Cocotte
Cocotte

Cocotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocotte-ny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 965-9100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 12:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Basque, French
  • Executive Chef: Sebastien Pourrat
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prince St & Spring St
  • Public Transit: Spring St (A, C, E)
    Prince St (N, R)
    Houston St (1, 2)
    Spring St. (6)
    West 4th St. (B,D,F,M)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cocotte
Cocotte is a South-West French rooted restaurant with accents from the Basque Country. The fusion of the strong basque identity with the French “savoir-faire” has made the South-West of France a gastronomique terroir and way of life both for food and wine for centuries in their most natural and simple ways. Cocotte’s goal is to bring this way of life to your table with carefully selected products on your plate, into your glass, and around you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Cocotte reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)neighborhood gem (89)romantic (82)notable wine list (41)special occasion (34)hot spot (27)great for brunch (25)great for lunch (20)late-night find (16)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • French Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Fantastic brunch as almost - possibly the best brunch salmon I have had in NYC so far. Great mango bellini too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lexa3fdelVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Staff was very warm & charming. Restaurant is small & cozy. Menu was creative & original, if not a little heavy on pork/salt.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but packs a punch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great staff and great food. Wine pairings were excellent. Perfect if you want an authentic Parisian underground hole-in-the-wall experience albeit in the West Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tres chic phenomenal food
    hkwhVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Phenomenal French food and great ambiance. The pictures on their site don't do it justice. We had the beef or "boef" which was cooked in a wine reduction sauce. At first the portions look small because the food comes out in these little Staub cast iron pots. You quickly realize you are completely satisfied as everything is cooked to perfection. Something as simple as sliced potatoes come out crisp. They really get the details and the seasoning. The walls are black and the writing on the walls are in white. Somehow this makes everyone in the restaurant look great. Even as the restaurant got full and people came in waves, we weren't rushed which I really appreciated. Seating is tight and that's the only thing that's a negative. Other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant. Already made a reservation to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, mediocre food, only highlighting the..
    RutalVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Nice place, mediocre food, only highlighting the grated cauliflower and letting down the fillet Rossini. (Served in an iron pot with boiling point coming, the cold sirloin were sewn and not as they should be grilled and with a single piece of foie grass on top of one of them. $ 45 for sirloin sewn.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Very nice little French restaurant. I found back some of the speciality of the south west of France. Very nice service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French small dishes
    ychungelleVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a great cozy little French restaurant that is not pretentious. The food is small-plates style French that are served in "cocottes" (small pots). Everything we tried was great- cauliflower, boef cocotte, pork cheek, duck pate... Duck pate was a nice complement to finish a bottle of red wine and continue our dining/ drinking. In general, I loved that the food wasn't too salty and overly covered in heavy sauce. Authentic French cuisine with a neighborhood/ cozy feeling, which I've been craving since my living experience in Paris. The ambiance is great too- warm lighting, wooden decoration and feel that doesn't feel too rustic or old. Went with two of my girl friends and had a great time! Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Show! Great place.
    Albc
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great experience! French basco cuisine. Ambient excelent for a romantic dinner... Tapas in a french mode.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    yvan
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I made a reservation and came with a friend that was ten minutes late. Unfortunately I could not seat and had to wait for her coming to be able to check-in. Then the restaurant was full and we had to wait approximately 45 minutes to be seated. The service was attentive and offered some appetizers to compensate for the wait but waiting so long and not being told that the wait would be so long is really annoying. The food was delicious and was the occasion to test new meals and flavors, but unfortunately the wine we had did not suit us - we found it very tanning and not really appropriate for this food. So I would only recommend the restaurant for the food and the service - but I would not come back them, I have a busy schedule and I like drinking wine during my meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great french restaurant
    JoeLafrite
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is a kind of French restaurant I would like to see more in NYC. I'm french and I've hard time finding gourmet restaurant with great Terroir food. It's usually either the top star restaurant either the old fashioned french restaurant... I recommend Cocotte! The noise level is quite high but it's NYC I guess...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cocotte is wonderful
    HungryAndThirstyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. The food is always excellent, the service is spectacular, and it's always a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reviewer
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excellent food and attentive waiters, which are the important considerations. However, it is not comfortable and the noise level builds to well beyond the euphemistic "energetic" rating. A better banquette and alleviating the shoulder-to-sholder seating would be well worth adding that cost to the prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was delicious and our waiter was very helpful and attentive. I will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful food w/great ambience
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    the food was fantastic. great flavors, nice wine list and perfect portion size. the service was very good. nice intimate restaurant focused on quality. we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Teddygirl1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food very good, service excellent and very attentive. Tables not as close as expected! Excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cozy with good food
    anotherPSarchitect
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I have eaten here several times, always for lunch. I must come back for dinner some time. Lunch menu is good; salad with hot goat cheese is my favorite. Lentils are excellent. I am not a vegetarian but I have never felt the need to eat a meat dish here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!
    SunshineJ
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Cocotte is one of the best French restaurant in NYC. This little cozy restaurant will serve you perfect food and service. Must go and enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A slice of Basque in NYC
    seriousfoodie11
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Delicious, authentic food, great bellini, dessert and fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastique!
    Maxiliano11VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great find. My husband and I loved it! Super staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alicia
    Alicia
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The waitress there was really friendly and helpful. The food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cool spot in Soho
    easymealinsoho
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Really enjoyed a wonderful meal. Staff were very accommodating to us with great service and an excellent direction with the menu. Great food, enjoyed every course
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Chelsea
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant was so amazing. The wait staff was so polite. They always held the door anytime anyone entered or exited the restaurant in-between waiting on tables. They were so kind and amicable. The food was AMAZING. I didn't want the meal to end! The restaurant is beautiful inside and very unique. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is great but...
    gourmet101VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The tables are very small and the space was tight. You can easily hit the waiter when you stretch and read how much other customers tip. The taste of the food almost can't make up for the jammed feeling during the whole meal... We live in Manhattan for many years and even in Manhattan standard the space was tight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and authentic French food
    deincarnatedVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very inventive and authentic French food. Entire staff is French (and sometimes difficult to understand their English, but hardly an issue). Service was decent, but also very...French hahaha. Had a wonderful time, loved the food. Come hungry and ideally after a nice workout - you'll feel guilty after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Un lugar fabuloso
    Juangrillo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Cocotte fue la mejor experiencia de este viaje a NY con mi esposa. Es un sitio pequeño, sorprende si ambiente y decoración. Fuimos un sábado para brunch y el "Delicado de Serrano e Ideazabal" es simplemente espectacular. Los huevos con chorizo inmejorables y los jugos franceses deliciosos. Pero lo mejor es la atención cálida y amable de sus dos meseras francesas que nos hicieron pasar un rato memorable. Lo recomendaremos a ojo cerrado y volveremos en cada viaje a NY
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overbooked I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a 9:15 reservation and did not get seated until 11pm.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    TommyChardonnayVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Cocotte might be my new go-to bistro after my other neighborhood favorite ended its welcoming BYOB policy. Cozy and comfortable atmosphere where you are made to feel at home; unintrustively on-point service. Foodwise, I found the cheese/charcuterie to be a bit overpriced for the portion. The mussels on special were fabulous and the beef and hake were very opposing dishes- great for contrast-and the cauliflower in bechamel was a hit. Enjoyed a fanatastic bottle of gamay- not cheap but very good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite restaurant
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I'm not sure when Cocotte opened but I've never heard of it before prior to coming across it on Open Table, doing a bit of cross reference and giving it a try. Wow. I loved everything about this place. Delicious, full flavored tapas. Small, intimate space. Friendly service. Absolutely will be back. It's been many years since I've been so excited to discover a new place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good at brunch, need to return
    Stuka123VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I did like this place, simple mix type of French in the medium size portions. Missing that they don't have cocktails yet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and staff are so nice!
    suenyc
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    all food is so nice!! i want to visit here again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • escape from New York
    Mike
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This place is an amazing place that takes you away from ny. The owner and staff are super friendly and the food is great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    cflander7VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Fantastic food! Absolutely loved it. My girlfriend, brother and mother were all blown away, as was I. The salmon carpaccio is a MUST eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    HungryAndThirstyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Cocotte is always wonderful. The food is incredible, the staff is friendly and legitimately helpful - I've never had a bad experience here. I love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Never had anything at Cocotte that wasn't wonderful. Despite the tight space and noise level, the exquisitely prepared food and especially the warm, welcoming and gregarious personality of the manager (owner?) make every visit to Cocotte memorable and feel like a celebration. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnefique
    EricM
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent southern French/Basque cuisine. A short but solid wine list. Went with a party of four, and we had a number of the cocottes and all were excellent. A very small restaurant with a cozy feel but not claustrophobic. I'm sure they could seat more than four but I'm sure you would have to reserve farther in advance than for 2 or 4. The menu is tight and that is good. What they do, they do very well and the staff is very well acquainted with the menu. The cocottes (mini clay pots of a given dish, usually something braised) are great individually or to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very small venue
    BrettVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    While the food was excellent, you should be prepared to sit at a table very near others. The room was too small as to be uncomfortable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chic spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Lovely atmospher, great service/staff who are super friendly and accomodating, really good menu and different. Very tight quarters but atmosphere and service helps to counterbalance..just wish the bustle didnt make it a little too frenetic and that the next guests werent cramped and practically standing on top of the tables waiting to be seated and your neighbors hear every single word of your conversation... Regardless, I would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French food in a relaxed atmosphere
    dmf13
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Small plate French/Basque food perfect for sharing. We enjoyed every dish but the duck was phenomenal, the hangar steak was perfectly cooked and the piperade was authentic. The service was attentive, we wanted a bottle of wine and we were given several sample tastes to help our decision. As we were leaving it was getting a little loud but we were able to easily converse the entire evening. We can't wait to try the brunch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    Yuri
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Foods are pretty good. We had Cocotte hamburger and Egg benedict for brush both were fresh and tasty. Customers were mainly French, so it must be authentic. I will come back next time for the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 for 3
    ScottishbrvhrtVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Third time there visiting NY and owner remembered me. Even where we sat last time. Great service and even better food. It is small so might not work for a big group. Will be there every visit to NY. 3 visits 3 great meals including Xmas dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.