SKÁL is a modern restaurant and cocktail bar in New York on the Lower East Side that is loyal to the basic culinary principls, yet confident enough to explore uncharted territories.

Executive Chef James Kim (formerly ACME and Balthazar's) makes his New York debut at SKÁL, where he crafts imaginative and bold food that still manages to retain familiar and comforting flavors. Chef James makes use of vanguard techniques, such as hay-smoking, blending the ingredients of land and sea, pickling and fermenting, and overall employs a strong naturalist approach to cooking. The results are carefully balanced dishes that are that are exciting and flavourful.

The décor also has a natural feel, reminiscent of a coastal cottage with pale blue wooden tables, a runway style bar and dishware that appear to be from a relative’s china closet. The whole room, filled with light blue and green colors, has a quaint, earthy ambiance. The exciting cocktails are made using fresh juices, herbs and produce, as well as organic spirits. A small, carefully selected wine list makes the most of its size by offering wines from the old and new world in addition to some organic and bio-dynamic wines.





Restaurant SKÁL will be showing the World Cup games.  Join us for lunch and dinner and enjoy live broadcast from the World Cup. The games start at 12PM, 15PM, 16PM and 18PM.  Click for detailed schedule 


We are starting our lunch program on June 10th.