With homemade dishes and a haute design, you will feel right at home at Hortus. Since opening in August 2018, people are heading to this hot spot which is known for its innovative and creative approach to Asian cuisine. Enjoy enticing delicacies amidst their chic design, featuring a welcoming, open kitchen. Take your taste buds on a tantalizing adventure – literally! After all, their mouthwatering menu features cuisine from countries around the world, including Thailand, Korea and China. Their savory signature dishes won’t only make you salivate – they’re also sustainable and are made with only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients! Dig into authentic Asian flavors in their new-American style – you’ll taste the difference when you try their noodle dishes which are served with house kimchi and pickle. From the Mala Crab to the Waygu Tartare, you will see why every dish at Hortus is a homerun! Other specialties include their Tuna Muchim, served with daikon and pickled plum and King Crab, with wasabi, crème fraiche, apple and radish. Start with the Crispy Sea Urchin, made with seaweed, rice paper and lardo, the Foie Gras, served with grilled daikon radish, chicken jus, omija and fig or Truffle Mandoo, with truffle scallop mousse. Share their unique plates, including the Truffle Donabe, made with black truffle, wild mushrooms and cured egg yolk, the seafood selection, with grilled seabass, shrimp, scallop, Thai basil and kaffir lime or the Waygu NY Strip Steak. Just make sure to save room for their Monaca Ice Cream, which comes in macha, vanilla or black sesame. With delectable prix fixe dinners for one or two, you can enjoy raw selections and your choice of starters, mains and dessert. Add their perfect wine pairings for an additional $35. Executive Chef Youjin Jung, formerly of Boulud Sud, has turned Hortus into one tasty treasure!
271 5TH Ave.
New York, NY 10016
Satisfy all your Korean BBQ cravings at Hyun, where their traditional recipes ensure that each dish is not only homemade, but full of history. Aside from tempting dishes, they also use only Korean cast iron, brassware and porcelain – everything looks and tastes better at Hyun! Their sensational sharable plates include Yeon-Dubu, homemade soft tofu, as well as Chawanmushi, a Japanese style steamed egg custard with seasonal garnish, Tangpyeong Chae, a Korean traditional mung-bean jelly with stir-fried veggies and beef, the Kimchi Biji-Jeon, a soybean curd residue based pancake with kimchi and Yook-Hwe, seasoned fresh raw waygu with Korean pear and sesame oil. Their barbeque dishes, made with Japanese A5 Waygu, have to be seen – and tasted – to be believed! From the Waygu Roll to the Flatiron, Striploin, Tenderloin and Ribeye, you will be transported to a wonderous new world of Korean foodie heaven! Their Sesonggye-al, or fresh sea urchin, Guwo Mukneun Cheese and Yachae, grilling cheese and assorted vegetables and Jangajji, assorted Korean traditional natural herb pickles, will all pique your interest. Their appetizing accompaniments include the Chadol Deonjang Jigae, a savory soybean paste stew with thinly sliced beef brisket and assorted vegetables, as well as Naeng-Kalguksu, a thick noodle in cold beef broth with sesame seeds, sliced cucumbers and chopped peppers. Their seasonally changing soup of the day is always served with rice and homemade kimchi. You will definitely want to try their tantalizing York-Hwe Bibimbap, traditional Korean Bibimbap with seasoned fresh raw waygu and vegetables, and their signature Sot Bap, made with pot-cooked rice. This delectable dish takes about 45 minutes but it’s well worth the wait! Satisfy your sweet tooth with their Shiso Sorbet, homemade sorbet served with chopped shiso or their Hodo Gwaja, a mini walnut shapped pastry filled with sweet red bean paste and a large chunk of walnut. With a stylish space and some seriously delicious dishes, head to Hyun today!
10 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
From traditional rolls to the chef’s creative Crazy Roll, Mizu Sushi makes some of the most delectable sushi in New York City! This cozy spot, located between Union Square and Madison Square Park, serves up fresh fare, whether you dine-in, take out or order one of perfectly put together catering platters. With an unbeatable happy hour and hot soups, including Clam Miso and Tom Yum, you will definitely be saying yum all meal long! Enjoy their enticing Exotic Green Salad, served with mango and ginger dressing, Marinated Seaweed Salad, or their palatable Hawaii Poke Bowl. Taste their Tuna Tataki, seared tuna with Ponzu Sauce, Yellowtail Carpaccio, made with jalapeno and yuzu wasabi dressing, or their other sushi bar appetizers. Their popular sushi and sashimi choices, served a la carte, include the Striped Bass, Tofu Skin, Smoked Salmon, Red Clam, Egg Custard, Shrimp, Mackerel, Flying Fish Roe, Sea Urchin, Botan Ebi, Octopus, King Crab, Kanpachi and Fluke. Vegetarians will also appreciate Mizu’s variety – the Asparagus Roll, Mango Roll and Oshinko Roll are just as flavorful! Their satisfying signature rolls include the Lobster Tempura Roll with cucumber, spicy sauce, soy paper and tobiko, the Fire Fire Roll, which includes spicy crunch tuna and seaweed salad with spicy crunchy salmon and jalapeno and the Crystal Roll, spicy white tuna, crunchy tobiko and soy paper top with white tuna – you don’t need a crystal ball to know that this is going to be your new favorite roll! Mizu also serves Naruto, Ramen, Tempura, Katsu, Chef Signature dishes, Mizu Bento and Kitchen Entrees, including Beef Teriyaki and Honey Wasabi Tuna Steak.
29 East 20th St.
New York, NY 10003
Plado Tasting Bar
Enter the enchanting Plado Tasting Bar in the East Village, where you will find Mediterranean influenced dishes. Chef and Owner German Rizzo, who was born in raised in Turin, part of the Piedmont region of Italy, brings the authentic flavors of his childhood to this cozy spot! With seasonally fresh fare inspired by his Southern Italian roots, Plado offers up some very palatable plates! Chef Rizzo, who graduated from the Culinary Art School U. Ubertini in Turin, also began creating innovative creations in Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Canada.
After working for the Cipriani group, this entrepreneurial chef decided to open his own restaurant in Astoria, Queens, Vite Vinosteria, beforing expanding people’s tastes with Plado Tasting Bar just this year. Enjoy tantalizing small tasting plates and tapas style dishes which are perfect for sharing with friends and family – just beware – you might not want to share after trying everything! Taste the Taro Gnocchi, pan seared with oyster mushrooms and truffle cream, or bite into the Butternut Squash Ravioli with taleggio cream and walnuts. Other unique and flavorful favorites include the Short Rib, braised in Spanish red wine with sweet camote and cole slaw, Waygu Carpaccio with dijon, shaved pecorino, arugula, tomato and green peas and Cinghiale, slow-cooked shredded wild boar with polenta and parmigiano. Their seafood options, such as the Tiger Shrimp, which is pan-seared with artichokes, olives and oregano, will have you seeing food differently – and much more deliciously! This spacious spot also offers custom menus for lunch, brunch or dinner, while their sommelier is able to arrange specially selected wine pairings. You will definitely enjoy some tasty treats at the Plado Tasting Bar!
192 East 2nd St.
New York, NY 10009