Cosme

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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 Daniela Soto Innes 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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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good place for dinner: good wine, service and food.

F
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is supposed to be good? No wonder they don’t put their prices on the online menu. Cosme is a glorified Taco Bell Cantina

AR
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

SM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es un excelente lugar, una excelente selección de platillos, aunque las entradas son muy pequeñas, sin embargo los postres son sobresalientes.

Los cócteles muy buenos, con nombres muy ingeniosos que hacen honor al folclor mexicano.

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M
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a good atmosphere

AN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food outstanding but very slow to get our drink from the bar.

L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Found this place to be more trendy and a bit pretentious rather than great food and ambiance. Service was the best part but we found the experience underwhelming. Disappointed. Won’t be returning. (Tables for two are too long to even talk give the the noise level)

HW
New York Area
965 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to Cosme years ago and wasn't thrilled. Went back for a recent brunch because the restaurant keeps appearing on critics' "best" lists. Surprise -- brunch was excellent. Background music was much too loud for quiet conversation, but my wife and I will try Cosme again for dinner someday. Maybe it will redeem itself.

DC
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow this time. Like crazy slow.

a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away by Cosme honestly. I thought I was going to a high end fru fru where the servings meant I was going to grab a burger before heading home not.The total opposite happened and I loved everything from the appetizers to the main course. I cannot give a bigger recommendation than that.

Price points weren’t bad either. Will be coming back for sure.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. The food was phenomenal, service spectacular and ambiance was special. Will definitely go back.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, original small dishes, pricey. A bit noisy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was meh for the price. Didn’t charge us for the pork we thought was just fat. Didn’t make up for the time wasted and had to go find another restaurant to actually have dinner. Couldn’t pay me to eat here again

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I didn’t like the Paloma coctel it was poorly made

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience , unique food , world class . Will be back for sure.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mexican modern food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing !!Great food and ambient !!

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

El lugar es muy bonito. La atención fue muy buena. La comida estuvo bueno, pero es demasiado costoso.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food portions were small, not tasty, and definitely not worth the price (which was high). We had to go get food elsewhere after we left.

SG
Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for brunch with some friends and everything was delicious! They gave us a small cake as a an anniversary gift! Amazing service!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friends in town

f
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decayó tremendamente. Fuimos cuando recién abrió y fue increíble. Hoy desde el ambiente hasta el menú perdieron esencia y puntos fuertes. Una lástima.

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OT
Baja California
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La mejor cena que he tenido,
Exquisitos sabores en cada platillo.
Una delicia cada cosa en la porción adecuada.

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RM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Waitress got 2 of the 4 items in our order all mixed up. First, she brought me a wrong appetizer I never ordered. When we told her that wasn’t ours, she agreed and said “keep it, I’ll bring your Arctic Char dish. Then my entree was missing the main ingredient, chicken, when I brought this up to a different server because our original waitress was busy, he walked away to ascertain, came back and said I ordered it without chicken, which is ridiculous. When I insisted that I wouldn’t order a chicken dish and ask for the chicken to be left out, he told someone who I guess was the manager, who then didn’t come to our table first to explain what he was doing, but went to the kitchen and came back later with a small bowl full of shredded chicken and set it in the table and said “I gave you extra” I guess he expected me to assemble the dish myself at my table. I don’t understand why he didn’t just take the dish away and have the chef prepare it again or add the chicken. I guess I paid to prepare my own food.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Extremely overpriced. Enjoyed it time there but not sure I am going back there.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Tiny plates of food, and no real flavor? So expensive and a let down!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The waitstaff was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and how much our group should order since we were looking to share a bunch of dishes. All of the recommendations came without hesitation and spanned the breadth of the menu. The food and drinks were excellent - do not skip the duck carnitas! - and I cannot wait to go back

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overrated, overpriced, tiny portions. You couldn’t fill my margarita glass more than halfway? In 40 years of dining in NYC... Cosme was the single worst experience. Complete rip-off!!! There’s no way this place survives.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not enough options or diversity in the menu.

GK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience3

I have been to Cosme several times. I had a booking for last evening for at 8:30pm and was hosting clients. I was running late and tried to call the restaurant to alert them to the delay. I called 4 times but one one ever answered the phone. When we finally arrived it was just at over the 15 minute grace period that the hostess was so readily to say was their seating policy. I advised that I attempted to call to alert them of the delay and pointed to the phone that was on the podium. I asked, was there any reason why no one was answering the phone or if their phones were not working. I just received a shrug and a reply of 'I don't know'. We were told we would have to wait 30 minutes for a table to open up. We decided to wait at the bar. We had 2 rounds of drinks and the manager came over to say it would still be longer but would not give a specific time. We waited close to an hour before we were sat. Whilst we were offered a round of drinks and seats at the communal table, I declined. Being in the hospitality industry I have to say that Cosme has lots to work on in terms of customer service and training their staff. If I were Enrique Olvera, I would be very concerned to have my name attached to a place that pales in comparison to delivering a great experience like Pujol does. Once we sat, the food was amazing as always and the service fine. I am going think twice to recommending this restaurant to anyone.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kind of on the steep side for cost, as the portions are very small, but the food was delicious.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

the food is excellent but the service is absolutely awful. they wouldn't seat us until our full party was there, which is already annoying. then wouldn't take our coats for the check until the full party was there. then when we transferred from the bar to table, didn't bring our drinks. never checked our winter coats even when seated. we had to ask again. took about an hour to take our drink and food orders after having to ask for waiters multiple times.

food came out quite quickly, but the team attempted to clear our table as quickly as the food came out. small bits of consideration were really lost - we were a party of five and they would only bring tortillas for four. We had to ask if they would be okay expanding a dish to five people and they were begrudgingly okay with that. Then they tried to clear our duck about 4 times before we were finished eating and took our drinks away when there was still liquid left. and the finale - they forgot our dessert. comped the dessert.

at the price point - $30 for one taco - $98 for a duck shared plate for two -the service is abysmal. service and quality are what make a restaurant stand out, in my view, and cosme's lost its touch.

WL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very sleek setting, great ambiance and vide. This is not your Rosa Mexican Mexican food. Takes Mexican fare to a new level. Smaller plates are too small for sharing (uni, crab etc) but black seabass and duck can easily feed up to four people (tasting wise). Cocktails are good, especially margaritas but expensive.

PO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for a perfect meal.
Creative dishes and mixes of flavors.
Something for everyone and super-friendly staff to guide you through a menu like none you’ve experience before.
I cant wait to get back!

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Cosme was everything that used to be wrong with New York, an air of exclusivity with no actual idea why. there was no quality to back the arrogance, and they also don’t even know who they are being exclusive to. A fundamental lack of understanding as to who their clientele is makes cosme a bit of a comical experience. They’re setup like a movie set, with a lack of any star power.

d
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overpriced and underwhelming. Awful lunch. Dover sole tacos for 2 at $65.00.. Outrageous. All the food we ordered was prepared in advance and served at room temp.
Ugh!
This is an "Emperor's new clothes" restaurant.

MA
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I didn’t like the food, was for my taste too small, I asked for example mole and it was very small and expensive, same with duck.
I didn’t felt the fish was fresh, and it was kinda expensive for the food, I been in Pujol same chefs restaurant and is better for my taste.

G
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

La comida es muy buen pero poca cantidad, el servicio muy bueno y el lugar muy lindo y agradable

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c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very thoughtfully designed menu, from the complimentary house-made blue corn tortillas with smoky adobo sesame oil dip, to the artfully flowered guacamole, and the unique tataki with habanero pineapple puree and my companion's tempura butternut squash served with shiso leaves steamed into the yellow corn tortillas. Remarkable, tasty and servings not as small as the waiter warned. Wished I was there for dinner to get one of the interesting cocktails and more dishes...