Permanently Closed - Smorgas Chef Wall Street
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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."
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.
Great when you're in the mood for something different. Nice staff. Yummy food! Who doesn't love a good smorgasbord?
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.
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.
Great food and organic options.
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.
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.
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.
I had the Chicken Schnitzel, the gravy had an odd taste and the chicken was overcooked.
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.
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!
The Swedish meatbsalls were excellent. I loved the herring sampler. The cod was average
We both had the Smorgasbord. Very good Swedish Meatballs. Crepe with ricotta & lingonberries was tasty but crepe was thick & soft, more pancake than crepe.
The staff were very attentive, and the food was delicious.
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.
The servers were very slow and unfriendly, but the food was quite good and the restaurant's interior was lovely.
The duck was amazing!
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.
Stop ripping off regular patrons. Have asked you twice, nicely, to credit me my 100 points. Still waiting. Wake up!
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 . . .
The daily specials are just rearrangements of their standard menu. No imagination.
Permanently Closed - Smorgas Chef Wall Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 422-3500.
Permanently Closed - Smorgas Chef Wall Street is rated 3.8 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.