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New York City's 3 best spots for fancy Scandinavian eats

In search of a new favorite Scandinavian spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Scandinavian restaurants around New York City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Aquavit

Photo: Michael U./Yelp

Topping the list is Aquavit. Located at 65 E. 55th St. (between Madison and Park avenues) in Midtown, the Michelin-starred restaurant is the highest-rated high-end Scandinavian spot in New York City, boasting four stars out of 728 reviews on Yelp. It's been open since 1986.

Yelper Douglas K., who reviewed Aquavit on Nov. 29, wrote, "The food was excellent."

Roslyn P. noted, "Love the seafood and beef at Aquavit."

2. Aska

Photo: David S./Yelp

Next up is Williamsburg's Aska, situated at 47 S. Fifth St. This spot, which offers a 12-course tasting menu, has earned two Michelin stars, and with 4.5 stars out of 98 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.

Yelper Claire W., who reviewed Aska on Nov. 19, wrote, "Thank you for a wonderful two-star Michelin experience. It was definitely unforgettable."

Elyka A. noted, "The presentation of the food was really neat and quite beautiful. The flavors were on point, and ingredients fresh."

3. Agern

Photo: Agern/Yelp

Then there's Midtown's Agern, located in Grand Central Terminal at 89 E. 42nd St. Yelpers give the restaurant four stars out of 198 reviews.

Yelp has more information about the business. "Agern is a season-driven restaurant focusing on locally sourced ingredients exposed to time-honored techniques and flavors rooted in Nordic Cuisine," the business states in the section about specialties.


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