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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Diner Open 24/7

Great Food for a diner, great service. Prices are ok for NYC, stay away from the Cheescake as it is not good NY Cheesecake, just so so, but rest of food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great Food for a diner, great service. Prices are ok for NYC, stay away from the Cheescake as it is not good NY Cheesecake, just so so, but rest of food was good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We called into the cosmic diner for breakfast after it had been recommended by the concierge at the hotel as a good mum & pop diner. The food was acceptable ( no surprises in home style breakfast fare). However the selection was limited. This was a busy diner with repeat customers among the clientele. It was not the place for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Came here for Sunday breakfast, and noticed how sharp the boss was. I put a dirty fork aside without saying anything, and it was quietly replaced in moments. Service was fast & friendly. Food was good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very good service, normal but good food... also very clean and well organized...Deserves to be visited

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had breakfast here 24/6/15 . Best breakfast I have had in the USA . Stayed in alabama and breakfast was ok. Had breakfast in other diners around NYC during my stay and none has come close. Great staff very attentive and polite.loved it. I'm coming back here when I return to NYC .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Been to this diner some years ago and returned last week. It was exactly the same, clean, good food and service. Highly recommended for breakfast.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place had the nicest chips (fries) in New York. What a plateful, I had two meals there, the grilled chicken sandwich, the chicken fillet half my plate. I also had the steak, egg and fries, again the steak nearly filled my plate. Prices are very reasonable, cheaper than the other restaurants around. Staff were friendly and the service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

24hrs is definitely a plus point. Chances of waking up early in NYC is close to 90% due to the sound of the neighbourhood. Nevertheless still the greatest city I have ever visited. Facing competition from Apple Bees and Stardust, Cosmic diner has the touch of home. Their home fries are the least oily thus healthier. A simple menu makes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We've been to this place for breakfast and it was very good. The service is attentive, food is well prepared and big portions, atmosphere is a typical diner. If you're around times square/hells kitchen, it's a nice place to try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The cosmic diner is a great place to grab a quick bite before or after a show. Located on 8th, it's the perfect place to get in and out of quickly. When we arrived on June 6, the place was packed, but they assured us a table would be ready shortly. Within a few minutes, we were seated and ordering.... 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>  > Midtown
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: Diner

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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