REVIEW

GOOGLE REVIEW

  • 5 star review  Great vibe and great food. The $30 lunch two course prefix is absolute deal breaker.

    thumb ZeQian Lin
    1/16/2021

    5 star review  They have a wonderful outdoor space in the back, away from the street. At the time they weren't doing indoor dining due to covid but I'm not sure what their policy is now. We got the two course prix fixe with king crab noodle the ribeye.

    thumb Anthony Queen
    12/06/2020

    5 star review  Hortus is the kind of place where, it’s so impressive, that you want to book your next reservation before leaving. It is the epitome of excellent service and even better food. The highlights for us were the shrimp toast - how do they fry it so lightly to get the crunchy texture paired with the spicy dipping sauce THAT I COULD BATHE IN - and the beef which was seared and marinated to perfection. The combination of flavor profiles and elegant decor is truly an art form. Even the plates were stunning. I hold Mr. Jang’s venture in high regards, and look forward to my return here and not to mention his many other successful restaurants!

    thumb Julie Kim
    11/30/2020

    5 star review  Wow. This is a hidden gem in NYC. I live in midtown and don’t cook, so have tried many restaurants in the city, from Michelin Starred to hole in the wall. Not only is the decor adorable here (outdoor patio decorated like a secret garden!) but the food is fantastic. The flavors are unique- it’s mostly American surf/turf type of food with a trendy Asian flavor. I don’t usually write reviews but this place stood out! Very reasonable prices too for this level of food. Will be back.

    thumb Alice Y
    11/28/2020
  • 4 star review  Good service, nice atmosphere. Food was good but nothing special.

    thumb Alena Shilo
    11/08/2020

    5 star review  Absolutely love the food every time we go. One of my wife's go to's for sure. The patio out back has been really nice during covid as well.

    thumb Peter Hurley
    11/01/2020

    5 star review  Stop by randomly for a lunch break. Delicious! Service was amazing too! Can’t wait to come back

    thumb Alexandra Francesca
    10/22/2020

    5 star review  Great pre fix menu. Summer noodles with crab in pesto sauce very light and refreshing. The Sea Bass was very light and fresh. The Lotus Root Chips complimented the dish very well. Highly recommend the grapefruit Soju cocktail. Great service and nice ambiance outside on the terrace.

    thumb Cailin Burns
    8/24/2020
  • 5 star review  Excellent food and an innovative drink menu. Just be prepared for small portions. Quality is excellent and worth it. Excellent food and an innovative drink menu. Just be prepared for small portions. Quality is excellent and worth it

    thumb Haag Ernestine
    8/21/2020

    5 star review  Still great. They have adjusted their menu for covid, simpler food but still very good. Patio in the back you can eat at now that they have allowed outdoor dining!

    thumb David Baker
    7/04/2020

    5 star review  Really fantastic place! The food was amazing and the wine pairing was even better than what I expected. The service was also high-level. Will definitely come back again with my friends in the future.

    thumb Yuxuan Chen
    2/04/2020

    5 star review  Caught up with an old friend at Hortus for dinner and quite a few drinks. Crowd was lively (acoustics were good - we could easily talk), drinks were great and food was fantastic. I particularly was taken with the tofu (and I'm not a tofu lover) & tartare appetizers - the whole fish was incredible as well. Actually, everything was delicious - sadly, I didn't snap a single photo!

    thumb Manny Kivowitz
    1/23/2020
  • 5 star review  Beautiful restaurant and delicious and carefully prepared food. Along with very attentive service make this a great place for lunch or dinner. I'm surprised more people don't know about Hortus. Highly recommended.

    thumb Ken Kesslin
    1/08/2020

    5 star review  From the distinguished cuisine to the detailed, well-thought out interior deco of the restaurant (wallpaper, light fixtures, upholstery of the chairs, bathroom door, etc), it was a new experience at another level; impressed by how much the owner gave his passion and love into every details of the restaurant. Highly recommend!!!

    thumb Catherine M. Park
    1/04/2020

    5 star review  Great place. The decor is relaxing and the place smells great. Was warmly greeted, served some delicious orange tea. The services were fantastic. It had been a while and my feet and holiday preparations had taken their toll. My fingers were in tip top shape when I left. Can’t want to go back.

    thumb Lady L
    1/01/2020

    5 star review  From the distinguished cuisine to the detailed, well-thought out interior deco of the restaurant (wallpaper, light fixtures, upholstery of the chairs, bathroom door, etc), it was a new experience at another level; impressed by how much the owner gave his passion and love into every details of the restaurant. Highly recommend!!!

    thumb Catherine M. Park
    12/30/2019
  • 5 star review  Food was exceptionally good and creative. Staff were courteous and nice. Vibe is great but still feels casual, would say of a more upscale casual ambience. I enjoyed my experience here

    thumb Edwin Ho
    11/20/2019

    5 star review  Had planned a birthday dinner for a friend here with a bunch of girlfriends and it was perfect for the occasion - menu was very sharable, food came out prompt and delicious, beautiful ambience! The servers were nice and knowledgeable about the menu including drinks - We all enjoyed the food and wine that was recommended to us. I personally liked their seafood sharable dish, steak, sea urchin noodle, shrimp toast and pewi potato. Can’t wait to go back and try their other dishes too because we had such a great experience here! Two thumbs up 👍👍

    thumb Jungin Kwon
    11/18/2019

    5 star review  Hortus wins in service and food quality. Service: Loved the fact they prepared a special dessert on the house for a friends going away party as mentioned in the note left on the reservation. I made reservations and everyone got seated before our scheduled time. Wait time is low. Food: I had the best eggplant and mushroom rice during my time in NYC. The price for the quality is on point. Far better than Jeju noodle bar (which is more expensive and food quality falls behind Hortus) I will go to this place again and again.

    thumb Joori Kim
    11/03/2019

    4 star review  I went to Hortus with my girlfriends for a ladies night out. The place is nicely decorated. It gives us a cozy feeling. Unlike other restaurants in NYC, this place doesn't pack the tables very close to each other. The menu is full of interesting dishes. We four ordered a pre-fixe for 2, plus one more entree to share. Our server was nice and make sure we have enough to share. The food is delicious and creative. We were a little disappointed that the king crab appetizer is like a salad but that's fine. We really enjoy our meal and time to chat at Hortus. I would like to go again.

    thumb Chelsia Tam
    10/30/2019

YELP REVIEW

  •   My husband has been dying to come to Hortus for awhile. So in a spontaneous moment on the way home last night I suggested we go. We called and they... read more

    thumb J. Lawrence N.
    1/25/2021

      Had the most delicious birthday dinner here! We were really here mainly for the oysters, but everything turned out to be beyond great. We got the Royal Platter and loved... read more

    thumb Nicole B.
    1/15/2021

      The pumpkin soup is amazing, bread is burnt than toasted. The truffle rice was mediocre, the hanger steak in it was terrible. The steak was burnt. Can't imagine how this... read more

    thumb Stephy Z.
    1/14/2021

      We had New Year's Eve dinner at Hortus and it was amazing. They had a prix-fixe menu for $70 that included a glass of champagne.

    Service was really good too.... read more

    thumb JoAn T.
    1/02/2021
  •   Went there for Christmas Dinner this year. Staff are very friendly and the environment is cozy. With each dish, the waitress gave a brief description of it. The food is... read more

    thumb Tianyi T.
    12/30/2020

      Outdoor dinning in NYC limited table they take the precautions!

    Yummy food and awesome service
    Shrimp toast is a must sooooo good

    The eggplant  and sashito peppers was my least favorite... read more

    thumb Karla B.
    12/29/2020

      Had a post Christmas, holiday lunch here - outdoor dining was so cozy, warm, and safe. We had the price fixed lunch special, the portions were generous and food was... read more

    thumb Christine E.
    12/26/2020

      Second time stopping by for dine in with a party of 4 for Christmas Day, overall delicious food with great flavors and very accommodating to get a reservation just a... read more

    thumb Eric Z.
    12/26/2020
  •   This is for both the delivery and dining. Hands down this is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I have been coming for a couple of years now. Been... read more

    thumb Albert H.
    12/23/2020

      Hortus has been on my bucket list for a while and finally got a chance to visit. The decor is elegant and beautiful with romantic ambiance. Overall it was a... read more

    thumb Hsin-Yi W.
    12/13/2020

      This gem is tucked away in the heart of Koreatown. The ambience is modern, chic with seductive lighting. The servers were attentive and I felt safe dining indoors last month... read more

    thumb Carpe D.
    12/07/2020

      The food is meh. It's not good. Service just ok. The drinks are  just ok . Won't come here again.

    thumb Clancy Y.
    11/28/2020
  •   Have been coming here for a couple of years now. Service is always pleasant and food consistently delicious.

    thumb Haibai T.
    11/14/2020

      Bottom line - service is good, restaurant is beautiful, and food is okay, but didn't live up to the hype that my friends and colleagues set up for me. Our... read more

    thumb Nathaniel P.
    11/13/2020

      What a fantastic surprise this this little spot turned out to be! We found it on Seated and the menu looked interesting, so we decided to give it a go.... read more

    thumb Ava G.
    11/09/2020

      Pros
    - Great outdoor seating area with heating
    - All the waiters and waitresses were friendly and the service was good
    - The spicy braised short rib was so soft and delicious.... read more

    thumb Catherine K.
    11/01/2020
  •   Great food and service. The royal platter is great as was everything really. Would recommend for a date. Yuzu soju cocktail also on point

    thumb Andrew F.
    10/31/2020

      Gorgeous meal and attentive service. Really nice outdoor area too. Don't think too hard on deciding whether or not to come here.

    thumb Daniel J.
    10/24/2020

      Excellent pre fixe dinner menu - $95 for a five-course meal for two people.

    The best part, in my opinion, is the green tea or sesame ice cream sandwich dessert... read more

    thumb Allison M.
    10/08/2020

      This place definitely deserves more hype! I was amazed by their second floor terrace -- you have to walk through the restaurant and up the stairs to the back to... read more

    thumb Tiffany L.
    10/04/2020