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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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“pancakes” (82 reviews)
“potatoes” (26 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
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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 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 7 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
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped for hot chocolate & desserts one cold night after sightseeing. We were seated right away by friendly staff. We ate here 9 years ago, after staying in same hotel nearby, so we returned in hopes of another successful experience. Thankfully we were delighted...More

Thank mermaidpat3
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We are at Cosmic Diner on Christmas Eve and it was a great meal. Not bad prices for NYC and the food was delicious! Great service also! We all had burgers and they were amazing!

Thank Geri H
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Food was good but service was ok.. Had omelette and potatoes was was tasty but our server seemed distracted and clearly didn’t want to be there.

Thank richard m
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Fab breakfast with the locals. Don’t be fooled by the outside! Warm and welcoming! Corned beef hash & eggs!

Thank Ruthlgreen
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I ate here at breakfast and the sandwiches are advertised at a lower price for take out than if you eat in. The print is on the sign albeit small. The prices are kind of high for what you get but it is nyc. The...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The menu has everything you would expect from a traditional diner. Breakfast all day and a great blue cheese burger! Fun atmosphere and very reasonable prices.

Thank Patbro
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30 March 2017|
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Response from yonyrl | Reviewed this property |
You don't need it. They usually have tables available.
13 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
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  • 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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