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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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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Cosmic Diner several times over the years. It's 24 hours which is convenient for late night bites. The food is nothing special but decent for diner food. Decent prices considering the area you are in. On this last trip I cannot say that my server wasn't nice because he was, however he spent most of his time... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In a sea of fast food, it was delightful to have a quiet little bite in such a pleasant environment. The service could not have been better, the food was just right, making for just the most enjoyable meal.

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Thank sgktravels
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food here was pretty good it was very busy and I did here one of the staff members tell a customer order food or we need your table seem you can't just order a drink and sit in staff did seem stressed if I ever went back to NY I probably wouldn't eat here again for this reason

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Thank Gomez1986
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were headed to Times Square Diner but unfortunately everyone was just ready to stop and eat after a long day walking in the city. We came across Cosmic Diner near the theatre district on a Saturday and it was after lunch but prior to dinner so they weren't busy at all. We looked at their menu posted outside and... More 

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Thank Jennifer T
Connecticut
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395 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The diner is small and constantly busy. Like most diners, the menu is extensive and the food is fine--nothing fancy, but you know what you're getting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped into the Cosmic Diner as a recommendation from family who stayed at a nearby hotel and ate at the diner months before. Filled up on a traditional breakfast - eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, coffee - even though it was 2am! Service was great, super friendly people working there. This diner is exactly what I think of when I think... More 

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first time in New York and I really wanted to eat a classic American diner. Cosmic Diner doesn't disappoint, it feels genuine, all the way from the menu to the decoration, the staff and the other guests. My girlfriend and I had dinner at 5 pm and there was no problem getting seated at that time, the... More 

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Asheville
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We returned to this chance find from several years ago. Good traditional diner fare, at reasonable prices. What else would you want? Well, in a diner, it is the "glass dessert case tower", and this place does no disappoint! A variety of great choices, and a excellent NY cheesecake as well! The desserts are the only thing at NYC prices,... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate a burger, omelette sandwich and a beef sandwich. All were really nice Food came very quickly. This isn't the place to lounge over food, more like eat and go, but it was tasty. I would visit again

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Thank Stacey S
VA
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here before seeing a show. The staff was very nice and the menu was the perfect diner menu - extensive and diverse. One of us had breakfast, another a burger and two others had sandwiches. The food was good, plentiful and served in a timely manner - not too fast, not too slow. It had the feel... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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