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Hortus NYC

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Hortus NYC

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Address: 271 5th Ave (nr 29th St)
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10016
Phone: (646) 858-3784
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Map: Map
Cuisine: Asian
2nd Cuisine: Seafood
Area: NoMad


Hortus, a pan-Asian spot in NoMad, offers diners a touch of sophistication. A slate gray bar, sculpted seating and intricate brass lighting  gives way to a large private table in the back and additional seating a floor above. A raw bar boasts fresh seafood with an Asian twist. Think oysters with gochujang and plum mignonette; shrimp cocktail with jalapeño, cucumber & avocado; and King Crab with crème fraîche, celtuce and red sorrel. Dig deeper and you'll find an assortment of small plates and charcuterie. Steamed mussels swim in a bone marrow broth that been simmering for at least ten hours the night before and drizzled with fiery chili oil. Braised pork belly stands a good two inches high, but melts away with every bite. It’s ultra rich and delicious. It's served with bok choy, sautéed shiitake mushrooms and a complimentary roll with scallion butter. A grilled ribeye with wild mushrooms and garbi sauce for sharing also looks delicious.  Wine, sake and soju are also offered.

- Thomas Rafael