Cote

4.7
101 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Cote

New York City's first Korean Steakhouse.
At Cote we combine the the conviviality of the Korean BBQ experience, along with Prime Cuts of Beef, Classic Cocktails, World Class Wines, and Gracious Hospitality.


Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Korean
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 401-7986
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Shim
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 5th & 6th Avenues
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Public transit
N/R/W/6/F to 23rd St stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Côte is a Korean barbecue place in Flatiron that looks kind of a like a nightclub and serves some high-quality beef. They also do a great prix fixe.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 101 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff made us feel welcomed the moment we walked in. We let the staff cook for us and everything came out perfect!

We felt bit rushed when the wine was served before our dinner and we barely had time to enjoy our cocktail.

Overall, it was a great dining experience and we plan to come back in a month with family visiting from out of town.

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great steak. Great service. Cooking table side is fun

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VS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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JS
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Ridiculously loud. Overpriced. I can’t believe they have a Michelin Star. Have been to mostly all of the best and above average spots in Manhattan and this ranks as one of the most underwhelming experiences. Very disappointing from ambiance, service, menu. Experience was like a converted pool hall turned overpriced Asian steakhouse. AVOID.

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JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The place has a great menu but the service and the ambiance is not what we expected it. I would only recommend it if you have no other place to go.

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KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our family dinner and everyone enjoyed the experience of great Korean BBQ!

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Sam was great! Very attentive and when she going out we had a good allergy literally stuffed is with everything that didn't contain anchovies. AWESOME

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We're party of three. We went three women two adults, one child . We ordered two sets of steak and one cote steak , one beef tartare and a glass of wine. But it came out wrong, so it served 4. We left a lot of food and had to pay a lot of money.
And it wasn't impressive enough to get a Michelin One Star.
In Korea, restaurants of that level are common.

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IR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

For a Michelin starred restaurant in NYC, we waited quite a while for a server to come around to take our order. Aside from that, great food and great cocktails. This last visit was our second and we'll definitely consider going back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Got mad when we asked for cheapest bottle of wine. Does not cater to young CEOs

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hi
Was my birthday dinner

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AE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing quality food, highly recommended ...
Different experience from your regular steak house, worth it

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks! Would highly recommend this place!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awsome staff, they are very friendly and nice. High Quality of meat.

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KA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our early evening reservation was perfect for our group of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) where we enjoyed the Butcher's Feast, a sampler of sorts that I highly recommend for your first visit. The very interactive dining experience was well enjoyed by our children and promoted active conversation and yielded little opportunity for interacting with electronic devices. The side dishes were flavorful and complimented the copious portions of red meat. The service was spot-on and we found the Cote mantra of "Meat + Fire + Booze = Smiles!" to be very accurate for the adults - and we created our own child friendly mantra of Meat + Fire + Soft Serve= Smiles! for the children. We will definitely return for another early evening with the children and also a later evening with a group of carnivorous friends to indulge in more red meat and the tasty and creative libations.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very lively, great for friends’ get gathering

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The meat was excelent but everything else was or too spicy or too lame

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

basically Korean bbq for white people

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MO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of the restaurant, service and quality of the food and meat were simple perfect! Totally recommend it! Can't wait to be back again.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is phenomenal and the waiters are all super friendly and knowledgeable. I have been to this restaurant a few times and have never received bad service and the food is consistently good. Also, the atmosphere of the restaurant is extremely fun, inviting and perfect for a date night or a night out with friends. Definitely can get a bit loud at times, but this is has never been a problem and I feel Korean BBQ tends to foster a more social outing. Lastly, their bar tenders are amazing and there are a ton of great cocktails.

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C
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was excited to try Cote because I had heard good things, but I was slightly disappointed overall. The restaurant is extremely dark and it was really difficult to see the menu and even the person I went to dinner with who sat across from me. I felt like I was eating in a cave. The staff were friendly, but didn't go out of their way with their hospitality as a most "higher end" restaurants do. The food was just okay. I've been to South Korea and have had BBQ at more authentic places that were also much less expensive. Given the cost, I was hoping for larger amounts of meat and unlimited, if not better, ban chan (as you get at most Korean BBQ places). I also thought it was strange that they cook the meat for you and in front of you. I thought the point of going to Korean BBQ was to cook it yourself? Given the price and the fact that the food was nothing special, I think I'll stick to the Korean restaurants in K-Town in the future.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fun place to go. We could hear each other talk. The food was outstanding. I loved the Korean BBQ! Leigh was our main server and explained everything in detail, but all employees were very attentive. Tom Brown, the General Many, was very personable and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely make reservations again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been waiting about 1 hour for our reserved seats.

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K
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visiting from LA. Nice Korean food, great service.

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g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

delicious and exciting way to spend a friday night, if you can get a reservation

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Just the idea of spending so much at a korean bbq is quite hard to fathom and we left still hungry. It’s understandable that this isn’t your average korean bbq restaurant and glad we got to experience the hype.

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SB
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Service was good. Loved the ambience and unique experience

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y
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great flavor of meat, good service.
For us, it was noisy, but for young crowd, good ambience.

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PM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food great service, fun dining experience with friends

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It’s a birthday dinner… but the service ruined the dinner…require to check out (one and half hour)when they still have table empty…if they have ppl waiting for the table I will understand …meat quality is pretty good but server didn’t know the correct way to cook it.

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LA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

we have a very bad waiter, aggressive, she threw the pliers on the table, we complain and after they change it went well

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Best Korean BBQ EVER

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was pretty good but on the pricey side. Waitress was attentive.

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EK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The quality of the meats is outstanding, as reviewed by many..
Would add more ban-chan (korean little dishes) to make it more attractive.
and definitely add the regular SOJUs to the drink list.

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j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The meat did not live up to its billing. I had tough cuts and some tasteless cuts.

the side dishes were very good and interesting. It was a fun presentation.

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FW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a 6:30 reservation, and when we arrived at 6:30 we were asked to wait by the bar.
We were immediately greeted by the bar tender who began to pour us water, but we were then informed that our table was ready.

The tables are very big no matter your party size, but it is very comfortable and the mood is very trendy. Brendan our server was fantastic! Very kind and accommodating. I was very excited and impressed to see a female sommelier, Victoria, who was very knowledgeable, but also helped serve if she happened to be around.

The wine selections were great, I wish the cocktail selection was a little more extensive, but they do have a full bar.

NOW, the food...is divine! I am a huge KBBQ connoisseur (self-appointed), but Cote has it down! We ordered the Butcher's Feast and it is divine. We were worried that it wouldn't be enough food, but it definitely is. Each cut of meat is beautiful, the server takes care in grilling the meat for you, explaining the cuts, and waiting between servings. The side dishes are a perfect compliment, especially the fermented veggies. The egg souffle is so fluffy, and contrary to reviews I have read, while it sat throughout the meal, it did not get worse! It in fact was just as delicious.

Definitely will return!

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cote is a fun and delicious restaurant. The service was great .. a little noisy but definitely worth h a visit or two or more!

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Trendy hot-spot! Best suited to groups of 4-6. LOUD conversation - you may find it difficult to hear people at your own table. Service and food are excellent - definitely go for the butcher's feast. Good price for great quality. Get reservations far in advance to get the time slot you want. Make sure to check out the dry-aged meat locker downstairs!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great beef

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CD
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best steakhouse experience served in a different and fun way. Go for the feast.

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