Opened in February 2016, SMT Seoul restaurant is the brainchild of Soo Man Lee, founder of SM Entertainment company which is behind many of South Korea’s biggest music and film talents. Regarded as one of the hottest tables in Seoul, SMT Seoul sits in the upscale Cheongdam-dong district.
The modern restaurant is dark and chic on the outside, and styled like the home of a moneyed celebrity who entertains often. There are large living rooms with cosy booth seats, nooks for friendly get-togethers, karaoke studios, and themed dining rooms – even one just for Korean barbecues.
As the restaurant is also a popular venue for SM Entertainment artistes, there is a private elevator from the basement carpark to allow VIP guests to escape inquisitive eyes. Planners with VIP corporate guests will appreciate this convenience.
The menu at SMT Seoul features Seoul-style cuisine with Western, Chinese and Japanese influences, and much attention is paid to plating, promising guests a feast for the eyes too.
Playground on the lower level is suitable for larger luncheons and dinners, and seats 80 people.
Penthouse on the third and fourth levels feature multiple private dining rooms and semi-private spaces, and can accommodate 50 people seated.
On the fifth, topmost floor is the Rooftop Terrace, an open space that makes a perfect blank canvas for creative events. It takes 100 guests in a standing cocktail setup, including a private room that is good for 13 guests on its own.
For private events, menus can be tailored and a chef’s table can be arranged in one of the themed rooms.
Address: 58, 97-gil, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Tel: (82-2) 6240-9300