Marco Polo: Restaurant with altitude
By Bahk Eun-ji
The massive dining hall at Marco Polo looks as if suspended in midair. The seats are arranged in angles where guests could fully enjoy the magnificent views of their surroundings through the eight-meter-high, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Marco Polo is among the Seoul restaurants that are well-reviewed for superlative culinary achievements, but equally popular for their sky-high locations that contribute to a privileged dining experience. And perched atop the 52-floor Korea World Trade Center in southern Seoul, Marco Polo has no peers in terms of altitude.
The food is prepared by culinary staff at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul and is well-reviewed by food lovers with its creative mixture of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. With good food and services combined with a bird eye’s view of the city, it’s hard to find a better dining venue for business guests.
Aside of the central dining hall, the restaurant operates three private dining rooms ― Venezia, Peking and Millione. Millione, in particular, is tailored for formal occasions, built like a cross between a private club and personal library, which would serve as ideal for CEOs and other high-level executives looking to make their business dinners professional.
The restaurant’s open-kitchen located in the middle adds an element of liveliness to the whole experience.
Marco Polo’s menu is divided into two parts ― Asian and Mediterranean. It’s a rare restaurant in Seoul where diners can order anything from get Korean beef barbeque, Peking duck and moussaka and get a convincing experience.
The restaurant is particularly proud about its quality of beef, which directly comes from a contract cattle farmer in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province.
“There are not many rooftop restaurants offer both nice view and palatable food at a time,” Carrie Yoon, an assistant PR manager of Grand InterContinental says.
“There is no better place to meet those qualifications than Marco Polo, highly essential for wrapping up the business meeting successfully.”