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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pancakes” (79 reviews)
“potatoes” (24 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a group of 11 which is huge request for this diner but the host quickly put tables together for us! Service was excellent! Food even better!

Thank bethCincinnati
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were desperate for a breakfast and happened upon cosmic, fortunately. For us it was quintessentially New York diner, and yummy to boot. Great food and experience. Cheers

Thank zephyrdna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has that 'old diner' atmosphere. Love it. I had Chicken Marsala. It was a huge, delicious serving. Lots of huge mushroom pieces, artichokes, and chicken. It was buttery and unbelievable!! I'd highly recommend this diner!

1  Thank hkay_h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone knows I love a good neighborhood diner! The kind of place where suits and hard hats frequent. Where the floor is worn from shuffling feet and the coffee is good for conversation. Cosmic Diner is such a spot!

Thank CPlumlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the classiest place around but quick service and a really tasty breakfast Good friendly service , very convenient for Times Square

Thank 46clarkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome diner! Great staff - salt of the earth, with great banter going on between them and the customers. Food was amazing, with the best home fries I've ever had in New York. Staff made us feel very much at home and we...More

Thank WFProductions
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast here, no problem getting seats. Staff were friendly by NY standards. Food was good, breakfast for 2 was $42, note they include %18 service but make it clear on the bill. Definitely recommend it.

Thank EpsomSmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a tasty meat loaf sandwich for a quick lunch. It was big enough to take half home. I have stopped here in the past and have never been disappointed. The waitress made me a fresh pot when I asked for decaf. Fast, polite...More

Thank BayRidgeGal
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my husband for a desert and a coffee, desert wasn't too bad but the customer service needs improving dramatically! "Greeted" by the waiter who threw our menus on the table and walked away, when leaving my husband and I both thanked one...More

Thank Anastasia M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This place was across the street from our hotel and was open 24 hours. The food was awful and the wait staff was worse. Bad attitudes abound. Go elsewhere. There's a million places to go. We gave them the benefit of the doubt and went...More

Thank bostonmike0194901923
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31 March 2017|
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Response from yonyrl | Reviewed this property |
You don't need it. They usually have tables available.
14 February 2015|
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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