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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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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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
Most recent review
Fas and inexpensive

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Tammy W
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Paris, Illinois
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Rainham, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was suggested this diner by our hotel reception on our first day in New York and we ate there every morning. The choice is vast, the place is cosy, the staff are friendly, the portions are big enough to sort you out for a long day of walking and the food is very tasty and I thought great value of... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Excellent service, open 24 hrs. Food is basic comfort food found all over the USA, at a reasonable price considering the location. Was within walking distance from my hotel so very convenient for me.

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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This was recommend to us by our hotel front staff. It was amazing. My husband wanted steak and eggs for breakfast and he got it. Really good service and overall a fab place to eat. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is the place which a porter at our hotel recommended so we found it easily, two blocks away. A typical American diner, all the usual suspects on the menu, waffles and pancakes, maple syrup, eggs a thousand ways, unlimited coffee. Our first visit was excellent. Good service, no long waits, food as expected. We had omelette with Canadian bacon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great place for omlettes, scambles, pancakes, french toast, and more and at a very reasonable price. This is the type of New York diner that you hope to find near your hotel to get a feel for the real New York. Within walking distance of all Times Square hotels and probably a great place for a late night breakfast before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had breakfast here every day for our four day break. Good portions that set us up for the day! We had a range of options; pancakes, omelettes and bacon and eggs, all tasty. A great experience of NYC life.

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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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