Hortus is a pan-Asian restaurant in Nomad, and the food here is really good - the dishes we’ve tried, like fried potatoes with takoyaki sauce and a rib-eye with galbi sauce, have all been enjoyable and affordable. But despite that, there aren’t too many situations this place is perfect for. It looks like a smaller version of Vegas club-restaurant, and has mostly booth seating. And while that sounds like it could work for birthdays or client dinners, the atmosphere is a bit too subdued for either one. The space is quiet, each of the three floors is small, and the service feels overly formal. So while the food is interesting and well-prepared, the awkward atmosphere puts Hortus in a no-man’s-land that makes it difficult to recommend for any specific occasion.
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