Cosme

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Contemporary Mexican
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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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Mexico City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo espectacular, en especial el pato y el merengue de elote!

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JB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very unique dishes of authentic Mexico. The cocktails, margaritas, were made with fresh ingredients. My only complaint were the portions were quite small for the prices. The food was unique and delicious, but appetizers barely fed a single person.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Small, overpriced portions. Too loud.

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicioso ! Original . Una joya mexicana

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tartare pastor tacos were great! The butternut squash tamale was fantastic! Must have the corn husk meringue for dessert!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Too expensive.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for an intimate group dinner or date. Food was delicious and innovative, albeit portions were rather small. We had to repeat order a few dishes so everyone was satisfied but that’s also testament to how good it was!

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HL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE! live in Los Angeles— wish We had a restaurant like this! Delicious creative beautiful food, awesome staff and amazing fun hip vibe.

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CB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Somewhat expensive. Good ambiance. Remember nouvelle cuisine? A little more quantity than that...

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quite eclectic menu. Extremely small portions for the price. Wine very good but LOW value.

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, service and food quality. Very pricey for the size of portions.

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GK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A menu which changes with the seasons and just as delicious each visit. Well done.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, modern twist. Great ambiance.

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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. We had our waiter pick dishes for us. He was right on point.

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DJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Horrible service, didn't pay attention to any simple requests we made (bring plates one at a time, check in if we want more before bringing dessert menu, ignored empty drink glasses, etc). Dishes were on the small side for the price, nothing "wow" on the menu that we tasted.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was probably the best part of the experience, save for the fact that the server forgot about the coffee that we ordered with dessert. Dessert came and the waiter disappeared. Faced with a melting dessert, we ate our dessert, which wasn’t great. Finally we tracked down someone who brought our coffee 15 minutes after we finished dessert. Overall, the food was terribly bland, which was pretty surprising. I’m glad that I was able to check Cosme off my list and confirm that I’m not missing out on much. I’d rather fly to Mexico City and eat at Pujol than return to Cosme again. Of course, it’s more than entirely possible that it was an off night and that the particular menu served on Saturday is not one bit representative of the overall quality of Cosme. But after a nearly $400 meal in which I felt highly dissatisfied I personally wouldn’t return to test that theory.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Both my husband and I have lived in Mexico, and I am a home chef. We had high expectations of Cosme. What we liked: the service was excellent, and the plating was beautiful. The guacamole was superb. The tamal with butternut squash was delicious. What was disappointing: the restaurant was so dark, I could barely make out my husband’s face, and the illumination directly above the tables was only slightly better. The chairs were lower than average, and so we felt like little kids sitting at the grown-up’s table. We chose five dishes to share, and only two would I order again. In one of the dishes, I found grit in the greens. For the price, we were disappointed.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I came here to celebrate my friends birthday. Service was horrible. The worst I had in NY. This place represents its Chefs horribly. Our reservation time was closer to closing but this is no excuse. The restaurant should be amazing from open to close. I am the general manager of a Zagat rated steak house and places like this saddens me. Good luck Cosme.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The portions were tiny, the service slow and the prices were very expensive.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Surprisingly nice environment and the food was amazing, unforgettable flavors and dishes.
But the size of the dishes very small for the price they ask for.
It is worth it once in a while!!!

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P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

VERY expensive for tiny portions of indifferent food. The dessert was good; the rest was dismissible. Don’t understand the hype for this chef and this restaurant.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Deafeningly loud and so dark I could barely see when we were walking to be seated or when I got up to use the restroom. Impossible to talk with friends over dinner without shouting. Noise level somewhere between happy hour and Friday night at a bar as reference

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is delicious. Service always a little slow.

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MS
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran lugar, comida, ambiente y servicio inmejorables

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DS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Cosme on a trip to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable.

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NO
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so good, although it’s expensive for someone who doesn’t earn in dollars.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Special family trip to NYC

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food outstanding!

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LZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was extremely pricy for what you got. And the drinks were filled with huge ice cubes. Not recommended if you want to spend 100 per person

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BP
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent service, and superb drinks- Cosme is what a restaurant should be!,

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S
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

La comida es creativa y de gusto sofisticado, la sommelier recomienda sólo por el precio y no por el maridaje necesario. El aspecto a resaltar por inconcebible para un lugar tan recomendado en el mundo fue el mal servicio recibido por el personal por las siguientes razones: a nuestra llegada nos avisaron que teníamos que pedir de inmediato; tuvimos que pedir varias veces una cerveza que llevaron junto con el vino; solicitamos muchas veces las tortillas que llegaban después de insistir a diferente personal, pero eso si las cobraron como órdenes extras, cuando sus platillos son para compartir y pensados para taquear. Nuestro orgullo mexicano por el Chef y restaurante exitosos se opacó por el servicio sin hospitalidad obligada. Sería porque somos mexicanos y hablamos en español, el problema es que nos acompañaron extranjeros a los que les presumiríamos el éxito mexicano, pero ellos mismos nos señalaron estos defectos en el servicio.

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It’s ok for a one time experience ( short of a better word).
It’s not the best Mexican restaurant .
Priced beyond the quality and service. .
The best plates were the mole and the ribs .
I spent over $800.00 without the tip .
From 6 to 9 we consumed food .
I was asked how many plates we wanted because they needed the table ..... after $1000.00 ( with tip) : very poor service .
I will not return to Cosme .
Thank you for asking.

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EJ
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was out of this world. Waiter was not helpful and almost rude at first. It's not an easy menu to navigate for first time diners. And his manner was irritating. Thankfully, he warmed up as the meal went along.

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PH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food. Ok aer

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NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the service of jose.C did a good job and I will gladly return

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was really average for the price and the hype

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible and the portions were quite small. Would not recommend.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful as always

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New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time and it was good. Very quirky menu Definitely ask for the guacamole - wasn’t on the menu but was one of our favorite things. The lamb was also fantastic. Duck mole least favorite.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was Ok and expensive. Guacemole, lamb tacos and clam app were notable.Do NOT get the Mole - waste of $32. Drinks are good. Would recommend for drinks and apps, not dinner.

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