With the weather cooling down, and when you ventures around the Lower East Side this fall, you should consider visiting 8282, a hidden gem on Stanton Street that serves modern and playful Korean cuisine. The restaurant is easy to spot with its red door handle from The Meatball Shop that previously occupied the space. 

Upon entering, mixologist Katrina Sobredilla will be shaking up cocktails including fall special, Miss Persimmon, made of persimmon, chai tea syrup, rye whiskey, and bitter, among others. All of 8282’s cocktails are hand-made from scratch, from the schnapps to bitters to 8282’s triple sec.

Chef/Co-owner Bong Le Jo (Perry Street, Dovetail, and Kissaki) helms the kitchen while his partner & co-ownerJee Kim, greets diners with a warm hello and leads them to their table. Once seated, the diner will use their phone to scan the QR code for the menu, which is constantly changing with new menu items according to the season.  

New fall dishes include Mushroom Party, grilled king mushroom, grilled maitake mushroom, chestnut, portobello mushroom almond paste, with a parsnip purée, and shiitake garlic vinaigrette, thyme butter pepper and Crab Hobak Soup, butternut squash soup with red crab meat served with fried milk buns.  

You may view 8282’s full menu here