Korean food with atmosphere? Or nice place near Union Square?
I am looking for a place to have a nice (but not TOO pricey) dinner with husband this Saturday for my birthday. We both love Korean, and have been to a few, but never one with a nice enough atmosphere, etc. Any ideas? OR a perfect place near Union Square/Murray Hill? Any kind of food....Thanks!
Kori is genuinely pretty but down in Tribeca.
If you want to stay near Union Square, Gyu Kaku in the East Village might be a good alternative. Japanese barbecue that seems inspired by the Korean version, and the decor is far nicer than any Korean restaurant I can think of in the area.
unfortunately, there are few Korean places with any atmosphere at all. the only three that I can think of are Woo Lae Oak in Soho, Bann in Hell's Kitchen, and Hangawi in KTown. both Woo Lae Oak and Bann cater to a more American crowd, but some of their dishes are really well executed, my favorite being Kalbi Jim or Kimchi Jigae.
Woo Lae Oak
148 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012