ISSUE 11  |  Tropicana

Urbane Tropical: Cosme in New York

March 15, 2016 11:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Is Enrique Olvera the Latin version of Rene Redzepi, the forward-thinking Danish chef? We think so. His New York City outpost, Cosme, which he opened not long ago in the Flatiron district, was chosen by Pete Wells of the New York Times as his top restaurant of 2015. We like the moody, minimalist interiors, too, designed by Mexico City–based architect Alonso de Garay and interior designer Micaela De Bernardi of ADG.

Photography by Daniel Krieger courtesy of Cosme, unless otherwise noted.


Above: The lounge area is outfitted with Acapulco chairs. Photograph by Fiamma Piacentini, courtesy of Cosme.


Above: In the dining room, the designers spec’ed the lightweight, comfortable Chair 13 by Poul Christiansen for Gubi.


Above: Characteristic Mexican wares are arrayed on the display shelves.


Above: A row of modern brass pendants casts a glow over the dining tables.


Above: A Prouvé Potence Lamp illuminates a corner.


Above L: Succulents on each table. Above R: The powder-coated steel Stackable Hee Bar/Counter Stools from Hay are $290 each at A+R Plus Store.


Above: A dark and moody lounge area.


Above: A row of utility sinks in the bathroom.