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Cosmic Diner

American, Cafe, Diner
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888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
(212) 333-5888
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted some place close to hotel for breakfast. Cosmic Dinner fit the bill. We had the bacon eggs and western omelette. The eggs were cooked perfect and I'm particular about my eggs. There was plenty of bacon and a generous serving of fried potatoes. The omelette was huge and also included potatoes. The customers consisted of tourists but the... More 

Thank Michelle B
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a luxury establishment, but if what you need is an awesome burger and fries - or perhaps eggs and corn beef hash - at 4:30 AM, this is your place. As a Hell's Kitchen resident I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent on delivery from Cosmic over the years - and never... More 

Thank Adam H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After hearing rave reviews we tried the food here. Unfortunately I made the wrong choice. Not that it was a bad meal, their was nothing really wrong with my lasagna. I think I'm just used to more flavour, it was a bit bland. The grilled chicken however was delicious.

Thank Julia L
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Novotel down the street, so great was my joy to discover that there was this typical New York diner right on our block. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, especially when I want to pack in a full day of sight-seeing, so I love a place where I can order a big breakfast... More 

Thank Bravaencore
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the best breakfast we had in New York. The Reuben sandwich was out of this world (pun unintended) and the coffee just kept on coming. We sat at the counter and had some brilliant friendly banter with the server there. He even offered to take our picture even though it was choc-a-block. I'd definitely go back there for... More 

Thank Peter S
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Super speedy & friendly service. My water and coffee were never empty. The western omelette with home fries was great!

Thank nosila2
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a fun experience, good breakfast and reasonably priced. It's really a neighborhood spot and with mostly local patrons. It was nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of Times Square and among the locals.

Thank kristi k
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These two items were our fav!!! Place open 24 hours a day! Service was excellent- family owned establishment with a cozy feel. Staff made sure we had no empty coffee and tea mugs😊 were very attentive each time we went. California Omelette was delicious- avocado and egg? Best combo believe me!!!!! Pancakes were so fluffy and tasty!!!! Hearty and fulfilling... More 

Thank amyztravelz
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went therequickly before seeing a show. I had low low expectations, but this was even worse. My friend ordered an omelette with what was supposed to be chile or salsa...looked like dog food. My burger was like brick of processed meat. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I've seen cleaner bathrooms and Penn Station. Nasty!!!

Thank Patrick O
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 24 hour diner serves good, basic food in generous portions whenever we need it. The staff seems a bit cranky until you smile at them and they quickly realize you aren't a tourist out to yell at them- and then they are great. M wife and I have never had anything on their menu that we have not enjoyed.... More 

Thank Mark D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 333-5888

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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