Friday, December 5, 2014


Nathan had the foresight to get us a table at Cosme as soon as he read about it on NY Eater sometime in October. Within weeks of the restaurant opening, reservations were booked through the end of the year.

Cosme is headed by chef Enrique Olvera, and is located on an unassuming block in Flatiron. Chef Olvera studied at the CIA in New York. He opened his flagship restaurant, Pujol, in Mexico City, in 2000, and has been praised with his revolutionary approach to cuisine ever since.

We started out with some cocktails. I ordered the Anti Histamine, with reposado, honey, lmeon, and bee pollen. Yes, bee pollen!


Cosme is a more elevated than your standard Mexican fare. There are dishes that sound like "normal" Mexican, such as barbacoa, or tostada, but have creative elements that make them slightly more intriguing than what you would find at say, Rosa Mexicana (not hating, I love that place too!). The menu is split by fish, vegetables, and meat, and sharing is recommended.

When I say "creative elements" I mean for example, a dish such as the Lobster Pibil. I would have never thought I would eat lobster with black beans on a tortilla, I've generally only had lobster with a butter sauce, "American" style. It seemed like Chef Olveras has done a great job combining traditional Mexican ingredients with ingredients readily available around New York.


{Cobia al pastor}

{Burrata with weeds}


{Lobster Pibil}

{Husk Meringue, Corn Mousse}

Overall: I've been to several new restaurants in the past few weeks, and this was one that I felt lived up to all the hype. What was also nice is that though we ordered a lot, but I wasn't overly full. Innovative cuisine, check. Great cocktails, check. Affordable prices, check! I would love to come back! Another great thing about this place is that there is lighting focused over the center of the table, so you will get tons of instagram-worthy shots!

35 E. 21st Street
New York, New York 10010

(212) 913-9659

Your best bet for reservations is using opentable online. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday - Sunday, and closed on Mondays.

No comments :