Brought to U by chef Junghyun Park and Ellia Park, together with Hand Hospitality, Atomix brings a new style of Korean fine-dining to the city with two distinct experiences.
On the first floor cocktails devised by Jesse Vida and Samantha Casuga (of BlackTail and the Dead Rabbit, respectively) and snacks (including Atoboy’s signature fried chicken) are served, while the lower level dining room serves a ten-course menu at a 16-seat chef’s counter.
Here the chef dishes up lush creations such as langoustine; golden eye snapper; turbot with mungbean sprouts, and wagyu with fermented pear juice. Before each dish is served, U receive a hand-written card with details about the dish, explaining its cultural roots and the chef’s vision for it.
Housed in the space formerly occupied by the Georgian restaurant Pepela, Atomix has been designed in collaboration with Korean-based firm Studio Writers. The interior features a modern look with muted tones and raw materials. Seating includes banquettes as well as a five-seat black bar upstairs, with a staircase leading to a pre-dinner lounge where U are treated to snacks before settling down for dinner at the chef’s counter.
Reservations are required for dinner and can be made via Tock.
Tasting menu experience
Sea bream with uni, Jeon of golden-eye snapper, Fried langoustine with nasturtium, Korean pepper, and anise hyssop, Eggplant, smoked eel, and fermented-soybean paste.
An optional $135 drinks pairing to accompany the tasting menu is available.