Cote — a Korean steakhouse from Simon Kim of the Michelin-starred Piora — is officially opening for dinner on Thursday, June 8 at 16 West 22nd Street in Flatiron. The name is a Korean play on the word for flower, but it’s also used in reference to intensely-marbled steaks.
M. Wells alum David Shim is the executive chef, overseeing a menu of USDA Prime rib-eye and sirloin dry-aged on site. Also on the menu are classic steakhouse dishes like shrimp cocktail, steak tartare, and wedge salad, as well as a dolsot bibimbop and a prix-fixe butcher’s feast: a display of banchan, stews, a savory egg souffle, and four cuts of beef that’s grilled at the table.
As for drinks, look for soju, martinis, old-fashioneds, and wine poured from magnums, a selection chosen by Victoria James, also of Piora. Thomas Brown is the director of operations.
Seating includes a marble-topped standing bar, two dining rooms with grill tables, booths, and benches.
Chris Cipollone and Simon Kim's Piora opened in 2013 and has retained its single Michelin star for several years.
Introducing our meat-loving Executive Chef, David Shim! @itsjyshim . . Born in Seoul, David is bringing his Korean roots to the steakhouse concept (he previously ran the show at M.Wells Steakhouse in LIC). . . Behind the scenes he relives his past life as a professional athlete, "I really enjoy the energy in the kitchen... Everyone is alert, on their toes, and working together. It feels like we are playing a sport on the field, can’t get away from the drive!" #cote #cotenyc #meatmeatmeat #steakhouse #koreansteakhouse #eeeeeats #meatallday #foodporn #chef #nyceats #eater #flatiron #nyc #dryaged #meatlocker #dryagedbeef