Had a very tasty dinner before going to see Jazz at Kitano. Highly recommend the Swedish Meatballs, the Salmon & the Classic Smorgasbord. Great deserts and coffee too.
I've been to Smorgas Chef several times and have never been disappointed. The service can be a little spotty at time, but overall a good meal and experience.
We had a wonderful brunch, which was made even more delightful by Mina our server. She was friendly, thoughtful and efficient.
We have dined at Smorgas Chef many times and the food has never disapointed. No matter what we select, from the Ham Club Sandwich, Swedish Meatballs, Waffles and Bacon or the Burger, which we had on Sunday, it is always delicious and those are only some of the Brunch selections. It is a really relaxed place for a weekend meal and one I look forward to going back to again and again.
Fabulous food, great ambience. Love Sunday brunch.
Smorgas Chef/Scandinavia House has a sensibly priced modern Svandinavian menu, high quality food, and a comfortable ambiance which allows for easy conversation. Great spot for social and business lunches.
Great place. Have been there many time. Will renew my membership that gives you discounts on food and purchases.
One server for the whole place. Meatballs were the highlight and salmon was better than expected. "Signature salad" was sad.
Have been here many times and it is consistently excellent. Food is very different and the staff is is quite attentive. Always a pleasure.
Went here for the first time, for Sunday brunch ... the salmon benedict was amazing, as was all of the food. Highly recommended!
Whether you already know you love Scandinavian cuisine or not, this restaurant is always a treat. There's something for everyone, including a great burger, but the herring, gravlax, and Swedish Meatballs are standouts. I just tried the Bergen Fish Chowder, and I'll definitely be having that again. Buy some Swedish jam on your way out.
The food is really delicious -- a true taste of Scandinavia.
I loved this place. Granted, I'm half Swedish so this hit a lot of my childhood memory triggers, but beyond that, the food was just so tasty, with fresh ingredients. The staff was beyond friendly, with just the right amount of interaction, checking to see if I enjoyed everything and promptly bringing the next course (I was there for Restaurant week so had 3 courses.) I had the parsnip soup which was wonderful on a bit of a blustery day, and was also a perfect portion size. As a starter it did not fill me up, being a cup and not a bowl of soup. I had the blenheim ham club and it was wonderful. I especially liked that there were only two slices of bread (wonderful 7 grain bread) and it was not drenched in mayo. You could tasted all of the ingredients. The raspberry cake is a childhood favorite and I so appreciated the smaller portion size. I am one for quality over quantity and this definitely ticked that box! An added bonus to this restaurant is that it is in the Scandinavian House so there is a wonderful shop attached as well as the exhibits.
Great spot for brunch by Grand Central. Superb food and ambiance.
For restaurant week, I think the restaurant had good choices to offer. I picked the Parsnip Soup as an appetizer and felt the soup was too sweet to my liking. I should've gone with the salad. I also picked the Pan Seared Salmon as my entree and it was a bit dissappointing. Disappointing not in the taste of the fish but disappointing in that it only came as a single fillet of fish. I figured that fish could've come with some sides and it could've made for a more fulfilling meal. Desserts were great although the raspberry almond cake was a bit dry for my liking. I may have made some bad choices in my appetizer and dessert choices but overall it was a good experience, friendly atmosphere, and good food. I highly recommend to management to perhaps add some sides to the salmon dish though.
Nice place for lunch with friends. Not rushed, good service and interesting menu.
My business partner was impressed, says he wants to come back with family/others
Perfect midtown choice if you're going to the Morgan Library or 42nd Library, or meeting a friend coming into Grand Central. Food was quite good. I had the open face sandwich quartet of several small Swedish offerings.
Wonderful Scandinavian menu, as well as fresh vegetables from upstate NY farm.
Delicious and authentic Scandinavian food. Beautiful presentation. Will definitely return!
Very good, authentic Scandinavian food in a charming, casual setting.