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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, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 21
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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
This is a great choice for breakfast and resonably priced!

This is a great diner that offers a complete breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes and coffee for around $10. We all ordered our eggs a different way and they all came out perfect. We loved the fact that we could be seated quickly and we were waited on right away. It's hard to beat the price and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Golfingbev
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is your regular diner atmosphere...booths, fast service and lots of menu options. My kids had the pancakes and they said "they melted in their mouths." My husband liked the hash with eggs and loved the home fries. Excellent service!

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

8 of us had breakfast at the Cosmic Diner and while the food was OK (but no more than OK) the service left a great deal to be desired. We were seated quickly and menus were dumped in the centre of the table so we could help ourselves. The order was taken after 5-7 minutes and it felt even then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had got this Diner from Tripadvisor as a place to visit and it didn't disappoint. After a morning of walking and museums found this Diner which is close to the Theatre District so great for a bite to eat before a show. Staff were very friendly and helpful to accommodate with meal options. I order the pancakes, just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's a diner-find! Run by Greeks. Pastitsio and moussaka on the menu, but brunch is a real bargain and tasty. The Eggs (3! poached) Florentine (weird name just because it's made with spinach) on muffin halves with spinach and feta (really nicely seasoned) with Hollandaise Sauce AND hash browns for $16?. Huge Mexican omelette with toast and hash browns $14?... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great diner that offers a complete breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes and coffee for around $10. We all ordered our eggs a different way and they all came out perfect. We loved the fact that we could be seated quickly and we were waited on right away. It's hard to beat the price and value for breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

With an extensive diner-style menu, there is something for everyone. Service is friendly and quick. There is nothing terribly exciting or trendy about the place, just good food at reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ate here twice on recent stay in New York. Both service and food great. Ticked all boxes first thing in the morning. If you've never been to proper American Diner you should try this out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here many times, mainly for breakfast. Where else can you get two eggs, toast and potatoes for under $8? They have a large variety of breakfast items, fast service, and reasonable prices, all not far from Times Square/many hotels. It's a good place for those casual meals in NYC so you can save the bigger bucks to try... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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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