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Cosmic Diner

American, Diner
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888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019
(212) 333-5888
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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I was up and out early in a cold January morning for a nice long walk and wanted a hearty breakfast before starting a busy day in the city I walked along 9th ave looking for a particular favorite place and much to my disappointment it had closed I seemed to recall there was a diner/ coffee shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was up and out early in a cold January morning for a nice long walk and wanted a hearty breakfast before starting a busy day in the city I walked along 9th ave looking for a particular favorite place and much to my disappointment it had closed I seemed to recall there was a diner/ coffee shop on 8th... More 

Thank irbj5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I both ordered the Mexican burgers, which come with avocado, cheddar cheese and jalapeños. The burgers were delish! And the fries were so good also! And they deliver after midnight! :) Will definitely order from them again on our next trip to NYC!

Thank CourtDelafuente
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tripsters let me start by saying that the wait staff was wonderful but the Ice Queen running the register ruined the entire experience. Should you choose to eat here I can only hope she will be off work that day. What we liked: The Tuna Melt, side of bacon, the French fries, breakfast toast and the wait staff What was... More 

Thank Hunter S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this place on our way to some museums and had the most delicious and very plentiful breakfast. The service was excellent-our water glasses and coffee cups were constantly full. The waiters were very friendly. We would eat here again.

Thank Bobbi P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here the morning of the crazy snowstorm in New York. It was local to our hotel and we were cold and hungry so we stopped in. First thoughts - greasy spoon style cafe, an unwelcoming host and pretty disinterested waiting staff. Anyway, we ordered a portion of pancakes with Canadian bacon and sausages and a portion of... More 

Thank Lauryn M
Burlington, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Repeatedly got our table's order wrong with no explanation whatsoever. Its a cheap greasy spoon type of diner in mid-town so the expectations aren't that high but repeatedly screwing up the order got annoying real fast. There are better diners a block in any direction.

1 Thank Bryan G
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry it's a bit late, we were staying at The Novotel at the beginning of November and the Concierge recommended the diner to us. We ate breakfast here every day of our 4 day stay and it was fabulous. The staff were extremely welcoming, especially made a fuss of our two daughters (the one with the Pink Fur coat) my... More 

1 Thank lillyjess1
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place might not look like much, but damn it is good food! I had Breakfast; pancakes obviously with scrambled eggs on the side with fresh OJ. Totally yummy! NOTE! Portions are huge, so be prepared! I also had take-away dinner from here one night when staying at Hotel Ameritania; grilled cheese with fries and salad was just the thing... More 

Thank tjontour
Lexington, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long evening we decided to get dinner here to take back to our hotel room to relax. Cosmic Diner was just across the street and we had read pretty decent reviews. There were only 3 tables of diners (should have been a clue). We walked in and were immediately asked if we would prefer a booth or table.... More 

1 Thank Two-Touring-The-US
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this on our third morning and had breakfast there the following two days. The food was excellent and kept us filled up all day until dinner. The staff were friendly, helpful and very accommodating. The food was well priced with plenty of choice and unlimited coffee. It's a shame we didn't find it on our first morning.

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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: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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