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Smorgas Chef Wall Street

214 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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Smörgås Chef Restaurant serves up super fresh seafood and prime meats based on centuries of Scandinavian & European culinary traditions. Zagat Survey says Smörgås Chef is "a refreshing change of pace", and Village Voice claims the food is "Damn Good."

Smörgås Chef's authentic Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries have become famous. The New York Post calls Smörgås Chef the "Swedish Meatball Mecca" of New York. Smörgås Chef has also become known for its roasted rack of lamb with a goat cheese Sherry sauce, and its oven-baked Cod from the Kenai Peninsula.

For lunch, you will find a smorgasbord of open-face Scandinavian sandwiches like Coldwater Shrimp, Smoked Salmon with Egg & Chives, and Chicken Caramel with Norwegian goat cheese and asparagus. For weekend brunch, enjoy Scandinavian Baked Eggs with a chanterelle hollandaise, Eggs Benedict, Burgers, and Vanilla Waffles. The New York Times calls Smörgås Chef "a little treasure."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Scandinavian, European
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:45pm
Sunday: 11am - 9:45pm
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Phone number
(212) 422-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Morten Sohlberg
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Private party facilities
Please inquire for details.
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Private party contact
Celine Labarre: (212) 514-8411
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Please inquire for details.
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Cross street
Mill Lane
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Parking details
Street parking and public garages are available.
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Public transit
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Subway.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 214 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipParticular (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

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.

brooklyneats (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2016

Small, quiet restaurant on Stone Street. Unrushed service and good Scandinavian food. Reasonably priced.

kidsnave (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

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.

vipPSW2014 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2016

Solid meal, quality seafood, highly recommend. Great Scandinavian dishes.

Vaca (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2016

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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Food and experience was good, a bit marred by the very noisy Octoberfest activities outside.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

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

vipYiyangW (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 7, 2016

Terrible food, overpriced & overcooked. Although the restaurant was close to empty, the waitresses were very inattentive.

vipJCardiff (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2016

I love their homemade lingonberry soda and the swedish meatballs, but sandwiches and plates are imaginative here and delicious.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Sweet place, service a bit spotty but they are very nice.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Authentic Swedish fare. Somewhat cramped dining room, but not unusual for NYC.

Yohoney (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 15, 2016

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.