What to Eat at Cosme, New York’s Next Mexican Blockbuster

Beef tongue.
Beef tongue. Photo: Liz Clayman

It’s the home stretch for the opening of Enrique Olvera’s much-hyped first restaurant in New York: Cosme opens on October 28. Expect highly ambitious, modern food from the celebrated Mexican chef, served inside a stunning 3,500-square-foot space that seats 130 guests.

Based on a preview menu, dishes include Manhattan clam chowder with smoked chipotles, mezcal, and cactus; lobster sopes for $25; a mussel tostada; pulled suckling pig with annato seeds, sour orange, and pickled radishes; “nixtamalized parsnip,” and a beautiful ball of burrata with herbs and salsa verde. And yes, you can get classics like guacamole and pork chicharrones too. But perhaps what’s most exciting is that Olvera will source single-origin corn, which he will nixtamalize and grind in-house for tortillas and other dishes.

Mushroom-and-potato barbacoa and avocado-leaf adobo.Photo: Liz Clayman

The meringue dessert.Photo: Liz Clayman

There will be plenty of mezcals and tequilas, of course.Photo: Liz Clayman

Mexico-based BUNA coffee in has created a single-origin, direct-trade blend specifically for Cosme.Photo: Liz Clayman

The work of architect Alonso de Garay and interior designer Micaela De Bernardi.Photo: Liz Clayman

Cosme, 35 East 21st St., between Broadway and Park Avenue, 212-913-9659

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What to Eat at Cosme, New York’s Next Mexican Blockbuster