REVIEW

GOOGLE REVIEW

  • 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

    4 star review  Wonderful owners and staff with amazing food! Every small detail was carefully executed. They offer exciting flavors with such a flair. You really can't go wrong on ordering. Everything was so good! I feel lucky to have been a guest.

    thumb Hisana Kuchiki
    10/01/2019

    5 star review  A trendy and stylish Asian (primarily East) eatery with an eye-pleasing decoration and great wheelchair accessibility. The foods are excellent at showing a balanced mixture of authenticity and experimentality. Like the place and their foods, the staff was unpretentious but professional. The only thing I found here to be improved is their bar chair--which is somewhat uncomfortable for dining.

    thumb Kyuwon Lee
    9/25/2019

    5 star review  A trendy and stylish Asian (primarily East) eatery with an eye-pleasing decoration and great wheelchair accessibility. The foods are excellent at showing a balanced mixture of authenticity and experimentality. Like the place and their foods, the staff was unpretentious but professional. The only thing I found here to be improved is their bar chair--which is somewhat uncomfortable for dining.

    thumb Kyuwon Lee
    9/25/2019
  • 5 star review  A welcomed entry into the dining scene for alums from Per Se. Everything from the interior decor, ambience, service, serving ware, and of course, the food speaks to the utmost attention to detail that has been considered. I came to try out the tasting menu with a voucher that was expiring that day. Unfortunately, the kitchen could not accommodate guests without reservations, but the the waitstaff gladly set me up for the following evening without hesitation. Sitting at the counter with a direct view of the kitchen, the three chefs operate like a well-oiled machine. All dishes are meticulously crafted and plated, bringing much joy to the guest's experience. A true delight!

    thumb Andy Ng
    7/15/2019

    4 star review  I was lucky to find a reservation here on a Friday! The restaurant has an exclusive collection of spirits and soju based cocktails! Their braised pork belly is one of the best I have had!Also the calamari tempura was good! A highly recommended spot!

    thumb RITI BAHLANI
    7/13/2019

    5 star review  A welcomed entry into the dining scene for alums from Per Se. Everything from the interior decor, ambience, service, serving ware, and of course, the food speaks to the utmost attention to detail that has been considered. I came to try out the tasting menu with a voucher that was expiring that day. Unfortunately, the kitchen could not accommodate guests without reservations, but the the waitstaff gladly set me up for the following evening without hesitation. Sitting at the counter with a direct view of the kitchen, the three chefs operate like a well-oiled machine. All dishes are meticulously crafted and plated, bringing much joy to the guest's experience. A true delight!

    thumb Andy Ng
    7/02/2019

    4 star review  The food here is really great. I can’t begin to explain how fresh and flavorful everything was, everything was amazing from start to finish. The scenery of the restaurant is very well designed, kudos to the designer. The service was good as well, the server was very friendly and attentive which made the experience all the more better. The only pitfall is that the food is so good that because of the portions you’ll have to maybe buy a shareable for yourself so prepare to fork over some dollars.

    thumb Joshua Dyer
    6/20/2019

YELP REVIEW

  •   This spot is awesome. I live pretty close so have been wanting to try for a while. A couple weeks ago I had a reservation to go but my date... read more

    thumb Jordan W.
    9/25/2020

      Came here after checking out its menu from Yelp and it didn't disappoint. Oysters (8/10), very fresh with good sauces on the side. Tuna tartare (8/10): very tasty with lots... read more

    thumb Zilin G.
    9/23/2020

      This review is for takeout/delivery only given COVID.

    Overall: 4.5/5
    Food: 4/5
    Value: 5/5
    Presentation: 5/5

    Hortus offers a variety of great bento box options including hanger steak, pork belly, and grilled fish... read more

    thumb Kris Y.
    9/21/2020

      Everything was beyond delicious!! $45 for appetizer and entree, so worth it! My friend and I shared the peach and scallops appetizer and the crab noodle appetizer. For entrees the... read more

    thumb Andrea V.
    9/17/2020
  •   Made a reservation the night before for a large party of 6. When we first walked in, the restaurant seemed pretty quiet but we were instantly greeted by the waitress.... read more

    thumb Tiffany N.
    9/12/2020

      I first went to Hortus last year and had a great lunch. The uni and avocado bowl is delish, with a generous serving of uni. Service was great. Most of... read more

    thumb Anna P.
    8/11/2020

      Cute terrace and friendly staff wearing masks, but the food is seriously inauthentic (even for a fusion/inspired place) and mediocre (not the freshest uni or even cucumber salad, and my... read more

    thumb K P.
    7/25/2020

      Love the Decour. Some fruit was slightly overpriced but definitely worth it. Will upload the pictures later once I can find them since it was in pre-quarantine and I am... read more

    thumb Maya N.
    7/24/2020
  •   A few friends and I came here for a girls' night out pre-COVID. The restaurant was spotless including the bathrooms which are a huge deal in my book. We shared... read more

    thumb Tasha H.
    6/19/2020

      Good food, good service.  You can't go wrong here.  I heard they may be coming out with little kids meals.  Great idea and long overdue.

    thumb Annaliese D.
    6/16/2020

      Such a cute and classy delivery experience! The food is a little pricey - around $20-22 for a bento box - but well worth it considering the quantity and quality.... read more

    thumb Hannah M.
    6/14/2020

      This was the most amazing meal i've ordered during the lockdown.  Came ahead of schedule on UberEats and was very nicely/safely packaged.  The spicy chicken box was delicious - all... read more

    thumb Andrew R.
    5/06/2020
  •   Ordered the grilled salmon meal last night and it was delicious and each plate felt like it was prepared with a lot of attention and care.  They even added oranges... read more

    thumb nicole j.
    4/21/2020

      Such a fan! The food is amazing. We've been getting the hanger steak and the spicy chicken boxes. Both delicious, along with the house salad! So thankful they're open, this... read more

    thumb Justin R.
    3/24/2020

      Hortus provided one of the best dining experiences in a very long time. Both food and service exceeded my expectations. The pre-fixe menu was a great way to go and... read more

    thumb Jay D.
    3/09/2020

      This place is AMAZING! I came here with my boyfriend for Sunday dinner. I picked this restaurant based on the reviews, and when we arrived, my boyfriend said that he... read more

    thumb Sally Y.
    3/08/2020
  •   My friends and I tried this place yesterday. Tapas style restaurant, decent prices. The ambiance of the restaurant is great. Food was delicious. Service okay.

    We got the calamari, eggplant,... read more

    thumb Jaison J.
    2/29/2020

      Came here for Sunday dinner, party of 6 + child. It was very quiet when we first arrived (6 pm). We were led upstairs and it wasn't busy (but got... read more

    thumb Kristina N.
    2/23/2020

      The food was really good but the portions were really small. The small plates are not for sharing. Really nice service, ambience and decor.

    thumb Mili L.
    2/20/2020

      Really really good food and atmosphere. All of the food here is great, especially the seafood and skirt steak. They also have this prix fixe that is really reasonable. We... read more

    thumb Jen F.
    2/18/2020