Simon Kim, the owner of one of our fav spots to grab Korean BBQ in NYC, is opening a massive new 3-story eatery in Manhattan’s Midtown, and our mouths are already watering at the thought.
Michelin-starred COTE, NYC’s first high-end Korean steakhouse, will get a new sister restaurant at 550 Madison Avenue, as reported by the NY Post.
The Saudi investment company Olayan Group is currently completing a $300 million renovation of the building, including the new 15,000-square-foot dining concept, which will occupy the three lower levels.
The restaurant, which is currently unnamed, will feature massive 60-foot ceilings with windows that overlook Madison Avenue and will provide diners with access to the tower’s new half-acre garden.
Though the culinary style has not yet been decided, we have a pretty good inkling it will be delicious regardless of what direction they take.
Kim launched COTE back in 2017, blending together the dining experience of Korean BBQ with the trademarks of your classic American steakhouse. Offering the highest quality USDA Prime beef, a 1200+ label wine list, and endless classic-but-creative cocktails, the steakhouse has earned many well-deserved titles, such as being named one of the 28 best restaurants in NYC by Condé Nast Traveler and one of the 2022 all-star eateries in NY by Forbes.
COTE quickly became one of NYC’s hottest restaurants, and we don’t expect anything less from Kim’s new eatery.
Further details have not yet been released.