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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MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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...

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is amazing! The sea bass entree is delicious. Crispy skin with smooth fish and the well paired sauce comes together with the special tortilla (has a green leaf on I forget the name). Cannot wait to be back again

RH
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cosme was a great find. I love Mexican food and while the menu was unusual compared to common US fare it actually more directly reflects the actual cuisine of Mexico. We enjoyed multiple dishes all creatively made and displayed including some fresh fish and a wonderful pork chop. Highly recommended. We had lunch but looks to be a fine date night spot as well. Good and creative cocktails as well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our whole group didn’t arrive until 10 mins past the reservation but it felt egregious that we ended up waiting 45 mins for a table. Separately, it was incredibly loud so it was difficult to hear the others are my table.

Table service was great. The food was delicious and the duck carnitas and mushroom dishes were a highlight.

KE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

When I read that the chef was ranked as the best female chef and the restaurant was ranked 23 out of 50 of the world; I expected my mind to be blown. It was great yet it did not live up to my expectations.

h
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fascinating flavors, ones you immediately wish were more frequently accessible in Mexican cuisine. A genuine learning experience

OT
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Liked the food. The chilequiles were great. Ceviche was good. Corn omelette was surprisingly smooth. Noise got a bit too loud after a group of young women cane in — they were in shriek mode. Terrible Bloody Mary but nice choice of sherry.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Como mexicano me dio mucho gusto cenar en Cosme con mi familia, celebramos mi esposa y yo nuestro aniversario. Faltó algún detalle al respecto, me lo preguntaron al hacer la reservación.
Otro punto de mejora es el servicio, se tardaron en llevar las tortillas, tuvimos que insistir.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

To be completely honest, firstly, once we were seated our drink orders were not taken until 30 minutes later and then we were given drinks that we did not order. Secondly, the food was small, in amount and flavour. I understand the meaning of ‘fine dining’ however this experience was not even close. Our waiter took over 40 minutes to take our food order and then an additional 40 minutes for our food to arrive in waves. For a table of 6 the amount of tortillas to their “shareable” dish was vastly skewed. In addition the drinks are over priced and not up to par with the amount given for a 20$ cocktail. I suppose this is the first and last visit to this restaurant.

c
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Una gran experiencia, sobresale el toque mexicano en la cocina, si vas a NY ¡No te lo debes perder!

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WS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I love an innovative menu, but when every single dish needs an explanation, perhaps they should also include a photo of the dish or an experienced and PATIENT wait person who is happy to explain all the details. THe food was beautifully presented but not commensurate with the price or the quality of service. The portions are very small except for the entrees that are meant to be shared; we were all hungry by the end of our meal. Sorry Chef, very nice ambiance and food presentation but we are sorry to say we can not recommend eating here unless some changes are made. The place was full on a Sunday night, so I’m sure COSME is doing very well and my comments are all for naught. Salud!

VC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my girlfriends birthday brunch and we had an incredible experience. I mentioned that it was her birthday in the reservation notes and they remembered and brought out an amazing Tres Leche cake. The food was soo tasty and fresh.

JH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food is always delicious but the service is smug and lacking. Overpriced wine and the shortest pour in NYC. There are better options.

z
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient and friendly service. We love the ambiance and music, perfect for a Saturday night in NYC.
Of course, duck carnitas and hisk meringue are the winning combo

LG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, nice atmosphere!

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good food but not what it used to be. Quality of service is just not there,

SB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Small plates but exceptional taste, even tough the Mole was almost the same as in Pujol in Mexico City (sauce only) with a side of home made tortillas I could definitely say is the best Mole we’ve ever had. The aguachile was amazing too, the twist of Japanese fish mixed with the traditional Sinaloa dish was a wonderful mouthful of joy.
We had the merengue and the pear parfait for desert with a café de olla and carajillo for desert, it felt like home.
Chef did not disappoint.

SC
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as always - great server, attentive, informative

l
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Duck carnitas and truffle tlayuda were amazing. we also liked a lot the margaritas and the ninja cocktail. it was not cheap, but we had a great New Years Eve dinner

HT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The food was all

OT
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es mi cuarta vez en el lugar y se mantiene espectacular!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

special but not my style

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed. I was excited about being there. The smokey and delicious mole was served with burrata cheese that was sitting in a green oil with indiscernible flavor .., a strange pairing The pork was delicious so we made taquitos with all three items. The guacamole on the shrimp tostada was too limey and clashed with the shrimp paste layer. They got our order wrong but did comp a dessert to make up for it. I’m hoping it was just a bad day. We will give it another try.

HS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Man, how disappointing. The food here was honestly below average for any level of dining. Everything was overly lemony and lacked good flavor. I would have been happier with fast food. I feel like we got robbed.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Triste experiencia por una pésima atención del mesero y el gerente!

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MN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As one of the best restaurants it lived up to it’s name. The food, service and ambience were spectacular!! I tried new dishes and it was truly an experience I won’t soon forget!!
It is pricey and I would even say overpriced!! So if you go be prepared to enjoy even rave but also be prepared to gasp at the check

JG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal before the theatre, but next time we will allow more time to relax and enjoy this fabulous venue!

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time around. The food was amazing service was quiet good. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone

JV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

I was unpleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It has lost flavor and complexity. The sauces, which are at the heart of Mexican cuisine, were bland. I am not sure when I will go back after many great experiences.
The service was slow and we had to wait for about 20 minutes for our main and then there weren’t enough tortillas for the duck carnitas, which got cold.
The desserts were unremarkable. And to add insult to injury the guac was runny!! N ver seen anything like this.
Enrique, you gotta get involved in this slowly moving wreck.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was my third time dining at Cosme. The food was very good — not amazing, but very good. The service, however, was disappointing. Although our server was very pleasant, the meal was rushed. The dishes came out in rapid fire succession, and the message was clear — don’t linger. For $300, I expect to be able to relax and enjoy my meal and not be chased away.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Not the best for a family.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Value for money is way off on this one.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I never want to be negative about a dining experience unless I have something thoughtful to say. We have dined at Cosme more than 6 times over the years since it opened. We were excited to come last Saturday night as an old friend who had moved away from NYC came back that weekend and the 5 of us were excited to return to Cosme- always one of our favorite places. What a disappointment! The hostess was down right rude to us ---she really had an attitude and seemed programmed to say "when you WHOLE party arrives, then we will seat you. Until then, you can wait at the bar" ( as if she has said that 5000 times - just not genuine). We have never experienced that at Cosme! Some of the portions seemed to have been smaller (Guacamole, the pork chop). And we always order the duck tacos to share (our favorite). The prices seem to have increased exponentially for what was a very average experience. The pork chop was excessively fatty and small. The stand out was the duck tacos - always a home run! Our waiter was fantastic (don't get me wrong), but the rest of the wait staff seemed tired and we had to ask for a lot of things - more water, more tortilla chip or more corn tortillas - we were a table of 5 so if you give us 5 corn tortillas, we are going to instantly need more (nothing that was high maintenance imo...things that in the past, we were usually asked about before we even needed them. The restaurant was full, but not so crazy that the staff did not have time. It was just not a stellar experience and we all said we were not sure we would rush to return or recommend.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We arrived at 2:50PM for a 2:30PM Sat lunch reservation after furiously trying to contact them that we were running late but no one answered the phone. We were stuck in traffic snarled due to once a year Santi-con pub crawl that day. We were rudely told that the kitchen had closed promptly at 2:45PM (this policy is not disclosed when reserving) and they would not honor our credit card held reservation for 2. They were snide and told us that this was what happened in NYC as if we were tourists (we have lived in Manhattan for over 30 years). There was no offer of a limited bar menu or even maybe a couple of complementary margaritas which would have been the hospitible thing to do. We have eaten at Cosme 8 to 9 times and the food is a fantastic take on Mexican (we are originally from Texas so we know of what we speak) but have never been treated so poorly by a restaurant's staff. We realize they a hot spot now but that does not last in NYC. We are unlikely to ever return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We asked for a table that was not one in front each other and it wasn’t respected. We expected much more service from a restaurant like this

TL
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, inventive mix of Mexican and global cuisines

Food is generally great, with a few small odd pairings that don’t work. Though I like that they push further instead of relying on staid combinations

Some of the portions could be a bit larger. It is definitely at the extreme of small plates and feels a bit planned to force diners to add more courses.

Service is top notch

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, loved it. Thumping house music made it hard to converse across the table. Otherwise would have got 5 stars

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Arrived in time but not seated for 20 minutes. Hostess was snobby and not warm. Food was excellent but the service was slow. Took forever for the plates to be picked up.