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Posted by EM on 07/19/2007
Had lunch. Casual, bright, clean lines/modern decor. Tried an off menu special - roast suckling pig tacos! Excellent, thick soft corn tortillas served with side of fresh tomato salsa & guacamole as well. No one item overpowered the other when assembled. All ingredients fresh and seasonal. Service was attentive and not obtrusive. Reasonably priced. Also, clean & beautiful unisex bathrooms. Would definitely return for lunch or dinner.
Posted by Philoups on 07/10/2007
I was ony my way with friends to another restaurant in the area which happened to be closed, so we settled for cookshop... What a bad idea. From the mozzarelly pizza, though not so good and tasting lemon, it went downhill. Devild egg was bland. Hominy was over-greasy. Spicy fries were unbearably salted. The salmon in the salmon sandwich was not fresh. The radish was ok (but how would you mess it?). The baby chicken was all bones, no meat. The sauce under the salmon was inedible, even though the salmon was ok. The five of us were equally disappointed. Needless to say that we won't be back.
Posted by LES Girl on 06/30/2007
Allow me to count the ways! One - excellent service. We arrived at 1PM on a busy Saturday with no reservation and a stroller. They promptly showed us to a large booth and helpfully stored our daughter's "ride". Our waiter was very polite and took the time to explain the menu and make recommendations. Two - atmosphere. Modern with a good, lively vibe that is neither too loud nor too quiet. Very kid friendly - and that can often be a miss in a Chelsea resto. Three - the food! The burger will not disappoint. Meaty, flavorful, juicy. Fries were very good. Club sandwich was also a big hit. Four - great value. My husband wanted a beer and the waiter recommended a five dollar botttle that my hsuband really enjoyed. For a "hotspot", I would have expected a higher bar price. Five - a general air of enthusiasm on the part of the staff and the patrons. I guess that could be pointed out under Atmosphere or Service.....but I think it deserves its own point of merit. My final reason? There used to be a terrific show on Food Network called "Cookworks"....if that show were a restaurant, well.......try it, you won't be disappointed!
Posted by DV on 06/04/2007
I really enjoyed the service, ambience and food at Cookshop. The staff were attentive and friendly, and really polite. The food: garlic/bread soup was simple, but a bit too salty...morel/hazelnut salad was light and tasty, a great starter...roast chicken/creamed peas was so delicious, the peas were perfect. We sat outdoors and the feel of the place was great. I'll definitely come back here again!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/01/2007
We had a lovely brunch here - and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The food was outstanding, and it is amazing that they can keep the prices competitive, while seeking out sustainable farms and locally produced items whenever possible. Looking forward to our next meal there already!
Posted by Dops on 04/14/2007
First off, be forewarned, the menu changes often what's on the website and on menupages isn't what they will be serving (though some things stay the same. We had a 6:30 p.m. reservation on a Friday and were seated promptly at a table close the the bar. All the wine was reasonably priced and we selected a Rojia. The fried hominy is a bargain with a salty, crunchy coating (and it's a pretty big plate, the 2 of us couldn't finish it!). We also went for the deviled eggs made with smoked salmon, 3 came on the plate and they were delcious. I had a salad with anchovy paste (it was tasty, but the radicchio was too bitter) and my husband got the grass-fed strip steak with potatoes au gratin, he said it was one of the best steaks he's ever had and loved the sauce. We had the steak packed up to go since it was so big in order to leave room for Black Forest Sundae, it was chocolate upon chocolate but the brandied cherries were a little too strong tasting, the sundae would be better off with fewer of them. Our waiter was busy and not attentive at all (though they have other servers who deliver food and keep the water glasses topped up), when we tried to order desert he actually held his hand up to quiet us and walked away to another table. The atmospehere is really airy and they keep it pretty dark and we'll be recommending this place and heading back soon.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/01/2007
We can't say enough about Cookshop- service is impeccable, and though it is obviously a trendy Chelsea hotspot, we were treated like royalty, even with a two year old in tow! The $10 pastry basket is worth every penny and calorie!! Chicken salad a real winner, and the menu has more options than most places we've been to. With our server folding our napkins when we got up, and the high chair ready and waiting before we even sat down, well, again, who needs Pastis with a place like this. Food is great, and although drinks are too pricey, we'll still be back! Completely worth the trip to 10th Avenue!