Smørrebrød—the open-faced Danish sandwiches—arrive on the New York sub scene with this modernist cafe. House-made rye is topped with ingredients like beef tartare or chicken salad and baked root vegetables. Drinkers can throw back a shot of homemade aquavit to go with the Northern European fare. The minimalist 45-seat spot channels Scandinavian cool with white oak floors and chairs by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen.
13 Laight St
|Cross street:||between Sixth Ave and Varick St|
|Opening hours:||Mon 7–11am, Tue–Sun 11:30am–4pm, 5:30–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to Canal St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|