Stella 34 Trattoria
Stella 34 Trattoria

Stella 34 Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=139
  • Phone: 2129679251x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room & Lounge

    LUNCH - 11:30am - 4pm

    BRUNCH - Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 4pm

    DINNER - Monday- Saturday, 4pm - 9:30pm, Sunday, 4pm - 9pm



    Cibi Ronda Takeaway

    DAILY - 11am - 8pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Jarett Appell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Private Dining for up to 16; Cocktail parties and full restaurant buy-outs.

    Please contact the restaurant for more information: 212.967.9251

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and 35th Street - Macy's 6th Floor
  • Public Transit: B,D,F,M Trains to 34th Street Herald Square Station, or the 34th Penn Station Station using the 1,2,3 or A,C,E lines.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street Parking where available. The nearest garage is on 36th street off of 7th Ave.
A word from Stella 34 Trattoria
With sixth-floor views of the Empire State building and three wood-burning ovens, Stella 34 Trattoria is a modern trattoria and the dining star of Macy’s flagship store.

Executive Chef Jarett Appell offers Neapolitan pizza from wood-burning ovens with fior di latte mozzarella, Caputo flour imported from Naples, San Marzano tomatoes from the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius and water meticulously sourced from local wells to match the pH and mineral balance of the natural spring water in Naples. The menu showcases al forno entrées, house-made pasta, “piccoli piatti” – signature antipasti designed for sharing - and an all-Italian wine list of more than 100 bottles.

Open 7 days a week for lunch, lounge & dinner. Direct access from the street is available via dedicated express elevators at Macy’s Broadway & 35th Street entrance.
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Stella 34 Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
253 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (155)scenic view (128)neighborhood gem (91)fit for foodies (86)good for groups (82)great for brunch (58)special occasion (43)kid-friendly (26)romantic (22)hot spot (22)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Stella 34 Does Not Disappoint
    StrategiesVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Stella 34 is a wonderful addition to the Herald Square area, with great ambiance, energy, excellent and creative food and well trained staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great addition to herald square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I work in herald square and Stella has been a great upgrade to dining in this area. Love it! Great for lunch, a coffee break or after work drinks alone or with colleagues.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    overall cannot find any major fault with the restaurant other than its location: Macy's, the men would tend to say, for tourists... service has been terrific each and every time... the only comment for improvement would be: enlarge the portion size!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Nice to stop and have a quick pick-me-up while you shop till you drop! Food was good, not notable. Service was efficient- although our server had not become too familiar with the menu. The bartender was great & knowledgeable - happy hour drinks were terrific. Had a fun evening with friends and will return just not for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Have now been here 15 times....but met a couple who have been here 50.... Everything is great about this place and we'll be going back soon
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stella 34 rocks!!!
    FeedMeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I dine out at a lot in NYC. And I've been to all the NY department store restaurants. I think that Stella 34, at Macy's, soars above all the rest. Stella is part of Macy's new renovations - millions of dollars later - they have an awesome Italian Bistro on the 6th floor with views of Emipre State. I love it and keep going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in Macys!
    MimiBrom
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We loved it all! Hard to believe its in a department store! The decor is very modern and chic! Our good was excellent and the service superb! We went for an early dinner after a theater matinee! Caught a train to go home one block away! Can't best that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calm amidst the chaos
    ValiantVeg
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    In one of the most chaotic parts of Manhattan is this gem of a restaurant, part of the wonderful patina group. Stella is high up in Macy's! Food, ambience superb and a great getaway with friends and clients. And great for carnivores, vegetarians alike
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the Gelato!
    FrancescaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We ordered wine, and it took forever to arrive, and it wasn't the same bottle we ordered. The food was just ok and the service was fair. Our lunch was much better when they first opened. We were very disappointed. The gelato was perfect! We are fans of the original location in Firenze. Always great, every time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ambiance
    BW3104
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The seating is wide and comfortable. It's definitely a place where families and friends can enjoy. The food was great, but for my part a bit salty for me, but other than that, the flavor combinations were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Jewel Situated in Macy*s
    FoodieInTraining
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Situated on the 8th floor in Macy*s Herald Square, Stella 34 Trattoria is the perfect setting for an exquisite ladies night out or a romantic date. With the unique taste if its delectable dishes, this restaurant exceeded my expectations and left me more than satisfied. However, I was a bit disappointed about the restaurant making only a SMALL portion of its menu available for NYC Restaurant Week customers. Nonethless, I was impressed with the limited selection that was made available, the ambiance, and the exceptional customer service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than I could of expected
    metaledviennaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was seeing a show at MSG and wanted somewhere close to the Garden. I took a chance with Stella 34 and I am glad I did. The food was very good and the restaurant bright and white. You almost forget you are in the middle of Macy's. I found the price point to be average for NYC and I enjoyed my meal from start to finish. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally, a good place in this area
    isleofnewyork
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Penn Station/Herald Square area has always been, for me, an incredibly depressing place to go out to eat. I've enjoyed the occasional Korean restaurant, and I don't mind pubs, but none of them has seemed suitable for a nice lunch or dinner. Stella 34 fits the bill. It's elegant yet casual. You could have a salad or sandwich, or dine more elaborately. (My salad -- the Verdure -- was outstanding.) It's open, elegant, airy, with a great menu. Though located inside Macy's, it was quite separate from the shopping areas, unlike some department store restaurants. I plan to go back whenever I need to dine out in this part of Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy spot in midtown west
    nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    it's not always easy finding a good spot that accommodates for the lunch rush but does not suffer in quality. stella 34 has an extensive menu, friendly service and beautiful space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Joek
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Wow! The food here was top notch! The serving sizes are huge! I gaurantee you will have a take home bag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food/fantastic service
    kaitmcrhea
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The lemon dessert is incredible. My husband keeps talking about it 4 days later. I loved the anti pasta appetizer and the cod. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find near MadisonSquare Garden
    Lonster
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A really nice place to eat if you're shopping at Macy's or if your meeting up with people near MSG or Penn Station. The food is very good. It's a high end Italian restaurant and prices are not cheap but there are less menu expensive options, like delicious Pizzas for about $18. Really nice appetizers and salads. Presentation and quality of the food is top notch. Nice wine selection and they offered us a taste of a few wine options before we ordered. Our waitress was really attentive and very sweet. If you enter Macys at the 35th and Broadway entrance, there is an elevator right there that brings you right up to the restaurant (6th floor). Sometimes Its a stuggle to find restaurants near Penn Station but I'll be back to this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy surprise
    LunchmavenVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Must be the best lunch spot in the area. A little noisy (though maybe a better positioned table might have helped us) but very, very good food and service, great light and air. Food is presented well, too. Surprising to find it next to the bedding department at Macy's but who cares? In fact, that's an asset because they get only diners who really want to be there. We were a bit rushed ourselves the day we went, but I can easily see having a relatively leisurely meal there at the right table--and there are lots of them in a large, diverse space.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week hidden
    HarryHoudiniVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    For the life of me I can't understand why a restaurant is a part of restaurant week and then doesn't let you know about it unless you ask. I eat at Stella's quite often yet the Harry Houdini style of promotion is a real turn off.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration
    0077
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My party of 4 had a celebration there on Wednesday using the Restaurant Week special. Some of us had the Bean Salad and thought it was too salty. I had the Lasagna and it was also salty. Last time I was there I found the food also to be too salty. Other than that, we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChristineVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very underrated; located in Macy's 6th floor (?!). $20 for pasta was a little much, but the view of herald square was incredible. Beautiful interior.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CrazyDiamond
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was good and the service was okay. It was very load due to the openness of the restaurant, I felt like I was at a school lunchroom.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is only the 2nd time I've been here and it's the 2nd time my LUNCH took over 2 hrs. Our waiter left for the day, he was no where in sight. I'll never be back here.
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  • Fine for what we needed
    karenw
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had 7 of us; 3 hungry children. Food was good and they had gluten free choices that were flavorful Service ok...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • View never disappoints
    Hungrywumpus
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It's restaurant week so one expects the limited menu, but shouldn't that make it easier on the staff? The cod was tasty and perfectly cooked but didn't sit well next to a very vinegar-y greens. Pizzas are first rate with delicious crust.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It was ok - portions were small a little disappointed - went for restaurant week.
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  • Great Gem In Macys
    Mike55
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Super elegant and gourmet food with outstanding personal service with an Empire State building view, it doesn't get any better than this !!! Applause to all !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't even know this existed
    Foodie57VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    First time dining here before a concert at MSG. Great variety of appetizers, pasta and pizza. Our server Nicole was fab and tried to accommodate my food issues. A great first experience, will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect food & view,Amazing service
    luvnyc
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is truly a trattoria. The perfect place for a drink and a bite. You do not need to be shopping at MACYS to enjoy this destination. There is an express elevator at Herald Square and 35th Street. It whisks you directly to the 6th floor. We started with a prosciutto and cheese board. It was delicious. Then, we shared a pizza. The combinations are a bit whimsical. We wondered what the chef was thinking. Also, loved the mimosa with elderberry(?). I hesitated to order it because some of the ingredients were unfamiliar. The server, a newbie from Ohio, was so gracious. She said, "try it if you don't like it I will bring you something else". That spirit is exuded throughout the staff. I do recommend reservations. party or 4+ ask for a view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant meal
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The best thing about Stella's is that you totally forget that you're in a department store. They did such a fine job of making it a restaurant, and the dedicated elevator is part of that. The "duck salad" was more duck than salad, but really tasty. Very rich - if you're looking for something light, don't order it. Poorly described on the menu, but quite delicious. The veal tonato was a disappointment. Quality of the veal was very good, but served with very little tuna sauce. We asked for more and got it, but it was very bland in flavor. Prices are very high for what you're getting, but what the heck. It's a fun place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    jgenjo
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    this was the second visit here for me and it was as good as the first. Service , food and ambience were all very good. this is located on the 6th floor of Macy's - if you get a window table I think it makes the experience even better. I highly recommend Stellas for busines or casual lunch - I have not visited for dinner
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • who knew
    familyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    wow, department store dining brought to a whole new level. Not only innovative food but a great view to boot. Can't wait to return to try some of the other great sounding appy's and entrees. Professional, knowledgeable servers and a neat room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Have been here 12 times since last summer...!! Who would think a restaurant housed in Macy's would be this hip and with great food to match... Totally great...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good neighborhood food
    concorde28
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Read reviews and wanted to try Stella's for a light dinner as we were staying in a nearby hotel. We were seated right away and enjoyed a nice table with a view of Herald Square. The eggplant was perfect and the margarita pizza was also quite nice. Very good service and certainly a good choice in this neighborhood for dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday in New York
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Celebrated my Moms 78th birthday. Great attention and recommendations from the server. Food was good. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved Stella!
    kbeckernyc
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Highly recommend! So delicious, quick and perfect experience. We went for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious unique menu
    Luveatingout23
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. The veal meatballs were soft and luscious. Our dinner of linguine with mushrooms, asparagus , and peas was delicious. Our dinner of escarole pasta w guancale, red onion and bread crumbs was excellent if you like a little spice. This was a very unique dish. The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopeful
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Lovely space in a store, which really needed to provide it's masses with a dining choice; however, the drinks arrived long after ordering and after delivery of the first course. The pizza was a little stiff and felt like it had sat under a heat lamp while my daughter's pasta was cooked.. The portions are a little skimpy and prioces not so! Value, therefore, lacking. I am also wondering why no larger vessels of wine are offered? or why every drink is approx. $13 +... not so in many other similar venues....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and a view!
    lvbks40
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Lots of light, lovely atmosphere, great view and our server was a delight. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome mid-town find - in Macy's!
    Mariska
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Crazy awesome midtown find in of all places, Macy's. I worked in the area from 2000-2010, left for a job in the 60s on the east side and just came back to Herald Sq area in January of 2014 so was missing for four years. Macy's itself has gotten a total facelift and looks awesome, and now this amazing restaurant. I was skeptical - extremely skeptical but my dining mates promised I would love it. From the minute I walked in I felt like i was transported to Europe - it's beautiful. Original flooring which is a nice detail but enough about scenery the food. We all shared a salad, pasta entree and pizza. Everything was amazing - seriously. They make their own bread - super delish. I highly reco to this spot, it's a gem. Go here now.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.