I was hoping for more. The food was okay, not great- except the gravlax which was outstanding. They charge for second cups of coffee and the service was bordering on hostile.
Small, quiet restaurant on Stone Street. Unrushed service and good Scandinavian food. Reasonably priced.
A great location among many downtown on Stone Street. There were many new and interesting choices on the menu so three out of four chose the smorgasbord assortment. After trying each of the items, we still couldn't decide which we liked the best. Everything was fresh, tasty and very nicely presented.
Solid meal, quality seafood, highly recommend. Great Scandinavian dishes.
I end up always getting the same thing at smorgas because i like it so much (kale and apple salad with gravlax). the vibe is chill, its not so loud you can't talk, and is a real place to have a civilized lunch at a reasonable price in the financial district - a rarity!
Food and experience was good, a bit marred by the very noisy Octoberfest activities outside.
The 72 hour Aquavit cured gravlaks was absolutely unreal. And the herring trio was everything I wanted it to be and more!!!!!!!The food (including the side salads (potato and cucumber)) were not over-seasoned, so the ingredients were allowed to speak for themselves. I can't wait to come back
Terrible food, overpriced & overcooked. Although the restaurant was close to empty, the waitresses were very inattentive.
I love their homemade lingonberry soda and the swedish meatballs, but sandwiches and plates are imaginative here and delicious.
Sweet place, service a bit spotty but they are very nice.
Authentic Swedish fare. Somewhat cramped dining room, but not unusual for NYC.
I took my husband here for Father's Day,and the food was excellent. The mixed green salad was fresh and the portion was pretty big and tasty. He ordered the grilled Alaskan Salmon which he said tasted fresh and delicious; I ordered the duck with mushrooms and Marsala sauce with mashed potatoes, absoludly delicious. I would go here again although the place it's a little small and hard to find but the food it's so worth it!
Came here after 4 months in Copenhagen, and it really felt like home. The food was delicious and authentic. Service was also great and we will be back again.
We've been to Smorgas Chef twice now and have enjoyed it both times. The Swedish meatballs do not disappoint, and the cozy two-person table at the window, while quite small in space, offers a great place to people watch.
We've been there for Sunday Brunch. Food was ok, but nothing special at all. The best thing I can say is that it was very quiet because only a few tables were booked.
Very good food, ok service which is inconsistent over the long term.
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday lunch because it's right down the street from my work and we had a Diner's Deck card for $10 off food. He had the crispy chicken sandwich and I had the salmon burger. Both were pretty good. The Atlantic salmon entree, which is also served at Crepes du Nord, the creperie at the other end of the Smorgas Chef restaurant, is amazing and I highly recommend it. During the late spring/summer, there is lots of outdoor seating on Stone Street.
Mgmt needs to train staff to deliver consistent service.
Mgmt please come up with a plan to train your staff. It's not so hard, really.
Wait staff turns over every 2-3 months, and thus lacks consistency. To resolve that they need to train their staff better. Most new staff have no idea how to interact with customers, like asking how is your food, can I get you anything else, or following up on simple requests like an extra napkin. Most are not that busy but still seem to lack focus and concentration with dealing with simply requests or being mindful.