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Inspector Pick (Cuisine/Specialty): I love the natural setting and healthy food here. A calm oasis in busy midtown.
A proponent of sustainable and responsible farming, Norwegian restaurateur Morten Sohlberg has established a flagship eatery near Midtown at the Scandinavian House—The Nordic Center in America. By drawing upon the resources of his Upstate New York farm for ingredients, the livestock, vegetables, greens and herbs truly taste fresh to the table. Sohlberg's take on Swedish meatballs with local heritage pork and grass-fed beef are a revelation to those who are only accustomed to Ikea's variety. The signature salad with 12 lettuces, local goat cheese and the 72-hour Aquavit cured gravlaks are standouts and have a notable taste difference. Enter through the gift shop of the Nordic Center and sit around a large birch tree installed in the main dining room. At Christmas time a traditional Scandinavian menu is served.