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Cosmic Diner

888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 333-5888
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Ranked #2,365 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed a short walk from this popular diner. We only visited once for breakfast but all tables were taken and this was the case every time we passed. The portions are huge. the service fast and furious. Its almost transport cafe style with tea served as hot water in mugs with a side of tea bag. Worth a visit... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are (a) hungry, (b) in the theatre district, and (c) not looking for anything fancy, the Cosmic Diner is a good choice. You get diner food with diner service (not bad service but not great either). My grilled cheese sandwich was very tasty, but the banana cream pie was just average. This place is a decent choice if... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

High prices for low quality food. I attempted to order a chicken gyro special and was told that the chicken was frozen chicken not fresh. I was then pushed towards the sylvaki platter which was not a special and was high priced. How can a diner in Manhattan which had a lot of greek dishes on on it, not serve... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

service was quick, not friendly, but not unfriendly..clean place...large menu...food was sticky...no complaints

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Recommended to us from our hotel. Food was great, staff was friendly. Prices were about 1/2 of any other deli in the area. We enjoyed our lunch I would definitely go back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Went here on our short visit to NYC and ate here twice. Both times the staff were friendly and polite - seated us quickly and made sure our orders were taken within minutes. Food was excellent (had multiple options over the visits) - excellent value for money and worth a visit.

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Philadelphia
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35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

The food is fresh and plentiful and the service was very prompt and friendly. Typical large diner food. Nothing to rave about. Too many other more interesting and better restaurants within close proximity for me to recommend it.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went in for breakfast & as soon as we entered a nice gentleman showed us to our seat. Got us our coffee straight away then gave us time to look at menu. We both chose eggs, bacon, sausage and their own fried potato which was superb. Also kept topping our coffee up and brought us a load of toast. The... More

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Kildare
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast was so good that we decided to return a second time. We were not disappointed. The diner was busy on both occasions but service was excellent. No sooner had we sat down than a glass of iced water was placed in front of us, swiftly followed by a mug of really good coffee. Which was regularly topped up! We... More

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Richmond, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Visited NYC with my 12-year old grandson last week. Breakfast at the hotel was ok but not inexpensive. The concierge suggested we try the Cosmic Diner...a perfect fit! Good service, good food, good prices. My poached eggs were done just the way I like them and the bacon was crisp. Grandson enjoyed 3 large pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages...we were... More

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