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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 #2,356 of 11,649 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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English first
Denmead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We left Times Square and Broadway and skipped west one block to avoid the crowds. This was a lucky find and was great place that felt off the beaten track and space to breathe again. All the family had completely different selections ranging from soup and sandwich, omelettes and salads and all choices great and good value. Good and prompt... More

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Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were recommended here by the barman at our hotel. It is just a stroll from times square and serve yummy food for breakfast, especially the pancakes which our kids loved! Its not the poshest but the food was very good and very quick and the coffee mugs were never empty

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A nice place recommended to us by our doorman Geoff. Food was served quickly and was tasty, that's all I look for in my breakfast.

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Carlow, Ireland
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165 reviews 165 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate here as a family twice for breakfast. Menu was good and varied and everyone was happy. It was never too busy so we didn't have to queue. Service was efficient. We stayed at nearby Novotel and this place was very convenient

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Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Looking for a nice diner, my son is a picky eater so I was looking for a place serving breakfast all day. Glad we stop here. Nice, clean, goof food for a very descent price.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Using a diner is a cheap way to get a sit down dinner at a really affordable price in NYC, and this one was a great favourite of my wife and I. On 8th Avenue and 52nd Street, the diner served a wide choice of food with enormous helpings and really friendly service, especially when our Scottish accent was noticed.... More

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Madison
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were starving after our travels to New York. Cosmic Diner was located just across from our hotel. What a nice surprise. Lots of locals. The owners even visited our table and spoke with us at length. The food was good and the price was right. I would recommend the diner to anyone.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great location for theatres. Many people visit regularly when they came to see shows. Busy, but good service at lunchtime. A fresh salad (not that common in ny) and a tasty and substantial Moussaka. Older clientele created friendly atmosphere. Bit cramped at table

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I've been to the Cosmic Diner twice so far and both times I've had the bacon cheeseburger which in my opinion is the best burgers I've had in NYC in my 2 months here. The burger is cooked to perfection and is very juicy. The bacon is crispy and salty and the cheese is smooth. The fries are pretty good,... More

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Peachland, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Got breakfast at this little cafe. Seated immediately at 10:00am on a Tuesday, not crowded. Ordered pancakes and bacon. Got 3 large pancakes and 4 pieces of bacon. Very tasty! My cousin got the French toast and scrambled eggs which she also enjoyed and were large portions. Service was quick and friendly. Seating is ample and booth/ restaurant was clean.... More

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