Jungsik

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80 Good

In the former Chanterelle space, an experiment in gourmet Korean.

2 Harrison St., New York, NY, 10013

212-219-0900

http://jungsik.com/

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The lowdown

Jung Sik Yim is a veteran of Aquavit and Bouley, as well as several grand, Michelin-approved kitchens in Europe, and he runs a popular restaurant in Seoul called Jungsik Dang, which has been praised for its “nouvelle” approach to Korean cuisine. This New York haute Korean establishment has been much praised too (Michelin has awarded a steady string of stars), although the hushed little space, which is comprised of three dimly lit rooms, two of which are separated by a sliding door, can seem slightly stilted and feng shui challenged, especially if you’re used to frequenting a more crowd pleasing, populist style of Korean establishment. Most of the dishes on the $200 tasting menu are served in petite tasting portions, and the best of these nouvelle creations tend to be the ones with roots in classic Korean homestyle cooking, like classic galbi short ribs, dressed boutique red peppers, and crispy fried rice cakes shaped like peanuts. As one stylish, mannered course succeeds another in the hushed little rooms, however, it’s hard not to feel that infectious, communal quality that makes good Korean cooking special is slowly being slowly leached out of your meal.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Recommended DishesGalbi short ribs

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelHushed