Cote Has Brought Its Luxe Tableside Korean Barbecue Al Fresco

by Mahaan P. Uttam · September 11, 2020

    Michelin-starred restaurants on every other block may have been a luxury most New Yorkers took for granted until recently. But while COVID has put most of the high-end dining experiences we love on hold, critically-acclaimed hot spot Cote has found a way to adapt its famed Korean barbecue experience to this new normal.

    During this time of al fresco dining, Cote has revived its signature tableside Korean steak grilling service. Picture this: you're sitting outside on a warm fall day with a nice breeze, a glass of Bordeaux that has been carefully curated from Cote's vineyards, and a Wagyu steak perfectly sizzling on a hot grill right before your eyes. What's not to like?

    In addition to their iconic steak omakase, a grand procession of seven cuts grilled at the table, the restaurant is serving up bites like oysters, caviar, Maine lobster, and NaengmyeonCote's take on the classic Korean noodle dish rarely found in the city. Finish it off with a decadent dessert or, on #MagnumMondays, some rare, large-format bottles poured at cost.

    Whether you're craving a special (and safe) night out in the city or, let's be honest, just some really good steak, this unique dining experience is quite literally the best thing on the menu.

    Cote, 16 W 22nd St.

    [Photos courtesy Cote]