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Cosmic Diner

American, Cafe, Diner
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888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
+1 212-333-5888
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is everything i would have expected from a diner. Good food (not great, but just good) and fast friendly service. Ideal for a night to the theater.

Thank Hewy R
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I found this little gem by accident on our way back to our hotel from Central Park. It was mid afternoon and we both had a need for a sit down and something light to eat. The place was reassuringly busy yet we were seated promptly by very friendly and helpful staff. This is a traditional booth... More 

Thank millhouseglasgow
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with this place. Me and my husband came here for dinner because of a recommendation from someone and it ended up being terrible. Bad food, bad service and way too expensive for what you get. I would avoid this place at all costs.

Thank Taylor K
Helsinki, Finland
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here. Tasty food, portions were big. Staff was friendly and service was fast. We had a panini and a philly cheese steak sandwich and enjoyed both. The look was of an classic NYC diner and the athmosphere calm and welcoming. Sadly found this place on the last day, would have loved to try out the breakfast otherwise.

Thank nooravag
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate breakfast here one morning during our stay at the Hampton Inn opposite . Was really good , not cheap but reasonable for the area . We all ate different , eggs bacon omelettes all very good . Staff were friendly and efficient . Looked at dinner menu that looked fab but we just never got back to try it... More 

Thank julielee51
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosmic diner was close to our hotel and we visited twice for breakfast as the service was prompt, the menu varied, the food was plentiful and hot. I enjoyed the omelette and my wife had a traditional breakfast of eggs/bacon/toast. The price was reasonable and we'd recommend the Cosmic diner for a good breakfast.

Thank timjc46
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across Cosmic after the Macy's parade, a warm welcome and great quick service for two very hungry and cold people...really nice food and friendly staff, highly recommend visiting.

Thank Damian L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on two occasions while in new york . Both times breakfast was good . Service was good as was the food . Nothing specail but dependable

Thank glock45
Rogiet, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our New York trip we kinda fell over this place looking for some breakfast and it was so good we went back again. Staff were constantly on the go and very helpful. The managers were also heavily involved in getting customers seated and fed. On our second visit we had to wait as they were full but the wait... More 

Thank FleurP78
Southern California
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a clientele. The food is good, fresh, and a good value. It is a DIner. The staff was attentive and overall good service. If you want a quick......really good bite to eat, try it.

Thank TravlinSpeecher

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 212-333-5888

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