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Cosmic Diner

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888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019
(212) 333-5888
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast in Time Square

Had a great breakfast on our first day in New York. All food is great prices for location and what you get. Staff are so friendly and want to talk and find out how you are. Very genuine and traditional American diner

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
citty95
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We ended up eating here after going to a Broadway show & it was the first restaurant we saw as it started to rain. Ultimately, it's a no thrills diner but the service was friendly & relatively quick. I had the soup of the day & chicken scampi - not haute cuisine but edible & relatively cheap. My wife ate... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a great breakfast on our first day in New York. All food is great prices for location and what you get. Staff are so friendly and want to talk and find out how you are. Very genuine and traditional American diner

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A local recommended this diner to me. It was on my way so a friend and I stopped in. The prices are fabulous for NYC. For example a Pattie Melt with fries was only 12.55! My friend and I shared the fries. She got the Bleu Cheese burger (burger only, no fries) for $10.00. The amount of fries was enough... More 

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Olympia, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Nothing fancy here, but the service is good and so is the food. This is a basic place, but the prices are better than average for Manhattan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Fast, efficient and friendly with good food to boot at a reasonable price. Large menu offers all the breakfast usual items and makes a good start to the day. Beat waiting in line at our hotel restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The service was absolutely appalling at this restaurant, one waiter in particular was extremely rude. We couldn't understand if it was because we were English but the waiter was pleasant to another American family next to us. A 20% tip is added to the bill which was already overpriced. The food was not to a high standard, the salad had... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

had breakfast here twice. Reasonably priced - good food. Waffles w/berries was a big favorite. Our waiter was really friendly and added to the overall experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I visited the Cosmic Diner for breakfast. We got the pancakes, eggs, bacon and a blueberry muffin with coffee. The food was good and the service was good too. The prices were very comparable to other diners and we will try the Cosmic again soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Attentive wait staff. Owner keeps a close eye on things. Good variety on menu. It was so nice to have a reasonably priced meal with a fresh salad and vegetables. The salad was great but beware, the olives still have the pits in them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was great, service fast. Don't turn away because it's not fancy. Everything was fabulous... from the very fresh salad to the soups. Main dishes were wonderful.

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Address: 888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 333-5888
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 333-5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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