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Cosimo Wine Bar and Restaurant?

leepinleemur Jan 11, 2007 08:02 PM

Has anyone gone to the new Cosimo Wine Bar and Restaurant on Route 30 in Malvern?
Menu looks pretty high end, but sort of interesting.

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    Liz K RE: leepinleemur Jan 13, 2007 01:22 PM

    Wow, that's a lot more expensive than I would have expected. There is a real disconnect between the look of the outside (complete with magnetic sign board!) and that menu. We live very close, and do appreciate high-end food and wine, but wouldn't be able to go very often. Will have to hear more before we put it on our list.

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      bethalooo RE: Liz K Mar 25, 2007 06:52 AM

      This place was absolutely not worth the price. My husband and I went there with another couple and we all got different menu items and our reactions ranged from 'meh' to 'blech!' We left the restaurant angry that we had spent the money, when we could have gone to an excellent BYOB (such as Twin Bays in Phoenixville) and gotten a great meal and wine for much less!

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      percyn RE: leepinleemur Oct 17, 2007 01:43 PM

      I have been here 3-4 times (mainly for lunch) and do enjoy the flight of wines and especially dessert. The entrees are nothing to write home about...but the desserts are another matter...

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        Liz K RE: percyn Oct 17, 2007 04:43 PM

        We ate at Cosimo last month after we were unable to get a reservation at our first choice. Have to say we were pleasantly surprised. I'm surprised to see a complaint about the calamari-we thought it was the best ever, crispy, tender, not greasy, and with a great spicy dipping sauce. Entrees and desserts were also good. Would happily go back again.

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        malvern girl RE: leepinleemur Oct 28, 2007 08:29 AM

        Ate here last night and totally agree with bethalooo. There was a very fishy smell in the restaurant, which totally put us off ordering fish. The steak was good, but came with a potato croquette, which put me in mind of nursing home food. The dessert in the narrow shot glasses was annoying to eat as the layers could not be mixed without spilling out the top. We all concluded that there are much better restaurants in the area.

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          katesprings RE: tantrum2 Nov 19, 2007 06:39 AM

          My sister and friend (both wine drinkers) went to Cosimo on Saturday night and were really disappointed. The bartender was lousy and the wait staff no better. For an establishment that advertises to be a wine restaurant, they had better get a bartender that knows wine.

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            JLittle RE: leepinleemur Feb 1, 2008 01:01 PM

            We went when they first opened with a group of people. We started @ the var with wine flights and apps, looked @ the menu and decided it was a liitle over priced. We had a great experience with the somelier he was extremely helpful and patient with our group. I would recommend it for a nice apps meal and time with friends. Try it!

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              jonesm4 RE: leepinleemur Feb 7, 2008 10:32 AM

              Several people I know recommended Cosimo and the local food critic had some nice things to say about the place, so when I finally went I was surprised at how awful it was. It started with terrible service - I asked the bartender if the had any Bordeaux or Bordeaux Style wines and she brought back a Burgundy. As I was explaing the difference between the two the bar manager rudely interupted and began to quiz me, he asked questions like what garpe varieties are permitted in Bordeaux, what is the difference between left and right bank Bordeauxs, the difference between old and new world styles... and on and on. When the inquisition was finally over - and ended with an overpriced (I believe it was $30.00 or more) glass of Duckhorn. I don't know why anyone would go. The prices are awful, they didn't offer anything I couldn't get at the local state store, and I hated the stemware. UGH! Needless to say I didn't stick around to try anything on the dinner menu.

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                ronnybass RE: jonesm4 Feb 16, 2008 10:47 AM

                I, like “eatoutoften” am a frequent visitor at Cosimo. I’m a Foodie and a Wine Nut and have never had a bad experience. And actually, Duckhorn has not been on their list for some time. I think it’s really great that they change their selections often so customers, such as myself, can experience different wines. Their Wine List states that they serve their wine in Schott Zweisel Triton titanium crystal stemware only. This is one of the finest stemware available. The restaurant has had rave reviews and I agree. Check out what Craig LaBan of the Philadelphia Inquirer had to say: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/column...

                In my opinion, this place is even better today since his review.

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                  Liz K RE: ronnybass Mar 5, 2008 03:29 PM

                  We ate at Cosimo again last Sunday. Really pleasant place, and all 3 of us enjoyed our choices. Highly recommend people try this place for themselves!

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