Korean soul is emphasized at Brooklyn’s newest fine Korean barbecue restaurant Atti.
“When Koreans meet, instead of simply saying hello we ask if you’ve had a good meal,” reads Atti’s website. And if you were to have a meal at this new Korean barbecue spot before being asked this question, your answer would be a no hesitation “yes.”
How to know you’re in the right spot? A neon sign that reads “Meet the meat @ Atti” as well as the delicious smells of Korean barbecue filling the air.
Wife and husband team behind Atti, Ju Young Oh and Min Sung Kang, are the same ones serving Korean food out of their Greenpoint coffee shop Ms. Ohho and restaurant Kuun, however Atti is their chance to show a more refined and elevated Korean BBQ menu.
The focus at Atti is on high quality beef, an elevated wine and cocktail program, and stylish design.
The star of the menu is the Atti Han Sang feast (han meaning big and sang meaning table) which includes four select cuts of beef including prime ribeye dry-aged in house for 45-60 days.
Served Bansang-style (which is the traditional Korean royal table setting), pillowy egg soufflé, doenjang (fermented soybean) stew, housemade kimchi, scallion salad, mushrooms, rice cakes, and more fill the table before the main dish arrives–the meats. The cuts can vary but feature prime hanger, dry-aged ribeye, wagyu, kalbi (short rib), and more, and are cooked by staff on the table’s built-in grill in front of guests.
And while it’ll be tempting to absolutely stuff your face with every thing in front of you, be sure to save at least some room for their dessert–Snowflake Bingsoo, Korean shaved ice.
An a la carte menu offers additional cuts of beef as well as seafood options, such as oysters and shrimp cocktail, popular stews and rice dishes, and other options.
As for the drinks you likely won’t be able to have just one, as options such as the Atti Old Fashioned made with bourbon, ginger, and orange bitters, a Plum Mojito, craft soju, artisanal rice-based makgeolli, sake, beer, and wine are all equally desirable choices.
While Atti may seem to err on the side of modernity, it reflects the very center of Korean soul at heart, and enjoying a meal there is participating in a generations-long Korean experience.
Now enough talking–you can make your reservations here.
📍Atti – 294 Livingston Street, Brooklyn
🗓 Monday-Friday 5p.m. – 11p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11a.m. – 11p.m.