Cote

4.7
117 reviews
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Steakhouse
Cote

New York City's first Korean Steakhouse.
At Cote we combine the the conviviality of the Korean BBQ experience, along with Prime Cuts of Beef, Classic Cocktails, World Class Wines, and Gracious Hospitality.


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The Infatuation
8.1

Côte is a Korean barbecue place in Flatiron that looks kind of a like a nightclub and serves some high-quality beef. They also do a great prix fixe.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 117 People Are Saying
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TR
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went right when they open at 4pm. Did the butchers feast for 6 and was a fantastic deal. Amazingly friendly and competent service making for a nuanced Korean bbq experience.

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FN
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my favorite meal of 2019. Great service, ambiance and delicious food. The butchers feast is so filling. You don't need to order more. Can't wait to get back again!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server totally over sold us on food. We would have been fine with the inclusive meal option, but got another side based on her strong, persistent recommendation. All four of us agreed it was absolutely unnecessary.

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L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Don’t know where the one Michelin star came from but it does not deserve it. There is no chef other than to make the salads. The waitress cooks for you and she burned our veggies. The meat was mediocre, not great. For the money, actually less, there are much better Korean BBQ places in NYC. Also, the table behind us was extremely intoxicated and rowdy and the establishment did nothing to ask them to quiet down, they just kept bringing them the Jack Daniels based drinks that they all ordered. One Michelin star restaurants are usually classier than this place. Go if you like but set the bar low for your experience.

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JA
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First a steak house, then a Korean restaurant. The meat selection of Cote is by far the best out of any Korean barbecue restaurant- in fact, much better than most steak houses. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to suggest once they know your thoughts. Pricing is honest, yes the steaks are expensive but the side dishes are inclusive and so is water. Highly recommend.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

bland food. cote is to korean food as benihana is to japanese. something that would make a person not interested in anything but unseasoned meat and a carb feel that they had an authentic foreign food experience.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit. First timers probably get the Butchers Feast, but I recommend ordering a la carte. It is a little more expensive but you get the exact cuts you want and instead of unnecessary sides, you can splurge and get some A5 Wagyu.

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AD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing from beginning to end! Holiday friends dinner on Saturday, 12/8.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service and meats were excellent. I just wish that other food groups were explained a little better as our table was not familiar with Korean dishes and did not know what we were trying.

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DL
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been before to Cote and had a great meal but spent a fortune...this time we got the tasting menu for $58./person...the meat was very good but the sides were just ok that came with it...plus, I think the atmosphere is cold and extremely noisy and the entrance feels like you are going into a disco...sorry to say but I do not think I will return.. for the money spent with drinks etc., it still costs $100./person.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an experience

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SN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Could only get an 11:15 reservation days in advance and even then they made us wait 30 more minutes. Wouldn’t accommodate a seafood allergy and were overall rude. Food wasn’t the best, especially for the price but the aesthetic was nice.

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BB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Had a great meal with many delicious and varied kinds of steak. Cocktails also excellent.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Incredibly beautiful take on Korean barbecue. The meats were no doubt incredible quality. However, the side dishes were nothing extremely unique or to write home about with the exception of the egg souffle. Service was great but somewhat impersonal... the server didn't really even introduce each cut of meat.. which I'm assuming is the whole point of doing an omakase. Either way it was still a fantastic experience.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

While KBBQ purists might not love this place, if you go in knowing what to expect--American steakhouse meets Korean BBQ--you won't be disappointed whatsoever. This was a meat lover's paradise.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and the bar downstairs is a great surprise.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff made us feel welcomed the moment we walked in. We let the staff cook for us and everything came out perfect!

We felt bit rushed when the wine was served before our dinner and we barely had time to enjoy our cocktail.

Overall, it was a great dining experience and we plan to come back in a month with family visiting from out of town.

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great steak. Great service. Cooking table side is fun

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VS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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JS
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Ridiculously loud. Overpriced. I can’t believe they have a Michelin Star. Have been to mostly all of the best and above average spots in Manhattan and this ranks as one of the most underwhelming experiences. Very disappointing from ambiance, service, menu. Experience was like a converted pool hall turned overpriced Asian steakhouse. AVOID.

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JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The place has a great menu but the service and the ambiance is not what we expected it. I would only recommend it if you have no other place to go.

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KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our family dinner and everyone enjoyed the experience of great Korean BBQ!

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Sam was great! Very attentive and when she going out we had a good allergy literally stuffed is with everything that didn't contain anchovies. AWESOME

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We're party of three. We went three women two adults, one child . We ordered two sets of steak and one cote steak , one beef tartare and a glass of wine. But it came out wrong, so it served 4. We left a lot of food and had to pay a lot of money.
And it wasn't impressive enough to get a Michelin One Star.
In Korea, restaurants of that level are common.

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IR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

For a Michelin starred restaurant in NYC, we waited quite a while for a server to come around to take our order. Aside from that, great food and great cocktails. This last visit was our second and we'll definitely consider going back again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Got mad when we asked for cheapest bottle of wine. Does not cater to young CEOs

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1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hi
Was my birthday dinner

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AE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing quality food, highly recommended ...
Different experience from your regular steak house, worth it

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks! Would highly recommend this place!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awsome staff, they are very friendly and nice. High Quality of meat.

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KA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our early evening reservation was perfect for our group of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) where we enjoyed the Butcher's Feast, a sampler of sorts that I highly recommend for your first visit. The very interactive dining experience was well enjoyed by our children and promoted active conversation and yielded little opportunity for interacting with electronic devices. The side dishes were flavorful and complimented the copious portions of red meat. The service was spot-on and we found the Cote mantra of "Meat + Fire + Booze = Smiles!" to be very accurate for the adults - and we created our own child friendly mantra of Meat + Fire + Soft Serve= Smiles! for the children. We will definitely return for another early evening with the children and also a later evening with a group of carnivorous friends to indulge in more red meat and the tasty and creative libations.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very lively, great for friends’ get gathering

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The meat was excelent but everything else was or too spicy or too lame

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

basically Korean bbq for white people

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MO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of the restaurant, service and quality of the food and meat were simple perfect! Totally recommend it! Can't wait to be back again.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is phenomenal and the waiters are all super friendly and knowledgeable. I have been to this restaurant a few times and have never received bad service and the food is consistently good. Also, the atmosphere of the restaurant is extremely fun, inviting and perfect for a date night or a night out with friends. Definitely can get a bit loud at times, but this is has never been a problem and I feel Korean BBQ tends to foster a more social outing. Lastly, their bar tenders are amazing and there are a ton of great cocktails.

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C
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was excited to try Cote because I had heard good things, but I was slightly disappointed overall. The restaurant is extremely dark and it was really difficult to see the menu and even the person I went to dinner with who sat across from me. I felt like I was eating in a cave. The staff were friendly, but didn't go out of their way with their hospitality as a most "higher end" restaurants do. The food was just okay. I've been to South Korea and have had BBQ at more authentic places that were also much less expensive. Given the cost, I was hoping for larger amounts of meat and unlimited, if not better, ban chan (as you get at most Korean BBQ places). I also thought it was strange that they cook the meat for you and in front of you. I thought the point of going to Korean BBQ was to cook it yourself? Given the price and the fact that the food was nothing special, I think I'll stick to the Korean restaurants in K-Town in the future.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fun place to go. We could hear each other talk. The food was outstanding. I loved the Korean BBQ! Leigh was our main server and explained everything in detail, but all employees were very attentive. Tom Brown, the General Many, was very personable and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely make reservations again.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been waiting about 1 hour for our reserved seats.

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K
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visiting from LA. Nice Korean food, great service.

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