Aquavit is 100% Jättegod!

Restaurant Aquavit offers four distinct rooms to suit your mood and appetite: The Dining Room with its soft elegant atmosphere; The Bistro with its lively vibe, bold colors and playful décor and  rustic Scandinavian bistro menu; Aquavit’s Bar and Lounge with its airy atmosphere and waived wood ceiling and signature cocktails; and the Private Dining Room, which can accommodate up to 50 people should you decide to throw a dinner bash. The ambiance of Aquavit is as wholly Scandinavian as the fare, a setting of muted woods contrasted by stark white walls that creates a calm and soothing effect.

Executive Chef Marcus Jernmark showcases his talents and commitment to quality and authenticity, always building on the cornerstones of 500 years worth of Swedish culinary tradition. His Swedish meatballs are plump with a great peppery kick; his assorted herring appetizer is a perfect start coupled with a shot of one of their namesake “aquavits” with assorted fusions such as the fig and cardammon variety.

The hay-smoked sweetbreads, the venison tartare and their Bouillabaisse are all hits here. Aquavit is famous for its Sunday smörgåsbord, a traditional Scandinavian buffet of cured, pickled, and smoked seafood dishes, charcuterie, salads, and more. Their Swedish pancake with Lingonberry whipped cream is to die for. Take the edge off the sweetness with yet another shot of aquavit or better still, a nice smooth espresso.

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