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
Nice decor, great tasting food and friendly staffs! I’ve been a fan of Hortus NYC since their opening. It’s our family dining spot when we’re near k-town in NYC 👍
June 8, 2021
Everything was delicious! The soup, entree, dessert and drink I ordered were all unique and so tasty. Only issue was that music was a little too loud and speakers weren’t syncing during dining experience but otherwise a lovely meal.
June 7, 2021
Food was very flavorful. Loved the snow crab noodles and the carrot soup was yum too. I think I was just too full from a week of non-stop eating to truly appreciate the flavors of the food.
June 1, 2021
The Michelin star was well deserved! Not only the food was amazing but the waiter was super nice as well. I order the king crab noodle and truffle donabe it was so delicious! My friend order the crispy octopus I wish I got that as well it was so tender in the inside and crispy in the outside. Most places make the octopus super chewy but you can tell this place massage the octopus before cooking it. This place is so worth it.
May 11, 2021
This Korean fusion place is on point! Everything from the raw platter, to crab noodle appetizer, to braised rib risotto was absolutely delicious. Their soju cocktails were fabulous, as well!
May 9, 2021
I saw a bad review at Yelp and Google. I don’t think the restaurant deserves this kind of review after struggling with the PANDEMIC. I came here plenty of times already with my family, a big group of friends and with my boyfriend. Before and during the pandemic. If you’re writing a bad review at least use your real name and put a picture of yourself before you sabotage people’s businesses. I came to HORTUS a month ago and the outdoor dining was nice, the the the service was amazing and the food was delicious and super affordable. They have ventilation and the door was open. I think it's very selfish of people to write a bad review on restaurants right now especially they're trying their best to keep the business going for their employees. Reviews are very important to restaurants especially now. Spread love not to hate ❤️💕 and If you didn't like the place at the first place you have the rights to walk away if you feel uncomfortable.
May 7, 2021
Absolutely superb! Service was friendly and sufficient. Staff was very knowledgeable. The food was absolutely divine and the wine pairings elevated each course. Hortus is the perfect place for a intimate date night or celebration!
May 3, 2021
One of the best meals we've had. (Service was inconsistent but that aside,.....) food was amazing. Every dish was special and interesting; complex w/o too much extra. We ate the... read more
Hortus is a beautiful, classy restaurant that gives you a fine dining experience with a reasonable price tag, but the actual meal leaves much to be desired.
At a price... read more
Wow, our last and favorite stop in NYC!
Really nice modern/classy ambiance.
We let them know we only had an hour and they sat/served us quickly.
Seafood platter for one was $35 and... read more
Hortus offer the fine dining experience for a reasonable price. Definitely will need to make a reservation to dine here. The indoor ambiance is nice and dimly lit with plesant... read more
For a place that is Michelin star recommendation should be better than that in my personal opinion.... The waiter is wearing a hoodie and casually introduced us.... Okay fine ,... read more
The food was OUTSTANDING. The portions were small and the menu limiting but the actual food was fabulous. The restaurant lay out is odd and they do not have a... read more
Nice intimate atmosphere, with live jazz music that adds to the ambience. Perfect for a special occassion, or just a night out for good food.
Portions are not big, so I... read more
Dinner here was one of the highlights of our last trip to New York. Ambiance is perfect, service was on point, and food was delicious.
We had the price fixe dinner... read more
Never realized that I have actually been walking past this restaurant for so long - the front entrace is rather discreet. Just like the dimly lit exterior, the interior dining... read more
Does M stand for Michelin or Mediocre? This was the worst dining experience I've ever had at an upscale restaurant. First of all ushered in with not even a nice... read more
TLDR: Overall quite a disappointing meal. Creative menu but lack execution. Flavors do not really complement each other and do not make sense. They ran out of their most well-known... read more
I came here during restaurant week for lunch. We were seated immediately upstairs. They have sort of a rooftop with lots of plants on it. I did not realize this... read more
I keep coming back here!!! Absolutely love their food, love their ambience, and love their friendly service! Everything on the menu hits the spot different. I personally favor their truffle... read more
I came here for a friend's birthday dinner and had such a great tasting experience! We arrived pretty late bc of the rain but they were still happy to seat... read more
We went to Hortus for late lunch on Saturday during the restaurant week. We dined at the terrace on the second floor, and it was a nice setup.
We had... read more
I attended a Restaurant Week lunch here on their converted patio. What a beautiful place! Staff was sweet enough to wait for me, even though in was cutting it close... read more
Food is delicious! I would just say portions are on the smaller end and is best with a small group/not family style. I would recommend testing them out during restaurant... read more
Was very eager to try Hortus' concept of contemporary Asian fusion dining after hearing good things about from the Yelp community and friends. Since the pandemic began, it is been... read more
Came here with a bunch a friends for my hubby's birthday. They gave us a private room which made the night feel even special. Service was wonderful and the food... read more
Had a wonderful experience at hortus. Have been on multiple occasions both on Valentine's Day and with a night out with friends. The food was extremely consistent and the service... read more