Cosme

4.6
1959 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 1959 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

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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OT
1.0Dined 4 days ago

The.food made me sick the next day

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MR
5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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OT
2.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The black aguachile was one of Thor memorable dishes.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Dinner with friends who just moved to NY.

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5.0Dined 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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OT
2.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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OT
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Amazing!
Can’t wait to go back

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MR
5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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W
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Just the best creative Mexican cuisibe

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Fantastic food

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Confusing menu with little help explaining.

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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Terrible service.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Muy rico y agradable

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Wonderful, romantic lunch.

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3.0Dined 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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OT
4.0Dined 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
1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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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s
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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

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PN
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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

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CP
4.0Dined 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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OT
4.0Dined 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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DW
2.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The restaurant is all hype. The food was pre-prepared and their signature duck dish does not compare to the Peking duck in an average Chinatown restaurant. Service was indifferent. The waiters seemed bored. It’s a restaurant for techies on expense accounts but not for people who love food.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Service was attentive and food was good. Highlight for me was dessert. Some marvelous layered concoction of cacao butter pudding, pistachio sorbet & freeze dried strawberries. Sounds ordinary but was actually quite extraordinary. Seriously delicious. The Telenovela cocktail is also divine.

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MS
1.0Dined on June 18, 2018

made a 9:15 pm reservations, to meet with friends . 3 of us. got confirmation online.
came on time , showed 2 hostesses the confirmation and was told there is no reservation on that name but when the party is all there they could seat us. the place was half empty.
i was asked to wait at the bar for rest of the party. after 25 min of waiting it turned out that my friends were already at the dinning room waiting for me , while I was waiting for them . That is exactly what hostesses are for . and there where 2 of them , bored and non attentive.
the food was ok and nothing else. over rated by far and ridiculously over priced for what it is.
service was just ok and very unengaged. I will not come back or recommend.

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DC
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Absolutely delicious!!! It is an amazing experience to your mouth. Very friendly staff and a great innovation to Mexican cuisine.

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NW
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great and honnest service coupled with fabulous food. Would go again.

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