Kristalbelli
Kristalbelli

Kristalbelli

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kristalbelli.com/
  • Phone: (212) 290-2211
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:30PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    *Lunch delivery hour 11:00AM-3:00PM
    *Lounge open late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Kristalbelli restaurant can accommodate parties according your needs.
    We offer two private rooms and lounge buy-out or even the entire restaurant; Room K has a capacity of 34 people in seats with AV system on the second floor. We have a small private party room, Room B, holding up to 18 people on the first floor. Kristal lounge can hold up to 50 guests cocktail.
    The entire restaurant is also available for buyouts for up to 100 people sitting and 150 cocktail.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Ave.
  • Public Transit: ::SUBWAY::
    B, D, F, M, N, Q, R - 34th st. Herald Sq.
    6 - 33rd St.
    7 - 42nd St. Time Sq.
    ::BUS::
    M1, M2, M3, M4, M16, M34, Q32
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available with muni-meter. Discount Parking is also available at Meyers Parking NYC, 9 W 35th St.
A word from Kristalbelli
With the rapidly growing popularity of Kpop around the world, the most successful entertainment mogul in Asia, JY Park has taken Korean barbecue/lounge upscale and hip, anticipating to make it the place where entertainment meets exquisite dining.

At the heart of the concept is a custom-grill made of a crystal placed on the belly of the ancient-tale character with infrared heat that will produce higher temperatures than charcoal or gas grills. Downdraft machines are promised to eliminate smoke so you don't go home smelling like grilled meat; chef Kay promises finest ingredients ranging from rib eye and pork belly to scallops to market vegetables. A separate lounge menu serves small plates.

The bi-level venue has private rooms specially intended for any type or size of private events.
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Kristalbelli reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (124)special occasion (103)romantic (94)good for groups (76)neighborhood gem (59)hot spot (36)great for lunch (34)notable wine list (27)late-night find (22)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (7)Show More
  • Simply on the best Places I've need to.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The Staff is well informed and friendly, Food is just fantastic. The Bulgogi is mouth watering, the rice out of this world, the sashimi delectable and the popcorn icecream and bread pudding dessert just makes the place totally enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was our first time to a Korean BBQ spot. My husband doesn't like spicy so I was worried but wanted to try it. Bernard, our waiter, was super helpful with choices and how many portions to order. He even cooked the rib eye medium and medium rare for us. He ordered whatever he could on the side for us in case it was too spicy. We had 2 apps, one entree, one side, 2 cocktails, one bottle of wine and one dessert and our bill came to $188.00. It was plenty of well prepared food and the service was exceptional. The rib eye tortilla app and the bread pudding for dessert were my favorites..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice find
    dotanamous
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had 730 reservations but were asked to wait upstairs at the lounge bar area which was lively and fun...i was pleasantly surprised to find a very diverse mix of fun people... the vibe was nice and my date made for good conversation so we didnt mind the wait. until that is ...10 minutes became 20...20 became 30...30 became 40...and finally after 50min waiting for a 730 reservation, we were seated. She was hungry...i was starving... At this point i wasnt too happy...im NEVER happy when im HUNGRY...and i was HUNGRY!!! Fortunately when we were seated, Ron our server was very curteous and on point... his exceptional service coupled with really surprisingly good food salvaged the evening. I only wish they let us cook our own meat though ...nevertheless my date and i had a good evening...she and i left content, full bellied with a nice buzz. Thanks Ron for the great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Korean Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Went for an early lunch. Price fixed three course for $25.00, Lunch boxes around $20.00 and ala carte for less. Went with the aged beef and galbi box lunch. Very high quality meat, cooked very nicely. Lots of food - good value. Very attentive service. Would go back for BBQ at tableside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    YummyTummy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I chose kristabelli as a double date and it was fantastic. The table was perfect for 4, the food was incredible. The service was impeccable and the price was right for the quality of ingredients. i never had kimchi before this and it was amazing. The aged salt was brilliant, it tasted nutty and delish. The coolest part was that all the food was cooked on a crystal glass. I suggest getting the waygu or aged beef you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food delicious; service attentive
    SyracusemomVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We really enjoyed ourselves here - both for the food and the fun. The service is attentive without being overbearing. Your water and wine glass is always filled. The Rib eye was really beefy and delicious. All the sauces and sides were explained well and add flavor to your meal. And you must leave room for the popcorn ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommended
    Johnserbian84
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We realized too late that we would not have time to try for a seat at the no-reservations Buvette before our 7:30pm seating of "Once" on Broadway (see it before it closes in January!). I quickly scoured the interwebs for a 6PM reservation nearby and Kistalbelli came up. We were seated immediately, told the server of our time-constraint, and then enjoyed impeccable service and delicious Korean/French food without stress while making our showtime. The fixed-price menu was only $40 a person and we added the Korean wine tasting for $19 each. Our server not only cooked our ribeye on their "crystal grills" but she constantly noticed anything that could make our meal more enjoyable including giving me a heaping extra serving of wine after a spill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rkey
    rkey
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was not only really good but very affordable. The service was excellent. We ate at five very good restaurants while in NYC and yours was among the best. I took several of your business cards and gave them to the concierge at the Refinery Hotel where we stayed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Find
    Steve
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food was excellent. Wait people marvelous. We loved it and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stylish Korean
    Petter
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Modern and stylish Korean restaurant, great service and a bit different than other Korean places where you have to Cook yourself, here your waiter does the job! Also a very modest priced fixed menue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was really delicious. The restaurant is on the street with all the Korean restaurants, however, this one is really a cut above the others. It's more elegant and the food is very interesting and different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant, pure flavors
    Linda
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Best meat I ever ate. we let the waiter decide our meal in order to get the best experience , it worked amazingly well. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Korean Restaurant!
    HongManChoi
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food, Service and Ambiance all top notch. Seems there's a bar/club upstairs so there's a bit of interference but only when sitting very close to the reception, which we did because we reserved last minute. Apart from that, high quality, fresh and authentic Korean food and a stylish, intimate ambiance for both dates and small groups. Service was outstanding too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, great service
    jpfitVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I didn't expect this much, food was great as well as the service, amazing restarrant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food and superb service. Definitely look forward to going back and having more BBQ - the way to go!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not needed
    HobokenDave67
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Not needed not needed not needed not needed not needed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant
    TedH
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Nice place. The short rib korean barbeque was excellent. The sushi appetizer was pretty bland.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable birthday dinner!!!
    happytraveler
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We arrived to the restaurant for dinner earlier than we anticipated. The staff welcomed us and sat us down promptly and the service was outstanding. We were explained the menu with recommendations. We were delighted that all of our food choices were excellent. My husband had the steak which he said was delicious. They brought to the table a complimentary dessert decorated for my husband's birthday. The while experience was positive!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Korean Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We really enjoy the food and service here! The quality of meat is outstanding! We like the creative desserts too! We will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Dyanlauren
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went here for Korean Restaurant Week with my brother. We both were amazed! The atmosphere was beautiful, and the food was even better. Surprisingly the portions were huge! I had the risotto seaweed truffle balls over salad, kristabelli bimbimbop with tofu, and popcorn ice cream. The chef also brought us carrot corn soup in a bread bowl. Words can't even describe how delicious the food here is. I'm already planning on what to get the next time I go. Even better, my brother - the foodie - was impressed, and said that this was some of the best food he has had in NY! The Juga Lounge looked amazing as well - I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Pescima
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant very close to our hotel.It was a great surprise this downtown restaurant. The bar was very fashion, right music, good drinks. The restaurant is very confortable, variegate food, eccelent quality, the service was good and waiters really kind and prepared. I really recommend to try once if you are in NYC.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    EdnJen
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great place for Korean food! Spectacular service and modern atmosphere and settings
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a relaxing environment!
    saraheaterVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    After a long stressful and noisy day in NYC, I couldn't have asked for a better dinner than the one we had at Kristalbelli. It is such a nice environment- very relaxing and quiet. We all ordered different specialty cocktails (all delicious) and lots of different plates to share. Besides the things we ordered, there were so many extra small things to taste. By the time dinner was over, I had forgotten about all of the stresses of the day. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing place with amazing food!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go there!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Have always loved Korean bbq and this place does not disappoint. Had the wagyu and it was ridiculously good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Stars
    Luv2grubVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    2nd time here and the same amazing food and spectacular service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Spicy
    FrequntDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is a very good Korean restaurant; however, for those with a low tolerance for spicy foods, care must be taken and consulting with the waiter is a must. It is quite possible to avoid the intense spiciness but some of the reason for going to the restaurant might be lost. The restaurant is on the expensive side and worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful suprise
    goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was thrilled by the quality of the food, and the chefs presentation. It was perfect/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    KiwiFoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Met a friend for lunch there and it was spectacular. Food was delicious and the waiter was phenomenal, very polite and new his menu really well, I let him pick my meal and was not disappointed at all - he brought at the rib eye for me and I don't normally like rib eye but this was delicious and dry aged for 30 days (apparently the same steak Peter Lugers uses!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and great service
    Gremi
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Krstalbelli is a very nice restazrant with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!
    YummyFinds
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Kristalbelli was sooo good. I came here with my boyfriend for our six year anniversary and i must say i was happily surprised by how good it was. The staff were super nice and attentive. Our waitress recommended a dish for me that was delicious. We did the three course meal and there were a lot of options to choose from from all three courses. Overall i will definitely come back! great for dates and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal as always
    Popsadaisy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food here is just amazing. The wagyu beef just melts in your mouth. And the staff are very attentive, they always make you feel special. I have been here many times and never had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is amazing, interior sucks
    vitruvius
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was an experience. I have to say, when we first got in the place we were concerned about the outdated design but the food and service changed our perception. The food is great, everything is so delicious. We really enjoyed being there. I strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely coming back!
    LuvIt
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A cozy place with an elegant yet comfortable admosphire. Knowledgable and profesional staff guided us through our menu choices. The waiting staff attention was superb and the food was excellent and delicious! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Uptowngirl
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Upscale chic Korean BBQ. Beautiful for the eyes and delicious for the palate. The service is over the top. If you wish to be treated like Korean royalty this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food
    belgarathca
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Have had much better food at much cheaper Korean restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Satisfied
    sbcsjkim8
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was a place that I wanted to go visit. Price was a concern but got a chance to go with a deal on Groupon. It was my first experience and it was very pleasing. Would love to go again. Service is outstanding. The whole staff were very helpful. Food was good but couldn't give an outstanding because I am Korean and I know how some of the food tastes and had better. Overall, it was a very pleasing experience
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    fatboynellyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went on a groupon.did not know what to expect. Once we arrived ,we felt very comfortable.nice greeting and was seated right away.menu was explained fully and clearly.all of our questions were answered.food came out pretty quick.all dishes looked great.food was amazing.food I thought I never try,I tried!great job guys
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date spot
    ML5DHC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I wanted to try a unique date spot to have a good time. This Korean BBQ was both delicious and the perfect place to get to know someone. The noise level wasn't too loud allowing us to actually hear each other while it wasn't too silent creating awkward moments. I would defjjitely recommend as a place to bring people for a 2nd or 3rd date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion Dinner
    LorenzoVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Arrived a little early for our reservation. Was a reunion of siblings from out of state and overseas and two siblings birthdays. A group of 7. We were told we could go up to Juga Lounge while waiting for our table. Turned out to be a 1 1/2 hr wait for our table because the area we were to be seated in...we were told the air con had gone out and they were preparing another table. We got comp soju and bubblies while waiting though. When seated, service was prompt but they got one order wrong for one of our guest. They comped us with a dessert of our choice. Despite those glitches, everything went smoothly that night and everyone enjoyed. This was our second visit here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it !
    roseneyl
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    kristabelli did not disappoint! it was our first visit to a korean restaurant. not sure what and how to order, our server was very helpful. he explained the dishes and made recommendations. everything was delicious! our server divided our dinners between the two of us and we enjoyed all of it. the amazing finish to our meal was the salted caramel popcorn ice cream.....wow! also a champagne sorbet ! we will be returning. great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet