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$$$$European, ,
65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
+1 212-593-0287
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Aquavit in Midtown has garnered attention for the herring and gravlax featured on its International menu. "As a herring fan the Aquavit Weekend Smorgasbord provides a diverse...More
Opens in 18 min
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our entire meal was superb. I would go there anytime I’m in the area. The service was excellent and attentive. Their specialty drinks our one of a kind. Every course was delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Katurahsr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a birthday dinner here for my wife and it was wonderful. The food is creative but so well prepared and full of flavor. The service was outstanding. My wife even got a small birthday cupcake for dessert. This is an excellent place for...More

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 8 May 2018

2 Star Michelin, and deserves three. I love the story of Emma Bengtsson taking over Aquavit (pronounced Aquavee). The tasting menu has so many wonderful flavors, such fresh ingredients from aound the world, prepared to perfection, giving you a magnificent experience. Have a cocktail instead...More

Thank HGS3
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had an elegant mid-day meal. The menu is exciting, and creative. The food? Outstanding! In our (limited) experience, the Michelin 2-star rating is shy by a star! Portions are small (good), beautifully presented (excellent), and tasty (outstanding). Their tables (only a few) are spaced...More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch for a birthday celebration, the pickled tomatoes are amazing pops of loveliness. The little princess cake to celebrate was a nice touch!

Thank Pixiepooch
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with the Chef’s tasting menu. It lasted about 4 hours although we saw some tables getting the same come and go quicker. With all the courses and small bites offered, it’s best to take your time, savor, and digest. My wife...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had the Chef's Choice with the full 10 course meal. Small additional bites are included in between the dishes to help cleanse the palette and as tie over till the next dish. In the end it was close to 15~16 dishes. And we were...More

Thank Clamp535
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We went there for lunch. My wife was there over 20 years ago and it was the 1st time for me. We had an exquisite lunch. Everything was done with perfection from the beginning to the end. I am not used to the Nordic cuisine....More

Thank Thewineconsul
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic all around: the food, drinks and the service. Sure, it’s expensive but the quality is top notch!

Thank Vimana2016
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Long known as one of Manhattan’s best Scandinavian Restaurants, Chef Marcus Samuelsson making a name for himself and the space near MoMA during the late-1990s and early 2000s, it was not until former Pastry Chef Emma Bengtsson took over the kitchen in 2014 that Aquavit...More

1  Thank Michael U
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3219
    (between Park and Madison Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: E/M on 53rd and 5th Ave. 6 to 51 street. F on 57th and 6th Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-593-0287
  • E-mail
Restaurant Aquavit opened to immediate success in midtown Manhattan in November 1987. More than two decades later, Aquavit continues to be one of New York's most popular and highly esteemed dining destinations. A pioneer on the American dining scene, Aquavit remains the only world-class modern Scandinavian restaurant in the country, and was also the first restaurant in New York to house two concepts under one roof: a casual bistro serving hearty, simple fare and a formal dining room offering refined, modern Scandinavian cuisine. Owner Håkan Swahn has always been involved with every aspect of the business, and his passion and vision are what steer the restaurant. Executive Chef Marcus Jernmark is in the kitchen every day, where his talent and his commitment to quality and authenticity are apparent in every ingredient he purchases and every dish he prepares. Swahn and Jernmark collaborate closely on Aquavit's menus, and together they provide leadership and inspiration to the team at Aquavit.
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