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About Smorgas Chef Wall Street

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."

53 Stone Street
New York, NY 10004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Scandinavian, European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:45pm
Sunday: 11am - 9:45pm

Cross Street:
Mill Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 422-3500

Website:
http://www.smorgaschef.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Parking Details:
Street parking and public garages are available.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Subway.

Executive Chef:
Morten Sohlberg

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire for details.

Private Party Contact:
Celine Labarre: (212) 514-8411

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Smorgas Chef Wall Street Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

3.6

ambience

3.5

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (261)
Great for Lunch (226)
Great for Outdoor Dining (189)
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Great for Brunch (153)
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Good for Groups (77)
Special Occasion (49)
Kid-friendly (36)
Hot Spot (35)
Scenic View (28)
Late-night Find (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Notable Wine List (13)
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Casual (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2016

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

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

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·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.

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food2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2016

Very good food, ok service which is inconsistent over the long term.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Mgmt needs to train staff to deliver consistent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2016

Mgmt please come up with a plan to train your staff. It's not so hard, really.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2016

Great when you're in the mood for something different. Nice staff. Yummy food! Who doesn't love a good smorgasbord?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 28, 2016

I lived in Norway, so I'm already familiar with the cuisine/culture. I took my boyfriend, who hasn't eaten Scandinavian food, to this restaurant abd he really enjoyed it. Food was delicious and presented well. Liked the location as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Authentic Scandinavian cuisine complemented by farm to table selections. This is the essence of modern Scandinavian cooking. Stone Street is a hidden treasure in the Wall Street neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Great food and organic options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The main attraction is the high-quality seasonal Swedish food, some of which is sourced from the owners' upstate New York farm. Over the years, we've had brunch, lunch and dinner both inside the small but well-designed restaurant and, in good weather, outside on Stone Street. Food is consistently high-quality and reasonably priced; service always friendly. Great neighborhood vibe in the Financial District.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I had the Smorgasbord, which is a mix of all traditional Swedish food on one plate. I enjoyed it but it was a bit pricey for what it was. I also ordered an espresso martini and it was mixed with Bailey's (wrong) and overpriced. Drinks should be avoided there. Not sure if I'd go again, there are other places to go for Swedish food that must be cheaper.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2016

We had a great meal at Smorgas, tucked in among all of the bars on Stone Street. All of our food was delicious--the salmon was absolutely delicious, and the meatballs were as authentic as you can get.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2016

I had the Chicken Schnitzel, the gravy had an odd taste and the chicken was overcooked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

The salmon burger is most delicious. The menu is not elaborate but lots of good choices that makes it difficult to decide. Not a big place so it fills up quickly in the lunch hour. Definitely recommended if you want to try the Norwegian cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Excellent and authentic food with really friendly and accommodating waiters. I had the vegetarian swedish meatballs and my boyfriend had the normal ones. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2015

The Swedish meatbsalls were excellent. I loved the herring sampler. The cod was average

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2015

We both had the Smorgasbord. Very good Swedish Meatballs. Crepe with ricotta & lingonberries was tasty but crepe was thick & soft, more pancake than crepe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2015

The staff were very attentive, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2015

This place has a rustic but modern feel. It has wine on tap (which I love), and really tasty food. It's not too loud, so it would be a great date spot. Not too pricey, and the service is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 15, 2015

The servers were very slow and unfriendly, but the food was quite good and the restaurant's interior was lovely.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2015

The duck was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2015

This was perfect! I went with a group of three on a Sunday night, we ordered wine and several tasting plates. Everything is delicious, fresh, authentic. Beautiful exposed brick with cozy decor. I definitely recommend for a low key happy hour with snacks, or special night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Stop ripping off regular patrons. Have asked you twice, nicely, to credit me my 100 points. Still waiting. Wake up!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Always a pleasure to feel transported elsewhere during lunchtime. The smorgasbord is so pleasing to the palate with its variety of flavors. The space may not be as grand as midtown location, but it's much more accessible for me. Will be back soon . . .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2015

The daily specials are just rearrangements of their standard menu. No imagination.

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