Stella 34 Trattoria

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Italian
Stella 34 Trattoria is a modern Italian restaurant inside Macy's in Midtown NYC with Empire State Building views, serving lunch, dinner, brunch and drinks.
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4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Muy bueno todo

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OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!!!

VD
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Arrived for a 5 pm dinner reservation prior to a show. I think half of the staff was still asleep. Took 20 minutes to get a waiter in a pretty much empty dining room. When someone finally got to us it came with a heavy dose of NYC attitude. Too bad the food did not have a little bit of that attitude.

P
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated without waiting at a lovely window side table with a great view of the Empire State Building. Three out of four of us order pizza and it was delicious. The fourth person ordered eggplant parmigiana. Excellent and attentive service.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waiter only put in half of the order, so two of us dined at an entirely different time than the other two. Then, he forgot to collect the lagging meals from the kitchen. No one came over to apologize for this gross oversight. As the host of the gathering, I was mortified. I might never return.

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was terribly slow. They must have been missing staff. Food was great!

CC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Too much sauce on Eggplant parmigiana dish. It was a bit over cooked and not enough eggplant. All other dinners were delicious! The bread is amazing.
Zac, our waiter, is cordial and efficient. He has served us a few times.
My girlfriends and I recommend your restaurant and we will return.

I
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience1

Food was great. Pasta perfectly cooked. Good selection of wine. Problem. Service. The worst ever and nobody cared. I asked for a manager on the way out. Tipped zero for the first time in my life and left without even an “how can I make it right”. Might be back for a pizza at the bar but only if I’m in the store for another day of shopping.

DB
Cincinnati
91 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Al dente a little too much
Chicken veg soup fab
Portions great
Can’t believe a dept store restaurant

KA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre race dinner

TR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Although the food was good, the service was a little slow. We waited awhile to get our drinks and order.

CA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was very, very slow. Nothing was offered while we waited. My husband and son ordered simple linguine with red sauce (pre-marathon meal). The portion was very small for $21.00!! We needed to stop and get another meal on our way back to the hotel.

P
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, the pie ( pizza) was very much up to snuff for a New York Pie. We took our visiting friends there and they have never had authentic NY pizza. My risotto carbonara was to die for.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Below average

CN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This has been a go-to choice for lunch for several years. Very convenient when shopping at Macy's and close to Penn Station.
The service this particular visit was a bit uneven. Maybe it was because it was the end of peak lunch hours and a reduction in staff.
One very annoying element was the serving of coffee at the end of the meal. The espresso cup was just placed on the table without saucer, spoon or sugar choices. We had to ask for all of that. Not what I have come to expect at this establishment.

LP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

everytime we go to Stella they trying to put us on a table with a bad location. We ask for a table at the wimdow, we can see many of them empty, but they never let us to sit on those tables. They always try to put us at the last table of the sallon, so far of the midle.

DD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

My husband and I went to have our last dinner in New York and we were very disappointed with the food, my eggplant was burnt and didn’t come with any sides! The service was very poor and the ambience is like a cafeteria.

LR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food very tasty. Small servings for big eater but rich flavors make up for it. A bit on the pricey side. View fantastic.

l
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service too. You get a nice view of the Empire Statue building, had a great time.

PO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience here. I bring people here for business lunches and it's the best place in the neighborhood. The service is unusually professional and attentive, and the food is excellent (usually order the prix fixe). Best of all is the ambiance of the spacious, light-filled dining room. Haven't been here for dinner. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was good but expensive. Our waiter hated his job and was rude

DO
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are outstanding and the prices are not bad for a Manhattan restaurant. I would go again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.

AC
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food in a beautiful ambiance every time.

MN
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Interesting location.. the food was pretty good, in particular their pizzas and 1/2 chicken entree but had a really diverse selection.. . service was so so. We went with group of 4 of us for pre-dinner MSG concert meal. It really was a good choice being nearby the Garden and not crowded at all

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was outstanding however our waiter was overwhelmed. It took more than a half hour for him to put our drink order in. Our drinks came after we were finished eating.

RH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I loved this restaurant. It was a little confusing that it was inside Macy's, but it was delicious. My only problem is that the waiter clearly didn't like us after we said we didn't want to pay $5 A SLICE to cut our own cake. We said we just wouldn't have it and he was clearly annoyed. I did not appreciate the service but the food was phenomenal and it was so easy to get a reservation.

MA
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good but small portions. On expensive side.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, had the lobster, was a little disappointed that it did not come with a baked potatoe or a salad. Overall a good location - nearby the majority of the trains.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Great Atmosphere great food great service we will definitely be coming back. As this is our 4th visit. Great find.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I've been to Stella several times before but never for dinner. The food is just wonderful and I liked the presentation. The service was a bit slower than I would have thought for a Monday evening.

The one thing, however, that we were all surprised at was that when we asked for bread, we were advised that it would be $8. We did purchase it; it was a small loaf, still warm and served with butter and salt on a bread board and I think some olive oil. It was delicious but we still bristled at the cost.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Switched waiters mid dinner, it got a little confusing

H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was wonderful/friendly/helpful...including the wait staff and the manager. Food was delicious. Desserts were extra special.

HJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I've eaten here many, many times since it first opened. It was much better food at the beginning. I had
the meatball sandwich and did not care for it at all. My friend had a salad and said it was ok. I go here because it is convenient as I am always shopping at Macy's.

WG
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was quite well prepared and flavorful. The service was quick and efficient. We had an excellent view of the city from our table. We were very surprised that this restaurant existed inside of Macy’s and even more surprised that we were able to make a short notice reservation at a primo time.

r
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the setting and view of midtown , east access from Penn Station and a little oasis within Macy’s. Great service and the food was good not great.

S
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a nice place to have a good meal after shopping. No one rushes you to hurry through the meal. Cappuccinos are really delicious and comes with a small biscotti.

JS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch before fashion week! Our waiter was fantastic

M
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was very slow. Waited for seating for 15 minutes even though there was no line and plenty of tables available. Server was also very slow and not helpful. Food was good but not exceptional.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We ordered two pastas and a bottle of wine. The pasta with the corn basically tasted like a can of corn and undercooked, flour-ey spaghetti noodles (and I like mine al dente, but this was just undercooked). The lamb pasta also was undercooked and you could almost feel the grains of flour on it as well. They didn't offer a tasting of the wine before pouring out the servings and it was way too sweet and wasn't refined at all.

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