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“AMBIANCE: Pleasant, somewhat romantic low lighting makes for a good date spot -- but the vibe is still relaxed.”
“The drinks are expensive (if I recall, one is $18!)”
“the food was amazing”
“I'm no expert on authentic Korean fare, but chef / owner Saeri Yoo Park has crafted a menu that -- relative to other neighborhood restaurants -- is surpassed by few in quality and comparable to none in content.”
“That all said, if the food had been outstanding, we might have considered running the gauntlet to go back, but as I mentioned earlier, it was lame.”
“Over all the service was good, fortunately we had a good server whose name escapes me at the moment.”
“know if the dish really works), some dishes are very tasty though VERY small (such as the meatballs and the steak tartar) and some are actually fabulous and worth the trip for them alone (such as the marinated beef short ribs ?”
“When we were seated, we anticipated slow service since we were seated in the thick of 3 large (loud) parties.”
delish!. loved it! all of it! we started our night with one of the feature cocktail that came highly recommended by our server, a POM Blueberry Martini, amazing! With dinner we had wine...nice simple list, very well priced for the area. The food was of such quality that it makes you wonder why all the other korean restaurants cant get it right! The Chef at Moim surely gets it! The service was wonderful. The food runner or host (we couldnt quite figure what his role was) was slightly over the top with all the in depth descriptions of all the menu items. Our server, Tim (according to the name on our receipt) was knowledgeable and friendly. Attentive without making us feel rushed. We will surely be back and are looking forward to bring friends with us.
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GREAT COCKTAILS, AMAZING FOOD!!!!. i went to moim for dinner last night with a group of friends and we had an amazing time! When you first go in, you cant help but notice the lovely bartender, Gen, we chatted with her at the bar for a while. We asked her to surprise us with the drinks and she did! She put out 5 completely different cocktails and they were all ''Manhattan top lounge'' worthy! Once we moved to our table, we were already so happy based on our time at the bar and we were looking forward to the food. Unfortunately, the cheerful cool almost zen attitude the bartender had is not standard here. Our server was loud and intrusive and acted like he was running the place, or at least trying to but surely doesnt have what it takes, CALM! He 's probably new to service industry in New York. The one Korean server that was on the floor answered a few questions for us and he was great. That bad server aside, everything was so much better than we expected. The food was simply divine. The flavors all well balanced and complex yet simple. The scallion pancakes were the best i ever had, the meat ball yummie and and the black cod and the short ribs were the talk to the night at our table. We will be back since we all agree that its worth the trip from the city. The bartender told us that there would be some new cocktails around the holidays....exciting! also 2 thumbs way up to the hostess, approachable and welcoming. Moim, which we were told means gathering will certainly be one of our new gathering spot..and with its sleek lounge and bar area, it would also be a watering whole of choice, a fancy one that is! Keep up the good work Moim, you are the top spot in the slopes!
Great place to eat.
We went to Moim for dinner last night and it was GREAT! Great food nice staff overall really good food.
We waited 30 minutes for a table and it was worth it. The only bad thing is the tables are very close to one another. Glad it opened in Park Slope.
A Brooklyn Girl.
Unusual Flavors & Lovely Presentation in the Slope.
Citysearch & the NY Times have got it right: MOIM is an unusual & welcome addition to Park Slope's culinary universe. I'm no expert on authentic Korean fare, but chef / owner Saeri Yoo Park has crafted a menu that -- relative to other neighborhood restaurants -- is surpassed by few in quality and comparable to none in content. This food is GOOD.
RECEPTION: My companion and I arrived at 8pm on a Sunday night, and there was a wait of about 15 minutes. You can sit at the bar and snack on shreds of fried crab while you wait. Try the tasty muscat soju-tini or a reasonably-priced glass of wine.
AMBIANCE: Pleasant, somewhat romantic low lighting makes for a good date spot -- but the vibe is still relaxed.
PRICE: Quite reasonable for the quality of the food. Main plates ranged from $16 to $22.
SERVICE: Consistently good. We were greeted at the door almost immediately; the bartender was quick to serve us; our waiter was attentive but did not rush us at all; and the host checked in a couple of times to make sure everything was going smoothly. It was.
FOOD: Tasty! We began with a complimentary amuse-bouche of black beans, zucchini, and kimchi that foreshadowed the spectrum of sweet to savory to spicy that later characterized our entrees. The doo boo kimchi appetizer (kimchi, pork, tofu) balanced texture and flavor to whet the appetite and tingle the tongue. My companion had the grilled spicy pork spare ribs -- they came with chilled caramelized potatoes and flavorful kimchi. The couple at the next table recommended I try the ossobuco, which had been recommended to *them* by earlier diners -- it was delicious, bathed in a dark, slightly sweet reduction, and presented with Asian vermicelli and ginkgo nuts. The meat was so tender in both dishes that we were able to eat with our chopsticks.
By the end of the meal we were both so full there was no room for dessert. No matter -- we will definitely be back.
A swank Korean restaurant that pleases the Park Slope palate..
The name means "gathering" and the visually pleasing restaurant certainly encourages lingering. Though almost subterranean, its clever low lighting and soothing grey stone and brick walls banish thoughts of basement dining. Service is accommodating to both the older Park Slope crowd and the younger date-night set.
A gratis sampler of pickled radishes, black beans and kimchi shows the kitchen's range--and also its tendecy to stop short of spicy. A starter of thick-skinned dumplings stuffed with tofu, ground pork and cabbage ensures a familiarity with a pleasing Korean twist, as do the barely tongue-tingling spicy chicken wings. Though moist, crisp-skinned roasted half chicken is listed as a neighborhood favorite, it's the amazingly tender beef short ribs that deserve a special mention. Another must-order for the table: The traditional dol sot bi bim bop, filled with fragrant veggies and served sizzling in a stone bowl. Nontraditional desserts, like a dry chocolate cake, falter.
Hits: The beautiful dining room woos Park Slopers out for a relaxing but elegant night out, and the cuisine is a nice switch from the neighborhood's American and French norm.
Misses: Those who have tasted from Koreatown's cup may wish for more spice and adventurous dishes.
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