Cosme

4.3
2722 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.

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 2722 People Are Saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosme was delicious. Every course we enjoyed was amazing but the standouts for us were the fluke tostada, duck carnitas and of course the corn husk meringue. I am planning on returning with my whole family in the future!

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food. Top-notch service, warm and comfy ambience

JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The lobster with beans and chorizo is a good plate to have.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible service. Sat at the table for 25 minutes before drinks were received. Finally the manager had to come and take our order. Food and drink were decent but the portion was so small I left hungry (after being told that item on the menu was a full
Size meal for $28). I won’t be returning.

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food spectacular especially sea bass with edible crunchy scales!!

TH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Although the ambiance is nice, the food is overpriced.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricy but the food was delicious. Highly recommend the Tataki and Duck

RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and wine were good but nowhere near the prices charged. Way overpriced.

JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Came here with high expectations. Enjoyed the ambiance but that was about it. We ordered the tostadas with herb guacamole, mole de casa, and Berkshire pork chop. The food was really bland, nothing stood out. Ordered 2 signature cocktails which tasted like iced water. Would not recommend this place.

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

Creative tasty food. Lively place, young vibe. Good service, can move fast if you don't slow it down.

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

My husband and I came for our anniversary dinner. Maybe it was an off night but plates came out with long breaks between. Most plates were just okay, nothing to write home about. Guacamole was very basic, for $19 they could put some tomatoes and jalapenos in it. The duck carnitas were good, but not worth $98. Overall, I'm not sure what the hype is about.

KF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent- portion size is very small for what you pay for.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They considered our occasion when seating and could not have been more wonderful. Food was perfection. What an incredible night

O
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
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 on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, enhanced by an excellent waiter

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, really good ambience.

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
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 August 9, 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 August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

Definitely not worth the price

GP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 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 August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

SG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 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 August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Didn’t eat everything

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 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 August 6, 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 August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic
Great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

JR
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo

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w
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 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 August 4, 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 August 3, 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 August 2, 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 August 1, 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 August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exciting the senses to the max!

FM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 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 July 31, 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 July 31, 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 July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun ambiance, fantastic food, and excellent service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 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 July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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