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Smorgas Chef Village - 23 Reviews - 283 W 12th St, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 243-7073

Smorgas Chef Village

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283 W 12th St (at at 4th St.)
New York, NY 10014
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Smorgas Chef Village - New York, NY
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Best

My boyfriend booked this restaurant for my birthday. He wanted to surprise me with a new cuisine. I'm so happy he did! We got there on saturday night 15 minutes late and the hoste...

Worst

I was really wanting to like this place. I recently moved into the neighborhood and live only a few minutes away. Unfortunately, I wont be going back. Firstly, we had to wait a lo...

Thank you for a wonderful birthday! 7/19/2010

My boyfriend booked this restaurant for my birthday. He wanted to surprise me with a new cuisine. I'm so happy he did! We got there on saturday night 15 minutes late and the hostess kindly greeted us even if the restaurant was very busy. From the looks of it it seamed like a very neighborly place which was nice. The menu was really interesting and everything they were bringing out to the other tables looked delicious so it was hard to pick just one thing on the menu! I ended up ordering the salmon with vegetables and my boyfriend got the swedish meatballs. It looked delicious and smelled even better so I had to try a bite. Both dishes were very good. But the best part of the dinner was the yammy drinks. I can't decide if I prefered the Norweigan wood with fresh berries in it or the light and sweet white Sangria. Which I by the way have to come back for more of on a sunny brunch. The entire staff was also very friendly. They made my birthday so special with the kind manager bringing out a desert and all singing happy birthday :) I'm really glad my boyfriend choose this place! Very reasonable pricing, which just made the entire experience wonderful. Pros: Amazing drinks, friendly staff, great outdoor space more

Unique cocktails, vegan swedish meatballs and glass bottles 4/23/2010

Smorgas is the type of place I'd never stumble upon if it weren't for my adventurous taste buds. The atmosphere transitions with the time of day and their actual location is beyond charming. The music is always at a perfect tempo and volume and the interiors are captivating and differnet than your average. With blue glass bottles acting as walls and utensils adorning the light fixtures, this eatery is one of a kind. Both indoor and outdoor seating options are available. Pros: Excellent service, good portion size, different experience more

Great break from the city 4/1/2010

Love the swedish meatballs. It feels like you walked off the sidewalk in New York and ended up at a cafe in Europe. Great place to sit back, relax and have a great meal. Pros: food, atmorsphere more

Good Swedish food at a laid-back classy place.... 11/6/2009

Good Swedish food at a laid-back classy place. Generous portions and fair prices. more

Good Swedish food at a laid-back classy place.... 11/6/2009

susan Provided by Partner
Good Swedish food at a laid-back classy place. Generous portions and fair prices. more

Scandinavian... maybe not REAL Scandinavian, but really good 12/28/2008

The warm Glogg was just the thing while waiting to start off the night. Mykel, again, was lucky enough to be the only Yank in the group! This time we had the unusual situation of having 4 French folks, 1 Japanese, and one Yank! The bartendress was Albanian. (This is a Scandinavian place, right?) And friendlier than a puppy. Pros: great food, perfect glogg for the cold weather, great service Cons: expensive, small portions more

I can't wait to go back 12/4/2008

Great food! I had lunch there and can't wait to go back to try their dinner. The desserts were interesting but not as tasty as I expected them to be. The service was good and the bar seemed like a cool place to hang out, so I'll check that out the next time I go there. more

Long wait for food, slimy greens, nice location however, so many other better restaurants nearby. 11/23/2008

I was really wanting to like this place. I recently moved into the neighborhood and live only a few minutes away. Unfortunately, I wont be going back. Firstly, we had to wait a long time for our food. If the food had been good we could have overlooked this point. Sadly, that was not the case. Both my friend and I had the veggie burger-urgh! The bun, tomato, pickles etc were good however, the patty was not good at all. It resembled (and tasted) like baby food. I hate when us veggies are shortchanged, and overlooked. The mixed green which accompanied the burger was not fresh and had slimy bits. Gross! I do hope the manager/chef takes note. Pros: Nice location. Cons: The food: slimy mixed greens, veggie burger, long wait for food more

Always Tasty Food 11/3/2008

I have a special spot for this place. The food never disappointed me. It is in a really nice area and the atmosphere is great. The crowd is an older more sophisticated crowd. The food is great, everything from the appetizers to the desert menu. Love the taste and presentation of all the dishes. Service is great, but getting a table can be hard on occasions. S.C.W.V. gets 5 stars from me. Always a pleasant visit. Pros: food presantation,service,food more

No Wait Delicious Weekend Brunch!! 12/22/2007

On a freezing sunday afternoon where countless other ""overrated"" brunch spots are boasting 45-minute waits, lies this unexpectedly fantastic brunch spot! You must order their brunch specialty: Baked eggs! served casserole style in a cast iron skillet accompanied with potatoes au gratin. As a frequent brunch goer in both villages, this is hands down one of my favorites. for $16.99, your meal comes with a cocktail and tea/or coffee. With extremely attentive and elegant waitstaff, you shall experience scandinavian food at its best! Pros: Delicious food, attentive and courteous service, comfortable non snooty environment more

My new favourite restaurant. It's not often... 10/27/2007

by maya at Menuism Provided by Menuism
My new favourite restaurant. It's not often you come across a really good restaurant in the West Village... more

My new favourite restaurant. It's not often... 10/27/2007

maya Provided by Partner
My new favourite restaurant. It's not often you come across a really good restaurant in the West Village that isn't full of itself. Smorgas is p... more

Great Place, Great Food, & Fun with Friends 8/28/2007

It was my best friend's birthday and she insisted I pick a restaurant where more

Good Eats 7/26/2007

Last week my sister and I ate at here for dinner. We wanted someplace to eat good food and drinks after work! Our waitress was so nice and the food she recommended was really good. I had the the meatball entree and she had the Zucchini entree. It was a hot day so we both got the Swedish Spider cocktail - think we had one to many lol! Next time though we definitely need to sit outside but this time it was full and we didn't feel like waiting . more

A gem! 5/23/2007

Smorgas Chef has so many rave reviews and I truly did not expect it to live up to the very high expectations that were set. I was shocked when it did. Not only was the food of knock-out quality, but the portions were a nice size and the service excellent. Brooke, Phillipe, Elina and Raimundo were such an attentive team. They made sure every detail was taken care of and not even a water glass had the chance to stay empty for longer than a moment. more

I have a crush on the meatballs! 5/7/2007

My bf and I were walking around and happened to walk by this place. We looked at the menu and were about to walk away when one of the patrons stopped us and told us that we had to try it. We are so glad that we did! Smorgas Chef is a cozy restaurant with wonderful service but the best part was definitely the amazing meatballs! The meatballs are worth a visit by itself!! We also had the mussels, which were pretty good and my bf had the pepercorn steak, which he seemed to enjoy. Highly recommended! Pros: swedish meatballs, nice ambience, friendly service more

The swedish meatballs were just a part of the wonderful tastes! 4/4/2007

Last night (Tuesday) we went to this restaurant having only made this decision that afternoon. I got us on the VIP wine list to receive a complimentary bottle of wine to help celebrate Smorgas' 3rd anniversary! As we looked over the menu there were just too many things we wanted to try so we decided to order a handful of small plates to share instead of an entree each. We started off with the Lobster Bisque which was made with sherry. This proved to be a wonderful touch. We also had the Red Beet salad served with goat cheese and queens blend dressing. I generally don't like sweeter dressings, but it complimented the beets and cheese so well we both finished everything out of the bowl. Since we got a complimentary bottle of wine we decided a red wine and it was really good - 2006 Argentinian wine. It was perfect. We also shared the Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries which this place is known for. The appetizer portion was perfect for us to share. Gravlaks was perfectly put together and beautifully presented. the cucumber salad was a good stubtle compliment to the stronger salmon flavor. We finished off our meal with the chocolate mousse (white, milk and dark chocolate layers!). We both barely looked at the dessert menu after our waitress told us about it. She was also a great waitress. Service was very attentive, the food was served quickly and timely (we didn't feel rushed at all). We actually were the last ones to leave but the folks closing the place were just as friendly to us leaving as they were when we entered. We very much appreciated that. The atmosphere is wonderfully decorated, cozy, and comfortable. I would definitely come back for another meal any night of the week. Pros: yummy food, personable service, uniquely decorated cozy atmosphere more

it was OK, not as great as others are writing 1/27/2007

such good reviews here! A little misleading, I think. more

Exceptional Food and Ambiance 12/1/2006

We just moved into the neighborhood, and what a nice discovery to came across this wonderful place. The decor was dazzling, and warm and homy at the same time. We were first seated in the bar because there was no available table at the time. The Bartender muddled freshfruits and herbs with wooden sticks, and mixed them into gorgeous and refreshing cocktails! We were moved into an intimate and cozy booth for dinner. Food was quite an adventure and exceptionally flavorful. We tried a bit of everything - herring, egg and carviar, swedish meatballs and the baked glacier cod, and waffles for dessert. We had a very knowledgeable and attentative waitress, which really helped. Everything was lovely. Can't wait to go back! Next time we'll try their prix-fixe brunch on weekends... Pros: Great Ambiance, Friendly Service and Delicious food more

So refreshing 5/8/2006

This resaurant was so refreshing from the ""normal""... Excellent menu and wine choice from New Zealand. Fabulous atmosphere and the service was top notch. The smoked salmon and egg sandwich was by far the greatest sandwich I have ever had. I have found my new lunch spot! Pros: great value, excellent food more
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Editorial

  • Scandinavian/European cuisine featuring meatballs, waffles, sandwiches is served at three locations, downtown, midtown and the West Village. Weekend brunch, delivery, happy hour.

  • 7/21/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri,11am-10:30pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-10pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Village, Downtown
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