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Posted by Uptown Jolifer on 04/02/2009
I have now been to this restaurant 3 times. Not because I love it and have to keep coming back, but simply because I keep finding myself in far west Chelsea. The food is not great. At these prices, you would expect something really special. My friend and I ordered the cod fritters as an appetizer. Anything fried tastes good, right? Wrong. The fallic shaped fritters were almost completely flavorless, unless of course you squeezed an entire lemon over them. I then had the tuna steak, which was equally bland (the spinach it came with was OK). Unless you're looking purely for a nice atmosphere, save your money and go elsewhere.
Posted by david on 03/19/2009
after a few snags around their opening (mostly rude staff), cookshop has been a terrific spot for excellent, sophisticated and largely organic food. the staff is now great, as is the crowd and ambience at all times of day.
Posted by Chelsea Native on 09/07/2008
The food was spectacular. Everything about it was great, after trying the food I understood the 35 minute wait. Although pricey, I thought everything fit right into place, the beignets were fantastic, the mimosa's were just right and the steak and eggs were to die for. Also, if youre a fan of Rawhide...I'm sure you'll find some of their regulars there for Sunday brunch.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/21/2008
I'm really surprised to see such poor reviews of such a great restaurant. If you don't want to wait in line call ahead. They also have online reservations via open table. Cookshop kind of feels like it should be in East Hampton, but ended up in Chelsea. There's a very clean, fresh Martha Stewart air about the place. The food is great simple stuff done well. I highly recommend brunch if the brisket hash is on special get it cause it's great. Yes it's a hot spot, yes there are beautiful people there and yes it might be a bit pretentious, but get over it. That's what NYC is about. Duh!
Posted by JBN 1369 on 03/17/2008
I had 1:45 PM brunch reservations yesterday and showed up exactly on time. I wish I could have reviewed the food or experienced the restaurant but this place reminded me of Studio 54 in 1976. There were at least 20 people outside (in a drizzle) 10 people in the vestibule entranceway, 50 people sitting at the bar waiting for a table and 25 people crowded around the hostess trying to see what year they would get their table. My friend and I waited 10 minutes and could not even get near the hostess. Were they giving the food away for free yesterday? COOKSHOP is your typical trendy, hot restaurant surrounded by all the hot, beautiful people and a complete waste of time.
Posted by Audrey on 03/14/2008
If you have a material kind of date, you should bring her/him here. The food was not bad but I barely remember what I ate that day. Nice to romantic atmosphere. But I won't come back.
Posted by ilovetoeat on 03/03/2008
I love Cookshop. I have eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh, delicious and exciting. Cookshop is what a restaurant should be. Friendly and knowledgeable service, beautiful space and great wine list. Try anything from the rotisserie. The only con is sometimes it's hard to get a table.