Cosme

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4.3
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2708 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

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.
What 2708 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.6
Value
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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O
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Enrique Olvera Is someone I admire a lot. I have been dying to try this place for a long time. Overall I rate the food fairly high but it’s hard to separate the food from the experience. The truth is the service was mediocre. Many times we were waiting and waiting to get someone’s attention without any luck. And the place is so noisy we could barely talk. I get that they’re going for a “hip” vibe and I like to listen to music, too. But the sound level was too high. Finally, The wine list is a joke. The prices are so inflated it’s laughable. I get that the wine list is designed for people with corporate expense accounts, but the rest of us who have disposable income would like to enjoy a bottle as well. It didn’t make the restaurant look great. It’s funny that I’m going to Pujol in Mexico City for the third time tomorrow. It’s one of my favorite places on earth. Cosme was a great disappointment.

r
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, enhanced by an excellent waiter

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food, really good ambience.

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Limited menu- was there on a Sunday second time there- not as good as first

J
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We love to try new restaurants. Cosme is a beautiful place with great decor. The food was excellent. I have it 3-4 stars because of the price tag. Very expensive. Each appetizer is $30, each cocktail $20, and the mains range from $65-95. The portions a very small. Is not Michelin rated in order to be so costly. The food was great but also not that delicious or amazingly good compared to what they charge.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely not worth the price

GP
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My guest and I found the food to be excellent. Value was not and it was noisy.

SP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food but the portion are very small and it’s too expensive.

SG
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and service was great but the portions were the smallest I’ve ever seen the entrée was smaller than usual appetizer

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Didn’t eat everything

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food is precious and not that delicious, other than the guacamole. Sauce on the arctic char was overwhelmed by lime juice and the mole tasted burnt and too peanut-y, served with a bowl of burrata that may have been overheated as it was largely liquid with a chewy top layer . Didn't order the duck carnitas because it was $98 (albeit for two). Service off hand. Nice decor, but they could have turned down the music just a tad. Won't be going back.

EA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I wish I hadn't read about how amazing Cosme is, because then maybe I wouldn't have been so disappointed. Food was tasty, but certainly not as mindblowing as described. The prices are outrageous. I know what to expect pricewise when I go to a restaurant like this, but the portion sizes are so small that I almost felt like I was being punked. Perhaps the idea diner is a picky toddler, but not any reasonably sized adult with a reasonably sized appetite.

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic
Great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food
Service fantastic but the food came out too fast and we felt rushed.

w
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had this year. Fantastic all around 👌

IM
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Although interesting menu selections, displayed attractively, served attentively, and sometimes with complexity of flavors, there were no memorable dishes.

AK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

This was our second time visiting Cosme. The first time was spectacular and this time was mediocre at best.

First, they called on Thursday to confirm our Friday reservation. I missed the call. I attempted to call them over 15 times and they never answered the phone between Thursday afternoon, evening and Friday afternoon.

When we arrived at the restaurant we were seated quickly. We ordered drinks and then a bit later ordered food - 4 dishes. Three of the four dishes were brought to our table with the complementary starter tostadas and BEFORE we got our drinks. We had 75% of our food within 10 minutes of arriving at the restaurant. This is not the rushed experience we would expect from a top 25 restaurant with the world's best female chef. When we expressed our disappointment with receiving all our food so quickly we were brushed off by staff saying they can't control when the food comes out from the kitchen. The chips and guacamole were excellent, while the arctic char and al pastor were mediocre. The tortillas over-powered the flavor of the al pastor which was surprising given it was a regular tortilla. When we did get our last dish - the soft shell crab, it was very good.

We asked for the drink menu again after our first 3 dishes and staff were helpful in selecting mezcals for us to try. This was a highlight of the meal. She was very attentive, offered good advice for how to drink them, and how best to understand the flavors.

We declined dessert, but were brought complimentary ricotta ice cream with berries. This was very good. It was a great balance of sweet, salty, and sour flavors.

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cosme has taken Mexican food to a whole new level. Every dish was beautifully presented with a sophistication of flavors and textures while still feeling like it was influenced by the chef's family recipes. I could eat the duck carnitas every day for the rest of my life. Also, you will be stuffed but make sure you find room for the merengue dessert. Sweet, salty, crunchy, smooth... Not to be missed.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best, deserves its spot on top 100 not just food but server was outstanding

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Exciting the senses to the max!

FM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Wow. Never leave reviews, but the value just isn’t here for good food. Like a almost comical miniature food, but... not a comedy.

T
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food overall was really good, but I felt like the people around me were getting better service. Given that Cosme is in New York, it's understandably pricy - but I think it was definitely more expensive than it should have been.

I'd come back, but probably just for the habanero margarita and the corn husk mousse.

CC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Going to Cosme is a great experience. The attention of the whole team is like being in Mexico.
The food is delicious and you can't leave without trying the meringue dessert.

C
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun ambiance, fantastic food, and excellent service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Totally overpriced
Pushy service trying for customers to order more food than necessary
Food is just ok
Presentation of the food is nice
We felt that that the énfasis was not the experience but in stead charging up the bill.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The table was at the last corner of the restaurant, not a good view.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We waited for 30 minutes for the table even though we had a reservation. Food was great.

NF
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service! This restaurant has become my favorite place.

CT
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Innovative Mexican food with its roots in the best Mexican traditions. Every dish was very tasty, fresh and beautifully presented. Have not been there in the heart of lunch or dinner hours so I don't know how hectic it gets. Booking a late lunch (say, 2pm) makes it likely the noise level is just fine for easy conversation. Food and service-wise, this is a real find.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We were on time but we’re sat more than 20 minutes late. The menu was confusing and although the waiter was knowledgeable and polite he seemed to be confused as to why we were asking him to explain it to us. Two of the three dishes had no flavor at all so we promptly paid and left. On the way out I mentioned to the manager how disappointing our experience was so he politely apologized and that was that. Within a few hours I received an email from opentable about how our reserve was cancelled. Obviously they didn’t want me to write a review even though we honored the reservation, but opentable fixed that issue and here is my review. Extremely disappointing especially since we were visiting from Seattle and so excited to eat at the 25th best restaurant in the world.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent. Best duck tacos ever eaten. And the drinks were excellent as well.

f
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

I really didn't enjoy the food. Also, their version of a bloody mary is sort of like drinking sand because there are so many spices in it - this wasn't pleasant. Definitely not coming back.

VW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The prices were high and the experience felt fussy

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday; food and ambiance was amazing

m
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was delicious although sparse for the price. Service was abrupt and only somewhat friendly. My drink was terrible—tasted like powdered drink mix. My companion told the waiter who removed drink from table (only about 1/4 gone). We were surprised thT this 19$ cocktail was not removed from the bill. I have been to many restaurants not designated as top 50 in the world that were altogether superior Very pricey for what you receive

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

There has been Much to do about this, so I made a reservation. We were extremely surprised upon arrival that Saturday lunch was actually brunch without the full menu . I had sent my mother to this restaurant just a week before to rave reviews of the mole and was looking forward to the same experience
Scrambling to find something to eat that was authentic Mexican cuisine and not something that I would /could get elsewhere or something that was not eggs or a salad, we found ourselves with a very limited selection. I might add that my husband’s family lived in Mexico , so he is no stranger to Mexico and Mexican food
Trying to make the best out of a disappointing menu and experience we ordered a seafood with sea buckthorn to discover that this dish was sashimi- who knew. Our next course was the lamb, which was amazing and extremely flavorful, completely worthwhile dish. We followed this with the churro and hot chocolate , which I had high hopes for, as I had recently experienced these in Spain , but unfortunately this batch actually tasted of old oil.
My husband and I really loved the lamb dish and he asked me if I wanted to come back for the full menu, I am currently undecided if it is worth a second chance

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was EXCELLENT!

OT
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Demasiado caro, porciones muy pequeñas

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mind blowing dishes that take Mexican cuisine to the next frontier

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Noisy and over priced for the quality and quantity of the food.

I’ve eaten in much nicer restaurants in NYC on this visit.

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