Great Northern Food Hall

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87 Very Good

Grand Central Terminal’s Scandinavian smorgasbord is a grazer’s paradise.

89 E. 42nd St., New York, NY, 10017

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Thanks to Danish gastropreneur Claus Meyer, Metro-North commuters and everyday straphangers now know the flaky pleasure of the frøsnapper, the creamy comfort of a morning bowl of øllebrød, and the artful construction of a smørrebrød, the open-faced sandwiches of Denmark. These treats and more are available every day in Meyer’s elegant conversion of Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall into a Nordic smorgasbord of thoughtfully sourced, well-made Scandinavian specialties (including Brooklyn-roasted coffee). It deserves the highest compliment one might pay to a train-station food court: You’d want to eat there even if you’re not going anywhere.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

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DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized