Cosme

4.4
2537 reviews
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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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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.
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Our table was not ready when we got there.
The noise was outrageous and we could barely hear each other.
The menu is very limited and no one explains it which is odd as the products are not common.
Last but not least, prices are over the moon.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida, un poco caro.
La carta de vinos es muy cara.
Excelente restaurante en general!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! The staff is extremely welcoming. Food was delicious! Cant find anything to complain.

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MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

TOO EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT IT IS. VERY SMALL PORTIONS. NOT A SATISFYING EXPERIENCE

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JN
Monterrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a Mexican, i feel very proud of what Cosme has to offer in NY. Great, fresh and stylish restaurant with very Mexican food, a way most people outside of Mexico have never tried. Can’t wait to come back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

En mi opinión la relación costó producto es inadecuada

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San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! A must-go destination for the culinarily enlightened.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

When I made the open table res, I stated we had someone with an onion allergy and would be looking for options around that issue. When we mentioned it to the server it was a surprise and he said there were almost no options for us. We got very little food for a lot of $$$. We did not get a welcoming feeling from our servers.

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OL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creative and deliciuos. Al the staff are very friendly.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

For the first time in fifteen times the duck was over cooked. The bartender was distracted.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The place is nice but ridiculously expensive. It was $400 for 4 of us. The service was OK, but I found the waiters to have a bad attitude. Asking them to bring more tortillas was a chore. The tortillas they serve are delicious but they don't serve enough.
The Cobia al Pastor and the Duck carnitas were excellent. The Fluke Tostadas are not worth the price ($25 for 1 tostada). I would recommend eating here once. Would I go back? Probably not.

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EM
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and unique and the service was perfect. But the food is so vastly overpriced that we had a hard time enjoying it. I won’t return.

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New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Small food selection and small portion. Can use bigger plates to make dishes look more presentable.

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IN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff , very chick ambient, awesome, authentic Mexican flavor and delicious food...highly recommended !

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Way Overpriced for the amount and quality of food you get however it was a nice experience

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente!! Comida deliciosa. El tamal con ese color naranja de lo mejor que he probado.

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DO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

A disappointment. It’s a shame that a restaurant that represents a culture that is recognized for excellent service under delivers this big....service was hostile, pretentious, and totally ruined the overall experience. Food was ok, some dishes good some others below average.

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l
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As all other reviewers have said, this is a unique take on Mexican cuisine. Flavorful and refined dishes, well prepared and plated. The service was somewhat disorganized and between the decibel level of the "music" and the tequila fueled conversations and laughter, the sound was way beyond the comfort level for enjoying the meal.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Extremely overrated. I think all of the positive reviews are bought. The food was bland, lacked any flavor (despite it being covered in heavy sauces). The duck was decent but everything else was unsatisfying. There’s many great restaurants by nyc, this is not one of them. Save your money and go elsewhere. Any person that I mentioned this restaurant to agreed.

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DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We felt like we are rushed to finish and wanted out to free the table for the next seating.

It is not that level of restaurant that should do it.
It is not my first time there that I’m feeling that way.

Food is great, but great your guests in more respectful manner.

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HM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is amazing, a Mexican flavor with a very modern touch. Being a Mexican and having tasted many of these flavors locally, it was an incredible experience to taste such combinations. Dish presentations were really nice and the recommended house wine was really tasteful. Unfortunately, service was slow and I had to wait for my food for over 20 minutes. I believe this can be enhanced as the price is a little high. But overall, I highly recommend it, just take your time!

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A differentiated dining experience with creative dishes, very good service, in an unpretentious environment.

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ES
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was expecting so much more...menu is very limited. Sorry to say, mole as a main course really doesn't do the trick...it should be "pollo con mole" or something similar. I realize COSME is the "in-place" at the moment; however, if things don't change it won't be for long. The food and wine list are also way over priced (even for NYC) ...

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MG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! We just love Cosme.
High quality food and service.

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EA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter was slow and inattentive. Refused to reimburse us for a drink the bus boy took before it was finished.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on cinco de mayo, table was ready, the wait staff was super, they explained the menu perfectly. The food was OMG awesome and drinks were Outstanding. You won't be disappointed.

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was very tasty but it wasn't a great value. The prices are crazy high -- $98 for a main course for 2 people to share; $30 for a tiny appetizer. Not sure we would come here again, but trying it once was worth it.

The highlight was the signature dessert, husk meringue with corn mousse, though I'd like to try it without the vanilla, which overpowers the delicate sweet-and-salty flavor of the corn mousse. Another standout dish was the crab infladita appetizer -- a fried, puffed-out tortilla filled with crab and topped with avocado mousse and edible flowers.

The duck carnitas (this is the $98 main course for 2) is another signature dish, and a quick scan of the restaurant showed that nearly all the diners chose to have it. The duck was expertly cooked and full of flavor, and there was plenty of it. No wonder this is their most popular dish.

The decor was our least favorite part of the experience. It felt cold and sterile (everything looked to be various shades of gray), really not what we expected. A Mexican restaurant, even a high-end one, should feel welcoming and cozy, and throwing in a few colors wouldn't hurt. Also, the tables were way too high. My hands were falling asleep from the awkward placement.

All in all, Cosme offers some amazing food, but taking into account the prices and the ambience, it's nothing to write home about.

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EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo espectacular

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GB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some dishes are great and some others are not...desserts are definitely not the best.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Amazing presentation of food but not great tasting! Had to send back two dishes and the $98 duck entree was dry! Don’t be late for a reservation as they pressure you to be completed with meal within 90 minutes of your reservation time Better to go have a fun drink at the bar instead of wasting hundreds of dollars for subpar food.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Too expensive

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I found my experience last night at Cosme lacking in many ways. Although the food tasted mostly good, there seem to be a couple of cost cutting measures / revenue increasing measures that are noticeable and unfortunate.

With the cost cutting:
1. With the husk meringue, there was a quarter size portion of the corn mousse and the remainder was just whipped cream.
2. With the mole and leave, there was a dime size of nut butter at the bottom of the leaves. Literally barely noticeable.

And with the revenue increasing:
The restaurant also rushed us through the meal. The food came out so quickly the dishes were piled on top of each other and bussers aggressively tried to clear our plates when we weren’t even finished. We ordered around 6pm and had been served five items plus the duck carnitas in under forty-five minutes. I promise you we eat quickly, but this was just about turning the table. The check was presented without us asking for it.

All in all just a factory style operation. We’ve been to Cosme many times and dined at Pujol earlier this year, and this experience definitely felt a lot more like business and one we would not return to.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Un menú poco comprensible y no muy bien explicado en cuanto a la posibilidad de compartir platos o no.
Demasiado ruido y excesivamente caro.

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1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

30 for a fish sauce with some radishes? May as well ask me to contribute to the rent and the owners pocket - would feel better about myself if I did that. This place is a great example of what stinks about New York City. Maybe I should just not travel so that I can feel these types of places are actually offering some sort of experience. Very very poor.

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London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Une belle arnaque !!

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BP
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosme is a great option for innovative and fun Mexican food. It combines traditional ingredients with innovative techniques and presentation. My only down side is that the portions are rather small, so don’t go hungry. The flavors are assured and the service is great. So all in all well worth it.

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SG
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience. The food was outstanding and our waiter Armando went to great lengths to explain it to us. My only caution is to be careful ordering some of the better Tequilas and Mezcals as the bill can escalate dramatically. I will certainly return - a very unique and special place

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Literally the worst service I’ve ever had. We couldn’t even understand what our waiter was saying and he was rude and dismissive. Someone told us Cosme was over hyped but I couldn’t imagine it would be that bad! Sorry normally I am not so harsh with ratings but we were pretty blown away. Food was decent and very creative but not worth it in terms of service and price. The fact they think they are so cool that they don’t need good service put us off.

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TB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Great customer service!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Another hyped up place. Way too expensive for what it is. Food was just OK. Had much better food in cheaper restaurants. Service was good though even though waiter accidentally gave us a bill $100 more expensive and then self corrected the mistake when he saw I was inspecting the bill (which I normally never do). Was still $280 for 2 and it wasn’t worth it. Left feeling ripped off, should have bought 2 pairs of sneakers for that price - won’t come back.

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