Gallery Hyun is a wine and art gallery / Italian restaurant in the alley of Samcheongdong. Besides the hall floors where artwork is on display among the tables, a separate room with a terrace on the top floor and a private table setting in the "cave" (wine cellar) are also available. The view from the terrace is quite lovely, overlooking the Samcheong area and mountains in the background.
We had a light dinner course.
A juicy roasted sweet potato half is served instead of a heavy bread basket.
Grilled pine mushrooms with salad and vinaigrette.
Asparagus with a hint of pumpkin soup.
Simple pasta with spicy heat.
Tomato salad with balsamic sauce.
Mango sherbet as chaser.
Had an American pinot noir with the meal; I'm trying to overcome my French wine bias.
They have a great wine list and the staff are well informed.
I appreciate how casual this place is without losing a formal atmosphere. It's not overun by college kids trying to impress their dates nor young career women trying out the trendiest new thing. The staff are friendly and approachable, too.
Tel : 02-722-0701