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  • Stephen Dec 30, 2011

    What a great treat to have some true Scandinavia flavors. I come to Aquavit every time I am in NYC and that is about once every year or so my first time was in 2006. The current chef has taken the menu to new levels. It was great before and its even better now. We did the four course tasting menu which was really good and I loved being able to choose our courses. The Aquavit is also amazing! Try the espresso can't go wrong. The staff seem pretty new. It is worth going to the restaurant just for the ambiance as the decor is really cool. I just can't say enough about this place and feel like it is a hidden gem in NYC.

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  • Karina Jul 21, 2010

    $24.07 lunch during Restaurant Week brought me here... .. and I'm glad I made the trip from downtown! The dining room was very serene and beautiful, but not pretentious. Our server Natalie was extremely gracious and also unpretentious; she and the runners were attentive but not intrusive. The food was very beautifully plated, and tasted as fresh and amazing as it looked. I thoroughly enjoyed all three of my courses; my dining partner did not particularly like her first course (pickled herring) but I found it very intriguing. Portions are pretty substantial for a fine-dining restaurant, and though some may say dessert portions are a bit smaller than most, I think it is just the right amount of sweet to end an exceptionally pleasant meal. The cardamom pound cake with lemon ice cream was simply exquisite; will definitely return for dinner and especially dessert!

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  • Roland Jul 28, 2008

    For the money, you can have better meals The herring starters and the vodka assortment were great, and so were the drinks in the bar. However, service was mediocre and the main courses failed to live up to the standards you would expect in this price range. My waitress failed to realize that a Carbernet Franc might have a sulphur precipitate and promptly poured my glass to the last drops, ruining the wine. The Beef Rydberg was barely acceptable; onions were over-cooked and the meat was not impressive. For a $$$ dinner, you can do better.

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  • AlBravo May 16, 2009

    Good food - Poor service On our recent overnight trip to Manhattan we chose Aquavit for our fine dining spot. Before dinner we stopped at Bar Amercain and had friendly helpful service. When we arrived at Aquavit we felt like we were in a morgue. The bartender was all business and wanted to be somewhere else. The waiter was downright rude. We had the full tasting menu with the wine pairing. While most of food was outstanding the entire experience was tainted everytime the waiter showed up. He was Indian and spoke broken English. So understanding anything about each course or the wine was next to impossible. If you are in it 'just' for the food then try Aquavit out. But if you enjoy a whole dining experience then pass on this one.

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  • KM Feb 6, 2010

    Delicious meal Greatly enjoyed the Restaurant Week lunch menu at Aquavit yesterday. I thought the artichoke soup and salmon entree were sublime, full of rich flavor with no off notes. The potato and smoked shrimp brandade (mashed potatoes) served with the salmon was incredible. The only food flaw was the spice cake, which was very dry. However, the orange sobet on the plate was an explosion of delicious flavor. One more criticism was the long wait, way past our reservation time. On the other hand, it was very pleasant to wait in the comfortable lounge and the staff was friendly, smart and helpful. I hope everyone in NY takes advantage of the $24.70 three-course Restaurant Week lunches around town. Like a fire sale on the finest food in the world.

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Hours (12:00pm - Noon, 12:00am - Midnight)

Mon 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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