“The atmosphere was warm, romantic, and sophisticated, without any pretension.”
“The portions are big, but make sure to save space for their yummy deserts”
“Extensive wine collection complements the menu items.”
“The food is really quite amazing though, so at least they got that part right.”
“The Brunch menu included a number of outstanding appateizers, well portioned sides that complimented the meal, and a broad selection of egg based breakfasts and tasty sandwiches that will please most diners.”
“good brunch place, but expensive”
“We highly recommend the restaurant and will certainly be back soon.”
“The staff is always friendly, service is always great.”
“liked my carrot soup and scallop and shrimp salad well enough, but my husband thought his grass-fed burger tasted like expensive diner food.”
“Eventhough the entire lobby was jammed with eager patrons, I received quick bar service and the hosts/hostesses were pleasant.”
Some inventive dishes but too inconsistent. I've been here twice and was disappointed both times. The food is unpredictable. The starters are generally more exciting than the main courses. Vegetarian dishes are particularly poor and the desserts don't taste fresh. Not worth the money.
It's okay.. Just okay. I was really looking forward to it, and it let me down. We did get seated quickly; we had nice cocktails; we weren't rushed out on a Saturday night. The service was fine and not overbearing, but also somewhat absent when we needed something. We had a bottle of wine that was nicely priced considering that it is usually hard to find. The food was a big let down. Four people ordered four different starters and four different mains. None stood out; all were a bit bland. The mains are about $10 overpriced each. Just don't bother ordering a dessert; all were just bad. Even though I live in the neighborhood, I probably wouldn't choose to go back soon, but if a friend really wanted to go, I probably wouldn't veto it.
Great Brunch. I'm sorry to see bad reviews of Cookshop because I had a great brunch there yesterday. The service was impeccable, the restaurant while basic, is charming and god love them they leave enough room between tables that you can get in and out comfortably without disturbing other diners - a rarity in NYC. My friend and I had reservations and were seated promptly(though only when the whole party was there) and our server was very attentive and lovely. We started with the beignets and not quite what i was expecting they were good. But the egg dishes(cookshop scramble with bacon and skillet eggs) my friend and I both enjoyed were great, well made, fresh ingredients and very satisfying. At one point the manager asked us to move over one table so he could seat a table of four before brunch was over. He could not have been nicer(it actually wasn't a big deal at all - we moved all of 16 inches.) but they took the beignets off our check and gave us chocolate chip cookies to go when we left. Even if that didn't happen, i still would highly recommend Cookshop and will be going back very soon.
Very salty food; shoddy service. I was really hoping for a lot more, given my positive experiences at Five Points. In my opinion, Cookshop is a more expensive version with lower quality food and service. In general, the food was extremely oversalted (the sausage appetizer, chicken entree) and not noteworthy at all. The service was highly disappointing, our server was inattentive and acted like she was too good for her job. She was nowhere to be found until we got our check... as soon as I signed the credit card slip, she swooped down and made no pretense of scrutinizing it for... whatever it is she was hoping to find. It was extremely tacky and I left with an unpleasant taste in my mouth. The meal has made me wary of checking out Hundred Acres, although I definitely will return to Five Points.
Terrible service. I was really looking forward to lunch at cookshop after reading great reviews on citysearch and zagat. I love that the menu is seasonal, local, and often organic. Unfortunately, the food was the only redeeming quality of the meal. We were stuck at a cramped table against the wall. No one remembered to bring us bread or refill our water, and our waiter didn't check on us once after we placed our order. We even had to flag down the manager to get our bill and get out of there! I liked my carrot soup and scallop and shrimp salad well enough, but my husband thought his grass-fed burger tasted like expensive diner food. For a $66 lunch (no drinks or dessert!) and terrible service, the place wasn't worth it.
Love this place, rain or shine. This relative newcomer has become among the top choices for me in the area. The street suddenly became really trendy, and the all windows place has a nice view of the street. Inside the food is a dream - good cooking that feels like comfort food - american classics done really well and inventive. The staff is always friendly, service is always great. You really can't go wrong, though you may not get a table.
A good meal in this city is always overpriced.
Why is any decent meal in NYC so overpriced? (And I'm from NY)
This was a nice place and the food was good, but as other's said, nothing that special. The staff is WAY too pretentious!!! They act like it's the Gramercy Tavern. If that's the level they're striving for, then they have a lot of work to do. There was 2 of us; We each had one entree with one alcoholic beverage and the bill was $100 with tip. I had a nice meal and would eat there again if I had to, but I'm not rushing back.
Best restaurant in the neighborhood!. I live in Chelsea and frequent Cookshop often.I love that the menu changes all the time.That way there's always something new and interesting to try. Joel(the amazingly talented chef) uses foods that are in peak season, and he always manages to combine the most interesting flavors and textures. I ate there today and had a beautiful piece of swordfish served over deliciously grilled pieces of squash.It was topped off with a wildy tasty tomato chutney.The fish was so moist, and the squash was grilled and seasoned to perfection. The service is always wonderful and warm, and the mangement is amazing. The staff is so knowledgeable about the menu.My waiter today described everything so accurately, and made it sound so delicious!Boy was my meal delicious! The managment and waitstaff always greet me by my first name which is so nice.The general manager is always running around making sure things run smoothly.Cookshop operates like a well oiled machine. The atmoshphere, staff and food is fantastic.I can't wait to go back!
never a bad meal. I've always had a wonderful time at Cookshop. I usually like to check out new places, but Cookshop is my go-to in Chelsea when I want a comforting meal. And since the menu is seasonal, there are always fantastic surprises in the specials. Always a nice combination of the known and the new. The staff are complete sweethearts and I've never been treated in any way but wonderfully.
The Best Place in the Neighborhood--Bar None!.
Cookshop is my go-to restaurant on the West Side. Not just the Way West Side, but the entire West Side. Let's start with the lunch menu: Cookshop has arguably the best burger in New York City. Juicy, and covered with bacon, the pickled onions are just right. and the spicy fries...oh the spicy fries. This burger is only outshown by the pizza of the day and beet salad with DiPalo's ricotta. My 7 year old son who won't touch a vegetable even eats the beet salad. when i am watching my calories (and I always am...) I order the roast chicken salad with golden raisins and green olives. it's delish and feels very luxurious for diet food, okay it's probably not diet food but delicious anyway.
At dinner you can't go wrong with anything from the wood oven...fish or fowl, it's all fantastic. The servers always know the perfect wine and the list is affordable...but there are two secret weapons at Cookshop, that I am loather to share: 1) The Pastry Chef...makes the best, and I mean BEST desserts in New York City. Ice Cream Sundaes with Milk Ice Cream and Brownies, Root Beer Floats, Lemon whatever is in season...that's a big bonus, the menu is always changing because the chef lives by the seasons, and not in a pay lip service to the green market kind of a way, in a, hey that farmer 's van almost ran me over delivering his peaches to the back door kind of way. And the other secret...The GM. Always there, always watching, always making sure that the guests get the best qualitly food, drink and service. Run, don't walk to Cookshop. (Would anyone like to buy a cliche for this review?)
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