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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 71
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  • 20
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great introduction to the New York restaurant scene

After arriving at JFK on an overnight flight and making our way to our hotel via the LIRR and the E train, we checked our bags at our hotel and asked for suggestions for a good diner for breakfast. The Cosmic Diner wasn't the closest but it was around the corner and we thought we'd give it a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Journeywizard
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We ate breakfast here twice on our recent visit to NY. Great NY service from friendly waiter who was full of character! Breakfast served all day.Quick turnaround. Heaps of food to set you up for a day without lunch. Reasonable value and would recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

After arriving at JFK on an overnight flight and making our way to our hotel via the LIRR and the E train, we checked our bags at our hotel and asked for suggestions for a good diner for breakfast. The Cosmic Diner wasn't the closest but it was around the corner and we thought we'd give it a try. My... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I went here every morning for my breakfast on a recent trip to New York. The service was really quick and they handled the large group I was in fantastically. However the food was average and you could have got it anywhere in New York.

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Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This diner is conveniently located and gives ample portions. You'll find an extensive menu of diner options from breakfast served all day to sandwiches, soups, salads . . . it's not the most amazing decor but the food is decent.

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St. Petersburg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went into the city for a girls weekend. The Cosmic Diner was a block from our hotel so it was a very convenient eating spot. I'm glad we decided to eat here because it was good. The service was good, a little slow but not intolerable. The menu was extensive with typical diner fare. Ate here twice, had the open... More 

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Belleview, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love a good diner and this was one. Amongst the busy clatter of dishes and conversation of strangers I sat drinking good coffee and eating a delicious #10. The series fast and friendly. The food was hot and good. What more can you want except quick refill on your cup of Joe. A diner worthy of the name.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I ate at the restaurant for early one morning after coming from a club I had egg and stake, everything seemed normal when I was about to go I paid, I also left a tip of about 20%, I stood to the corner getting myself ready to leave when two of the staff members came up to me and tell... More 

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Paris, Illinois
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Great little diner. Fast service, good food and great prices considering that you're only a couple blocks from Time Square. We wish we had found this gem sooner.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Your typical Diner Fare but everything we ordered was delicious. I recommend the Chicken New York, it was yummy. Very generous portions. I wish I could have had room for dessert. They looked yummy too!

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited the cosmic diner 3 days out the 7. Staff very very friendly, always busy with the locals which is a good sign. Great range of food and great prices. Very fast at presenting the food for a 2 course meal and couple of drinks me and my wife were never over $40

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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
  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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