We love Cosmos. The food is
We love Cosmos. The food is great and the service awesome. We have been there for holiday meals, to celebrate our anniversary and as the perfect spot for dinner when we are out on the town. Cosmos has been consistently good for the two years we have been going there.
8/25/2012 12:00:00 AM
Our server Adel, was outstanding.
Our server Adel, was outstanding. He knew the menu and listened to our desires, and did a tremendous job of fulfilling our needs. He is on the A team and deserves a 10!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an excellant dinner!!
We had an excellant dinner!! Food was delicious, wine was great and service was outstanding. We will definately be back!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a party of 10. Everything
We had a party of 10. Everything went very smooth. Our server was very prompt, attentive and made great suggestions. We would most certainly go back!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Although the waitress was
Although the waitress was helpful and friendly the food server and table attendant were lacking cordiality and the brevity and snap answers seem abrasive or condescending even though the restaurant was not busy. Almost like Basil and Manual from Fawlty Towers.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food. We had a great Easter brunch. We chose the restaurant because they were carving a leg of lamb and we were not dissappointed!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Easter brunch at Cosmos
The Easter brunch at Cosmos was excellent! The deserts were amazing and beautiful. They had a nice assortment of food, something for everyone.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was a bit disappointed with
I was a bit disappointed with the service but our server, Tim made up for it. We get to the rstaurant and there was no one at the host desk. We had to go to the bar to track him down. My guest and I were in no hurry so we were patient. Service was slow but I don't mind it as long as food is great. I could see how other impatient customers would not tolerate the slow service. My guest and I did not mind it.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always Mr. Adele was great
As always Mr. Adele was great with us, we had a wonderful time in Cosmos!!
Thank you all!!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a truly spectacular
We had a truly spectacular lunch! Chef Blake Meier Wowed us! From the Tuna Tartar with Guacamole Ice Cream to the spirited and tangy salad with creamed goat cheese and truffles to the incredible Scallops (Total Wow!!!) to the Lamb Cheek pasta (Magnificent!)to the restaurant-made Passion Fruit & Blood Orange Sorbets, an inspired offering! Thank You Chef Blake for a very memorable lunch!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth dressing up for.
Like I need an excuse to dress up... Service here is outstanding. We ordered a variety of small plates and our waiter ordered them flawlessly (from both a timing and a culinary perspective) and had them separated so it was ... it was just all very elegant. We felt quite special. We'd been there years before (years!) and another waiter recognized us and came over and said hello. We felt quite special. Great meal and great experience. Thank you, Cosmos.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this one.. Service is
Love this one.. Service is amazing.. Always something new to Tempt your pallet.. Recomed Sampling the starters as a meal ..
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, but wasn't sure
Great food, but wasn't sure why advice was so slow, given we were 1 of 3 tables.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day brunch
This was a nice place to go for brunch. The food was beautiful and delicious. The only issue was that in the beginning our waiter didn't communicate that we could go up and get food at any time, so we sat awkwardly for a bit, but after one if us got up and asked questions we recovered. They did an amazing job on all levels of the food, including all of the amazing desserts. The moms were happy.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit expensive for a buffet
We went for the Mother's Day buffet. It was moderately busy when we arrived, but got busier while we were there. Although it was nearly full, the volume in the restaruant was such that you could still have a pleasant conversation. The buffet itself was pretty typical - omelet station, breakfast items and pastries, salads and fruit, pasta, chicken, asparagus, shrimp, smoked salmon, desserts. At $45.00 per person it was one of the more expensive buffets in town, but the carved filet mignon might have made it worth the money. Everyone enjoyed it and we would go back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best kept secret
Cosmos is not your typical hotel restaurant with mediocre food, this is fine dining at its best while still maintaining reasonable rates. The Tuna Tartare is out of this world! We will be keeping this gem for many return trips.
We are not "foodies" and any questions we asked of the staff they politely answered as well as recommended some slight changes to make the dishes more enjoyable.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exactly what we needed!
My husband and I celebrated our 5th Anniversary dinner at Cosmos. We are from a smaller community and wanted a real "foodie" experience and that is exactly what we received! We couldn't stop bragging about it to our friends. I feel the value of the meal and experience were well worth the cost. Thank you for memorable evening, we will definitely be back!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
We booked a reservation at Cosmos to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's one of the best dining experiences I've ever had downtown. The setting was luxurious and chic; the food was absolutely amazing. It was slow for a Saturday night (several empty tables around us at 7pm) and the chef kept sending out fun little bites to the tables. The meal was a work of art and the cocktails were spot-on. We will be going back again. This restaurant might be in a hotel, but it is NOT a hotel restaurant. If you want to impress a date, look no further.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful dining experience. From the Foie Gras to the molten Lava Cake it was truly enjoyable. The food was presented in a way that made you excited for the next course. Ask for Tim as your waiter. You won't be disappointed. His knowledge of the wine list is amazing! The ambience is comfortable and relaxing.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A meal to celebrate
Our food was prepared by Chef Blake and was absolutely to die for. Every bite was sensational and we had a wonderful experience. My fiancé and I agreed that it was the best food we've ever had. Hats off to the chef.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very comfortable- sit away from bar
Very comfortable and "homey" feel with lots of southern type comfort food- large tables with comfortable seating and KNOWLEDGEABLE servers- take recommendations
ask to sit away from NOISY bar
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinnner at Cosmos with an old friend. Restaurant was quiet enough for us to be able to chat. The food was excellent, and our waiter was very attentive.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dinner for eight.
A wonderful dinner for eight. It is a first class experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
40th Wedding Anniversary
The server was very helpful, attentive, and courteous. Ambiance is contemporary and on this evening it was nice and quiet, and perfect for conversation. The food was very well prepared and had touches of the unexpected at almost every bite. The assortment of mushrooms for the toast appetizer were wonderful, and when I asked if they could add some Hen of the Woods - they were delighted to fulfill my wish. The Buttermilk Panna Cotta with lime foam and meringue chips was absolutely "the bomb", and just the right way to end the evening.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but good
We went to the Cosmos restaurant prior to going to a theater performance at the Pantages. I went with my parents, we had three entrees, two sides and one wine. The dinner and tip was over $200 but you get what you pay for, great professional service, interesting plates, good taste. An added bonus, amuse bouche prior to, palate cleanser during the meal and chocolate truffles after the meal, all compliments of the chef.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered the tasting menu
We ordered the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Everything was delicious and the the wines were well chosen. Our server Adel has a deft touch. He's available but doesn't hover. He gave us plenty of time with each course. The restaurant was an intimate setting and it was easy to carry on a conversation.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cosmos is under-rated
Hiding in the 601 Graves Hotel in E Block, this is one of the best fine dininng options you have in Minneapolis
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the evening, food had a lot of taste. We did put on our reservation that it was an anniversary dinner, but nothing was mentioned while we were there - this is our only disappointment.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my birthday
Great food and fantastic staff made for a perfect evening!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server Adel was amazing.
Great dinner. Room temp a bit chilly. Our waiter, Adel (Adele?) was a pro among pros.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good quality and excellent service
We picked the tasting menu and it has been a great choice with an outstanding service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, little hype
I have been to Cosmos for lunch and for dinner and both times found the food extraordinary. There are other "hotspots" in town, but Cosmos quietly keeps putting out delicious food. When I say quietly, I mean it. There were very few other patrons at Cosmos the two times I was there. This means that everyone is missing out, because it is a delight. Not only is the food complex and perfectly prepared, but the treats between courses are a tasty surprise. My only complaint is that the waiter was a bit stiff.
I consider Cosmos a gem, and I will definitely be making a return trip. They should really do more marketing - or maybe not, so I can always be guaranteed a reservation!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cosmos is the most excellent restaurant that we have dined at in the Twin Cities! The food was outstanding, fresh and served promptly. Our waitress was attentive and very knowledgeable about the choices we selected. I chose this restaurant for a special occasion which was my husband's birthday. The restaurant was alerted about the occasion through my Open Table reservation.
I mentioned the birthday to our host and they said yes they knew about it. That was the last we heard about it. Would have been a nice touch to have something to mark the occasion. Overall, this was a dining delight and it will be on the top of our list for dining.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous as always.
We have been making trips from Iowa to Minneapolis for special occasions for several years and ALWAYS include dinner at Cosmo as part of our plans. We have never been disappointed in any aspect of our experience. The food and wine are superb as is the service and the atmosphere is very romantic if that is what you are looking for.
We have had a different waiter every time and always end up falling in love with whoever is serving us. This time it was Matthew and we felt very well cared for. Thank you Matthew for a great experience! Your dessert recommendation was awesome. We will be sure to ask for you on our next trip.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Find
Enjoyed the quiet ambience. Food was very good. Only downside was a waiter with an attitude. I think he was disappointed that we didn't order drinks or expensive entrees and was rather condescending. But he did provide good service and overall it was an enjoyable evening.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid as always
Not one thing to complain about. cosmos has slways delivered and the Restsursnt Week lunch menu wasn't any different
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was great and
The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. I wanted more.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great offers for Restaurant Wee
Had the Kale Salad, lentil soup, Grits with mushroom and sprouts and the walleye fish tacos. All were well above average. Very good. Two rather nice surprises were that a restaurant would actually put grits in the menu in the Twin Cities and the fish tacos were LOADED. Going in I was curious about the value of a two course lunch for $20. Definitely worth it.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, well-crafted food
Went to lunch with a good friend here on a fall Saturday; very quiet because we were nearly alone. The restaurant itself was impressive in its simple decor and service was friendly and attentive. The menu was not quite as elaborate as we had expected but most reviews and comments relate to evening meals. However, the wild rice bisque was excellent and the Maine lobster sandwich was a delightful spicy variation on the usual style (I grew up eating lobster rolls at home). My companion had the hanger steak, which was prepared excellently and was very flavorful. Well worth the time and the cost was reasonable as well!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our entire meal was superb
Our entire meal was superb and the service was unbelievable. What an incredible evening. Thank you
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent and the service was outstanding!!! This is our second time there and definitely won't be our last.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to dinner with my mom for her birthday. Overall, we were very pleased with the food, wine, atmosphere. It is sophisticated but not stuffy. We had the tasting menu and wine pairings. The wines were matched perfectly with each plate. (Personally, I didn't care for the dessert wine but that is my personal preference.) The dinner was expensive ($500 for a group of 4) but an excellent value given the quality/quantity of the food/wine (five courses and five glasses of wine... we didn't leave hungry!) and the overall experience. My only complaint is that we were run over by a few people taking their bags to their hotel rooms on the way in but that is to be expected when you are visiting a restaurant in a hotel!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why don't people know about Cosmos?
Several co-workers and I went there for lunch on a Thursday. The food was fantastic, but the place was desolate. Granted, it's expensive, but so are Murray's, Zelo and the Local, and those places are always filled.
Is Cosmos' problem accessability? It's attached to the dead Block E, and the restaurant is up on the fourth floor, not somewhere you'd automatically think of. Still, it's worth the trek for an excellent meal.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxed and intimate atmosphere
My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary in the cities. Tried Cosmos with nothing to base it on and was pleasantly surprised.
The food is top notch. The tasting menu is a great choice for trying new things.
The service is good. Never had issues getting more drinks and was helpful when needed and was scarce when we wanted to be alone. They were able to handle food allergies with ease (celiac).
Overall we would go back in a heartbeat, it's too bad we don't live closer !!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cosmos was a definite 10. Excellent food and preparation. Outstanding and well planned. A definite return visit.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We don't dine here often,
We don't dine here often, but in our experience this restaurant never misses the mark. The food is excellent, the service attentive, but not intrusive, and the ambiance has improved with some much needed softening. Always a top choice for us when celebrating. The complimentary valet parking also removes the parking hassle in that part of the city, and is a nice touch given that that fee can add an additional $6-10 (without tip) to your night.
We'll certainly return.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM