Cosme

4.4
2479 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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BS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Most disappointed in this restaurant. Very expensive and portions small. Entree (fish on a banana leaf) was undercooked and sauced heavily. Nothing else on the plate, not even a sprig of herbs! Spoke to the Manager who brushed off our complaints; he was rude and said that the restaurant was "comparable with others in the neighborhood". My companion and I were so hungry after spending $102 a piece that we had to stop and get something to eat before heading home. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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CG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El mejor restaurante de comida mexicana

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It was our son's bday celebration and nothing about the experience was celebratory. The waiter was encouraging us a bit too much to order more dishes because "everyone orders at least 2/3 dishes per person". We ordered 1 dish per person, an app and a dessert.
Usually when you tell a restaurant that it is someone's bday, they bring out a candle on the dessert or something special. Nothing special happened during the dessert course or throughout the meal.
We felt it was overpriced and somewhat tasty but absolutely not worth the price.
There was nothing about our experience that made us want to go back to try new foods. Sorry that we did not go to our other bday/holiday fave, Perry Street.

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good but small portions and very expensive. It did not feel like a restaurant to have a meal but a place to experiment with.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Mexican food with a twist i would say. Delicious and tasty.
On time service, good wine pairing options. Had the best Margarita and the Guacomole. Will go again for sure.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Portion is way too small

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and service were ok for the price, too expensive for the quality.

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

Food was excellent. I don't mind spending money on good food and good experiences, but the amount of food for the price was ridiculous. Cool scene, great service, good cocktails!

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TK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The mole tasted burned, but our waiter was kind and removed it from our bill. Overall, prices were outrageous and not worth it. You're much better off spending your money at a Daniel Boulud restaurant.

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l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great dining experience

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal at Cosme. Quote from my guest accurately summarizes “I’ve had hundreds of nice meals in New York. Rarely are they this memorable however”.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Reservation process ridiculous they take credit card but if you need to change they make you call but they have one line so you get a busy signal (in this day and age). They say they don’t use OpenTable but will take your credit card via. Host people very rude. They will not seat you even if you are 1 person short and then push you to the bar or say they need the table back in an hour really? That one seat is gone? Food is good but not unbelievable and not for 3
Plates at $90 per person. My party of 5 left hungry and wanted to hit a taco truck. Overhyped and over priced for rude check in which put me in a bad mood for the meal.

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MJ
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always excellent. So innovative, creative, and flavorful. Cocktails are also very good. Service is attentive and ambiance is lovely, warm, and comfortable. The menu changes, so there's always something new, which is exciting and fun. The only snag (for me) is that it's written in simple phrases but mostly in Spanish, so you have to ask what each word means, which I find time-consuming every time. Don't leave without having the meringue, which is always on the menu. This time we had mexican chocolate, too, and it was delicious.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. We shared a number of dishes and I'd highly recommend doing that to enjoy the diverse tastes available on the menu. I plan on going back soon.

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P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food. Excellent service. Informal environment.

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AR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ingredients are pristine, beautifully prepared, elegantly presented. Flavor profiles might benefit from a stronger point of view, but if that point of view is the artistic presentation of pure component flavors, it’s a big success. Prices are very dear, and should be backed off 10-15% especially at lunch.

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r
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Loud, expensive, non-existent service @TheDailyServer.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

For shared plates food portions were sized for 1 person , not shareable and prices were extremely high for the portion size . I would not go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

2nd time and it always underwhelms me even though the reviews are so great.

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KJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food in hip, casual environment.

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RR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The place is hot- the food is not. Short detour to Mexico City on the way to the black hole, just photographed this week. Made me long for those large portions at the last nouvelle cuisine restaurant I ate at. Unfortunately I recognized very little of what I was served. Just wish that I could have gotten a better handle on what was going on there...

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was outstanding - incredibly flavorful. And excellent drinks (margaritas). However, service was mediocre to bad - hard to get info on dishes, and dishes were repeatedly removed before finished. I’m not a foodie, but I have friends who are: they all said that if you adjust for portion size, this is possible the most expensive restaurant in New York. We left after 200 / person in search of food as we were hungry.

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h
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very excited to go try Cosme because it was a restaurant owned by Enrique Olivera, a renowned Mexican chef that I follow up on his activity very often. However when I tried some of the plates on the menu, I was not impressed. It may be because I have been to Mexico many times and I have tried the best authentic Mexican food. However I believe if he is willing to put a crab infladita (starter) at $32 then I should have received something more than what was on my plate. The aguachile I has was very good but also very simple. Once we got to the main courses I was a lot more excited because we tried his famous duck carnitas, lamb tacos and glazed veal chop. The duck carnitas was very good but it does have a pricey tag with it $90. The veal chop was a great dish and so were the the lamb tacos, but I guess nothing blew me away. The service wasn’t the best, I felt like the waiters needed to know a little bit more how to explain the plates. I enjoyed talking with the sommelier, he gave good advice on the wine pairing .

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Beautifully done. Great rendition to Mexican good.

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AW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This neighborhood gem is a go to for us as often as we can make it happen.

The Duck Carnitas are to die for and they definitely showed us a lot of love this past Saturday night.

Best staff and we always end up striking up a nice conversation with the neighboring diners because everyone is always in such a great mood to be here.

So glad we live nearby!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do NOT miss the corn meringue

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Guanajuato
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Súper recomendado!

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AH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. 97% level of the best food in CDMX with it's own personality. Depth of flavor. Great service. One of my fav spots in NYC.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to wait for 15 minutes to get my table

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MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Costoso! Yo estaba entusiasmada de ir por ser el restaurante de Enrique Olvera. La comida no fue nada por lo que volveria y el precio fue ridiculo! Los tacos mas costosos de mi vida!

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MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

On the pricier side but really good high end Mexican food.

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SG
Monterrey
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciosa toda la comida y el personal demasiado amable con nosotras. Nos encantó la tostadita de cangrejo, las carnitas de pato... todo! Súper recomendado para una buena noche en NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Soooooo expensive and ridiculously tiny portions. Spent $500 for 4 people and left still hungry. Overhyped—would not go back

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BK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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NY
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We found the food excellent, BUT except for the $49 single-serving of duck carnitas. You are likely to leave Cosme still hungry even after spending $65 for lunch! For dessert do try the Husk meringue with corn mousse. BTW duck carnitas (3 servings) was only $59 four years ago. Today it is $89!

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AG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food but overpriced for what you get. Portions are way too small

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a nice place with delicious food, but fabulously overrated and extremely expensive.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cosme! It's incredible every time. The only thing that rivals the wonderful food is the service of the staff. I especially love and recommend the sweet corn tlayuda and lamb belly tacos!

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was tasteless.....the best part was the avocado (hard to get this wrong) and the chilli sauce!!!!!!@

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EA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

The table that I got was incredibly uncomfortable and dirty. Definitively something that I wouldn't expect on a restaurant from this caliber, we were basically sharing the table with the people sitting next to us, I couldn't even focus on my own conversation.

The dishes were unimpressive, nothing truly Mexican about the flavors, super small portions and very very expensive. I was only happy with the duck carnitas. Cocktails were good.

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