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Posted by UWS foodies on 03/31/2007
My UWS daughter chose the Cookshop for a celebration evening and we were not disappointed. Staff was understanding and accommodating in spite of our late arrival. A knowledgeable server helped us make some delicious choices: tiny calamari with cous cous for a starter could have me returning time and time again. The rabbit with polenta dish converted me to a dish I never order. Loved the quattrino wine choices, and here also, had help with a taste of two white wines I couldn't decide on. The Peanut Brittle Ice Cream Sundae was the perfect, luscious, finale.
Posted by FG on 02/11/2007
Usually we go to Five Points for brunch, but since they were booked, we gave Cookshop a shot. We will be back, because Cookshop was terrific. The quality of the food with the service was first rate all the way. The pancakes, grits, salads, sausage & coffee were all excellent. You can taste the fresh and first rate ingredients in all the food. The Berkshire pork, Anson Mills grits, organic cornmeal and the Sulivan Street bread are terrific. I don't know who's coffee they're using, but it is real good. Our server Amy was friendly, fast & effecient. We never felt rushed and we were in & out of the restaurant in an hour, even though we had several course. We can't wait to go back. The only two Cons: 1) No coat check & 2) the chairs are a bit hard, but they fit with the minimalistic decor.
Posted by Victor's sister on 01/29/2007
On a crowded weeknight, when the place was buzzing with the trendy set we all know, I ordered the mackeral which was drowned in a creamy sauce. It was impossible to taste the fish. Thinking that an entree alone would be enough for someone who usually doesn't need an appetizer too (I barely tip the scale at 105), I was pretty disappointed when my fish was eaten and my belly wasn't full, despite my forays into the bread basket. My eating companion ordered a very oily looking poultry dish (either chicken or duck) which caused quite a stain on the dress shirt when it was sloppily eaten. A visit to the bathroom was odd and worthy of mention because the lights were so dim, it was impossible to be sure i was in the right spots to do all my business and checking my face for food particles was an impossibility.....Overall, this place is not that great. It's just the trendy folks who want to go and be seen there that make it so popular.....for now at least.
Posted by John on 01/20/2007
My partner and I eat at Cookshop once a week. The food, atmosphere and service are truly excellent. We have been to many fine restaurants and we keep returning to a place we consider home.
Posted by Shell on 10/20/2006
Great atmosphere. Best part was the fried spiced hominy! Delicious - unreal. Can't wait to go back and get some more. Plan on sitting at the bar with a nice cold one and some fried hominy. Prices were a bit too much especially for dessert. Didn't like waiters who constantly re-fill my water after one sip. Other wise great place. Love the fried spiced hominy!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2006
This place is great. My friend and I had a three hour dinner here and the staff did not rush us one bit. All three courses were spectacular and the wine list has great affordable options. Very pleasant atmosphere. One of the best in this price range!
Posted by Carla on 09/02/2006
After having read so many reviews touting the cuisine at Cookshop, finally decided to give it a try. What a disappointment. Before the food, a comment on the chairs - horribly uncomfortable - straight backed, hardwood and undoubtably designed to turn the tables as quickly as possible (no one could sit there for more than an hour and a half). The food was uninspired, boring and way overpriced for what was offered. Sure the portions are large, but who cares when they're not worth eating. Don't bother, so many other great places to dine - this one seems to be coasting on reputation and hip location.