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Cosmic Diner

888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
+1 212-333-5888
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are lots of places to eat around here, some on the street, some self serve, but Cosmic takes the stress out of choosing and provides the classic American diner experience. The service is great, the food is quick, plentiful and fresh, and the coffee...More

Thank BigOilAdelaide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently reopened, this diner has all the expected including all day breakfast. Traditional short order. I ordered three eggs over easy and they were on my table in three minutes. Perfectly over easy with soft yolks that just begged for the wheat toast I ordered....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced for area and great food. Friendly and efficient staff. Visited with my teenage daughters had burgers fries etc, would definitely return.

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, the Cosmic has huge signs on the windows saying OPEN. Why is it open? To cater to unsuspecting tourists. Food is average to awful depending on your level of food "comfort" and is totally overpriced. Yes, a lot of people come to NYC to...More

Thank Jay W
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a find - tickets for Mean girls so killing time - found this place for coffee and cake . Staff amazing especially Tony! Recent refurb so very lovely inside. Cakes amazing - would have gone back for dinner if we were in NYC longer....More

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Wanted to go to an authentic American diner for breakfast. We were staying in the Sheraton Times Square asked the concierge if he could recommend anywhere to eat and he suggested the Cosmic Diner as a few blocks away. Excellent choice, great menu choices with...More

Thank Glowy67
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was our second trip to the Novotel on West 52nd st, and like before we ate at Cosmic Diner each morning. Excellent service, great portions and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Alma F
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Our hotel was across the street from this diner so we ate breakfast there during our visit to NYC. The staff was friendly and the diner was clean. They offered typical diner breakfast options. We ordered bacon and eggs and they were prepared well. We...More

Thank pennypbj
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The fact that we ate here for breakfast on three mornings of our four night stay tells it all. We tried various options (eggs, steak, waffles, pancakes) and enjoyed them all, plus the decaf coffee was decent. No pretentions, it is what it is and...More

Thank Mighty-Red
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Had a classical breakfast early Sunday morning. The omelette was tasty, portions generous, and staff friendly. This is a diner, not a French Michelin star restaurant, and delivers accordingly. Recommended as such.

Thank Kristian V
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Response from yonyrl | Reviewed this property |
You don't need it. They usually have tables available.
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Response from Katherine L | Reviewed this property |
Cosmic Diner seems to be open round the clock, not sure when the staff goes home to sleep. Food is good and it's fast - they do not rush you out so you can enjoy your meal. Deserts are mouthwatering in the case by the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-5888
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