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Posted by tom b on 12/10/2004
The food is terrific and if you are into cooking, the cookbook entitled, Aquavit, is equally as good. We sat in the room with the waterfall and the whole experience was superb.
Posted by Brooklyn Chick on 11/27/2004
Well, YES, I was at Aquavit and YES, it was delicious. It's so cute that some appetizers come out with Aqvavit shots! And even though I was out with my boyfriend's very boring parents it was a night to remember. Although the decor wasn't to my taste...the waterfall in the main dining room is a bit Donald Trump over-the-top. But to my surprise, the bill wasn't too bad....dinner for 4....about $450...compared to some of NY's other top restaurants it was a steal! (Jean-Georges' lunch for 2 with drinks is about $300.) But I should shutup because I absolutely love Jean-Georges and his fab warm choco cake. Whatever, GO to Aquavit! It's so tasty (except the salmon caviar)...GO!
Posted by smish74 on 09/16/2004
We went for our anniversary and the food was amazing--the foie gras ganache is astounding as well as the arctic char...for entrees, the venison was a dream! The desserts were amazing as well! The service was great, though our server that evening seemed a little less than enthusiastic and perhaps not too well-versed in the specifics of the menu...I do believe it is worth the price, and it IS NOT for the enormous of appetite...the portions are small compared to The Olive Garden, but I was quite full after three courses!
Posted by Liz on 08/26/2004
We went around last Christmas for a special treat and had dinner at the bar (I knew there was a cheaper bar menu, and I'd been dying to try this place.) Not only was the food--especially the salmon three ways--extraordinary, but the bartender gave us memorably perfect service. He was a fellow foodie and knew everything about food and booze...his recommendations of which Aquavits to try were perfect for me. He offered lots of free samples matched to our food. I noticed that everyone else at the bar was getting top-notch treatment too.
Posted by skang on 07/14/2004
Daniel, ADNY, Jean Georges, Spice Market, and all those other restaurants are vastly overrated and much too stuffy. Why eat something you can't pronounce? Go to Aquavit if you want amazing, creative, and most of all, delicious dishes prepared for you in an unpretentious setting. The service is impeccable; the waiter seemed to magically appear on his own whenever I needed him. Order the arctic circle for dessert; it's a cant-miss.
Posted by SE on 06/19/2004
By far the best service in the city. I enjoyed the intermezzos
Posted by Sumptuous Scandinavian... on 11/07/2003
If it's Scandinavian food you seek... delicious, creative seafood... and you're willing to fork over big $$$ for it... then look no further... this is your place. The menu offers a taste sampler..a little bit of fish... a little bit of that... your palette/tastebuds will sing. The food is soooo creative and soooo delicious. The combination of flavors and textures... it's awsome. Try your food with the liquors chosen by the staff. The atmosphere is rather unique in the main dining area: a hugh atrium (including a waterfall) that is the actually the backyard of this townhouse (once owned by the Rockefellers). You're going to wish you were a Rockefeller when you get the check... mine (dinner for 3---okay we drank) came to over $300. But what's money when your taste buds are skipping through Scandinavian delights! Enjoy!