Cosme

4.6
1966 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Cosme is a restaurant in New York City’s Flatiron District serving contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine. World-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera and his team create dishes rooted in Mexican flavors and traditions, while also celebrating local and seasonal ingredients from the Hudson Valley and surrounding region. Adjacent to the main dining room is a separate bar area where guests can enjoy the full menu in a lively atmosphere. Cosme’s beverage program focuses on artisanal spirits and mirrors its cuisine, letting the high quality ingredients shine.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner is offered Sunday – Thursday from 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Friday – Saturday from 5:30pm to 12:00am
Lunch is offered Monday – Friday from 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 913-9659
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Enrique Olvera
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Cross street
Between Park and Broadway
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Parking details
There are two independent parking garages adjacent to the restaurant.
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Public transit
23rd street stop, 6 line 23rd street stop, N,R lines 23rd street stop, F, M lines Union Square
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Cosme’s private dining room can accommodate up to 16 guests for dinner. To reserve the private dining room, please email privatedining@cosmenyc.com. To inquire about a full buyout of the restaurant or off-site events, please email info@cosmenyc.com.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.7

Cosme is an upscale Mexican restaurant in Flatiron that’s much more approachable than it appears to be.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 1966 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good but the menu is very limited . Also, it is very expensive for the amount of food given . You need to get multiple dishes and they are all on the pricey side. Dinner for two close to 400 dollars .... and neither once of us are big portion eaters. Nice for a special occasion .

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Miami
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Cosme is a very good restaurant with just a few weaknesses. The food is absolutely delicious. The modern version of Mexican food will make you never want to dine at your local Mexican place ever again. The flavors are so interesting and unique.
We had the cobia and the Duck, their signature dish. Both were served with the best and most fresh mini tortillas you have ever had. The combo of spices and the tortilla were remarkable.
The part that was upsetting was the sommelier. He was arrogant and aloof. In general, a condescending jerk. He did not listen to what we said, and made sure that we knew he could care less as to what are preferences were. Wine pairing is critical at Cosme because of the complex flavor profile of the food. The wine list was highly priced and did contain a number of limited production varieties. The sommelier could have made it a great experience, but did his best to ruin it. Really too bad, because the food was excellent and the servers and back servers were eager and competent.
We have dined all over the world and have made many lasting friendships with master sommeliers that started with a conversation as to what wine would go best with the food. Wine education of your customers is not just an obligation but usually a labor of love. The wine list was obviously complied with the strategy of bringing lesser known wines with great food, go the extra mile and do why is necessary for your customers to enjoy it all.

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5.0
Dined 6 days ago

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. We ordered family style.m and was able to try a number of their dishes. The food was delicious and the lamb, while pricey, was particularly amazing. The entire menus is gluten free. They made accommodations for a child in our party. Service was excellent and would definitely come again in the future.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Lived up to the hype...

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Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Saturday brunch. Started off with two quesadillas and the Artic char tostada. We then had the lamb. That was excellent. We have been to a couple of the restaurants on the 50 best list and would need to eat here a few more times to see if we agreed. Some places only took one visit.

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New York Area
2.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Super overrated. Extremely top notch service (except not very helpful with suggestions). Food was subpar for nyc. And at the prices charged, it was completely ridiculous. Tourist trap, I guess. Major disappointment.

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New York Area
1.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

The.food made me sick the next day

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MR
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

The food was great as were the servers and staff. Very noisy and very busy.

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New England
2.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Not a Top 50 in the world by a long shot at least when we are talking about the brunch. Our server was not knowledgeable and could not diferénciate among certain entrees. Disappointing and very expensive.

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DT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was absolutely incredible. Best Mexican food I've ever eaten. Service was also perfect! Definitely one of the best restaurants in NY.
Every dish they served was incredible!!
And the vibe of the restaurant was really cool. Great experience!

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EE
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Everything was wonderful!!!! The food was great and the service was excellent

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

The black aguachile was one of Thor memorable dishes.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Dinner with friends who just moved to NY.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Duck carnitas are a cannot miss NYC dish. Little on the pricey side but perfect for a super satisfying special occasion meal. Wine list is superb.

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Raleigh
2.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Everything about the night was fine. The mezcal Manhattan was delicious and the food was really good. Was very overpriced however. And we were turned off by the service. We arrived for a 5:30 reservation and the hostess rushed us to our table saying she had a table coming in at 7:30 so we needed hurry along. Not a classy move for a restaurant of that caliber.

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Raleigh
2.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

$17 for some chopped avocado, some sliced peppers and a few herbs—not my idea of guacamole. The make your own fish taco had essentially just some sliced fish (seared and medium rare) and not much else. A very limited menu and very expensive for the portions. There is no way this should be a top 50 restaurant. Never again.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Amazing!
Can’t wait to go back

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MR
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

The entire experience was lovely. Service was executed to perfection. Very interesting plates. And the duck was to die for. Not to be missed!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

I was with four business associates from Chicago and we all considered it an “experience”! We shared quite a few dishes the corn tostadas with morels was a particular favorite (we had to order a second). The duck and lamb dishes were also stand outs and of course the mole!! Deserts were not overly sweet and the cocktails were great. It was a meal that will not be forgotten!

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Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Just the best creative Mexican cuisibe

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Fantastic food

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

As always food was delicious and service really friendly. reservations are tough to get but it is worth the wait. Highly recommend the cobia al pastor and the octopus as appetizers . we also tried the sea bass in hoja santa for the first time and it was perfection. we really enjoy the relaxed and vibrant environment . this restaurant is great for both a fancy date or to enjoy with friends .

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New York Area
2.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

What happened? It use to be my favorite place in New York. Seems a lot can happen in two years! The food was good, not amazing as it use to be. They took off the uni tostada and changed the corn husk dessert (which now has a slight cheese taste???). The duck is still incredible - as is the fish collar. I asked for a gimlet with gin straight up- with Hendricks. They didn’t have that but gave me their “equivalent quality” beefeater and proceeded to charge me premium liquor prices. They had a great recipe (excuse the pun), so why change that ? $300 later for two appetizers, duck and 3 drinks (2 were beefeater) - completely overpriced!

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3.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Confusing menu with little help explaining.

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London
4.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Food really good - fresh and wholesome flavors, some unusual ingredients (eg manouri -greek cheese- in a salad!). Service professional and efficient. Desserts delicious and cocktails good.

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New York Area
1.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Terrible service.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Muy rico y agradable

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Wonderful, romantic lunch.

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

I’m really torn what to say about Cosme. Don’t get me wrong, the food was great Mexican food. Fresh, tasty. However I am confused and shocked that they are #25 in the world and are charging the prices they are. The food is on par with any excellent Mexican taco place or food truck. To pretend this is more inventive or more demanding than that felt like a total sham. Silver lining: cocktails are phenomenal. But after a $300 bill for two I’m left scratching my head. Any solid taqueria in NYC is performing at this same level and I would quickly go back to them multiple times before coming back here. There isn’t even the courtesy of beautiful plating to give an illusion of worth. If you have it to spend, give it a shot, the vibe is great, but don’t be surprised if you’re left wondering what the hype is.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Enjoyed the food but the service seemed a little rushed. Would have preferred more time in between courses.

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DD
1.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

There was a very famous person and he came with photographers who stayed behind my table a d disturbed my privacy! Very bad!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

We had heard about Cosme from friends in the food business, but are bad at planning ahead. We were lucky to get a last min reservation on a Saturday. We were a bit early, so sat at the bar for a cocktail. The drinks were unique and tasty.

We ordered a salad, the fish, and skirt steak, and ended with the meringue dessert. Every dish was loaded with flavor and presented artistically. We had let them know it was my birthday and they brought out an extra dessert a chocolate flan cake.

Our waitress was very sweet and efficient, and the atmosphere was cool and fun. I would go back and bring my lady friends. It was great for sharing dishes.

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M
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

The duck was fabulous...don’t miss is. A simple Margarita was a little pricey. But there are plenty of restaurants in NYC that are comparable, maybe not for Mexican. Still, a great experience.

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MO
Houston
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

Simply fantastic. Worth every cent! Lots of options in the menu but, since all portions are small (except for the Duck Carnitas), it is a good place to share several dishes. Duck carnitas are a must!

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AC
New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Nice atmosphere, and excellent food.
However, the menu is pretty difficult to understand and you definitely need the assistance of the waiters who are very impatient and indelicate in explaining the dishes.
Unfortunately, this is the impression that stuck to our memory.
I really wished that they would rethink about this style of service which is not compatible with the image of this restaurant.

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Orlando
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Outstanding brunch and outstanding deserts. Unique tastes in a comfortable environment.

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PN
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Spectacular food, that is both creative yet recognizable as being "Mexican". Been there twice and both times equally impressive even though many months stood between those visits.

Highly recommended if $ does not scare you but this is not your rice and beans Mexican.

If you love roasted duck, go for the duck carnitos which is basically a half duck, cooked a perfect medium, so not rare, (which I think is a mistake). The sauces are on the side so you can just eat the great flavor of roasted duck. Nothing more is needed other than the soft tortillas used to bridge the trip from the plate to your mouth!

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PP
Indiana
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Loved my meal at Cosme! My service was spectacular and the food was delicious

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CP
New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

This is the closest New Yorkers can get to Mexico's creative revolution in cooking, but the sticker shock for those of us who visit from Mexico makes it hard to truly appreciate the cuisine. My advice: save your money. Three meals here will buy you a ticket to Mexico City/CDMX or San Miguel de Allende, where you can eat this way for a third of the price. That being said, the burrata was out of this world. Saludos!

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Went here for lunch and had a variety of small plates and cocktails, everything was pretty good.

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