‘Skal’ Named as Icelandic Successor to Les Enfants Terribles

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 at 5:16 am by
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Skal. That’s the Icelandic toast equivalent of cheers, prost, salute, or l’chaim. It’s also the name of the new Nordic establishment opening at 37 Canal Street.

As we first reported, Skal is the successor to the much-beloved Les Enfants Terribles, which closed for the necessary renovations back in the early spring. Buildout since its closure has been rather steady, and opening is nearly upon us. Two weeks, in fact, according to our sources.

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Stealing a glimpse of the interior, we see a predominantly rustic farmhouse vibe, with a large bar up against the easternmost wall (no longer in the center of the room). Antique china hangs from the walls, while tons of tchotchkes sits on wooden shelves.

Skal will offer a menu of Icelandic foods, and full bar to complement. We hear that there’s a smoker in the back (fish and meat) and that there’s a retail component for food goods.

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