Went to this restaurant with two other couples and I have
Went to this restaurant with two other couples and I have to say, the food and service was so disappointing. The waiter's suggestions on the amount of food that was needed for the table was completely wrong. He was trying to sell us way more than was needed, thank god we didn't listen because we would've ended up with so many leftovers. The food in this place is so overrated and definitely overpriced. I've been to his restaurant Pujol in Mexico and I don't think this restaurant does justice to his cooking. If you read this review and still feel like you would like to give this restaurant a shot, I would recommend getting the lobster Al pastor pineapple, the farro rice and the hiramasa tostada, and maybe some of the desserts. We spent around $650 per couple and that includes two bottles of wines. Don't think we will visiting this restaurant again.
Was really excited to try this place and finally got a
Was really excited to try this place and finally got a reservation. Ordered a margarita to start and it was probably about 3 sips, half way full, which was the first red flag. We ordered a bunch of food to share and unfortunately each one was just mediocre at best. The dessert was the best part but honestly so overpriced and overrated in my opinion.Follow me on Instagram/TikTok for more food reviews and photos - @global_grubs !
A very cool experience with fun food.
Definitely something worth trying once, but wouldn't go again at the price point. Loved the esquites and the desserts the most.
I was surprised to eat Mexican food in New York, but was told by my foodie friend that it was a must do! We sampled many items, family style it was very different in very good.
This was an highly anticipated and severely underwhelming
2/5 by L C.
This was an highly anticipated and severely underwhelming meal. The service was fantastic! The food was shockingly disappointing. Scallop was almost unpalatable. One of the most poorly balanced dished I have ever tasted. The tamale and duck were fine, but given the price point one would expect at least a slightly innovative or intriguing flavor profile. None delivered. Some of us look forward to a high priced meal as a special occasion. This was ours. Very disappointed. Please improve.
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Cosme.
This restaurant completely exceeded my expectations.I was particularly excited to try the duck tacos, as I had never seen them offered at a Mexican restaurant before. And let me tell you, they were absolutely amazing.The duck was perfectly cooked and had a wonderful flavor that was complemented by the other ingredients in the tacos. I saw a video of the chef beforehand cooking the duck confit which was really interesting. I also appreciated the portion size, as the single duck order was the perfect amount to satisfy two people. The tortillas were made fresh, held up well, and the toppings were all incredibly fresh and delicious.The service throughout the meal was impeccable - attentive without being overbearing, and always with a smile.I would highly recommend Cosme to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience. Whether you're in the mood for classic Mexican dishes or unique offerings like the duck tacos, this place has something for everyone.
As a DF girl and fan of Enrique Olvera, I was in heaven.
Cool spot and absolutely Delicious!
Food was not good at all! We ended up leaving with a big
Food was not good at all! We ended up leaving with a big tab and empty bellies. Service was just ok.
Terrible service for a restaurant of this reputation.
The waiter was condescending and rude because we did not want the duck which is the only item he could recommend. I spoke to the manager who provided us with a new server however this was not enough. Our experience and evening were ruined. The food is good but underwhelming and for nearly 200$ a person I would expect more.
This restaurant was recommended by a concierge at a luxury hotel nearby. When we arrived at our table, it was very dark and very crowded. You could hear the entire conversation at tables on both sides of you. The service of our waiter was mediocre at best, never came back to ask us if we were enjoying our meal, and didn't seem to care and was not very friendly. Food was very expensive and could be considered not even Mexican. We were craving Mexican food and this did not satisfy. We ordered a Molé dish and the molé was tasty, however they put thick chewy greens on top that were so hard to chew I almost choked, it ruined the entire dish. The guacamole was very good and that was the highlight of the meal. If you are looking for true Mexican food and good service without extremely high prices, choose another restaurant.
O. M. G.This is the most amount of food I've ever eaten and
O. M. G.This is the most amount of food I've ever eaten and the most amount of money I've ever spent in one place.My friend and I absolutely LOVED EVERYTHING on the menu so much so that we ordered multiple servings over what I think was about 4 hours of nonstop eating.Thanks to the kind and generous staff for not kicking us out on a busy weeknight and letting us stay and savor our multi-course meal.
We were extremely excited to try Cosme having visited other
We were extremely excited to try Cosme having visited other restaurants by Enrique, we held it to those standards with their dishes, service, and ambience. Food once served, just as savory as always. Service, not as great as we've received at other's like Pujol or Damian. Our server was "Jonni" and having visited Damian in Los Angeles just the week before, we had questions on the menu given the similarities in dishes. We were rudely told that he had no clue what they serve over there and the way they do things here are the way they do things here and walked away without giving any further information on our questions on the dishes. I proceeded to order after he returned quite some time later and had put no mind to it. The staff members bringing us our dishes and cocktails were extremely welcoming, friendly, and informative on what was being served unlike Jonni. It seemed like we always had to look for him and call him over to ask for service whether it be for cocktails, extra salsa, or tortillas. And even for the check without it being a busy night and right before close. Despite the service, the food, cocktails, and ambience were all good.
Lovely fresh food that's served beautifully too.
Also the Agua Fresca selection is so phenomenal (Like the Jasmine, Yuzu, Avocado one I got). Restaurant is in a convenient location close to Madison Park. Went in for lunch .. Will have to try the restaurant for dinner next time I'm in the Big Apple since the menus looked a lil diff.Video: <a href="/redir?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fp%2FCm2Wo-GI0Ba%2F&s=153ff8e2ea2a3bf1044232241e003f4d1fcf15a70f5ffdb8946248c498df486f" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">instagram.com/p/Cm2Wo-GI…</a>
Loud, expensive, and not so much Mexican
As most we had a reservation at a due hour, as most they asked us to wait in a crowded corner without seat as the tables where still occupied. The location is very basic, without frills, but clean. Yet it’s very dark, the menu is unreadable unless you use your phone light. Guacamole delicious, tataki Al pastor(they don’t have translations or explaination of the menu) it’s made of some kind of unknown white fish that you roll up in tortillas(nobody mentioned upon order) with some sauce unidentified. The wagyu beef (typical Mexican, everyone knows it…. And what kind of wagyu??) with some souce never described. The sorbet is very good. Well, it’s a nice place, very popular and high end, but as time goes by my impression is that is more a place to be… or to be seen rather than the representation of modern Mexican food. No… no more.
Delicious and great aged and unique tequilas
The ideal Sunday afternoon summer early dinner (I was a touch hungover as well...). Lovely interiors and attentive service, and the food was absolutely delicious. Worthy of its michelin star with this inventive approach to Mexican food. And of course, great tequilas, we tried a bunch of the rarer sipping ones.
Great food, the worst service…
Having visited the excellent Purjol late last year, I was excited to try Enrique Olvera’s NYC restaurant. And whilst I did not expect the same thing, the sheer quality of experience in the former had me very excited for the latter. However, unfortunately, this is where the excitement ended. Having made a purposeful late evening reservation for two in mid October’22, we arrived very much ready to eat. We were told there would be a short wait as the table was prepared, and asked if we would mind stepping to the side of the waiting area. This wait went on for a staggering 50 mins. And during this time not once were we updated, handed a drinks menu or apologised to. I completely understand reservation times slipping a little, especially on a busy Saturday evening, but to have patrons waiting for nearly an hour without so much as a brief update is extremely disappointing, particularly when this restaurant is connected to one of the worlds best. The apathetic front of house staff stood practically motionless as we watched two couples leave after forty minutes and others try, unsuccessfully, to garner any information. When we were eventually seated (having very nearly left ourselves) not once did the staff mention the insane wait, apologise or even talk to us. Whilst the food was excellent, it was completely marred by the wait, where we’d unfortunately pushed past the point of hunger. In the myriad restaurants I’ve eaten in across the world, from street food to Michelin starred establishments, I’ve never experienced such bad service, to the point where it effectively ruined a great meal. Sadly, I could not recommend.
Beautiful place, overrated food
We landed in Cosme very excited as a friend recommended us; unfortunately, our experience didn't match the expectations for a restaurant with such aspirations. Positive: - The venue: The place and environment are simply beautiful - Quality of ingredients was very high - Meringue dessert is simply perfect. The only highlight of the dinner Negative: - Menu options are very few, so I expect every dish to be perfect and surprise the paladar. Unfortunately, only the dessert did that. The guacamole was good, but only because it was only good quality avocado, with no preparation whatsoever. The other dishes we tried were the same, nothing you can feel complex dishes and flavours. One dish, in particular, was a joke, two tortilla chips with two tiny sauces...which btw were nothing out of this world; in fact, they followed the same trend above mentioned - Cocktails: Expensive and were mainly water. I promise I'm no alcoholic, but I tried 2 of them, and both were tasteless... - My only complaint about the service was that they did not help us to choose our dinner well. The waiter pushed us to order more dishes as we ordered "too low," and we ended up having issues finishing everything... And just a warning, if you are not a fan of fish, I would choose any other place as their menu is very heavy on it.
One of the best restaurants in NYC
I've lived in New York my whole life and have to say this is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. I got the soft shell crab, the octopus tostada, the tataki and the duck. All were 11/10. The black sesame + corn desserts were also incredible.
Our go to in NYC. Blasphemy some would say but we enjoy Cosme as much as Pujols ( food that is - atmosphere at Pujols unparalleled). Crudos are always lovely as are the salads. The noise is deafening when the resto is full as it almost always is - so some dampening curtains or other treatments would be welcome. Please - really- please name another Michelin-type resto where a diner can get habaneros. The one time I was a disappointed was when our lamb barbacoa was unable to be accompanied by fresh charred habaneros and shishitos and serranos subbed in. Do nibble at the mezcals and have them accompany the meal not just as an aperitif or digestif.
Don't ruin your evening. Never come back. Food is ok. But what's my expectations from a nominated Michelin Star restaurant are totally ruined! Huge mistake to go there . I experienced issues with the service and asked for a manager. The GM is rude. No manner and didn't bother to introduce himself. After 20 minutes waiting and no manager show up i had to ask for him again. Eventually this royalty showed up. No introduction, but asked about my problems.Then accused me in intoxication and without any response or resolution left. This accident happened few months ago. I didnt want to post this review but yesterday this place came up in the conversation and apparently I'm not the one who experienced so disrespectful attitudes from the stuff there. I tried to find the name of GM on their website and LinkedIn but was not able to find him. Definitely, never gonna be back there.
Food totally overrated.
Don't understand why it is on the top restaurant lists consistently. Food is decent at best and way overpriced. This isn't even the best Mexican restaurant downtown, let alone the country. I went to Amigo in the east village last week and food was a fraction of the price and a magnitude better.
This is not my first visit to cosme but it's likely to be
This is not my first visit to cosme but it's likely to be my last. Our server was almost non existent, we were always needing for a drink or a new plate. Our scallops weren't cleaned properly, they were gritty and also very fishy, meaning they were not a fresh catch. We sent it back because it was borderline inedible. The guacamole was very spicy, good but it should be noted the spice level. I ordered a mezcal margarita and was brought a spicy margarita, and was made to feel as if the error was my fault. Additionally when the correct drink was brought over it was less filled than my friends margarita who had already had 3 sips. To top it off, when our plates were finally refreshed from our appetizers, I was given a dirty plate. The only consistency that I received from that meal was poor service and a lackluster meal. The carnitas were great, but don't offset the rest of the experience . COVID isn't a valid excuse any longer, graces have been given during the height of the pandemic but you aren't charging discounted prices so why should it be a terrible service experience with old fish....
Fine. The corn husk meringue was the highlight. Everything
Fine. The corn husk meringue was the highlight. Everything else - all I can say is that a random (but authentic) mexican place down the street from where I live has more flavorful dishes. Service - impeccable. Atmosphere. nice. Glad I went, but will likely never go back.
This restaurant was recommended to me and I was invited out
This restaurant was recommended to me and I was invited out to dine here. Reservation seems to always be needed as it is a very popular and fills up fast especially on weekends. The have a quite limited menu with a special that is not on there. You have to ask for it or in some cases I guess they present it to you. The servers are very informed and can explain every item on the menu and how many you should order for two people. All the items on the menu are intended to share and they recommend 4-6 items for two people. We ordered 5 items and the special ( al pastor fried clams). The timing of when the dishes are coming to your table and the constant attention you get is what to expect at a restaurant like this. We drank water as we don't drink alcohol and the total bill landed with tip around $250. The one thing that surprised me is that they didn't have a signature dish that seemed to always be available. They always change the menu and have new items on there. I would prefer to have one dish that I could have many times if I found a favorite. For dessert we had an awesome espresso and cheesecake. All in all a great restaurant with great staff but some of the dishes didn't have the wow factor I expected for a restaurant like this.
Great brunch option! Brunch is more casual and chill, still
Great brunch option! Brunch is more casual and chill, still enjoy the amazing Mexican food. Over all the food was really good, the size was incredible bigger than I expect. The roast duck enmoladas was amazing, the duck still very juicy. Herb guacamole was a good option to kick off the meals, very fresh, with the flavorful and crispy corn tostadas. Fresco also a good options, if you come with a group of people ( at least 4), Fresco is a better option for starter. The contextual is a little bit similar to guacamole one, but spicy. Recommended just pick up one fro them. The only thing is concerned to me was the services team not really know what to recommend to the costumer.
Loved the vibe and ambiance.
5/5 by A S.
Drinks were really nice. Duck carnitas are a must. Also the dessert!!!
I visited Cosme on my short trip to NYC and I was extremely
I visited Cosme on my short trip to NYC and I was extremely excited because it's one of the most talked about restaurants in NYC right now. I've heard so much about it and was ready to indulge! We ordered a few dishes to share including the scallops, octopus, tataki, the stripped bass -- honestly this was way too much food for 2 people and I wasn't that impressed.They did have a LARGE selection of orange wines, which was nice. The ambiance was perfect! I would definitely recommend this place for drinks, but the food ? Not so much.We also tried the corn husk meringue, which was highly recommended but we didn't finish it -- the texture was very strange. Cute restaurant, great service but probably won't be back
Portions here are actually quite generous, and extremely
Portions here are actually quite generous, and extremely filling! If you want to try their meringue dessert like we initially wanted to, definitely save some room and order accordingly. Between 2, we got the Blue shrimp aguachile, cucumber, Chilaquiles, queso fresco and Duck enmoladas, mole negro, creme fraiche.The blue shrimp is a light start to the meal, which I would highly recommend since the main dishes may err on the heavier side and hence, extremely filling. The duck enmoladas were so surprisingly delicious, it was just flavours that weren't expected, and everything was just so soft it melted away (in the best way!) with every bite. If I were to go back, I'd get this again and save space for the meringue...
Even though this place commented on my weight one time, the
Even though this place commented on my weight one time, the margaritas (even at 11AM) are exceptional and the corn omelette is to die for. Despite that one comment, the staff have over extended their nicety to me and my party on every dining occasion. I prefer this spot for a "lunch" (yes YT girlies, us sophisticated individuals dare not incorporate the word "brunch" in our vernacular). Always be sure to order the churros dulce de leche (with another marg or 4) as an after treat. This restaurant needs to invest in swanky matches for collectors like myself. I am inclined to return to this venue. P.S. this restaurant does not accept food stampsP.S.S. For whatever reason, if your "Resy" happens to be linked here, be sure to unlink them!
One of USA's most expensive Mexican restaurants
2/5 by Avi B
While I knew this would be expensive, I wasn't prepared for the what was to come: tiny portions (that are meant to be shared"family style"?!), preposterously expensive, and noisy. We ordered two "small" plates and two "medium." The menus feature grey font on brown paper - very hard to read, with terms and ingredients you have to google. The waiter's descriptions were overly detailed giving you no idea what the dish actually contains. The margaritas were good however.
Some items were really great. The duck is clearly the star item on the menu-it can feed four people. The guacamole is great as well. The rest of the items were pretty average. Disappointed that there weren’t more meat options. It was also loud- and we were there on a Tuesday night. Also agree with other reviews that the staff recommends too many dishes.
5/5 by lisa
What a find - back the the UK Mexican restaurants are nachos and chilli .. here in NYC Cosme takes it to another level. Awesome service, great food, wine expensive as you’d expect but a great meal.
My fav Mexican spot in NYC! Love their guac, duck carnitas,
My fav Mexican spot in NYC! Love their guac, duck carnitas, octopus tostada, and potato caviar dish. Such great cocktails too!!! 10/10
Returned post pandemic to enjoy their duck carnitas and
Returned post pandemic to enjoy their duck carnitas and their legendary husk meringue dessert. While the food has maintained its high quality, the price has gone insane. A single order of the carnitas is now $98. It wasn't terribly big either--certainly not an entire duck as claimed. The meringue at $19 is almost as crazy. Just those 2 items rang up over $150 out the door. Come on.
5/5 by Brian
I love Cosme! The food is fresh and vibrant, the flavors well-balanced and vinrant, and the service attentive and kind. I left, again, feeling spoiled and blissful.
Vuelve a la vida
I knew I was coming to Cosme twice, so I waited till my
I knew I was coming to Cosme twice, so I waited till my second trip to write up this review. The menu changed from a winter to a spring menu, and I felt like the winter was a 5 star while the spring, a 4 star.If I were trying to be strategic, I would not get the guacamole. It's good, but is it $20 good? No. In fact, none of their dishes in the first section of the menu - the raw/small bites, are that good. You are asked to pay $20-$25 for a single bite of food, and I just don't think Cosme's strengths are in ceviche or in seafood. I didn't care that much for their bass or octopus tostadas. Their al pastor had a lovely mango citrus sauce, but it wasn't a super harmonious dish.What you really should get here are the dishes in the middle section. Roasted cauliflower, fried tetelas, bean tyaluda... this is where Cosme really shines, in their cooked appetizers.And then of course their duck carnitas is a must get. They serve half portions now, so you don't need a massive group to come here.The corn husk meringue is also ethereal - it's a lovely essence of corn with light and airy textures.Cosme is a great place to have a celebratory night out if you are prepared to spend a little bit of money.
The food was pretty good and lots of flavor.
However, I would not return. I came with my mother and the price does not match the service and what you receive. It is very nosy and we could not have an easy conversation. Also, my mom's drink was taken away while she was in the bathroom and she had not finished it. They did not even ask her if she had finished. I was hoping to have a better experience. Not at the caliber of Central in Lima, for sure!