Restaurants , Scandinavian Midtown West
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 (Photograph: Michael Kirby Smith)
Photograph: Michael Kirby Smith


 (Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castell)
Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castell


Laid-back, Nordic-influenced AQ Kafé serves a menu that draws on traditional fare from Central, Northern and Eastern Europe, such as Smorgasbord platters, goulash and Swedish meatballs. The sweet-inclined can lean on house-made strudels, linzer tortes and pastries. The prix-fixe brunch on weekends is outstanding, offering the likes of a soft-boiled egg with smoked salmon, a Gouda croissant with ham, and a dish with great tyke appeal—jam-topped Swedish pancakes.
Venue name: AQ Kafé (CLOSED)
Address: 1800 Broadway
New York

Cross street: between 58th and 59th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 7:30am–9pm, Fri 7:30am–10pm, Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 8am–8pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle
Price: Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V