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Aquavit

65 E. 55th St. (Park & Madison Aves.) Send to Phone
212-307-7311 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This Midtown restaurant takes its inspiration from Sweden and creates a smorgasbord of Scandinavian specialties.   Chef Marcus Jernmark of Aquavit was one of GAYOT's 2012 Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.
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Aquavit Restaurant Review

: Marcus Samuelsson may be long gone from this Midtown institution, and his successor, Marcus Jernmark, who nicely held down the fort, has also departed. But don't count out this Swedish restaurant. Aquavit’s former pastry chef, Emma Bengtsson, is the current executive chef. The eatery offers à la carte options and a three-course prix-fixe menu at lunch. For dinner there are three choices: an eight-course chef's tasting menu, a multi-course seasonal tasting menu, and a three-course prix-fixe. Dishes may include “venison and vanilla” with huckleberry and juniper crisp; Icelandic cod, anchovies, sugar snap peas and quail egg; and “Fuji apple and caramel.” Among the cocktails, consider the Midtown Martini blending cucumber aquavit and dry vermouth. The wine list has some unusual (a Riesling from Michigan) and affordable options.

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