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Cosmic Diner

American, 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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a little gem, food very good, the staff are excellent and cannot do enough for you. Nice and clean and a pleasure to eat here.

Thank Sharon R
Morehead, Kentucky
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Open 24 hours. Eclectic Menu. Prices decent for Midtown. Older efficient male waitstaff when we were there. Had 1/2 burger and fries...decent...extra $1.30 for cheese was the most I've ever paid for that add on. Located on 8th and 52nd very near "Jersey Boys and "Cats". Caddy corner from our hotel, Hampton Inn. Nice portions.

Thank CesarGeranemo
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in new York for 3 days. 1st morning i wanted desperately to try some proper American pancakes and oh my gosh, they were fantastic, I think I am in love with syrup now thanks to this amazing diner. Was so close to our hotel and my husband loved the French toast with bacon! If you want mouth Watering delicious... More 

Thank Kirsty_B_06
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem was right across from our hotel (Hampton Inn Times Square N. ). Our free hotel breakfast was too crowded so we headed to the Cosmic Diner. The extensive menu had something for everyone. It was really good food, priced reasonably and really fast service. We loved the atmosphere - it felt like a family owned place. It... More 

Thank Brad B
Meissen, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there several times in early August. It's a great little restaurant with excellent service and reasonable prices. The Bison Burger with fries for $13.50 was great and the Chili and rice for $8.00 was also good. The Hot Pastrami sandwich (which I can't get here in Germany!) is also a good choice. Very attentive staff. Open 24/7!!

Thank 732garyh911
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee excellent, quick service, good portions. French toast was delicious and crispy bacon. Cold water served with top up coffee. Oatmeal could have been better presented, looked more like I would make - with a good sized banana chopped. Seating was comfy and clearly well sat on. Bagels could have been tastier, but might be my taste - still excellent.... More 

Thank Peter D
Southlake, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a hot breakfast before a full day. Food and service was great. Lots of booths. Typical diner experience.

Thank Shelly W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing breakfast for a reasonable and affordable price! Big menu, variable choice and convenient location. 100% must

Thank Iasha S
Niagara Falls, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a late, after Jersey Boys supper. The diner atmosphere complemented the show, and the food was plentiful, attractively plated and delicious. Our group had dinner specials: the included salad was large with mixed greens, tomato, seeded cucumber slices, olives, wafer thin radish slices, green pepper and onion. One of us chose to substitute a Caesar salad--also delicious with... More 

Thank marieD4556IT
Hartsville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinner close to theater disrict. HUGE menu w about any American food item you could want. Reasonable prices and good service. All around winner in my book.

Thank Robert W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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