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888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 333-5888
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Ranked #2,287 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Diner
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Timmonsville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped in after a show. Light crowd, but ushered right to a table. Food was excellent and service was great. Huge selection on the menu. Kids loved it. Make sure to save room for the lemon meringue pie!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Looking for a place to eat prior to going to a show we saw the Cosmic Dinner on the corner under the scaffolding. Entering and waiting just a short while to be seated we dined on Spanekopeta and a Tuscan Panini both with salads. Too much food but what delicious food. And, the treat that accompanied the meal was a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't like the line for breakfast at our hotel and we went across the street to this diner and was not disappointed! Great food quickly with healthy proportions. We back at night for dessert. It was worth the experience.

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Assumption,Illinios
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is one of those small diners that make NYC so great. Ate breakfast here food was great, service was good and the staff were all very friendly. All of this at a great price

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Previous visits to Cosmic on past holidays taken in NYC meant that dining here for breakfast was a no brainer as we were staying only two minutes away at the Novotel Times Square. We ate here four out of five times and were never let down. Endless coffee is standard with orange juice and iced water as well, you will... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is the best unknown diner (except for theater goers and the people who work at the theaters) in town. It's menu is typical diner fare (the chicken picatta was wonderful) but the manager/owner makes you feel right at home. It's a little out of the way, near 8th Avenue and 52nd street, but an easy walk from the theatre.... More 

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Northumberland, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Purchased theatre tickets late one afternoon and ended up rushing to find somewhere close to the theatre for food before the show started. The Cosmic Diner was on the corner near the theatre so quickly ran in and ordered burgers and curly fries, realised we did not have enough time to finish but they just wrapped ½ our burgers in... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were craving vegetables after eating (delicious) junk for 2 days and went to Cosmic Diner to grab a salad. DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE. Even the lettuce was bad, and all I could smell was onions for hours after we ate them...and neither of us even ate the onions.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited twice whilst in the city, first time had meatloaf and second time roast turkey, both meals were both delicious accompanied by good veg selection and great value for money

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Montreal, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I have been visited cosmic dinner back in January 2014 when i was in New York City for the New Year festivities. I can say that i was not impressed by the offering of that place and I think there are much better places in the vicinity where one can get a better meal. Here's how my ecperience went: 1-... More 

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Address: 888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 333-5888
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: Diner

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