A new Korean-inspired, all-day restaurant—coffee shop by day, cocktail lounge by night—has opened in Tribeca, led by the couple behind coffee bar For:Ground, Minho Yang and Seong Choi.

The menu, designed by Masa and ABC Kitchen alum Steve Song, adds a modern Korean twist to American classics. For breakfast and lunch, there’s toast topped with Korean purple sweet potatoes, or crabmeat and lemon aioli; for dinner, there are portobello rice balls or traditional ssam, with pork belly and avocado wrapped in butter lettuce; and at weekend brunch, waffles come savory, with pork belly, kabocha squash puree, and maple syrup, or sweet, with bananas, pecans, and locally-made strawberry lemongrass jam.

During the day, the coffee bar features brews from Counter Culture Coffee and matcha, chai, and turmeric lattes, along with baked goods from Pain D’Avignon and City Cakes. In the evening, it transforms into a bar with a list of creative cocktails and organic wines.

Beginning in September, Choi will also curate rotating onsite art exhibitions showcasing both local and international artists, paying tribute to Tribeca’s art community. NotedTribeca.com

Portobello Rice Balls with pine nuts, portobello, sesame, nori, and scallions. (Courtesy of Noted Tribeca)
The space was designed by co-founder Minho Yang, also president of NYC-based design firm Studio GAAK. (Courtesy of Noted Tribeca)
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