REVIEW

GOOGLE REVIEW

  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb James Burrell II
    7/17/2021

    4 star review  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.

    thumb Vyvyan Doan
    7/12/2021

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Anastasiya Zolotova
    7/10/2021

    5 star review  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 👍

    thumb Philip Park
    6/08/2021
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Raquel Jones
    6/07/2021

    4 star review  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.

    thumb Gina Chen
    6/01/2021

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Yang Ou
    5/11/2021

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Sara Rehart
    5/09/2021
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb christlyn cerezo
    5/07/2021

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Jay N.
    5/03/2021

    5 star review  Excellent food, with a beautiful seating area. The fried octopus and the king crab noodle were fantastic! A great place for a date or nice dinner out

    thumb Alex Killips
    4/24/2021

    5 star review  Great Service, great food! I've been here post pandemic as well as during when only outdoor dining was permitted. Excellent service! Their patio is decorated beautifully. Menu is kinda small but they change it around. I wish the steaks come out more hot(temperature wise). Great date spot too!

    thumb Bella B
    3/17/2021
  • 5 star review  I went here randomly with 2 of my friends and it was amazing. So cozy and intimate and the food was immaculate. Omg. It was so good we had 2 rounds of everything we orders. The oysters 🦪 was sooooo fresh. I would definitely recommend this place. No doubt about it.

    thumb Crissie J
    2/12/2021

    5 star review  Great vibe and great food. The $30 lunch two course prefix is absolute deal breaker.

    thumb ZeQian Lin
    1/16/2021

    5 star review  They have a wonderful outdoor space in the back, away from the street. At the time they weren't doing indoor dining due to covid but I'm not sure what their policy is now. We got the two course prix fixe with king crab noodle the ribeye.

    thumb Anthony Queen
    12/06/2020

    5 star review  Hortus is the kind of place where, it’s so impressive, that you want to book your next reservation before leaving. It is the epitome of excellent service and even better food. The highlights for us were the shrimp toast - how do they fry it so lightly to get the crunchy texture paired with the spicy dipping sauce THAT I COULD BATHE IN - and the beef which was seared and marinated to perfection. The combination of flavor profiles and elegant decor is truly an art form. Even the plates were stunning. I hold Mr. Jang’s venture in high regards, and look forward to my return here and not to mention his many other successful restaurants!

    thumb Julie Kim
    11/30/2020
  • 5 star review  Wow. This is a hidden gem in NYC. I live in midtown and don’t cook, so have tried many restaurants in the city, from Michelin Starred to hole in the wall. Not only is the decor adorable here (outdoor patio decorated like a secret garden!) but the food is fantastic. The flavors are unique- it’s mostly American surf/turf type of food with a trendy Asian flavor. I don’t usually write reviews but this place stood out! Very reasonable prices too for this level of food. Will be back.

    thumb Alice Y
    11/28/2020

    4 star review  Good service, nice atmosphere. Food was good but nothing special.

    thumb Alena Shilo
    11/08/2020

    5 star review  Absolutely love the food every time we go. One of my wife's go to's for sure. The patio out back has been really nice during covid as well.

    thumb Peter Hurley
    11/01/2020

    5 star review  Stop by randomly for a lunch break. Delicious! Service was amazing too! Can’t wait to come back

    thumb Alexandra Francesca
    10/22/2020

YELP REVIEW

  •   beautiful and elegant flavors. royal platter was fresh, donabe was rich and comforting.

    obviously not a lot of vegan options--I got the donabe and didn't eat the egg yolk. I think... read more

    thumb Tiff Y.
    7/24/2021

      Came here for a weekday lunch and was very impressed with the food.

    Royal Platter (shared among 4) - They were out of lobster so they added more oysters and shrimp... read more

    thumb Emma F.
    7/19/2021

      The food was incredible, 10/10 and I can't wait to eat there again. The only issue was that we went to celebrate our anniversary and we were sat in a... read more

    thumb Rachel F.
    7/17/2021

      Got the PrixFixe Menu (appetizer + meal) that was $45/person. We got the king crab noodles and crispy octopus for appetizers, and the Truffle Donabe + Hanger Steak and Spicy... read more

    thumb C J.
    7/12/2021
  •   Delicious delicious meal with great service and nice ambiance (was here for a team dinner but wow so many couples/pairs here and I can see why!!)

    We shared and tried a... read more

    thumb Eileen D.
    7/09/2021

      Loved everything about our dining experience - the decor, atmosphere and, of course, the food. Bonus: There was a live jazz band, which wasn't too loud for conversation. We all... read more

    thumb Sue N.
    7/09/2021

      An amazing experience all around! Sharp looking upstairs dining room with forest green walls and cool pendant lighting that is really relaxing is only the beginning of the great dining... read more

    thumb Anne R.
    7/05/2021

      Fabulous - the PrixFixe Menu was a great value: Seafood appetizer: Lobster, Kumamoto oysters, Fluke crudo, Shrimp cocktail with some delicious dipping sauces.

    Appetizers:
    -The Sea Urchin with Lobster tempura, yuzu... read more

    thumb Alex C.
    7/03/2021
  •   my friends and i came to eat here, excited to dine at a michelin restaurant. we all had the two course prix fixe which comes with an appetizer and main... read more

    thumb Minna C.
    7/01/2021

      Went there for lunch and was really disappointed with the restaurant, the appetizers were okay, the mains were way below expectation. We waited for a long time after our appetizers... read more

    thumb Qi C.
    6/29/2021

      Okay Hortus what did you put in your vinegary sauce for the oysters because I swear there is crack in there. My mouth may or may not be salavating thinking... read more

    thumb Emily N.
    5/27/2021

      We booked the table in their 'terrace seating' -- it was implied that this was outdoor seating. And in the COVID era, this kind of thing matters. IT WAS NOT.... read more

    thumb Terri T.
    5/20/2021
  •   New favorite date spot. Incredible flavors, unique dishes, elegant experience. Will return again soon for a nice occasion.

    thumb Soojin S.
    5/15/2021

      We were seated upstairs in their courtyard. The host was nice to let us know about the ventilation in the room and made sure we were comfortable in the restaurant.... read more

    thumb Crystal L.
    5/08/2021

      Update: The restaurant manager Suhum Jang threatened to sue unless I took down my negative review via IG. See the photo attachment. This kind of practice is shocking, despicable...mindless. Supreme... read more

    thumb Fumi S.
    5/03/2021

      My favorite restaurant in NYC so far. The sea urchin is so fresh!! A must try! The truffle don is so tasty. The service  is very nice. It's very pretty... read more

    thumb Shelley B.
    4/28/2021
  •   We came here for dinner and sat in the outdoor space behind the restaurant. The space and ambience were beautiful and the service was very prompt and attentive. We got... read more

    thumb Shyam K.
    4/25/2021

      The service and the food here are impeccable.  I tried to prefixe menu which comprised the starter and the main for $49.   I had crab and noodles and then... read more

    thumb ken p.
    4/20/2021

      Was so excited to try this place and went through a lot of effort to get a babysitter on a Saturday night. Booked though Resy and requested an outdoor seating.... read more

    thumb Kelly P.
    4/18/2021

      Taste: everything we ordered tasted great, and the truffle donabe was the best truffle dish I've ever had
    Value: on the pricey side ($180 for 2 entrees, 2 apps, 2 cocktails,... read more

    thumb Ken M.
    4/14/2021