Stella 34 Trattoria

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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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3.9
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4.2
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C
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant is great and although it is inside Macy's it doesnt feel part of a department store.
Views of the Empire State Building are great and staff superb.
Ordered the lasagna to share and had to play hunt the meat so definitely not worth the $58!!!
Overall recommended

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for my aunt. Food was excellent but there wasn’t a lot to chose from.

MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect on all accounts. We will visit again. Lovely menu choices. Also good for our grandsons, ages 5 and 9. Especially nice was its being close to Penn Station.

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. A little pricy for such a limited menu, the food was ok. Won’t be going back. Not worth it.

d
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Branzino and Pane Al Forno. Both were delicious! I have been here many times and will be back. Food is consistently good!

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came to Stella 34 for Saturday prix fixe brunch, which was an excellent deal. 2 almost full size courses followed by dessert. The food is fresh and tasted very good. We were stuffed. It's not crowded there on Saturdays so we had an attentive waitstaff, plus a nice quiet leisurely time to catch up. My friend who hadn't been there before was impressed and said she thought it was a return location!

m
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Greg place to go when at MSG event. Re meal, potatoes and mushrooms for tenderloin steak meal were over cooked.
Otherwise all was VG.

DO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent with a wonderful, innovative selection.

CK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best servers, hot food & an amazing view of the Empire State Building.

AK
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was wonderful and quick too. Very close to our theatre. Would definitely recommend

SL
London
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It pains me to say this, but Stella 34 has gone massively downhill in the past year. I have to preface my review by saying I've been going to Stella for at least a decade and I've always loved it, and so have all of my guests. Something has gone terribly wrong in this establishment. Our server couldn't be bothered, never checked on us, and left our drinks sitting on the bar for 20 mins in our line of sight. I damn near got up and got them myself! She also never brought our change back. However, all of that pales in comparison to how bad the food was. It was inedible. The arancini was ice cold, my eggplant parm was a sloppy, sticky, gloppy, gummy mess, and my friend's chicken was gray in color. I know Patina Group has been having some issues lately overall but the corner cutting at Stella is going to lose them a lot of customers. Additionally, the bread they used to bring you for free now costs $8 if you want it with your meal. My friend and I aren't big complainers, but the quality of the food was so atrocious that we pulled a manager aside. I didn't catch this manager's name, but she was very sweet and comped our bill, so I have nothing but good things to say about her. However, I cannot in good conscience ever return to Stella knowing how bad the food was. What a shame.

BR
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was slow. Our reservations was for 6:00 pm. They were already out of several things. What we got was more like you would expect at an old Woolworth’s dining counter, and extremely slow in coming. We had to swallow things whole to make an 8:00 concert at Madison Square Garden.

Never would I go back. Don’t waste your time with this place. Worst meal I have ever had in NYC. A Subrette’s and a Coke from the corner stand would have been soooo much better.

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I booked this restaurant because of it’s proximity to MSG. What a great find! The atmosphere is modern, light, clean and comfortable. The personnel are friendly and helpful. Our waiter, Tereck, was terrific... busy but attentive and helpful with recommendations. The cocktails and food were outstanding! This will be a go-to restaurant for us!

RF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a pleasant meal at Stella’s. We come here often when we come into the city

MS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in NYC ,love it. Recommend of course

LB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service good view too
Happy with our choice for valentines

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The restaurant is ok if you are dining with a friend. It was not a romantic setting but it does have a good view of the Empire state Building. The food was over price, even for New York and just ok. The of the attentiveness of the staff was basic. They forgot our valentine
gift and tried to serve us dessert twice.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice surprise right in Macy’s! Good classic Italian dishes and pizza all done the right way.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Great views, cafe style atmosphere, horribly slow service, very small portions for the price. Sadly wouldn’t recommend.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was very disappointed this time around.
The service was poor and it was hard to tell who was actually waiting on us.
My pizza was totally undercooked but i chose not to complain as we were going to a concert and just wanted to eat.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took a little while for the server to come to us after we were seated. Overall very nice place.

JE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in an area fairly void of good venues for a business lunch. Space is open and airy and you don't feel as close to the other patrons as a typical NY restaurant can be. It also had a fairly quiet atmosphere. Food and Service were excelllent.

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable with good food. Never disappointing.

H
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient location, great service, good food, nice view, quiet place to meet. What more do you want?

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always very consistent with the quality of food.
Service is good. On this last visit, the noise level was very low. Overall, a very good experience!

CB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. The food was good although the portion size was “measured”. A very pleasant experience.

NO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Stella 34 is a favorite whenever we visit NYC and they never disappoint. The menu is better than ever and the view is terrific.

MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What an amiable wait staff. A pleasure. Will come again when shopping.

SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for lunch with coworkers and it was such a nice place. Very unexpected to be inside of a store but pleasantly surprised. Everyone was really nice, the food was delicious. I was left wanting to come back.

b
New England
44 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Inside Macy’s (did not know that when booked it last minute) which sort of brings down ambiance even though the restaurant itself is well appointed and comfortable. Quiet and not crowded on a Thursday which is nice in NYC for a business dinner. Good Italian wine options.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente vista!!! Muy linda ambientación y muy amables en el servicio!!

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AP
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect location to meet friends for lunch - many subway lines nearby. Bright, airy space with high ceilings and big windows looking out onto mid-town Manhattan. Food was good, as was service. Highly recommended in the Herald Square area (which is short on good lunch options).

PW
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The quality of the food and service was excellent. However, we had ask for bread while having our drinks. A MEDIUM LOAF OF BREAD CAME. WE had two of the four slices and when we received thebill, $ 8.00 for the bread was exceptionally excessive.

G
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I came into the city for the day with a friend and our teen daughters, and wanted dinner before catching an evening train back. We had reservations following a show in the theater district, and when we arrived, the place was packed and incredibly loud, and I had sticker shock when I saw the menu. I hopped onto Open Table and within moments grabbed a reservation at Stella, not knowing it was inside Macy's, a store I am fond of. We hustled down the street and were happily seated at a spacious, round booth where we could speak at a normal volume and enjoy well-prepared Italian dishes and kind service. After a day full of crowds it was just what we all needed.

s
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service Meatball appetizer amazing

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect view!!!! Beautiful place and good food!

AB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place with really good Italian food. Great views of Harold Sq and the Empire State Bldg. once inside did not feel like I was in Macy’s. Will return

AG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I never knew Macy's had such a great place! This is a place you HAVE to try.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Disappointed in the service and very slow delivery of food today. Lunch was appetizers and entree we were there for 1.5 hours. Wait staff really lacking in grace or finesse.

I have been here many times and sadly will not return after today.

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