REVIEW

GOOGLE REVIEW

  • 5 star review  Stopped by to see what "Asian Fusion" is all about. And wow! This place is pretty incredible. Had the sea urchin donabe and really am at a loss for words. The food here is amazing. I will be back!

    thumb Angela Gomez
    June 20, 2022

    5 star review  Absolutely delectable. Everything from the delicious cold sea food plate to the black sesame Monaka was superb. The Octopus was outstanding and was cooked perfectly. The duck was delicious. Atmosphere and service were also on point. The prices were reasonable. I’d give six stars if I could.

    thumb james amster
    June 20, 2022

    5 star review  I picked this spot for dinner because the reviews were really good. I was a little nervous when we walked in because there was almost no one inside. But we climbed the stairs to a vibrant dining room and all was well. We ordered the crispy octopus for an appetizer and I had the duck as my entrée. The crispy octopus was amazing. The sauce served with it was spicy and so delicious. The duck was perfectly prepared and paired with an excellent sauce. We were both pleased with our meals and will be back again.

    thumb Scott Shelton
    June 1, 2022

    5 star review  This place is a hidden gem. The food is amazing. Great drinks, amazing food. If your in NY go here. My wife and I loved the chilled atmosphere and friendly team. Full marks.

    thumb Crispin Lamont
    May 15, 2022
  • 5 star review  Amazing food, went there for lunch on Mothers Day, so they only had the dinner menu. Food and drinks are absolutely amazing, love all the appetizers. The Truffle dish is my favorite, taste like heaven from the first bite. Would definitely go back to try out lunch menu.

    thumb ting chi
    May 9, 2022

    5 star review  One of the best Asian fusion restaurants I've been to in a long time. Definitely get the Truffle Donabe and Crispy Octopus. The portion sizes are just right. Prices are very reasonable for the quality. Service was great and we didn't have to wait long for food even though we were a large group. I'd definitely come back to try more dishes!

    thumb Nancy
    May 9, 2022

    4 star review  Nice ambiance and good service. Delicious food (although limited options for vegans/vegetarians). Desert wasn’t as delectable and matcha-forward as I was expecting it to be, but it was an enjoyable experience overall.

    thumb Katherine Aybar
    April 5, 2022

    5 star review  I took my dad here for his birthday. The food was great. The octopus smelled like French fries as it was covered in a light batter and it tasted so good. I also had the short rib. My girlfriend ordered the steak. I thought that was better so I’d say you go in that direction. The pasta as an appetizer was also great. Oh! Before I forget…the sweet potato mash that came with the short rib was unlike anything I’ve tried. Crazy good texture. Sooo given all of the above I now send you on the journey to select you dinning options. God speed.

    thumb Bradlay Pryde
    April 2, 2022
  • 5 star review  Impeccable food and service! The king crab noodle and truffle donabe with hanger steak are both amazing. We've been here 3 times and will definitely come back in the future.

    thumb Jihong Song
    February 21, 2022

    5 star review  Food was amazing! I typically don't like Asian fusion food, but this place changed my mind. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommended!

    thumb Steve Kang
    January 17, 2022

    4 star review  This restaurant is beautiful and the food was amazing. The seating experience wasn't great. Looking at your watch and telling me I have an exact amount of time takes away from the experience, and we were well within the time frame. Our server was fantastic and the wine pairings were good.

    thumb Emily Puga
    December 30, 2021

    5 star review  The food is amazing! It reminded me of my mom’s home cooked meals, but elevated and thoughtfully presented. We ate in the terrace and it was beautiful with nice greenery. There was a heater, so I wasn’t too chilly. The service was prompt and meticulous. We’ll be back to explore more of their menu 🙂

    thumb SeulBom Lee
    November 8, 2021
  • 5 star review  Hands down one of the best meals we’ve had in NYC to date. The octopus was insanely good and every dish we had was absolutely delicious. So glad we found this place and definitely coming back when we are in town.

    thumb Jason Krasno
    November 7, 2021

    5 star review  This place is such a hidden gem in Midtown. I enjoyed everything here - food, drink, ambience, service, and its reasonable price. They have live jazz music every Thursday which really made our hang night perfect. Thank you Hortus! Definitely will return.

    thumb Lo-uy Au
    October 17, 2021

    4 star review  pretty solid dishes and great service. the king crab noodle was my favorite and the uni crab meat appetizer was a fun surprise. the interior decor wasn’t matching the dishes but overall would recommend.

    thumb Ilana
    October 5, 2021

    4 star review  pretty solid dishes and great service. the king crab noodle was my favorite and the uni crab meat appetizer was a fun surprise. the interior decor wasn’t matching the dishes but overall would recommend.

    thumb Ilana
    October 5, 2021
  • 5 star review  This place never disappoints. I love that the menu is constantly evolving. Every time you go you see something new, but still see the dishes that are the biggest winners in this restaurant (the eggplant, king crab noodles, branzino, I can keep going because they are all incredible dishes) The service is also amazing, it's fine dining but in a relaxed atmosphere. I've taken friends that visit from out of town who are real foodies and every time everyone is so happy that I took them there. Hortus is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

    thumb Sofia Garcia
    September 26, 2021

    5 star review  Hortus hears a hoot. This place is innovative beyond belief and executes with 105% accuracy. You will be amazed by all their choices, a cuisine that combines Korean and New American fine dining

    thumb James Liao
    September 16, 2021

    5 star review  My family and I stopped in for an early dinner at around 6, and we absolutely enjoyed it! We practically ordered the whole menu (we didn’t get two appetizers and two entrees). Each order was fantastic, surprisingly our favorite item was the cucumber salad side, which of course I didn’t get a photo off. I definitely recommend the donabes, both were delicious!! Also the sea urchin appetizer was amazing!

    thumb Emily Tagaris
    August 18, 2021

    5 star review  The waitress, Heidi, was amazing! She took ownership of our need. She made amazing recommendations based on our preferences. She made us feel at home. The chefs care about the food they present. The entire experience was amazing! We can not wait to go back!

    thumb Patricia Ruffin
    August 13, 2021

YELP REVIEW

  •   We had a celebratory dinner here after my husband and I officially got married at city hall!

    Hortus was extremely accommodating when I called a couple time to increase the... read more

    thumb Nicole P.
    8/13/2022

      i was excited to try hortus, but on my recent visit, i (and my friend) left a bit underwhelmed. the space itself is very pretty, open, and clean - love... read more

    thumb Eojin L.
    8/12/2022

      Visited Hortus for dinner during restaurant week. We were able to get reservations the morning of, and when we arrived we were seated right away. The restaurant week special includes... read more

    thumb Ashley F.
    8/07/2022

      Food was okay. I had two issues with their check. First, they over charged the order for oysters, and the waitress corrected it without an apology. She was only willing... read more

    thumb Raymond W.
    8/04/2022
  •   Host accepts guests with reservations only even though the restaurant is empty. There is no mention on the website stating walk ins are not welcome.

    We made a reservation on the... read more

    thumb E L.
    8/04/2022

      *Summer 2022 Restaurant Week review*

    Decided to stop by to try out their restaurant week menu as I've been meaning to try their food anyways but the overall experience was just... read more

    thumb Nina Z.
    8/04/2022

      Had Hortus bookmarked for the longest time and finally made it here for my anniversary last month! I made RSVP for 8pm and we were able to sit a little... read more

    thumb Iris C.
    8/02/2022

      Came here on a Friday evening and ordered a small Royal Platter, Crispy Octopus, Sea Urchin Donabe, and Matcha Tiramisu.

    I was happy with most items, but was so disappointed with... read more

    thumb Frank W.
    8/01/2022
  •   We went there for restaurant week and the menus were amazing!
    We had octopus/pastas as appetizers,  hanger steak/ sea urchin rice / ribeye as main menus. Desserts were also awesome-... read more

    thumb Katie K.
    7/30/2022

      Had a great experience during restaurant week. Especially love the king crab noodle and Sea urchin truffle, full with flavors and layers. Will definitely come back again.

    thumb Jay L.
    7/29/2022

      The  octopus is great. Slightly expensive even for New York. Large entrees. Salmon very good

    thumb George K.
    6/29/2022

      My wife and I dined here during a recent trip to New York.

    In summary, this place was amazing. We walked in early - around 6:00pm without reservations. The hostess told... read more

    thumb Scott A.
    6/26/2022
  •   I came across this restaurant while I was browsing @opentable for a place to celebrate a birthday. Luckily, after digging into some options and doing some research, I found @hortusnyc.... read more

    thumb Andy L.
    6/08/2022

      Food was really to die for and ambiance too- live jazz band a surprise- exceeding expectations all around. We had a wonderful night- the only thing was it was hard... read more

    thumb Scilla H.
    5/28/2022

      Excellent value with the pre-fixe menu. 2 for $50 + $25 wine pairing for 2 delicious wines.

    Octopus is absolutely delicious, along with the pasta. The duck is also a great... read more

    thumb Albert K.
    5/27/2022

      Very nice restaurant with delicious food
    Definitely we will be back
    Yuzi panna cotta was amazing

    thumb Evgeniya T.
    5/26/2022
  •   Great date spot, the ambience is great, service is good too.  The food was a bit underwhelming and didn't feel too different or special.  The black sesame ice cream was... read more

    thumb Andrew C.
    5/23/2022

      Hortus was such an amazing Asian fusion experience. The appetizers themselves could easily pass as entrees with how filling they were - my favorite was definitely their Crispy Octopus but... read more

    thumb Connie L.
    5/19/2022

      Overall is closer to a 4.5 - a very enjoyable fine-dining Asian-fusion lunch experience with the (typically $40 but on Mother's Day, they only had dinner and special) $50 prix-fixe... read more

    thumb Shirley H.
    5/12/2022

      Forgot to write an updated review from my lunch in Feb

    They only had outdoor seating in their patio when I booked. I think it's because of a party they... read more

    thumb Dorothy Y.
    5/02/2022