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.
May 15, 2022
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.
May 9, 2022
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!
May 9, 2022
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.
April 2, 2022
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.
February 21, 2022
Food was amazing! I typically don't like Asian fusion food, but this place changed my mind. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommended!
January 17, 2022
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.
December 30, 2021
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 🙂
November 8, 2021
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.
November 7, 2021
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.
October 17, 2021
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.
October 5, 2021
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.
September 26, 2021
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
September 16, 2021
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!
August 18, 2021
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!
August 13, 2021
Phenomenal food! Couples get the best value ordering the Hortus Tasting menu ($65 per person), which includes a small version of the seafood royal platter. The crunch octopus & the king crab noodles are local favorites. They've earned their Michelin.
July 17, 2021
Food was absolutely outstanding. Really loved the vibe and interior. Spent $300 on this place for my birthday with a group of friends, but didn't get a cake. Saw someone else's table with a cake and was a little sad. Seafood and all the meat dishes were great. Servers were good. The royal platter was delicious. I enjoyed the crispy octopus. The truffle donabe was heavenly.
July 12, 2021
I had such an incredible meal here. All the flavors were so rich and fresh. The octopus and fluke were my favorite hands down. The decor is beautiful and great for a group but also intimate enough for a date. Drinks were strong and the service was very smooth. Such a gem , I will be back.
July 10, 2021
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
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
Decided to give it a try when we're in NY. The place looks really cozy with the good ambiance atmosphere indoor and relaxing outdoor. We ordered 2 apps, 2 main... read more
Asian fusion done right! My boyfriend and I had their tasting menu ($70 per person with some menu items costing extra) this weekend.
The tasting menu came with a royal seafood... read more
This was definitely one of those hidden gem moments for me. I originally booked the restaurant for their food, and then upon entering got the nice surprise of a live... read more
Dined in on a Wednesday evening and opted to seat in the outdoor terrace. It was heated and covered, very comfortable and cute.
I opted for the pre-fixe app and... read more
For dinner my friend and I both ordered the prix fixe and split everything. The king crab noodle, which had a sharp and unique flavor but very little crab. Yuzu... read more
Good place to eat if you are on a diet...we got the prix fixe lunch which consist of two courses. I got the king crab spaghetti and the truffle donabe... read more
I came here a few times before and I love the food and ambiance every time I visit. I always have to get the King Crab Noodle because its sooo... read more
Such a hidden gem in ktown! Definitely one of the more upscale places for the area. The vibe is intimate, perfect for both a date night or a nice dinner... read more
Stopped by for dinner for the 2 course pre-fixe.
The apps were delicious - we got the king crab noodles (very little crab sadly but delicious and a good size... read more
Went for a birthday celebration for mums. I actually liked the appetizer better than the actual entries. It's Asian tapas so the amount of every dish wasn't a lot. For... read more
We had a truly lovely meal with friends here in the enclosed rooftop dining room. The menu is unique and each delicious dish is served with care and a bit... read more
Disclaimer for anyone who is physically challenged: the kitchen is on the first floor and dining is on the second floor. Requires climbing flight of stairs to get to dining... read more
Korean is the cuisine du jour, and no one creams harder than a NYC "foodie" hearing the words "upscale Korean fusion". Sadly, Hortus isn't worth the cream. From food to... read more
Hortus presents one of the best Asian-Fusion offerings in the fine dining executions. We really appreciate what Chef Lenny Moon has done because dishes are actually very good full of... read more
We came for their dinner Prix-fixe and had an amazing time. Beautiful and intimate ambiance and the staff was super attentive and very helpful with the recommendations. Food quality and... read more
Came for resturant week. The deal is defs a bang for your buck. The food is good and portions are good too! Most of the main items we ordered were... read more
Definitely one of my top date night spots! Beautiful ambience whether you're out in the heated outdoor garden or inside. They have live classical music and a serene vibe which... read more