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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 79
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  • 22
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  • 19
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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
Authentic New York City Diner

The food was good. It's not the best food you'll find in NYC. It is good and the experience of a New York Diner late at night after a play is great. The service was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The food was good. It's not the best food you'll find in NYC. It is good and the experience of a New York Diner late at night after a play is great. The service was great.

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Dumbarton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Walked into this diner for breakfast on my last day of visit to New York. I wish I had done this earlier. The food was excellent as was the service the ambience and the feel of the place. This is what I imagined an American Diner to be like and it ticked all the boxes for me and my wife.... More 

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Bideford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited NYC in July 15 and spent every breakfast time at this authentic diner.Large good value menu, great, classic American food when you get it and such fantastic service from the friendly, engaging waiting staff. Always ready with an un-requested coffee / water / tea top up. Highly recommended. Thanks especially to Nick. Efharisto poli!

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Sidney, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a great breakfast diner. The breakfast menu was very extensive, and the meal did not disappoint. Service was great too, and all at a reasonable price.

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

had breakfast here. I had a Spanish omelette with fried potatoes. The potatoes didn't taste very fresh. Staff was efficient. Food was just so so, price was average for NYC. Would probably try somewhere else. Good coffee though

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Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Friendly, great service! Good food and plenty of menu choices. Reasonable prices for NYC and Times Square area. Family friendly and comfortable dining at all hours.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is great. Huge choice, with friendly and efficient service and a handy location on the periphery of the Theater District. What amazed me was that we ordered 4 diverse meals and these all arrived on our table in 10 minutes - just what we needed. Great basic food and great value too. You won't go wrong eating at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate there on our way to the Central Parc after having missed the breakfast at the hotel. The menu has a good variety and while we first planned to eat breakfast there around noon we ended up ordering Burgers and Sandwiches. I had the Texas Burger and I have to say it was much better than expected and actually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Second time there, had a great breakfast. Great location, close to everything, friendly staff that were very attentive to us. Disappointed that there were no kids options, since meals are big in quantity, and kids want their own plates we ended up sharing plates to accommodate everyone's choices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We ended up eating here after going to a Broadway show & it was the first restaurant we saw as it started to rain. Ultimately, it's a no thrills diner but the service was friendly & relatively quick. I had the soup of the day & chicken scampi - not haute cuisine but edible & relatively cheap. My wife ate... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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