Cosme

4.3
2650 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Special Occasions
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.

What Insiders Are Saying

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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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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3.6
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service!!!
Great food

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Small portions and ridiculously high prices especially the appetizer

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service and experience. My husband and I were celebrating our Mexican-American wedding and we chose Cosme for this special date. Service was outstanding, ambiance had a nice feel like home, thank you for making the night so special! Food was amazing: we loved from the very authentic Salsa Macha and its blue corn tostadas, to the original Duck Carnitas with their handmade corn tortillas (couldn’t be more authentic) to finalize with the meringue dessert which has a smooth and balanced flavor.

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R
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Cosme has a limited menu. I have allergies to nuts and many of the dishes had them. They didn’t want to make me a dish without. After my husband made them ask the chef they made me something to eat. It was the size of a triangle and was $27. My husbands lamb tacos were super salty. This is First time i ever went to a restaurant that wasn’t accommodating. Cool vibe inside, wish the food matched the atmosphere

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London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Coming to Cosme was a mistake. The food was good. That is not it. The problem is that the experience has nothing to do with Mexican food. Mexican food was born as street food or from simple taquerias and only few dishes have a different origin. Cosme is just to artificial and too commercial. Besides, although the food is good is incredibly expensive for what they offer. Honestly, I cannot speak about having a good experience when after paying 98 dollars for the duck carnitas, I get charged $4 more for extra tortillas for that dish. Thanks, but no thanks

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Did not find the menu as spectacular as the pricing would indicate

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best bites of food I think I’ve ever had in my life- even after having gone to a 3 star Michelin rated French restaurant just a few months ago. The flavors were exquisite. I am interested in all of the one and two star reviews that called Cosme “disappointing” because of the size or whatever the reasoning was. This is food of the highest quality. The service was also fantastic. I am excited to return!

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Wasn’t impressive - it’s just a good restaurant. Dishes were interesting, but not memorable & service was just average. Pretty disappointed for a restaurant this highly reviewed.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente lugar, servio esmerado, una grata experiencia culinaria. Muy recomendable

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b
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

My bestie and I were celebrating my 61st bday. Although the food is lovely and creative and wonderful and tasty, it (and the drinks) was extremely overpriced. The wait staff just average; not over and beyond. Nice touch: comp bday dessert with candle. Thanks!

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Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very small portions and pricey. Their dessert husk meringue was good worth trying.

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New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Disappointed with a capital D. Best restaurant in America? Really? Guacamole was so so. Appetizers are mostly sauce. Fish was barely cooked. Almost raw. Tiny portions and sky high prices. The emperor has no clothes. Don’t fall for the hype and fake reviews. There are 1000 better meals within a half mile. And we are taking Pepsid to settle our stomachs.

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New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday, I have to say this is the most expensive Mexican food we've ever had. After 3 appetizers, we were still starving, but the last one,the duck taco was pretty good and there is a lot of meet for 2 ppl to share,and the sober was good too. Nice experience, nice ppl.

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San Luis Potosi
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente selección de platillo con un toque único de alta gastronomía.

No por nada es quién es...

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b
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I went for brunch, maybe not the best way to experience this venue — elevated Mexican but rather bland, lacking balance between sauces and main ingredients... over cooked eggs... not worth the cost

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New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was fair not as good as the reviews. Service mediocre.

Had quesadilla which cheese wasn't even melted...Whole branzino which was good. Best thing was dessert; churro with hot chocolate sauce.

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b
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I was very excited during a recent trip have the opportunity to get a reservation at number 23 on the world's top 50 restaurants many years experience eating throughout Mexico especially Oaxaca I found the menu to be very mediocre I found the food to be relatively unoriginal I felt that is too special chefs very little uniqueness you were possibly fantastic Sunday brunch the service was it best week lack of Education no advice no foresight regarding entree sizes and are large party of six no one attended to our bar needs after our first drink a few conversations with the gentleman I believed to be the manager brought very little change. The most important with our first impression we arrived 4 of a party of 6 we were told that we needed to wait until our party was complete I didn't feel that was appropriate at all

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Overrated and overpriced
Service was lacking

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Inattentive

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Server was knowledgeable about the dishes and attentive. Food portion is rather small though.

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Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love Pujol in CDMX so I wanted to try this offshoot. It did not disappoint. The food was amazing although a couple items were not as warm as they should have been, specifically the crab enchiladas. The food was all very tasty and presented nicely.

I saw mixed reviews on the guacamole so I had to try it. It wasn’t overly flavored but had a mild taste to it. Very nice and fresh. The desserts were to die for and they have some amazing combinations. I also saw mixed reviews on the service. I guess it’s like anywhere: sometimes you get a bad one. Ours was excellent. It’s a world’s top 50 restaurant and I’d say it’s deserving. Just don’t go looking for a bargain! Relax and enjoy the creations!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had the guacamole and blue corn tostadas which was delicious as well as the artic char, tataki al pastor, and grey sole macadamia mole. Presentation as well as taste, excellent. Especially this cappuccino at the end, along with the husk meringue, scrumptious, and best cappuccino I’ve ever had. Hands down. We also shared the eucalyptus infused cheesecake. It was very creamy and light, pleasant. The downside is the cucumber sorbet that it is paired with, though that is just my own preference. Service was outstanding. Everyone at the restaurant made sure we were as accommodated as we could get. Thank you for a pleasant experience and business meal.

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K
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Tostadas were stale and the black mole was disappointing. We were at Cosme for our anniversary (06/30) and it wasn’t even mentioned when I put it in my reservation note . My partner and I both work in fine dining restaurants in philly so we understand the hustle of the BOH and mostly FOH so we still give 4 stars but for how much we spent and how quickly we left I would have thought our sever would have remembered to give us the rest of our white wine but he disappeared. The support staff were so amazing though. Made us feel at home a bit and ended up serving us out last cups of wine!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences in the city!

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RS
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was outstanding. The taste of each dish was extraordinary. It truly takes Mexican cuisine in the US to a whole new level. It was better than many of the finest establishments I have visited in Mexico City. The pork chops flavored with ants were beyond description. They were the most tender pork chops I have eaten and the flavor of them made you just want more.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. Can get a little loud and has become quite a bit pricier. The duck carnitas are a must.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. But In order to eat a big meal you would have to spend a fortune.
The portion size was minuscule. Each person would need to eat three to four items at an average of $25 to $40 dollars each serving . This would still not be very much food.
Way overpriced!

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Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding food! Going back soon!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in NYC....and I'm a New Yorker.

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New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Top 50 in the world? Best in the US? Just don’t get it!
Alta and Pujol are both 10 times better.
Service is fine. Nothing special.
Tables are on top of each other and the place is kind of loud.
. We ordered 5 dishes. 2 were bad and TINY. 1 was good. And 2 were great (the $98 duck carnitas) and corn meringue.

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AW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Really nice food, but way too expensive for what it is, and what else you can get in NYC for much less. For example, the mark-ups on the wine were excessive - with natural wines very common in similar restaurants costing 30% more than benchmark.

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OT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

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RR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Not of my liking kind of ambiance. Decoration is cold and bland. Food is ok but overrated.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Way overpriced. They should have a special lunch menu as it’s not crowded at all.

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IP
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

For the steep price, the horrendous level of noise due to pumped up music and cramped table space made for a disappointing experience despite mostly but not always admirable cuisine.

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IS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Even though the food was ok. The overall experience was not so good, and I will not be returning.

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and awesome cocktails for brunch

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CW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Third time going to Cosme. Always an incredible experience, but the service appeared to be lacking this time. Not nearly as much attention to small details and clearing plates previously.

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Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Did the brunch, barbacoa tacos are the classic and definitely very hearty and tasty. The chilaquiles were excellent too along with the corn husk meringue. Enjoyable experience, however to truly get the Cosme experience, dinner might be a better choice.

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