Cosme

4.5
2309 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 his team 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.

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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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding hospitality and food. Aaron our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I got the lamb barbacoa and the aquacate. Both were very delicious, especially the barbacoa. The servers were attentive. We both had a great time.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food at Cosme did not disappoint, it was amazing as expected. However, it is too expensive for what it is, expect to spend at least 100-120 per person if you're having drinks.

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

AMAZING. Perfect. It’s a must every time we come to NYC

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Monterrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mejorando el servicio probablemente serían acreedores a estrella Michelin

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was excellent and the food was good quality, but given the size of the portions it is ridiculously expensive. All dishes are between $27 and $36 and they are all about two to three bites. The least expensive bottle of wine is $64. Dinner was $250 and I went home hungry. This is 'fine' dining in a casual setting. For this amount of money I have dined in more relaxing and elegant settings with equally as great food (and didn't leave hungry).

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Spain
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantástico y muy recomendable

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London
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food.
Very small portions for very high prices.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Made me wait 30 minutes for our table even though we had the reservation and were ok time

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Un restaurante de agradable ambiente, el equipo es muy amable, encuentras personas que también hablan español

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

No nos gusto la comida y demasiada ruidoso

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best margaritas in the city, just about able to justify the price.
The food is costly, mainly because the plates are tapas style, but the cuisine is so superb as to be worth the price.
Service was good as always, and staff were very friendly to my one year old daughter.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overpriced relative to comparable restaurants, but experience is consistent and reliable

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is beautiful and delicious Very expensive tho. Small portions

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We thought the waiter was a bit aloof but at moments he was attentive...at the beginning the dishes were quite unique and we were pleasantly surprised with the combination of flavors until they brought out the pork chop that cost $58 and it was one piece cut into maybe 8 slices? There was nothing else that accompanied the dish to warrant such a high price point as a 20 oz rib eye at a high end steak house was only $60!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Acoustics not conducive for quite conversation .
Hip menu and location. Very good food.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing food experience with incredible drink selections. The staff is incredibly helpful and attentive.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was not good that all, for those prices, I don’t feel like asking or looking for a server to get service. Food was great but we were rush and we needed to ask for things such as more drinks. The server made a mistake with one credit card and didn’t comunícate that to us until we find out by the text you get from Amex. Different amounts were charged. Not biggie but communication is important. It’s a beautiful place. We been in the one in Mexico, city. Big difference when it comes about the service. We will give it another change in the near future.

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

So disappointing. I wouldn’t want others to experience this, especially if you’re visiting and have few nights of dinners to enjoy. The food is beautiful, but

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I am a great aficionado of Mexican food; I've traveled frequently to Mexico and love the cuisine, both traditional and contemporary. So I was really looking forward to dining here! I also thought it was more of a special occasion place, but not really. You enter a busy bar that is fairly casual for the neighborhood; I think that given the prices and reviews, I expected a more upscale, gracious environment. The main dining room is really dark - the decor you see on the website is hardly visible; the space is lit by pin lights focused on the tables. Cocktails ($19 ea.) took forever to come - after appetizers were served. The Think Pink was good and strong, but a martini was watery, weak, and tasteless. Appetizers were generally good - guacamole (listed at the very bottom of the menu; I don't think they want you to order it!), a tostada with abolone (small for $28) and cobia al pastor (best of the bunch). Everything is plated artfully but you see how small the servings are! Tortillas accompanying each appetizer were chewy and unappetizing, although homemade). Main courses were lamb belly and striped bass, the latter cooked like a tamale , steamed in leaves, with a puree of beans. Both were good, not amazing. Dessert was the best part of the meal - corn mousse in a crispy meringue. I'd go back for that alone!

Service was friendly in a perfunctory way. The bill before tip was $260 for 2, way too much for the quality, quantity, and level of service (and I'm accustomed to paying this and more for fine dining). When we left, no one said goodbye or thanked us for dining with them. Perhaps this was a better restaurant when they opened. It's still clearly popular but for us, Cosme was a dud.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

While the food was good, the restaurant is shockingly pretentious: the menu requires translation even for Spanish speakers (who gives no explanation for Mayan terminology?), and it might just be that their preferred guests are folk with an expense account, but $96 dollars for duck carnitas, even when they are for sharing, seems a bit much.

I admit that I have a bias against overly elaborate Latin American cuisine (after all, it is made up mostly of food traditionally prepared and shared by poor people), so I was more than ready to dislike it. But there is no denying the cooking is good. It all just seems a little recherché.

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New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really liked Cosme. The staff was very friendly. The service was excellent. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. There is a very nice wine list. The wine mark-ups are kind of insane but this restaurant resides in NYC. The food was amazing and prepared very meticulously. You could taste all of the ingredients. The food was very fresh and pure. If I had to provide one criticism...some of the portion sizes are too small.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

One of the worst meals in NYC I ever had. The food was super disappointing. Do not get the cobia collar. It’s greasy fried nasty fish parts with bones and almost nothing edible.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best thing was the Duck Tacos. The rest of the food was ok- pricey for just ok.

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing and cozy! The menu was simply decadent, the unique drinks were satisfying, and the service was exceptional. Try the lamb- absolutely the best!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice experience

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Way too expensive for what you get. And I go to expensive restaurants, and have been to Pujol, the sister restaurant in Mexico City of this place.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Legit mexican cuisine flavors. Perfect guacamole and the duck carnitas are incredibly delicious.
Dont miss the husk meringue.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, perfect setting, perfect service

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Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Muy mal servicio, tu mesa puede ser olvidada por varios minutos y no les importa si estas bien o te falta algo, si pides algo lo más probable es que te escuchen se retiren y no regresen en otros varios minutos y te pregunten si requieres algo, no hay conocimiento de los platillos y los ingredientes, toda una decepción, he comido y cenado varías veces en Pujol y la atención es mil veces mejor, aquí no hay cultura de servicio y lo más triste es que es una mala carta de presentación de la comida mexicana.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran plataforma para promover platillos de alta cocina mexicana! Toda la base es el maíz! Lo mejor, el postre de merengue!

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New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Original, thoughtful and delicious food. Quite dark in the restaurant. Terrific margaritas. Expensive for the amount if food, but not for taste or enjoyability.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots in NY.
The duck carnitas are out of this world.
Friendly staff with great knowledge of the menu that they offer.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The server took unfinished food without asking and talking my nationality in my back in spanish.... very uncomfortable services

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Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Leider überbewertet. Vorab große Erwartungen und echte Vorfreude. Essen sehr übersichtlich, dabei zu einem unverhältnismäßig hohen Preis. Subjektiv einfach nur ein großer hype und dafür extrem schlecht abgeliefert. Service sehr bemüht und zuvorkommend, Drinks o.k. Schade, Restaurant ist nicht zu empfehlen.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place !!! I’ll fly back just to come and eat great job chef Daniela

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal while my family was in town!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fue una experiencia muy agradable , la comida espectacular y servicio excelente la única queja sería el precio pero creo que lo vale.,

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious food-interesting combinations, very real Mexican EXCEPT that all The dishes seeed a bit toned down. Is Cosme adjusting for gringo palates? I think so. Wish they wouldn’t.

The noise level was terrible for us with slightly impaired hearing. I don’t enjoy shouting.

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