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Posted by Anonymous on 11/18/2008
i randomly chose cosette off menupages and i'm glad i did. i thought the atmosphere was really great, small and cozy little place. the waitress was very friendly, available and helpful. i ordered the pork filet with sides of mashed potatoes and ratatouille. the ratatouille was a bit of a disappointment, a little too many peppers for my liking, and not enough tomato. also i don't like when vegetables aren't cooked really soft. but anyway, the pork filet was so delicious, extremely tasty. i had the chocolate cake with hazelnut for dessert, it was ok, could have been a bit more chocolatey. but overall i was very pleased and would definitely go back. the music selection was a bit odd... i could've sworn it sounded irish (as well as the waitress' accent!) overall, i recommend it. it's certainly worth trying!!! i promise everything was very good i just tend to be picky :)
Posted by SRuben on 08/13/2008
Fine we ordered a half duchk and got a duck breast that was overcooked and dry. They ran out of haldf ducks but didn't tell us until after we questioned it. Then when I complained about the fact that it was dry the owner started to argue with me...a regular customer about whether it was good or not. The waitress felt compelled to interject her questions into the middle of our conversations. What has happened to this place don't know don't care
Posted by Bert on 02/26/2008
Had dinner with a friend here last week. My tomatoes-mozzarella appetizer was mediocre my friend's escargot appetizer was excellent. The entrees came with ratatouille and mashed potatoes we both agreed that the ratatouille tasted as if from a can, and the mashed potatoes had an aftertaste like soft-boiled egg yokes - truly unpleasant. My cod filet, and my friend's calf's liver, however, were fine. The chocolate mousse we each had for dessert was fantastic, as was the service finally, a waitress who knows to take away my used appetizer utensils and furnish me with new ones for the entree, without having to be asked! As for the atmosphere, Cosette is small, cramped, and therefore noisy. Why they have to play music that makes it noisier, I don't know.
Posted by FrenchSoireeDotCom on 02/25/2008
If you have a love for good French food but don't want to—or can't—spend a fortune for dinner, Cosette Bistro is ideal! This is a really quaint place which is just perfect to bring a date. The place could have only about 12 tables (if that many) and is very french not only with its food fare, but ambience, and hosts. There are few restaurants where one can speak total french and just have a feeling that they are no longer in New York City. Our dinner for two ran $62 (including tip). The bread was served warm and with burre (something a lot of places are skipping.) I started with the carrot and ginger soup ($6) which was very good . For my entree I had the Escalope de Saumon poile: Pan seared Salmon, with a light balsamic sauce ($17) and my dinner companion had the Steak aux: Poivre Rib eye steak and green pepper sauce ($20) She found the sauce a bit lacking. It did not have enough of a bite. However, at these prices, you can't expect Le Cirque ution. Just think of yourself as having a home-cooked meal in someone's dining room and you will enjoy the experience immensely.
Posted by nini on 10/05/2007
You can't do better than this cosy, charming restaurant if you want to impress a date and not spend a fortune. I've been here dozens of times and have never been disappointed.The food is delicious, the service is quick, friendly and efficient, and very well-priced. It's bistro-tiny, best for groups of four or less and tables are quite close together. Good wines by the glass. If you want an especially cosy retreat, ask for the secluded table in the back. In the summer, you can dine outdoors-only room for one table! I wanted to keep this place a well-guarded secret but my better nature overtook me!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/01/2007
I love Cosette's. I discovered it a while back while working in midtown. One of the main sacrafices about working in the 30s-50s on the east side is that a lot of the "lunch specials" are $10 take away places. On a lazy friday last autumn a co-worker and I were craving french onion soup, and as opposed to going to hale and hearty for mediocre french onion soup we decided to try this place bc it was the most reasonable. Needless to say I was very impressed by the food and the charm. I instantly felt like I was back in France. I lived in Paris when I was younger and felt instantly at home. I have been back many times with my boyfriend and various friends. Everyone is always impressed, especially my friends who lived in France at one point in their lives. I highly recommend Cosette!
Posted by foodlover on 09/14/2007
I have gone to this restaurant many times, and the food has always been perfectly cooked. The duck is delicious and crispy and the sauce is wonderful. The salmon, and mussels are also great. The bread is one of the best i have had and usually right out of the oven. This place is small and will remind you of France. It is great for a date, but too small to bring large crowds.