Cookshop Restaurant & Bar

(212) 924-4440 | View Website

156 10th Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10011

40.745467 -74.005601

Open Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, New American, Traditional American  more

Price: $$$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Brunch, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Notable Beer List, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea

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Menu
Morning Pastries, Fruit Salad, Wild Hive Farm Organic Ten Grain Porridge, House-Made Granola Parfait, Cornmeal Pancakes, Lower East Side Style Smoked Whitefish, Stone Oven Pizza, Egg White Frittata, Two Soft-Boiled Eggs, Huevos Rancheros... more

Reviews for Cookshop Restaurant & Bar

Recommends

The same people who brought you Five Points extend their local, seasonal touch to this less formal Chelsea eatery.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great little cafe in Chelsea – My friend and I both had an arugula salad with goat cheese and a cucumber-jalapeño margarita. The salads were excellent. The dressing was so light and refreshing, the goat cheese so creamy and rich, and the cocktail was uniquely tasty! The read lacquer finished pepper grinders are a really nice touch to the simplicity of the restaurant as well!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Tops on Food, Worth the Wait – IMO, all the reviews of this spot must start with the excellent food. 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.

The quality of the food cannot be missed. Obviously fresh ingredients and all prepared masterfully.

The wait staff was extreemly friendly, patient, and helpful. Eventhough the entire lobby was jammed with eager patrons, I received quick bar service and the hosts/hostesses were pleasant.

I would strongly encourage anyone going to cookshop to make a reservation as it seems to be constantly packed.

I've eaten here a number of times, would recommend it for a date or to meet friends, and will continue to eat here frequently.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

extremely welcoming – I think you can tell a lot about a restaurant by how they treat single diners. Cookshop is unfailingly cordial and welcoming--even encouraging me to linger when it's clear that my table will soon be needed by an actual couple. The service is gracious and low-key. No attitude here. And the food is terrific. Fish is always a good choice, and the wild nettle risotto is the best risotto I've had anywhere in the city. Although I hadn't planned on dessert last night, it was such a lovely evening to sit outdoors, and it is peach season after all, so the warm peach cobbler sounded like a wonderful idea with some green tea. "The table is yours for as long as you'd like," said my server. When it got too dark to read anymore of my New Yorker, it was time to go. I was there 1 3/4 hours and had a perfect meal. It wasn't the first time, and it certainly won't be the last.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

nice location, sub par food – the place is lovely at night - esp if you get a seat on the terrace. but the food last night lacked any subtlety - greasy does not begin to describe it. green beans and spinach drenched in not-too-good oil, and soggy polenta sticks. some bizarre acidy taste to the dips... drinks are delightful and so is the service tho. and great location by the highline. but if you want a decent meal... go elsewhere

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Absolute worst. Go to Olive Garden for better food/service. – Disgusting people. No ethics, greedy greedy.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

large menu – Cookshop is one of my favorite restaurants in the NY. I dined here many times- mostly for special occasions, as the price is somewhat high. I have enjoyed everything I have put in my mouth- from the chicken, steak, oysters, to the scallop and pork chop, to the fabulously decadent lemon cake.

The wine list is varied and extensive. I like the fact that I can order a bottle of wine for $40-50 and not feel cheap. The service here is typically wonderful. I recommend this place to anyone.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

check this place out if you can squeeze in! – This place was outrageously crowded but I managed to quickly get a seat at the bar (with a friend) and we ordered dinner. We started with bar snacks: The Buffalo chicken wings are your basic lollipop size wings (all the kind of...er... gross parts of the little "drumstick" have been cleaned off and you can pop it in your mouth without looking like you're gnawing on a chicken wing). You get about 6 which is not a lot but is fine for a snack. This reminds of the wings that they used to have at "First" when it exists. They are delicious. The deviled eggs are exactly what you think nothing more nothing less. It's two eggs halved which not a lot but is only $3 and tasty. For the entrees we got the pork chop which was well executed. I was suspicious of the "pineapple and black beans" but it actually went well together. The candy bar dessert was playful (3 finger-sized ice cream bars on white lollipop sticks) and heavenly. The menu reads/seems a bit underwhelming but I was pleasantly surprised at how well the execution of the food was. The service at the bar was friendly and surrounding the patrons were quite friendly.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

good brunch place, but expensive – checked out cookshop today for brunch. we were seated immediately in the outside area although the restaurant was packed. our waitress was pretty good (and cute, but she forgot the coffee), and our water was always filled. the food was good, but nothing to write home about, seeing as brunch is a pretty easy meal to h*t a home run. i have to say the place is pricey for what you get. there are apps, all of which run about $10, we ordered a couple and they were good. brunch plates at places in nyc are either just enough or ridiculously large to justify the price, and at cookshop it's the former. most plates are $13-18, which i guess isn't horrible, but you can find similar quality food in a shabbier environment for cheaper pretty easily. go there if you're taking a date; if it's w/ your buddies or family go wherever is closest to you.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing brunch – As a fan of Five Points, figured I'd give its sister restaurant a shot and it lived up to the best in brunch family. A bit off the beaten path, but absolutely worth the treck. We were seated promptly at a spacious table by a pleasant hostess. Our waitress was very attentive. Loved the pastry basket- if you're not up to the entire basket, def get the sticky bun! I had the huevos rancheros and it was unbelievably flavorful. Large portion and I ate most of it. Loved my brunch here!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great Lunch, Didn't Love the Service – My mom and I went here for an impromptu lunch today because we were nearby, heading to another restaurant but stopped here instead. I loved the menu choices because of the seasonality of the ingredients - my mom had eggplant lasagne and I had a pizza with summer squash, ricotta, chili flakes and lemon oil. The food was lovely and I appreciated the little dish of coarse salt and our own pepper grinder at the table as well. Thank goodness the meal was a pleasure because the environment and staff were pretty underwhelming.

The place was fairly empty on a weekday at 1 p.m. The host seemed pretty determined to let us know that he was much too good for the task of welcoming and seating us - he just stared at us disinterestedly when we walked in, and continued to be entirely mute, so I had to really bring him along in the interaction and pretend I was answering questions ("hello." "yes, two of us for lunch." "um, let's see, i think we'd prefer to sit inside."). Our waiter also had a disdainful vibe. It's just lunch, people! In a near-empty restaurant! I've eaten at plenty of "finer" restaurants than this where the staff was happy to see me and didn't need to overcompensate by putting on airs.

Honestly, I have a sense of humor and I am generally more amused than offended by people with no social skills, but there are a lot of places to have great food in New York, so why would I go back here?

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