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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 #2,518 of 11,630 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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67% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Using a diner is a cheap way to get a sit down dinner at a really affordable price in NYC, and this one was a great favourite of my wife and I. On 8th Avenue and 52nd Street, the diner served a wide choice of food with enormous helpings and really friendly service, especially when our Scottish accent was noticed.... More

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Madison
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were starving after our travels to New York. Cosmic Diner was located just across from our hotel. What a nice surprise. Lots of locals. The owners even visited our table and spoke with us at length. The food was good and the price was right. I would recommend the diner to anyone.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great location for theatres. Many people visit regularly when they came to see shows. Busy, but good service at lunchtime. A fresh salad (not that common in ny) and a tasty and substantial Moussaka. Older clientele created friendly atmosphere. Bit cramped at table

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I've been to the Cosmic Diner twice so far and both times I've had the bacon cheeseburger which in my opinion is the best burgers I've had in NYC in my 2 months here. The burger is cooked to perfection and is very juicy. The bacon is crispy and salty and the cheese is smooth. The fries are pretty good,... More

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Peachland, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Got breakfast at this little cafe. Seated immediately at 10:00am on a Tuesday, not crowded. Ordered pancakes and bacon. Got 3 large pancakes and 4 pieces of bacon. Very tasty! My cousin got the French toast and scrambled eggs which she also enjoyed and were large portions. Service was quick and friendly. Seating is ample and booth/ restaurant was clean.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Went for breakfast with high expectations after reading other reviews. Left slightly disappointed, Food was ok, service ok, but can't really see why this establishment got such a high score. Maybee we expected to much. won't be coming back.

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cleveland, oh
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good mid-town location for this inexpensive eatery. Mainly Greek and Italian dishes, nicely prepared and very generous portions. Nothing fancy here, but down-to-earth service and food.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice on our recent trip. The breakfast food is pretty good and came out pretty quickly. The service is good. Not a bad place for breakfast.

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Naples, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This diner may not look like much, but it met and exceeded my expectations. Rather plain decor (but fine for a diner), very, very good breakfast, excellent service. Food arrived quickly. Server anticipated our needs and was right there with water and coffee refills. I am a bit of a coffee snob and while their coffee may not measure up... More

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Cosmic Diner is located across the street from the hotel and we had breakfast there three times. Service was fast & friendly, the food served was hot with generous proportions. Great starting point to begin the day.

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