REVIEW

GOOGLE REVIEW

  • 5 star review  Excellent experience! We did the 3 course menu with wine pairing. We got 3 glasses of wine, which were very good. I highly recommend the crispy rice. The portions are generous.

    thumb louise dlh
    February 15, 2024

    5 star review  Really really nice food. I LOVED the Sea Urchin, Nori puree, ikura, cured egg yolk with truffle! The mango bread pudding dessert was pretty amazing too.

    thumb Adam Lein
    February 13, 2024

    4 star review  I kinda understand why it’s a Michelin recommended place, but I won’t say a must. Tasty overall but something can be improved. One visit is fine if you are around the area. The air inside restaurant was humid and sticky, the smell of oil and food was around. It was uncomfortable for me as I’m sensitive to smells. We came for restaurant week, everything was on regular menu which was fair! For appetizers, I recommend 🦀king crab noodles and 🐟Hamachi. - 🐟Hamachi was bounteous, an outstanding dish layered several ingredients to bring the taste of the fish out. This was the one hit the Michelin standard for me tonight. - 🦀The taste of the crab noodles was balanced, and noodles were chewy. - Yuzu bacon pasta was interesting. Pasta was good, also cooked nicely. But the taste was strong, some bites were too salty and sometimes it was too sour. For main dishes, delicious but nothing special or impressive..! It surprised me tbh.. since I was really excited. - To pick the best one, I’ll say urchin rice. It’s a rich seafood dish but not necessary about the truffle on the top. - Truffle donabe was plain. Mushroom tastes were too strong, nothing remain. - And for the short rib, small portion with only 2 slice of meat. Slightly dry. Taste was mild which was kinda flavorless. Last, desserts, fair. Three of us preferred one of each which was funny. - Mango bread pudding was my pick overall. The crunchy texture was a highlight. But really small slice. (Wondering if this was a “restaurant week” thing, serving smaller portions.) - Yuzu panna cotta.. couldn’t taste the yuzu at all. Raspberry sauce was just tooooo strong. It might be better just take it out or switch to yuzu jam/ glaze. - Matcha tiramisu, fair. Smooth mousse but slightly dried cake slices in the middle.

    thumb Julia Hsia
    February 5, 2024

    5 star review  Every dish we ordered was absolutely stunning. My tongue was dancing with how good the food was. We ordered: - yuzu bacon rose pasta (cooked perfectly al dente) - cod (buttery lobster riostto with the softest melt in your mouth cod) - ribeye (perfectly cooked steak with much needed veggies) - truffle donabe added short rib (so much mushroom flavor, i love) I will definitely be back!!

    thumb Bonnie
    January 8, 2024
  • 5 star review  Finding a peaceful and cozy spot in K-town can be a challenge, but this restaurant is a delightful exception. The crispy rice stands out with its balanced and rich flavor, while the shrimp ceviche, though a bit too acidic for my taste, carries an authentic Korean flavor. The truffle donabe is a highlight, offering the original tastes of beef and truffle without overwhelming seasoning. The sea urchin rice is somewhat ordinary. Overall, I really enjoy this place!

    thumb Weina Li
    December 31, 2023

    5 star review  Highly Recommended!!! I love this place. I went to Hortus with my husband and 3 years old son and had a great time! We had been here 3 times and we ordered truffle donabe which is my favorite, king crab noodles, steaks, yuzu bacon pasta, crispy rice and desserts. All of them was just so good. I want to take my mom here I think she will love it too. Staffs were super nice and my son loved the Ice cream ♥️ I highly recommend this place!

    thumb Sehee Park
    December 29, 2023

    5 star review  Nice Asian Fusion restaurant in NoMad. This is a great place for Thanksgiving lunch or dinner if you'd like something a bit non-traditional. We ordered their Thanksgiving special menu, which builds off from their regular menu dishes. It comes with a seafood platter having chilled lobster, tuna tataki and shrimp cocktail, truffle ribeye-cap with portabello mushrooms, and a thanksgiving dessert. For appetizer, the grilled eggplant and hortus salad were quite good. The salad comes with fried calamari, which is why we order it. For mains, the ribeye steak was great. It came in a large serving with a small side of salad and sweet potato. The truffle donabe was also very tasty, especially with short rib as an addon. The place has two floors and the ambience is quite nice.

    thumb Carlos E
    December 1, 2023

    5 star review  Too good for a bar food. Amazing for a quick bite. And wonderful for a wine night. They have some really balanced fusion dishes, paired extremely well with most wines on their list. Chef is innovative and respectful of the dishes’ Korean origin but very versatile in matching seasonal materials.

    thumb 于容浩
    November 15, 2023
  • 5 star review  Highly recommend for brunch. $55 for prix fixe and all you can drink is just a great deal. The food throughout was elevated and made good on the promise of brunch food with an Asian twist that is a risky promise. Interior was kind of a weird vibe especially entering and wish they had bigger tables but will definitely be back here. The mochi pancakes with kimchi jam and the poached egg were particular stand outs. Had 5 cocktails for $25.

    thumb Dave Capra
    October 22, 2023

    5 star review  Service was spectacular, food was delicious. Our waitress was an expert at cuisine and gave amazing recommendations. I got the Cod risotto and it was delicious!

    thumb Sudeep Barua
    October 3, 2023

    5 star review  Super chic modern Asian Fusion but be aware, walked two (short) flights up to dine. That was a little off putting especially with bags but once you reach the dining area, you're welcomed with warm and cozy lighting, plush seating and chic decor. Bathrooms hidden behind two ultra long curtains. Food was excellent - every dish was delicious on their three course tasting menu. I recommend the Hamachi and the Truffle Donabe with the short rib supplement. So rich and tasty this dish, savory indeed. For a second entree idea, the Cod with lobster Risotto was very good but a bit heavy. If you don't mind, it'll fill you up for sure. Dessert choices were okay but you're not here for that.

    thumb Jeannie T.
    September 26, 2023

    5 star review  Excellent and creative food. This place is not for traditional Chinese food, but asian fusion. Very suitable for friends and families to enjoy something different and get inspired for more Morden cooking.

    thumb Coconut W
    September 13, 2023
  • 5 star review  Excellent and creative food. This place is not for traditional Chinese food, but asian fusion. Very suitable for friends and families to enjoy something different and get inspired for more Morden cooking.

    thumb Jess W
    September 13, 2023

    4 star review  Went during restaurant week ($60 dinner/person). The food was a lovely surprise. We were given an extra along with our appetizers--it was a tiny ice cream cone with some kind of seafood mayo salad topped with fish eggs. It was extremely delicious. Serving size was decent for a course meal, and the food was nicely presented. Service was caring and not too slow with refills on water or coming back with food. The employees are not always present on the second floor, but regularly come in so it is fine. Overall, the food was delicious and the service was good. Definitely try coming here. Recommendations: Crispy rice - savory and easy to share Yuzu Bacon Rose Pasta - on the sweeter end, but tasted amazing King Crab Noodle - well-spiced and a favorite! Yuzu Panna Cotta - tart and refreshing Critiques: - Matcha tiramisu's ladyfingers were oversoaked - Hortus salad had bitter accents which was not that appreciated - "Cod" dish was heavy. Would have rather had the risotto and cod separately, and would have also liked it more brightened (such as with acidity) - More on the cod: those who are texture-sensitive to mushy food will not fare well with it - Everyone felt that the appetizers were better/more worth the money than the mains - Lighting upstairs should be improved for when it gets dark outside (took 1 star off of atmosphere for how dim it got)

    thumb Sandra
    August 17, 2023

    4 star review  Fluke Korean style ceviche taste good, a little too sour for me. Welcome dish make me Wonder sesame as decoration could it confuses as food. Truffle Donabe is good. But short rib is not good

    thumb Tong Chen
    August 2, 2023

    5 star review  The sea urchin main had such an amazing combination of textures and flavors when mixed together, I could pretty much eat it all day. If you're looking for a lighter option, I would highly recommend ordering this!

    thumb Hailey Sprague
    July 13, 2023
  • 5 star review  Convenient location for after work get together. Love the chic interior. Food and cocktails were also delicious. Pear affair cocktail, not too sweet, the ultimate compliment. The pasta was the one item that failed to impress. Nothing special to me. The truffle with Short rib was a unami flavor bomb. So good!!

    thumb Denis G.
    June 30, 2023

    5 star review  Although I haven't had their full menu, yet the food was well prepared with pleasing results in taste. The service was very attentive to assure choice in menu and time. Yes, the restaurant has dark decor. But I'm going on exclusivity, due to the number of attending guests for the dinner portion, which was in great number. Those who know about this place share the location among people in peaceful circles. I'm looking forward to returning to taste what their menu has to offer.

    thumb Marcus Matthews
    June 13, 2023

    5 star review  The ambiance is impeccable, the oysters are delightfully fresh, and the truffle donabe is incredibly delicious. Furthermore, the steak is cooked to perfection

    thumb Justin Koo
    June 7, 2023

    4 star review  A very good and creative experience. We tried many appetizers and a couple of mains, everything was good to very good. The Hamachi was my favorite! The drinks were also very interesting and flavorful. If you are looking for something different, with nothing too wild or "over the top", I recommend Hortus (they have an exceptional staff too!)

    thumb Michael Dono
    June 7, 2023

YELP REVIEW

  •   When I first walked in to Hortus, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. However, immediately upon ordering I was blown away. Everything we ordered was fabulous and the waitress was... read more

    thumb LE S.
    10/03/2022

      Our second time here and fantastic both times! We love the crispy octopus, some of the best we've ever had! The king crab noodles are also delicious! We got the... read more

    thumb Alyssa L.
    9/30/2022

      I went in expecting a lot cus I've had friends go and rave about it

    Went and service was okay and so was the food

    Got the duck cus I saw a... read more

    thumb Eunice K.
    9/26/2022

      Surprisingly solid value. Very approachable New American with Asian flair.

    thumb Tim O.
    9/26/2022
  •   I came here with my boyfriend for his birthday for dinner. We ordered the $50 prix fixe dinner which comes with a choice of appetizer and main.

    For the appetizer,... read more

    thumb Ellen C.
    9/17/2022

      Food and drinks were amazing! Highly recommend getting the truffle donabe with steak and the king crab noodles

    thumb Nina L.
    9/14/2022

      We stopped in hoping for some extremely tasty food, since this establishment had listed "Michelin" on its door. When you first walked in, you see a bar area and an... read more

    thumb Rachel M.
    9/12/2022

      Had an amazing lunch with my girlfriend! I would
    highly recommend getting the octopus 9/10 and the oysters too!

    thumb Jacob K.
    9/05/2022
  •   Tasting menu gives you the experience and you don't have to think about it.

    I would come back for the sea urchin donnabe. If this dish doesn't excite you, check... read more

    thumb Alex C.
    8/31/2022

      Came for restaurant week 2022.
    Everything is good except the salmon is really bland serve with skin but it's not crispy, makes it very chewy and unable to eat.

    The... read more

    thumb Ploi S.
    8/26/2022

      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
  •   Had a very nice business lunch at HORTUS a few weeks back. All dishes were delicious and service was great. Wasn't very crowded at lunch despite being a great meal.... read more

    thumb Austin S.
    7/29/2022

      Came here during restaurant week to try because their review in yelp is very good.   In fact, food is not very impressive. We tried many modern Korean restaurants which... read more

    thumb Janice C.
    7/28/2022

      We came here for lunch in a Saturday to order from the Restaurant Week menu. The host and waiter were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself was clean and... read more

    thumb Christian C.
    7/25/2022

      An amazing NYC restaurant week menu! Thank you to all the reviewers who mentioned the spicy pork ribs and the king crab noodle- they were truly unique and delicious and... read more

    thumb Tara R.
    7/20/2022