Art and Food in Seoul : Dining Out in Seoul
See & Do Tours
Food, at its best, should delight both the palate and the eyes. In Seoul, there are a number of restaurants that offer both incredible food and another delight, art! Enjoy art in the dining room and delectable gourmet meals at trendy restaurants in the city.
Matto Attuarsi is a gallery and cafe in the fashionable Garosu-gil neighborhood. Matto Attuarsi is a multipurpose complex. In addition to the gallery and cafe, there is an educational facility and the Matto Attuarsi design company uses the second floor as an office space and showroom. The cafe is popular for its tasty drinks and the quality of the furniture and artwork.
Each artwork, decoration, and piece of furniture is chosen with great care and deliberation for its aesthetic value. Every two months a group exhibition is held at Matto Attuarsi, and there are occasional art markets and private exhibitions held throughout the year.
Recommended : Flat Green Tea 6,000 won
Tuesday-Sunday : 11:00-21:00 (closed Mondays)
31-7 Gangnam-daero 156-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Dining in Space is the restaurant of the famous Arario Museum in Space. Arario is a modern art museum that was founded by Kim Chang-il. The building itself was once Kim's home and it was designed by the renowned Korean architect Kim Swoo-geun.
Dining in Space serves modern French cuisine was awarded one star in 2017 by the Michelin Guide. Dining in Space is located on the museum's 5th floor and its floor to ceiling windows allow diners to enjoy views of Seoul while dining. The views of Changdeokgung Palace are especially beautiful.
Recommended : Dinner Course 120,000 won
Monday-Saturday : Lunch 12:00-15:00 / Dinner 18:00~23:00 (closed Mondays)
83 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Happy Hansang is a gallery, crafts & design store, and restaurant all in one. Located in Insa-dong, Happy Hansang serves Korean cuisine. Dishes are made with top-quality ingredients and flavor is prioritized over ostentatious plating.
From the entree to the banchan, each dish is made with love. The banchan come from different regions in Korea so one could even say that it's possible to taste Korea at Happy Hansang. Apart from having delicious Korean food, Happy Hansang also functions as a cultural space, so there is always striking artwork on display. Visitors should also browse the Happy Hansang shop as they may find something to serve as a souvenir of their time in Seoul.
Recommended : Happy Hansang Set 15,000 won
Monday-Sunday* : 11:00-22:00 (*closed the 3rd Monday of the month)
12 Insadong 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The upscale Hannam-dong neighborhood in Seoul is full of trendy cafes and restaurants. Avec Nous fits right in here in Hannam-dong. Located near the D Museum, Avec Nous is especially popular with fashionable young Seoulites. Avec Nous has locations in Hongdae and Garosu-gil. The restaurant's menu is Western with mostly European influences, and the brunch menu is popular with the younger crowd.
Diners can enjoy authentic, flavorful European dishes. Avec Nous' home-style cooking is a real treat and European embassy workers often stop by here for a taste of home. Some of the most popular dishes are the risotto with pesto and beef, ratatouille, and anchovy pasta.
Recommended : Risotto 22,000 won
Tuesday-Sunday : 11:00-23:00 (closed Mondays)
Refresh F-dong, Unit 201, 5-6 Dokseodang-ro 29-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
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