One weekend afternoon my husband and I headed to Cookshop for brunch.
Located in Chelsea, my second favorite Manhattan district after the West Village, Cookshop is most famous for its brunch.
The atmosphere here is vibrant, trendy, you may even run into someone famous.
156 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
MENU: Cookshop menu
CUISINE: American (New)
RECOMMENDED TO: Casual Dining, Couples, Groups.
Brunch kicked off with a cup of hot coffee served with milk. The coffee was yummy once I swapped milk for cream.
My husband decided to live on the edge and opted for the Cookshop Bloody Mary made with vodka, tomato juice, lemon, Worcestershire sauce, fresh horseradish, and Tabasco. The drink was excellent, and may be one of the best Bloody Mary’s I have ever tasted. Love those green olives and celery stick as garnish.
Everything on the menu looked so appetizing, but I opted for something slightly unique – Poached Eggs sitting over grilled polenta, spinach, leeks, guajillo sauce, and topped off with cotija cheese. The Cotija cheese was not pungent and tasted similar to that of Parmesan cheese.
Grilled Polenta was a unique twist to this dish, but also a bit bland. It's a good thing the polenta was accompanied with the highly flavorsome guajillo sauce that I loved. Although the portion looks small, my dish was extremely filling.
My husband’s dish was something extraordinary and steaming hot upon arrival. He opted for the Huevos Rancheros based on my recommendation. The three baked eggs mixed in with black beans, ranchero sauce, Monterey jack cheese, lime crème fraiche, pickled jalapenos, and crispy tortillas scattered on top and inside this dish was simply outstanding! The black beans were so incredibly flavorful, and the crisp tortilla chips in every bite made this dish. He
VERDICT - 4 / 5
Overall, I really enjoyed my brunch at Cookshop. Brunch specials are quite the norm in New York City, sadly though there are no brunch specials at Cookshop. The prices are a little higher than usual for brunch, nonetheless you will leave feeling completely satisfied with your meal. I honestly don’t think you can go wrong here with the food, it is really good. On a negative note, the service here is extremely slow and the wait time is long if you don’t make reservations. Just plan ahead, make reservations, and you’ll be seated promptly.
|Food: Very Good||(Huevos Rancheros)|
|Drinks: Excellent||(Cookshop Bloody Mary)|
|Service: Average||(extremely slow & busy)|
|Value: Average||(no Brunch specials, priced a little high than the brunch norm)|
TELL ME: Have you been to Cookshop? Have you ever tried/made Grilled Polenta?