Cocotte
Cocotte

Cocotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocotte-ny.com/
  • Phone: 2129659100x
  • 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)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cocotte
Cocotte is a South-West French restaurant with accents from the Basque Country and elsewhere. Focused on small plates that are easy to share and great wine of course...
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Cocotte reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (88)fit for foodies (87)romantic (70)notable wine list (33)special occasion (27)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (19)hot spot (19)late-night find (14)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • AMAZING
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a find! And I am upset that I did not know about this place sooner because I was wasting time at other restaurants. The food was spectacular -- high quality, excellent flavors, interesting menu and the opposite of just another French place in Soho. I can't wait to go back. And the waitstaff was some of the friendliest that I have encountered in NYC and very knowledgeable and helpful. I have a few food allergy and they helped me to skate through the menu with multiple options. What a lovely dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Located in Soho, in the middle of a cozy neighborhood, this tiny little restaurant is an absolute gem! Food was exquisite and service was just outstanding. We chose the restaurant based on positive comments on OpenTable and can only confirm them. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back
    EJP1VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The service was impeccable. We just went for drinks and apps and they brought us a complimentary bottle of wine for no reason at all! It was lovely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal
    DanieC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant is adorable and dark and very small. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The food was simply spectacular. My friends and I ordered almost the entire menu and there wasn't a single dud dish. Would definitely go back for special occasions or small group get-togethers. Our group went from 3 to 6 at the last minute and they were very nice about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great cozy place!
    ejbeltran21
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and environment! The staff was great and with a lot of energy. The somelier has a lot of knowledge and he speaks at least 3 languages.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    tb82
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious food and great service in a really nice setting. What more can I say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • michaelriggio
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A quiet place with friendly service and great food. My girl friends new favorite restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, snug, and enjoyable
    michaelVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Cocotte met our expectations from starters to dessert. The ingredients in our entrees were well balanced and very favorable. The service was unobtrusive, but readily in the vicinity to help and be informative. The emphasis on French/Basque regional cuisine was a enjoyable experience which made our taste buds WOW! We enjoyed it so, that we will return soon for another enjoyable meal/evening. Though Cocotte is rather snug and seating close together we adapted and enjoyed our dinners. It's worth a try for a different take on French regional cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French waiters are so handsome
    jenksnycVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Cocotte had such wonderfully consistent reviews that we had to try it, even though I haven't particularly enjoyed basque food in the past. The service was impeccable - it never hurts that the waiters are French and hot. They were also friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered food from every part of the menu and shared it amongst the group of three. The food was delicious, but basque food is not for me. The flavors are very heavy. However, I would highly recommend this place to anyone, especially if you've never eaten basque food. Maybe it's just me (and it probably is considering all of the other rave reviews and packed house)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food!
    Fluke
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went with my husband the other night and we had the salmon sashimi, canelloni with crab over gazpacho, lentils, hake, pork cheeks, and panacotta dessert. Everything was flavorful. THe lentils were good but out of what we tried our least favorite. The canelloni is not to be missed. So good! Would definitely recommend. The atmosphere was lively but seating was tight. Service was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    this place is a little slice of french heaven. Everything is fresh, delectable, and perfect in every way. The soup, the cocottes, the fit, all amazing. Highly recommended by a HUGEEEEE foodie. It's true when they say "great things come in small packages".
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate jewel
    WVillagerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Highly-engaged staff, committed to making you have a great experience. Tasty food, simple. Delicious use of white wine sauce.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cocotte is a gem
    gjh10000VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our second time here, the first having been in January. Both times, the service was impeccable. The previous night we had dined at Babbo, and while the food may have been a hair better at Babbo, the Cocotte food is nearly as good and the service so much better that the Cocotte experience is infinitely more pleasurable on the whole (not to mention a whole lot cheaper). Will definitely, without a doubt, be back on my next visit to New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lovely food, wine and great service. I thoroughly recommend this charming atmospheric restaurant.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a pit stop
    Stuckinthe70sVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    great find. out of nowhere is a small quaint restaurant. french bistro basics. portions are small and we left hungry despite attempts to overorder once we knew how small they were. however what came was delicious and well made. definitely a neighbourhood gem. worth a pit stop
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just gets better and better
    Dunkerbeck2VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our 6th time here. Nothing but praise. Fantastic and original food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate