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Posted by Citysuite on 05/03/2014
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience at Skal while on a visit to New York. The prevailing impression is one of freshness. Who would think of brussel sprouts or broccoli as an appetizer and yet they were done beautifully. My hake filet was surrounded by peas and radishes, all fresh and light. A special vegetarian dish was made for my daughter. Vegetables even starred at dessert with a beet sorbet and unlike a typical North American apple crisp, Skal's had fresh apples, fresh oats and a buttermilk foam. Just delicious. Service was attentive and the setting was relaxing. On my list next time we're back.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/12/2013
I came to eat here with average expectations but boy I was wrong! The food was very good. I cannot pick a dish that I didn't like. The service still needs some polishing but over all I had a great experience & will not hesitate to come back.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/28/2013
Excellent in every way - loved the food - loved the atmosphere - great service
Posted by Jeff on 09/27/2013
Skal is my favorite spot for dinner in the LES. The drinks are interesting, the wine list is full of biodynamic stars, and the food is amazing. Duck wings - it makes me hungry thinking of them, tender, juicy, amazing. Lamb that is paleo-tastic. And they have a heirloom carrot dish that you will fall in love with. Re-read that last sentence. I'm serious - go try it.
Posted by Sunita on 09/20/2013
So last night we did. When we arrived, we were seated very quickly , which was super. However, we weren't given any menus. So when our waitress came to take our drink orders, we had no idea what the drink menu was. She brought us menus and we were able to order drinks. As we perused the dinner menu there were so many delicious sounding items to choose from, but we decided on the lamb. When the waitress came and took our order, she informed us that we would probably want a side because the dish had very little other than the lamb on it. That was great that she offered us that info. So when our food arrived, the lamb looked odd, as if some parts were cooked nicely, with a char on the fat, and other parts weren't cooked at all. We ate what we could and left the rest. BTW our side was the broccoli and that was nice. While all this was happening, the two seats adjoining ours were reseated with two young ladies from Iceland. The "part owner" then came to their table and talked to them for 20 minutes explaining the menu and chatting with them, while we sat at the same table with all our lamb uneaten. At this point our waitress who was standing on their side of the table, yelled across the table to ask me if I needed another glass of wine. I had no idea she was talking to me because she was near the other 2 guests side of the table with the "part owner". I did indeed want another glass of wine. But nothing was asked of the food yet. Finally another 15 minutes go by and the "part owner" is still talking to the other guests when the bus boy comes to clear our dishes, because we stacked them up to signify that we were done. He was the one to explain the dish to us and tell us that it was three cuts of meat that were meant to be cooked differently. Finally, our bill arrives and the "part owner" does come and ask how the food was. We told him and he did offer us a drink on the house, but unfortunately by this point we really didn't want to be there anymore. The service was lacking terribly as well it wasn't the experience we had hoped for.