a big part in earning those Michelin stars. 

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  5. RobertN

    New York City

    105 reviews

    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you haven’t been here, go. The food in the bar room is splendid, the service is superb, and it’s a lovely quiet room. The cauliflower soup, the kale and beets, the cod, the meatballs much more special than one would expect, and the princess cake and cheeses make for wonderful meals. The small room is a hidden midtown treat and Chef Emma Bengtsson is never without a subtle delicious surprise.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an exquisite dinner with outstanding service and out of this world food. An experience not to be forgotten!

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  7. RobertN

    New York City

    105 reviews

    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chef’s tasting menu in the main dining room. It changes seasonally and this one was extraordinary. We’re mystified by reviewers who think this is just “good.” Any Swede will tell you this is what they pray for, and get, in Stockholm. Every course is inventive. The flavors taste as if you’ve never tasted them before. (A caution: check the menu. If you don’t like fish this might not be the place for you.) You wouldn’t want to do this every night. They have the bar room for that. But every two months or so this is a gift from a brilliant chef and from a restaurant that has only one thing on its mind: a great experience of food in every way. They’re not busy building a brand like places where the chef is more of an industry than a chef. Those places are often fine. And Aquavit is mountains above them. Expensive? Yes. Indulgent? Certainly. And an unmatchable experience of modern Swedish cooking. The service is friendly, charming, perfectly timed, and never invasive. Really, it’s this simple: these folks know what they’re doing. “Fine dining” doesn’t get better than this. Two Michelin stars feels like an understatement.

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  8. Mike

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. A little pricey. Service is friendly but slow

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  9. nycfoodie

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate in the main dining room. The food was just okay. We did enjoy the wine paring. We weren’t wowed by any course, and actually didn’t like one. Can’t believe that the restaurant has two Michelin stars. Far too many exemplary restaurants in NYC, and this isn’t one of them. Go somewhere else!

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  10. F4ufly

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aquavit did not disappoint totally lived up to its Michelin 2 star rating. The food and service were outstanding and the staff very knowledgeable on the food and wine. Will be dining here again

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FAQs

Aquavit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 307-7311.

Aquavit is rated 4.8 stars by 1921 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aquavit

65 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2022
  • Cross street
    between Park and Madison Avenues
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Nordic, Seafood, Meat
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking garage on East 55 street (bet Park Ave & Lexington Ave)
  • Public transit
    E/M on 53rd and 5th Ave. 6 to 51 street. F on 57th and 6th Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Emma Bengtsson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 307-7311
  • Private party facilities
    Aquavit offers both semi-private and private dining rooms for both corporate and social functions for groups up to 100. For private dining inquiries please reach out to events@aquavit.org and our special events team will be happy to assist.
  • Private party contact
    Joseph Bayer: (212) 957-9045
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