It's been a while since I wanted to try Cosme, a contemporary Mexican restaurant located few steps from the Flatiron. I was glad we had a reservation because the place was quite packed when we arrived. Filled with music, I thought it had a cool vibe with its bookshelves going all around the dining room The service there was efficient and courteous, ensuring we would have a great experience. And we did.
The food at Cosme was delicious. They have a small menu that is more oriented towards sharing, with interesting dishes like the uni (sea urchin) toast that you would probably associate to Japanese cuisine rather than Mexican. I decided to start the meal with some oysters, served with sangrita that is more associated with tequila than seafood. Well, I liked it as it had the perfect acidity the fresh oysters needed.
Next was their own version of huevos rancheros, made with re fried black beans, a poached egg, quest blanco and lots of mushrooms sitting on a blue corn tortilla. It was delicious, quite comforting. In the dish were some jalapeño that were the only spicy components.
We also ordered a mushroom quesadilla that was also made with blue corn. Here again, they put a lot of mushrooms as well as a generous amount of cheese. It was simply succulent.
But the most memorable dish was dessert. We ordered their churros, served with hot chocolate sauce. The presentation of the churros was unique and amazing. And the taste was even better: not greasy at all, they were lightly crispy and fluffy. I highly recommend this dessert.
I was glad I finally tried Cosme: their brunch was sublime and made me want to go back for dinner for sure.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Cosme - 35 E 21st St New York, NY 10010