COTE: The ultimate Korean Steakhouse
Nestled in the Flatiron District, Cote is the hot new restaurant for anyone who loves meat. This is definitely Korean barbeque at its best. Since my office is on 31st and 5th avenue (right next to Korea Town), I am not a newcomer to the cuisine.
Cote, however, is a Korean Steakhouse on 16 West 22nd and deliberately a bit removed from the Korea Town area. Owned by Simon Kim, of Michelin star Piora fame, Cote has minimal and sophisticated interior décor.
We are seated and order the Butchers Feast for two. The grill on the table is fired up and within 15 minutes we get a beautiful wooden board with different cuts of USDA Prime Beef.
There is a piece of fat that is used to grease the grill and we start to barbecue the meat. My personal favorite is the dry aged beef that I grill to a medium.
Along with the meat feast come broth stew, mushrooms, scallion salads, egg soufflé (super soft and fluffy) and soft serve ice cream.
The soft serve is a vanilla ice cream with a soy caramel. A perfect end to an insanely delicious meal.
A word with the manager of the restaurant revealed plans for Cote's expansion on the lower level for a lounge - which we are delighted to hear!