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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 #2,368 of 11,578 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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Raisio, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you want to have original and real American Diner food, go and visit this place. Portions are big and they taste good, and as you can imagine, locals crowd this diner. The wear-out marks on the floor made by the the chairs tell that this must be a popular place :)

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Moruya, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Open 24/7 this unpretentious serves home style meals with friendly efficiency. The menu is extensive and the list of 'special' quite overwhelming. The portions are generous and the meals we had were enough to satisfy any hungry traveler.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Came here for a coffee and a cake to pass time before a matinee show. This place is what New York service used to be like 25 years ago. The staff are just here to do their job. No eye contact, no pleasantries, no engagement with the customers. I asked for the WIFI password, pretty standard for most eateries in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very refreshing restaurant. Loved it as it had vegetarian options. The portions were very large.No frills and down to earth. Located near theatres.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We went there last night and ordered the special which came with soup or salad. No where on the menu did it state the French onion soup would be an additional $2.00. Not really a problem but the menu should state that. The waitress did point it out when ordering so there would not be a surprise when we got... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Has a very wide variety of menu items and service is great. Very NYC feel and good people watching from the windows. Liked the pastrami and corned beef.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Cosmic is a great way to start the day early in New York. Before the trendy coffee shops even start the Cosmic is ready with good solid food, service and hot coffee. This is a diner not to be missed. whether it's midnight for a late snack or 4 AM for an early breakfast you'll see me at the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Treat yourself to good food. A little more than I normally spend on breakfast but with the location I understand the price. The food and service are good and atmosphere old school diner. Watch the traffic and enjoy it

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lincolnshire, UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

loved this one: its open 24/7.. so friendly... refill of coffee free: iced water: delicious food. Greek owner was v nice as I spotted George Mais pictures and as I have a connection with Greece. we had a nice chat..

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You see in the UK and Europe the pastiche of what an American diner is, but this is the real deal. We came here basically every morning for breakfast and it's laid back, friendly atmosphere and good food reminded me of a good old fashioned 'greasy spoon' back here in England...

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