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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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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“potatoes” (27 reviews)
“french toast” (15 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 1 week ago via mobile

We like diners, we like them because of the large choice and because of the predictable menu. You know what you will get, and usually you know how it will taste. I can't say that we made the right choice this time. The staff was...More

Thank Tibi N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here on several trips to New York. Worth it to see the staff in action, racing, shouting, great food, reasonably priced.Service is always very efficient. no delays and we had delicious breakfasts, lunches and fabulous cheesecake here

Thank eils2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with family and friends for Sunday Brunch. Service was prompt and friendly without being overly intrusive. Everyone's coffee cup was kept full and hot (a must). My Belgian Waffle with bananas was very tasty and everyone else at the table enjoyed their...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a very late dinner. It was very expensive and not good for a diner or restaurant in NYC. It was old looking and server never came to check on us. We had to even ask for our bill. I wouldn't waste...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went around 5 pm on a Sunday. I was seated right away. I asked my server for a recommendation, and he suggested the chicken souvlaki sandwich. It came very quickly. It was an enormous portion and so delicious!

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just the type of classic american diner I was looking for. The food was a little on the tasteless side, but OK. Nice people working here and free wifi from LinkNYC just outside the window.

Thank olemartin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second trip to New York, our second visit to Cosmic Diner. The food and service are consistently great. I stick to traditional ham and eggs, but my wife went for the eggs Benedict. Delicious! They have an extremely varied menu so there is something...More

Thank ernieliedtke
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Second visit to the Cosmic, service was definitely poorer than the first time about a year ago. The greeter was short, manager seemed a bit grumpy, and the place was not super busy. Average diner food - a bit overpriced, but tasty enough. The Cosmic...More

Thank BritBrit11
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Found this place by accident walking around from our hotel. First impression was that the management seemed like we were kind of bugging them by being there. They were not friendly in the least bit and server was curt. We overlooked this because se were...More

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I got the Leo Omelette and it was amazing. We didn't have to wait to be seated, drinks arrived quickly, and food was fast. Everyone enjoyed their food. Great stop.

Thank jporter354
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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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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