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Cosmic Diner

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888 8th Ave, Frnt 8, New York City, NY 10019-5704
+1 212-333-5888
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00:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 00:00
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Connecticut
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373 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's not much to the Cosmic Diner that is unlike other same type eating establishments. This isn't a negative. It's a diner with a hefty menu, quick service and a very staid and simple decor. A great location since there are not much similar restaurants at that part of 8th Avenue.

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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As we were staying at a hotel just round the corner we visited here a few mornings for breakfast the food was delicious and reasonably priced!! The staff were all very friendly too!!! Overall good start for the day x

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Thank Kellyt1988
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered two Pastami Reubens. Pure filthy goodness! Open sandwich, fried bread, generous Pastrami, Sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese. Portions were so generous that one dish would have been more than enough for two to share! Bravely ploughed through it all and didn't need to eat for the rest of the day! Coffee and water topped up by our attentive... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I haven't been here in 6 months, but I can testify that the memory of the food will stay with you. No other burger has come close to this and I had delicious chili here. If you visit say hi to Melani & Aida! They were my favorite ones, I always tried to sit in Aida's bay, she was nice.

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Arlington, Virginia
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick bite. Old diner style. big variety. my food was good. service was swift. enjoyed

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well this is the first time ever I am leaving a bad review on tripadvisor but this was that bad I feel I need to. Both me and my partner are currently on honeymoon and as we get to grips with New York we thought we would give this place a try.. worst mistake I've ever made. Let's start off... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 963 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the breakfast was quite good. I think I may have said in some other reviews, it's hard to mess up breakfast, but sometimes, places do... not here. Large portion sizes, food prepared as ordered. Standard breakfast items and diner items. Our server was good. He was pleasant, accurate, and efficient. We have one person in the group with... More 

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Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here and both myself and my husband had a bagel with cream cheese which came warm. Excellent bagel lovely coffee great value for money

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Wirral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for breakfast. The service was very quick. The portions are huge!! I ordered cream cheese bagel with bacon it was very good and reasonably priced. The hot chocolate is the best I've had in NYC up to now.

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London, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here every morning of our 4-night trip for breakfast. The pancakes were great, the coffee was bottomless and the staff were friendly. It's relatively expensive but so was food everywhere in New York. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 00:00
Monday
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday
00:00 - 00:00
Friday
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 00:00
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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