Cosme

4.6
2166 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
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
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 2166 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck carnitas to die for. The abalone was delicious for

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an amazing dining experience top to bottom.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely perfect evening. Service was impeccable, ambiance was very nice and food was to die for. Cocktails and wine program were much better than most 1 & 2 star Michelin restaurants in the area. Had 5 dishes in total, two being very good (crab and guacamole) and the other 3 were mind blowing. The duck carnitas would land on my top 3 dishes I have ever eaten. The honey-nut squash was amazing and so was the meringue dessert. I’d be back in a heartbeat.

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l
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They were very welcoming as we celebrated our anniversary. They actually were able to accomodate a vegan

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T
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perhaps making the Top 50 Restaurants in the World list doesn't work in Cosme's favor. I went there with high expectations. After all, it is now supposed to be in the company of restaurants like Eleven Madison and Le Bernardin. Sadly though, it doesn't live up to the hype. It's not that the food isn't good because it is. I felt like the waiter misled us into ordering too much food. If you order the duck, and you should because that is the reason for going, you probably only need one or two other dishes at most. Otherwise it comes out to being very overpriced for what you get.

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, so civilized...thank you!

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VM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very creative cuisine, although nearly every menu item required a verbal explanation from the server, even for those who know Spanish and are familiar with Mexican food. Portions were mostly miniscule, with the exception of the dessert offering. Prices seemed high even by New York standards. I ate dinner at the chef/owner's Mexico City restaurant for considerably less. Vaguely industrial ambiance. Noise level accelerated during lunch. I'd recommend arriving when the place opens to have some quiet time at least at the beginning. Go with a small group in order to sample the full menu, which is not very long.

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JS
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ridiculously perfect evening. We have been to Cosme for date night and with friends on multiple occasions. One of the best dining experiences in the world. We have traveled to every continent multiple times and dine from casual to multi-starred Michelin. Every course at Cosme is always farm-to-table fresh and each preparation memorable. Thank you to the entire team for another special evening.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

2 disappointments:
1) communication with person charged with chances/modifications ext 12: abrupt, arrogant, seriously unhelpful.
2) after confirming modification of reservation from 5:30 to 6:00 pm later same day with far friendlier restaurant reservationists directly, confirmed change of res time was not recorded nor honored. It took manager to solve impasse without apology and assignment of table with time limit. Happily food and table service made up for discortesies.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food all around, especially the duck carnitas and vanilla corn meringue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

me encanta... el menu es brutal!! El servicio se encarga de que goces la comida y el lugar...

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J
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. They have a wonderful staff and the food is always impeccable!

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RS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Too expensive for what you get and it is not even that good. Portions are absurdly small. Waiter was in a rush to leave and make us leave. Would not recommend this place at all.

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RN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Having heard great things, we made sure to check it out. Everything was very good. While we didnt know most of what was on the menu, we liked the adventure. The only negative was the portion size, especially for the price. Luckily, we weren't super hungry as our reservation was at 1030pm, but it was very good and the experience enjoyable.

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G
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me encantó . Una hermosa experiencia todos los ingredientes explotaban en mi paladar. Felicidades

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Friends celebrating

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosme est un excellent restaurant : une décoration sublime, une cuisine raffinée et un service attentionné. Je le recommanderais à tous mes amis de passage à NY.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great but pricey

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ET
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Over priced for food that was above average but not great. Good staff and vibe but disappointed as we had been looking to come here for a long time.

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g
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Fashionable boring place. Bad food. Average service. Pricey.

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RL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great atmosphere. Tasty Drinks 🍹 Went for lunch. It was quiet at first but quickly filled up.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice experience but no value what so ever. Tiny over-priced plates.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Typical of this type of restaurant, the hostess refused to seat us until all parties were there. Then they showed us to the table next to the stairs to the bathroom where the servers are all marching back and forth. When we asked for a different table, we were told that the other three that we saw were all reserved. Our response, “we have a reservation too” was rebuffed. We were finally seated at a different table and then no one came to serve us beyond water for quite some time. The food was okay, but it’s too much hype and too overpriced. Won’t be back any time soon.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosme never disappoints. Duck carnitas is life changing

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For the price the portions were too small. You can remain hungry if you don’t order the right dishes

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WT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Duck carnitas to die for. Everything we ordered was delicious and surpassed our every expectation. The Paloma and Margarita were tasty and with plenty of alcohol. I’m returning very very soon

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect . Great . Real . The food was amazing . New way to eat Mexican food .

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F
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Excellent food but service very rushed at lunch service. When you’re paying that much for lunch, you don’t expect to be told when you sit down that you have to hurry because the kitchen is closing in 5 minutes, particularly because it didn’t as we saw dishes come out long after we ordered. Best guess is our server wanted to clock out. But why should I care or be rushed along. The reason I still rate it so high is that the food is that damn good.

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EF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous time at Cosme. I have several food allergies and our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu. Thank you!

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New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All seafood I had were great. The ambiance was really good with positive vibes and lots of energy.

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p
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu is imaginative and very tasty but most portions are very small and expensive. It’s trendy and hip but we probably wouldn’t go back.

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cosme is really special. I have been five times now and can't think of another restaurant where you can get anything comparable. This isn't just a high end Mexican restaurant like you might find in any large US city. The enmoladas, rolled up cheese-stuffed tortillas in a mole sauce, are extraordinarily tasty. The bronzino, cobia al pastor, and burrata were also amazing. Although no longer on the menu the duck enmoladas is one of the most delicious entrees I have ever tasted, and I would hope they bring it back.

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Brutal. 8:30 reservation on a Monday night, table ready at 9pm, first plates arrived at 10pm. Scallops were gritty, abalone was rubbery, tostada was stale. At this point, we were already in for $100...cancelled the rest of our order and asked for the bill. The maître d’hôtel offered us a free dessert...we took the signature corn husk meringue. It was good and the only reason this isn’t a one star review. They were greedy and overbooked the dining room and then the wheels feel off. The table beside us was having a difficult dinner as well. Not sure why this place has such a good reputation. Avoid.

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

My boyfriend and I visited Cosme on our last visit to New York and we both had high expectations, but were both very disappointed with the service and the standard of the food. We had a reservation at 9 pm but when we arrived we were told that the table wasn't ready and that we could wait in the bar. We waited for half an hour to be seated.

The food sounded more interesting on the menu than it actually was. We ordered five different dishes to share and they all presented nicely, but none of them were particularly good. The fish was dry, the meet was not tender and the mole tasted like burnt paprika. The desert was the best dish we had and even that wasn't spectacular.

We can't compliment on the service either, several times we had to ask to waiters to present the food and how it was meant to be eaten for the best experience.

All in all it was a very mediocre overpriced experience and I wouldn't recommend anyone to visit Cosme.

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MA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit - will definitely return. Service was excellent. All of the dishes we enjoyed were creative and had amazing taste.

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AZ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service is excellent. Staff is knowledgeable and professional.

Portions are small.Food quality and ingredients are top shelf.
Quite expensive . Cocktails are $18
Average dish is close to $30 including apps.
Probably best to go with a large party of at least 4 persons to taste a variety of dishes.

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JS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every experience at Cosme is better than the last. The staff was great and treated us very well. Lunch was fun and delicious.

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OT
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Muy buena experiencia culinaria aunque el servicio muy deficiente

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AD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal. Absolutely was beyond expectations. The only critique I have is the noise level. Eating out is really to enjoy wonderful food with friends and/or family and it is very hard to visit when you can't hear the conversation. But the everything else was exceptional.

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JI
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, superb service

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