Cosme

Cosme

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Flatiron District, New York
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    Ale P.
    "The Duck Carnitas, the Tlayuda and the corn merengue are a musts."(60 Tips)
    Noah W.
    "Uni tostada with bone marrow and burrita are great."(15 Tips)
    Arne B.
    "The Lamb Barbacoa is fantastic and the husk merengue best desert."(10 Tips)
    Josephine S.
    "My favs: burrata, lobster with mole, meringue with corn mousse!"(50 Tips)
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  • Ale P.heart icon on user image
    Ale PalafoxJanuary 19, 2016
    Best Mexican Restaurant in NYC by known chef Enrique Olvera. Everything I have tried so far is awesome!! Innovative and delicious.. The Duck Carnitas, the Tlayuda and the corn merengue are a musts.
  • Sam C.
    Sam CAugust 26, 2015
    Worth the 30-day in advance res if you love Mexican flavors. scoville sour with Serrano chili, duck carnitas for 2 (wow), blue shrimp, and husk meringue for dessert. 2 thumbs up
  • Liz W.
    Liz WonMarch 20, 2017
    Duck can be shared with 3-4ppl. I could eat 4 broccoli tamales- they were so good. You must get their signature corn meringue dessert. Copia with pineapple purée was small but tasty. BLUE TORTILLA FTW
  • Eater
    EaterApril 6, 2016
    Cosme is the chic Flatiron District restaurant from Enrique Olvera, one of Mexico's most famous chefs. Standouts include uni tostada, burrata with salsa verde, and the show-stopping carnitas for two. Read more
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Gorgeous, sexy space! Amazing tapas-style Mexican, all done with a touch of elegance. My favs: burrata, lobster with mole, meringue with corn mousse! I may or may not have had 2 of the mousse!
  • Blake L.heart icon on user image
    Blake LJanuary 8, 2018
    The Uni tostada and duck carnitas were amazing!!! Highly recommend pairing it with an unfiltered wine made from the Mencia grape. Look for the wine, Silice, located under Spanish wines.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 13, 2017
    Chef-owner Enrique Olvera and chef de cuisine Daniela Soto-Innes won over New York with triumphs like lush, crackly-skinned duck carnitas for two and their cornhusk meringue with silky corn mousse. Read more
  • Gisella D.heart icon on user image
    Gisella DLRSeptember 14, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is amazing. The menu changes seasonally but the Arctic char and husk meringue remain staples. Micheladas are great and the butter nut tamal is a favorite. Love sungold tomatoes too. 😍
  • ブルーノheart icon on user image
    ブルーノDecember 9, 2016
    Super popular place with a different approach to the Mexican cuisine: you'll hate it or love it. Brunch is ok, dinner is a more recommended experience. Reservation is a must. Save room for the churros
  • Maria R.heart icon on user image
    Maria RiabtchenkoMay 17, 2017
    If I had to tell you what the best dish was, I'd say the cobia al pastor was one of the tastiest things I've had in a long while. Get the duck tacos and the corn husk meringue for dessert.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJanuary 6, 2016
    Spelt esquites, corn, epazote, castelrosso, chile de arbol. Raw spiced cobia fish and meringue dessert are a must. Skip underwhelming Guac, scallops agua and the uni tostada didn't work for mr
  • Courtney L.heart icon on user image
    Courtney LewisSeptember 23, 2015
    Here's what you need to order: Spicy Mezcal margaritas, Cobia Al Pastor, Raw Blue Shrimp and last but not least Crispy Octopus with the heavenly hazelnut mole 😍 and the guacamole was delicious too.
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian RamirezMarch 13, 2020
    So much yes even years later the menu is great. Contemporary Mexican cuisine which feels very Manhattan meets CDMX chic. Bring your appetite and order as many things as you can on the menu.
  • Nate S.
    Nate SOctober 19, 2018
    Very trendy without being (overly) pretentious. Small plates to share will set you back >$100/person (+ drinks). Make a reservation a month in advance.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerFebruary 4, 2015
    “The entire endeavor might be a very delicious excuse for dessert: a corn-husk meringue with its own hashtag, possessed of an intensely milky taste from the mousse of mascarpone, cream, & corn purée.” Read more
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissDecember 11, 2014
    Trendy, inventive Mexican food that is 30% too expensive for small portions -- but worth trying anyways. Awesome tequila / mescal cocktails. Uni tostada with bone marrow and burrita are great.
  • Kerry E.heart icon on user image
    Kerry EusticeFebruary 6, 2018
    It is all delicious! Duck carnitas, endive salad, razor clams all a must. For desert, everyone raves about the husk meringue (and it is v good) but we preferred the caramelised cacao butter.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeMay 23, 2015
    To fight back on prices, split the duck carnitas for 4. Uni tostada actually not as good as the char tostada. Drink the serrano chili cocktail & eat the corn dessert (it's basically cream & merengue)
  • Renaud #.
    Renaud #January 8, 2020
    Duck carnitas are a “must” and great for sharing (up to 4 people) even though the price has sharply increased in the past few years. We love the “clubbing” vibes on Saturdays.
  • Sarah T.heart icon on user image
    Sarah T.January 9, 2015
    Definitely get the Duck carnitas (for 2) to eat and drink the Applebum cocktail! Extensive wine list... Be prepared to wait at least 30min after your reso time. Uni tostada was unique for sure!
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaJanuary 3, 2016
    The food is excellent and you really can't go wrong. Whatever you order make sure you end with the churros - best churros ever 🙌🏻
  • T Z.heart icon on user image
    T ZMarch 26, 2019
    bottom left (cobia al pastor) is incredible. crab infladita (crab cake) is really good. guac is quite good. sweet corn tlayuda (top photo) is good. arctic char is okay. lamb belly tacos are okay.
  • Javierheart icon on user image
    JavierJanuary 3, 2017
    Carnitas de pato are delicious, but cobia al pastor is the big star here. I recommend try one plate of each section and ask the sommelier about the wine list.
  • Kim P.heart icon on user image
    Kim PhamFebruary 18, 2017
    Stunning upscale Mexican food. Don't leave without ordering the cobia or duck carnitas.
  • L. Q.heart icon on user image
    L. Q.August 17, 2019
    Go, order two cocktails and the merengue. Ask for the bill and thank me later. We had the butter nut tamal, the tataki al pastor, the crab infladita and the duck carnitas. Honestly, not impressed.
  • Dina R.heart icon on user image
    Dina RughaniApril 30, 2015
    The duck carnitas are amazing and The tortillas are the softest I have tasted. We also ordered the hamachi, chicharon, the cobia, and a beet sorbet paired with chocolate, also very good!
  • Joey J.heart icon on user image
    Joey JSeptember 10, 2018
    Duck carnitas, Soft shell crab, scallops. All delicious. Restaurant is very trendy and overpriced. Great to try, but it’s not worth the price tag IMO.
  • IrmaZandl Z.heart icon on user image
    Beautiful contemporary space and great staff. Must gets: the anti histamine cocktail and the husk meringue. Duck, lobster, scallop etc all good but vibe not right for me.
  • PureWow
    PureWowFebruary 23, 2016
    The duck carnitas is an astoundingly delicious skillet dish that takes four whole days to prepare, but it’s worth it. Just ask Adele, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. Read more
  • Jade A.heart icon on user image
    Jade AtkinsApril 2, 2019
    Some amazing dishes here& strong veggie options. Strawberry gin&shrub is 🤤. Endive dish (pic) is fresh&smoky at the same time. The corn dessert is mind-blowing. Only drawback - outrageously expensive
  • Tules Y.heart icon on user image
    Tules YeginJune 14, 2015
    Totally reinventing the wheel each dish is revolutionary. Absolutely the best Mexican fusion not to mention your dinner experience will feel like an amazing eye opener.
  • Maria Ines H.heart icon on user image
    Maria Ines HugueninNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Enrique Olvera's new restaurant. Everything is amazing,from the unreal food to the ambience to the service this place is a perfect 10.
  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17, 2016
    The Husk Meringue with Corn Mousse is the most instagrammed dessert of 2015, a showstopper born of a happy accident (accidentally crushed pastries filled — on-the-fly — with sweet corn cream). Read more
  • Fernanda N.
    Fernanda NeuteFebruary 7, 2017
    Great for lunch, brunch or dinner. Dinner: they suggest sharing 6 courses for 2. I'd say 4 to 5 are enough especially if you get the duck carnitas and the meringue. Brunch: BEST HUEVOS RANCHEROS EVER!
  • James K.heart icon on user image
    James KiernanDecember 29, 2016
    Very good but I prefer my Mexican to be more traditional. Short rib taco was our favorite dish.
  • Kelly R.heart icon on user image
    Kelly Reeves 🐱June 5, 2016
    Come hungry and eat everything. If the cobia al pastor is on the menu, it's a must order. Duck carnitas also lives up to the hype.
  • Jason N.heart icon on user image
    Jason NewbergApril 17, 2015
    The lemon mousse with coconut sorbet, avocado, and marcona almonds was one of the best desserts ever! Cocktails were very interesting and tasty as well.
  • Emilie F.heart icon on user image
    Emilie FuttermanMarch 24, 2016
    Upscale Mexican, absolutely delicious. Scallop entree was mind blowing. Everyone gets the duck carnitas for two for a reason. Great for dates and small groups. Cocktails are delicious as well.
  • Daniella R.heart icon on user image
    Daniella RondonFebruary 3, 2015
    Good for dates, cool but not over-the-top trendy. Cosme is a New York take on Mexican cuisine with a few classics thrown in. Good wine and everyone should try the corn husk meringue for dessert!
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouNovember 25, 2017
    Olvera brings out just the opposite, a corn mousse with a vegetal sting. Only a sugary husk meringue on top provides the sweet relief this brilliant dish needs. Call it a Mexican pavlova. ★★★
  • Tingheart icon on user image
    TingDecember 30, 2016
    Excellent inventive Mexican cuisine. You can't go wrong with the uni tostada, duck carnitas, or corn meringue. The portions are quite large for sharing plates like the duck and tlayuda.
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaJanuary 30, 2016
    For dinner, the veggie plates are the stand outs especially the mushroom barbacoa. You have to try the mezcal Manhattan as well 👌🏻🍸
  • Annabelle E.
    Annabelle EmmJanuary 27, 2017
    The entire menu is gluten-free, which was an amazing surprise. Cocktails (the anti histamine and the margarita) were delicious, as is the duck and the raw sliced fish! Also loved the tamal.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2017
    The husk meringue is one of the most written-about (and Instagrammed) dishes on the menu at Enrique Olvera’s Flatiron restaurant. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterNovember 24, 2015
    The 2015 Eater Awards for New York City awarded Cosme as the Restaurant of the Year. Enjoy a lovely at this restaurant serving contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine.
  • Dina R.heart icon on user image
    Dina RughaniOctober 4, 2017
    Really wonderful brunch. Try the duck enmoladas, the tostada, and the chilaquiles:) the sope and nopales salad are also very nice.
  • suneelheart icon on user image
    suneelMarch 21, 2015
    you had no idea how much you loved corn until you came here. the uni and bone marrow tostada, duck carnitas, and husk meringue are killer.
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 25, 2017
    Longtime gluten abstainers know that Mexican food is usually a friendly option, and this upscale, contemporary spot is no exception. You'll find uni-avocado tostadas and duck carnitas. Read more
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 12, 2017
    Food is very good, as per my previous posts but they've continued to jack the prices and now it's completely unreasonable. Go to Atla instead and pay half
  • Melissa R.heart icon on user image
    Melissa RosenthalDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If I could recommend every single dish at cosme, I would. Their unique take on traditional Mexican dishes is exceptional. The uni tostada is a MUST.
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