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.
New York, NY 10012
Contemporary French, Spanish, Basque
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4pm to 11pm
Friday: 4pm - 12am
Saturday: 11am - 12pm
Sunday: 11am - 11pm
Prince St & Spring St
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Spring St (A, C, E)
Prince St (N, R)
Houston St (1, 2)
Spring St. (6)
West 4th St. (B,D,F,M)
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Cocotte Ratings and Reviews
I happened to see this restaurant listed when searching for an anniversary spot, and we were beyond pleasantly surprised on how great the overall experience was for our dinner! The food was very, very good. And, the reasonable prices added to the rareness of this gem of a small restaurant.
Such a great experience! And their specials were to die for. I had the bay scallops then the basque piperade and the pheasant toast which is apparently inspired by the chefs grandmother. Let me tell you I’m normally not an adventurous diner but this pheasant on a toast might have been the best thing I’ve ever had my I entier life. Finished off with the chocolate tart.... We’ll definitely be back!!!!
Only reason I would go back is the food. Made a reservation far in advance only to be seated at a bar on communal high top with another group, even though there was no one seated in the dining room. When they left, we had to get up for the other group to exit the restaurant, as we were seated so close to the door that the handle hit our table every time it opened. We were helped by three different people, no one with a care in the world as to how we were enjoying ourselves. We were then asked to move to another table half way through our main course because they needed to seat a larger group. It was clear that our server only paid attention to the larger groups that were buying full bottles of wine and ordering larger amounts of food. While food got taken the second it was gone, we had to ask for the check after quite some time. We handed out waitress our coat check tab and she never came back with our coats. We then had to ask someone else as she didn’t remember the ticket number. Food was great. Service not so good. Also. It is VERY small. Plan accordingly.
I never write reviews like this. But living in New York, you don’t expect to have every item ordered be so poorly prepared and of such poor quality. The button mushroom appetizer were shriveled, over cooked, tasteless. The chopped octopus swam in a greasy, garlic sauce of an origin I’ve never tasted before and hope I never will again. The undercooked and ill-seasoned pheasant was shredded and topped on tiny toast that were so hard, the whole thing was inedible. And in the case of the lentils, they were actually spoiled! A taste you know immediately and after several bites, and asking my friend if she thinks the same, we worried we might be sick the next day. This is inexcusable for a SoHo restaurant. It makes me wonder how they got any good reviews in the past.
Basque-influenced French - charming decor, attentive staff, and superior food. We had, respectively, the filet mignon truffle butter, and the Basque pork. Both were outstanding. The filet in particular was so tender, perfectly cooked to my requested medium-well, that it truly did melt in the mouth. The chocolate tarte was the perfect dessert. Highly recommended.
Very nice dîner on a Friday night, the restaurant was busy, wich is nice as it give a great ambiance for a Friday.
We came on a date and we're so happy from both the food and the service.
The food is really nice and easy to share.
The service is very friendly, attentive and you don't wait 10 hours to get what you expect.
They don't rush you at all and let you the time to enjoy the delicious wine you order or the food you are eating.
We willl be back !!
I think they must have been short staffed the night we went. Service was slow. Not only for ourselves but I noticed the same for people around us
It is a very cozy space with nice ambience but the noise made it hard to be on a romantic date
I will say the food was delicious!
Nice French Bistro with a twist. I would recommend to anyone seeking a casual yet well prepared meal. Menu, though limited, offers more than typical bistro fare by adding seasonal items as well as a splash of Basque cuisine. Dishes were well prepared and not overly fussy. That can be a good thing in these days of "fennel pollen". Pork shoulder was tasty and tender but a bit salty. Beef was perfectly cooked and tender. Salads and charcuterie well done too. Service was friendly but we felt a bit rushed. Timing between courses was swift - a little too swift like they were trying hard to get us out the door to turn the table.