Cosme

4.7
2954 Reviews
$50 and over
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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2954 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good I enjoyed it

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VKumar
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to go on a dinner date or with friends. Incredible flavors of food, great service and a lovely ambience.

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vipnathakk
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner experience!

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Udit
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We really wanted to like Cosme, and had great first impressions when we walked into their beautiful restaurant for dinner, and were seated without wait or a line (we had a reservation). The ambience and decor is fantastic.

The issues began with the starters. To preface, I have been a vegetarian my whole life, and do not speak Spanish, so when I was ordering, I requested the waiter to please tell me if I mistakenly order anything that is not vegetarian.

For the first course, I ended up ordering the "uni" - which I now know is fish, but didn't at the time, and assumed it was a Spanish word I didn't know. Once it came, it was clear it was not vegetarian. When I bring my kindly suspicion to the waiter, he confirms it was sea urchin, and exclaims "oh, I thought you knew what Uni was. Maybe the manager will let you switch it out". This is pretty ridiculous - not only did he not apologize that he didn't notify me of my choice (1 of 3 courses for almost $100) when I clearly asked him to, but he acted like he was doing me a favor to fix this. While I thanked him at the time - not wanting to ruin the expensive dinner by starting an argument - I did not appreciate the attitude, or lack of apology, at all.

The food all-in-all is very underwhelming. We ended up spending $350+ on the pre-fixe meal and drinks here, but only maybe 1 or 2 of the 6 dishes and 4 drinks were memorable. There are better Mexican restaurants in the city for the same price range - and even better ones for a lower budget.

We will not be returning.

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UES19
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is fabulous. Always.

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vipToto
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been to Cosme at least 8/9 times (one of my favorite places) and I had always had a great experience both in terms of the food and service until my experience this week.

Service was sloppy to say the least, the best dish in the menu to me are the duck carnitas but this time they were a little hard and not as juicy as they always been. The bar selection is sub par for this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting NYC an wanting to have a special diner.
Everything we taste was great, fun music and amazing service.

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AshleyB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I just didn’t realize it was going to be a tasting menu, where all the favorite dishes are an additional cost. Not what I signed up for, was looking forward to the regular menu and tacos

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vipleslie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most increíble dinning experiences of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We went for our anniversary. The food is incredible but.... there were too many cooks in the kitchen so to speak. The staff is large and does not seem to communicate very well. It felt like our server changed with each course. We will be back but not with the pre fix menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu, delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosme is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. They do an incredible job making you feel like a million bucks. We sat right away as soon as we checked in. I miss their bar, but there’s nothing we can do about that at the moment.

This time at Cosme they offered a 4 course pre fixe menu. About 4-5 options per course were available. The menu was broken down to a seafood, vegetable, entree, and dessert course. I had an order of guacamole and the “uni infladita” which was a nice 2/3 bite start to dinner. The “forest mushrooms and grits with truffle” which was creamy and incredible. The short rib entree which was very filling, beautifully presented, and full of flavor. For dessert I had the hazelnut and pear option which was a great unique combination.

Service was 10/10! I was supplied with a steady stream of cocktails, the entire staff is incredibly friendly, and they politely police guests to wear their face masks. Our server was cool and sincerely thanked us for the gratuity we left. We will be back!

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vipzip10010
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service.
The (Mexican) music was very loud and we had trouble having a conversation. Please lower the volume.

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PeggyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Mexican cuisine with a pleasurable presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosme nailed indoor dining during covid. The tables are well spaced apart, with every other two-top blocked so there is space. But it still somehow felt lively and normal.

Did dinner and the wine pairing and thought the food was absolutely fantastic. The red shishito and dungeoness crab appetizer was great, the heirloom grits were also delicious and the tamarind lamb breast is one of the best things I’ve eaten in a very long time. The only thing I didn’t love was the membrillo con queso which was way too heavy. With that said, we were there for an anniversary and the staff brought a dessert on the house that involved merengue which was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had.

The pairings were also spot to on. All in all great service, great experience and a picture of how indoor dining and be done right.

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vipTheRoondogs
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Wish they had more gluten free options

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top! Great Sea Bass

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipFullexperience
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

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AdrianR
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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SeleneM
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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vipMexcity1
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a good atmosphere

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vipAlisonN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipLocal
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)

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vipHWeil
New York Area
968 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.

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vipDanielC
New England
46 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow this time. Like crazy slow.

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vipadaml
New York Area
10 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.

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JohnG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Perfect for special occasions. Truly elevated Mexican cuisine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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

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

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

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

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

Wonderful Mexican modern food.

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

Was amazing !!Great food and ambient !!

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OpenTable Diner
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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Katoni
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.

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vipSG05
Monterrey
6 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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friends in town

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fedeahunchain
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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Cosme is rated 4.7 stars by 2954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.