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Cosmic Diner

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888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
(212) 333-5888
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here a couple of times during our stay in New York & they offer an enormous variety of food to choose from & it was well cooked and nicely presented. The staff are very efficient and friendly. It is not haute cuisine but if you want a decent meal that is reasonably priced, you can't fault it. We... More 

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Thank Polly D
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here as we wanted something quick and uncomplicated and that's exactly what you get. Foods average, but the service is great and it's cheap for the area. Nothing wrong with it at all if your happy to eat basic diner food.

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Thank LizGraham2014
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked up 8th Ave and popped in for a lovely breakfast. Great staff and constant refills of coffee. My son had choc chip pancakes with bananas, I opted for bacon eggs potatoes and toast. Big portions and worth the money.

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Thank Glennyfer
Portadown, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this diner for breakfast every morning during our stay in New York. The food is lovely and the staff very attentive. All my breakfasts were delicious. I had pancakes with maple syrup; waffles with strawberries; ham, mushroom and cheese omelette and steak and eggs. Highly recommend this diner.

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Thank dlkearney
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosmic diner is the best diner I have visited in NYC. The breakfast fare is always great and the hash browns are boiled then shredded then grilled. Great place to east after a show.

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Thank Lisa W
Bath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast last week, good service and good food at a very reasonable price. Coffee refilled whenever needed

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Thank Bazza113
Chester, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for our first breakfast in New York on recommendation of man shelling bus tickets. Simple food , huge portions , but like everything in New York / America is not cheep. Would consider again

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Thank Woodychester1
Little Rock, Arkansas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liver and onions were so over cooked that they were almost burned. Chicken picata was ok but could have used a little garlic.

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Thank Carol S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked past the Cosmic Diner on our way to get bagels, and decided to try this place for breakfast. This is an authentic NY diner, nothing fancy, but the food is delicious and the service is great.

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Thank Sandy H
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosmic Diner is your standard diner. The food is good and the servers were friendly and efficient. The price was a little lower than some of the other area diners we looked at.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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