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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Restaurant Aquavit

13 W. 54th St. (Fifth & Sixth Aves.) Send to Phone
THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO AQUAVIT. PLEASE REFER TO THE REVIEW UNDER "AQUAVIT".

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Restaurant Aquavit Restaurant Review

: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO AQUAVIT. PLEASE REFER TO THE REVIEW UNDER "AQUAVIT". Though Aquavit is housed in a historic townhouse building that was once the home of Nelson Rockefeller, the dining room is anything but an homage to tradition. The upstairs bar and traditional Swedish café is simple enough, but downstairs, in the main dining room, there is an eight-story atrium from which a colorful modernist mural dangles. One wall is a waterfall and the other is adorned with contemporary glass sculpture. Marcus Samuelsson, the talented young chef, culls inspiration from traditional Swedish products and runs with it. On the four-course dinner menu, you might start off with such Scandinavian standards as pickled herring, gravlax, smoked salmon and caviar or creations from his vivid culinary imagination, like his Scandinavian sushi or cured foie gras. Order the chef’s multi-course tasting menu to really get a feel for his talent and expect dishes like foie gras ganache, venison carpaccio and bass sashimi with truffle panna cotta. What to drink with all of this? To start, a shot of one of the eight varieties of flavored aquavits; to finish, a Finnish liqueur.
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