I went to Jungsik tonight with two of my business partners in NYC. I don't live here so every time I come they try to take me to a unique restaurant. This one was awesome! I got to the restaurant early and sat at the bar where they had iPads with pics of their food. I can eat almost anything (except vegetables) but some of the stuff looked gross, which made me want to try it. We made a 5 course meal. I had the octopus appetizer followed by the sea urchin (loooked nasty) then the Sea Bass, then the Duck, then a Mousse for desert.
I can tell you the Duck was VERY good but my least favorite. I would order it anywhere and enjoy it every time but it was the least unique of everything I had. Everything else was out of this world good! I think they set the standard so high that when I had the duck I thought this is really good but the weakest part of what may have been the best meal I have ever had.
It is expensive and the beer is outrageously priced! The food was worth the price.
The service was perfect, we joked that their must be a microphone on the table because they answered every question before we asked.
We were also surprised several times with little extras that the chef sent out to us.
The plates were small but they just seemed to keep coming! We had a 5 course meal but they also have a 10 course tasting meal for $155, I think.
I wish I remembered the waitresses name because she was probably the best waitress I have ever had. Not over the top in our business but very knowledgeable.
My partners have been to the original one in South Korea and say the food is similar but it is more formal there but probably better service here.
This restaurant also had a great atmosphere and didn't just pack tables to have more people. They are really a first rate restaurant from service to quality!