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Cosmic Diner

888 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.764058 -73.984749
at 52nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-333-5888 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Diner
  • Price Range: $$

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    3 out of 10


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24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

42nd St. to 62nd St., Fifth Ave. to 12th Ave.


Its space-age name, combined with its high-traffic address, might trigger fears of a lame intergalactic-themed restaurant near Times Square, but Cosmic Diner is, in reality, a much more earthbound kind of place. A wall of framed Broadway posters nods to the Great White Way (not the Milky Way), two-top and four-top booths accommodate thrifty theatergoers, and a takeout counter caters to locals on the go. Despite the basic grub (which costs no more here than diner food elsewhere in the city, Zip Code be damned), Cosmic Diner dishes prove less greasy than you’d expect. Ditto for the design: an autumnal color scheme, hardwood floors, and sleek metal light fixtures. The wall-size mural of a Greek landscape may hark back to the establishment’s founders, but in truth the offerings here are no more ethnic than those at Applebee’s.