A Special Mother's Day Pre-Fixe Menu
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The Cookery always delivers! Great atmosphere, welcoming and accommodating staff and the food is always spectacular.
Its the food, stupid. The food here is simply stupendous. My friend and I have eaten here at least a dozen times in the last couple of years and we have never had a disappointing meal, and more often than not a meal where we said "wow!" Last Tuesday night was no exception - we split a portion of rigatoni with bone marrow and carmelized onions as appetizers and then split the 16 oz. in-bone market steak garnished with goose fat roast potatoes and roasted carrots. Everything was wonderful, the pasta and meat dishes were cooked just right and were delightfully seasoned.
The pasta here is the best I have ever had - it doesn't sound exciting on the menu but the flavors are always interested and the sauces and garnishes never overwhelm the basic ingredients. If you want pasta drowned in sauce this is not the place for you. If you think only tomato-based sauces can make pasta interesting, come here to be educated.
Service is outstanding, attentive and efficient. Our wait-person was more than happy to set-up our split dishes. The Cookery is often noisy and the ambiance is spartan, tables are small and close together, the coat rack is rudimentary. This is not the place for an intimate chat. But, hey, you came here for the fabulous food, remember!
Always so delicious !
This is a very well-regarded restaurant and my reasons for the poor review don't have much to do with the food or service. Although the appetizers were disappointing (a bland cauliflower dish and an eggplant dish) the lamp bolognese was excellent, if a tiny bit oily. But three of us enjoyed the lamp and my husband had a different pasta dish he said was great. Two things offended us: they charge for bread and basically offer three pieces (to four of us), which the waiter offered to have cut "into smaller pieces" for easier sharing. Now it's great bread and butter, but really? In a place where dinner will run $80+ and a lot more with wine, what possible reason could the management have for charging for bread and being stingy with it. Bread remains a fairly cheap staple, even great bread. Ask if people want it, for sure, so those who don't don't waste it, but for those who like bread, don't add insult to injury in an otherwise upscale restaurant. Second, on the bill was a 3% charge for the backroom kitchen staff. Now we are all for tips getting circulated to everyone who works in a restaurant and we know kitchen staffs are usually badly underpaid. But asking patrons to help up their pay, which is how this came across, seems the height of both chutzpah and cheapness. I'd much prefer they raise the price of their dishes to be able to pay a decent wage to their entire staff, so even the wait staff isn't dependent on the whim of tipping. This is what some Manhattan restaurants are now trying to do. We won't be back, although I'm sure they won't change their policies since it's a popular place and obviously few care about these issues.
Great evening - food delicious!!
We made a 9pm reservation and got there 40 Minutes earlier. Restaurant was super packed but the hostesses and bartenders/wait staff were very accommodating and attentive. We ended up staying at the bar and everyone was terrific.
The Cookery has never disappointed us. The creative dishes (donut with pig head) and combinations of foods give the dishes great flavors and textures. All of the dishes are seasoned just right, not overly salty or sweet...great balance of flavors. Everyone we've taken here have enjoyed the experience. Brunch is a great deal and greets you with a suckling pig at the bar. The atmosphere is fun and casual. The wait staff is attentive, friendly, personable and professional. We love this place.
Food was outstanding and portions were generous. Service was prompt and courteous
Felt like I was back in Brooklyn for an absolutely delicious meal. Hard pressed to remember a more satisfying dining experience. The Cookery lived up to the hype! Can’t wait to go back!
Frequent the Cookery quite often, for everyday or special occasions. Have been going there since it opened.
Everything we tasted from Apps to main courses to deserts were exceptional and simply so Delicious !!
Great food, nice atmosphere. We will be back.
Everything about The Cookery is great, except the noise and close quarters. The food was wonderful: chicken perfectly cooked and flavorful, buttery potatoes were awesome. My husband had the meatballs (a little under seasoned) and the pork, also a little under seasoned. The stickabutta pie was delicious and gooey, and the chocolate pannacotta was very good. The service was attentive even though the place was packed. The server also was very knowledgeable about the menu. We’ll go back when it’s not Restaurant Week.
We took the train up from NYC to have brunch during restaurant week. Everything we got was fantastic. The Cinnamon Bacon Roll, Bucatini and Date Cake were standouts, although everything we had and saw looked fantastic.
I was told we had received the last two orders of pork. I have had it there before and I love this restaurant. My pork was a bit fatty, perhaps due to the last order of the day. Normally its terrific.
Fabulous food and helpful staff. Loved the roasted suckling pig
Yum! The Cookery never disappoints.
Went for first time ever for restaurant week and was impressed with choices and quality of food. As a party of 3, we were able to dive into the menu. There were no losers. Definitely going back.
Had another great meal at the Cookery. This was during Restaurant Week and they presented a great menu. Food was terrific . Service is great and with Bella is exceptional! Highly recommend!
We had a marvelous meal. Service was top notch. One person in our party found conversation difficult due to noise level.
Food is always delicious. The lamb bolognese is amading
All dishes are flavorful and very creative and fresh.
While I can understand the appeal for some, if you have any dietary restriction, I would not recommend The Cookery. While the food aimed to reach the perfect balance of savory and sweet in their Restaurant Week brunch menu, it just felt over done and overwhelming.
The food was so delicious and fresh
Love this place. Never disappoints. The food is always delicious and on point. The drinks are scrumptious. I just love my over all experience here!
We prefer regular menu instead of pre-set menu Cookery had for Westchester Restaurant week.
Great meal at the Cookery as always, Really creative menu and choices you don't find anywhere else. Very vibrant atmosphere, not ideal for a romantic dinner. The staff is helpful and attentive. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wants something outside the box.
Good food as always but service was disappointing. Super loud but we still enjoyed our evening.
Cute place. Food was great. Definitely going back there with friends and family.
Not a bad thing about this place! Food is incredible!
A friend and I went for RW - love the variety of the menu - pig's head doughnut, fresh mozzarella, pork shank and strip steak - all delicious. And there's no better way to end the meal than with stickabutta pie and sticky date toffee pudding. Generous cocktails and a reasonably priced wine list. It's always noisy, no matter what the night. And the pig's head dinner at a nearby table looked amazing!
The Cookery has its regular menu for restaurant week. How great is that! Their meatball appetizer is the best I’ve had anywhere. I recommend their Pork Osso Boco. Everything on their menu is good. Never been disappointed at The Cookery.
Great staff, amazing food. All fresh pasta and great flavors!
Our dinner at the Cookery was for a special occasion. It is fine dining for any occasion. The staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. The food was delicious from appetizer to dessert. A highlight experience.
Bone marrow and waffles were amazing.
Brunch features some weird combinations -- bone marrow and waffle, pig head cinnabon ... Some of these work but some do not. The suckling pig was quite good as was the chocolate polenta dessert.
Over salted all the pasta!
Celebration dinner for a friend who’s in the home stretch of radiation treatments!
Great food and atmosphere.