Stella 34 Trattoria

4.2
2747 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Stella 34 Trattoria is a modern Italian restaurant located on the 6th floor of Macy's in Midtown NYC with Empire State Building views, serving lunch, dinner, brunch and drinks.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2747 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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SylviaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Need to expand the menu to include more variety and improve quality of food for the price.

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BruceG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were excellent. Food was pricey considering the portions were small and not served with normal accompanying sides (i.e.: no veggies or carbs with Bass dish, no bread served with pasta meal).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brought my daughter there and she really enjoyed it.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restroom smell like time square subway station ! Overall food was ok

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seeing a show

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David
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I recommend Stella 34 for a family gathering. Easy going but attentive staff, tasty and attractive food, good portions , and great location and views.

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RMac
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The restaurant is open and very clean. The wait staff was attentive.
However the calamari rings were very tiny and the breading was not even on most of them. They lacked flavor as well. They put a lot of the whole bodies. So definitely request mostly rings unless you prefer the heads. They provided one tiny sauce. So we had to ask for more.
The main coarse of eggplant parmigiana was burnt on the edges. The chicken on the salad was moist but lacked flavor.

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FreqDiner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, service was great. Stellas was able to accommodate us with additional distancing upon request (the tables were a little too close for comfort) I didn't care for the Peach Bellini, will order a different beverage next time. Overall we were satisfied.

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DouglasS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Surprisingly good restaurant in Macy's. Patina Group knows how to manage even a large restaurant, even though this one was maybe half full at lunch. I'd definitely go again.

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GaleC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need more food choices
And definitely NY cheesecake on menu

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vipCLGdiner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed meals at Stella 34. I hadn't been back since the Pandemic. Met a friend who I hadn't seen in person for almost 2 years. I made a very bad food choice. I ordered the Caesar salad (large) with Shrimp. I should have realized that I could smell the shrimp from diners two tables away! Anyway...it was a terrible choice. It was the worst Caesar salad I ever had. I did not like the lettuce choice (part frisee which wasn't listed in the menu) just a so so dressing and shrimp (4 huge ones) that did have a bit of an odor. My friend's meal (a chicken and salad dish) was great. Service was super. I made a mistake by eating it, should have complained and returned it. But, truthfully I will be back and just order something else!

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ROZR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Stellas … it’s my last minute go to for a get together. Thank you for existing!!! Love the seasonal pizzas they’re my favorite but everything is delicious ♥️

AM
AlexM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but a little pricey.

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mariesie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was convenient and the food was okay. The selection precovid was special , now it seems rather bland and not interesting. My ragu pasta was good. However, I would never order it again there. My friend had the Brazini, again it was good but she would not order it again. And I do not know what I would order if I went there again.
So chances are I will not be going back.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service

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ojunior1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to in the 34th Street/Harold Square area for business and nice lunches with friends or family. Stella 34 is on the sixth floor of Macy's - you'll need to take the elevator adjacent to the West 35th Street & Broadway entrance of the store. Beautiful dining area with large windows along the Broadway side of the building. Service and food are always great. I ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana and espresso Affogato to end the meal.

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Kensington
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I’ve dined at Stella 34 Trattoria since it first opened in 2013! Stella is a charming restaurant with quality food. My favorite go-tos are the chicken pagnotella sandwich, mushroom pasta (bigoli), and mushroom pizza. However, considering the number of years that Stella’s been open, I would suggest having more options on the menu (especially for the pasta section), as the choices are limited. Otherwise, Stella’s a true casual elegant spot to grab a quick bite or divulge yourself in something fancy while shopping at Macy’s! :)

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ChrisC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal before a show or anytime. Food is reasonably priced and always delicious! Good cocktail selection and excellent views. We've eaten here many times and it never disappoints.

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FoodFinds
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! I requested a birthday candle when I made the reservation and they did not forget! Perfect meal.

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vipJoel
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately, the food was not good. I believe they changed chefs. The meatballs were hard and rubbery (likely to much breading - certainly very little meat), and the sauce doe the branzino was very salty.

We loved the food - very sorry it was not good

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Jude
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quite good. We wanted an airy meeting place for lunch where we could talk. They checked our vaccination status and we felt safe. And the food was lovely, fresh and tasty. We had a view of the Empire State Building and it felt special.

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Holly
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!!

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DianeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella 34 Trattoria is my go-to place for ambiance, great service, outstanding food and consistency. Can't wait to return!

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vipFeedMe
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is serving excellent food with excellent service. I have patronized this best kept secret at Macy's for years. On my last few visits is has been very empty. If you haven't ever been - I strongly encourage you to try it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella offers an excellent menu in a glamorous setting with beautiful big windows overlooking the Square.

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vipednafan
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

In all ways this was a satisfactory midlevel department store dining experience. The RE offerings were limited but delicious and staff were pleasant.

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LynnAnn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was good. The service was very great. The pear tart was exceptional.

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GlenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is very good.
If you are in the Herald Square area this is a good convenient pick.

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vipJoel
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent.

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HildaL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall I enjoyed the the dinner with my friends. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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MoCa
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have been here before. The food and service are great, but a few things are missing.
The no longer serve bread and butter. With a $130 plus 2 course lunch, you surely can fit in a few breadsticks.

I know the restaurant is only a tenant in Macy's, but the bathrooms are for their exclusive use, with no direct access to the store. Our noon seating was just as they opened, yet no seat covers or soap in the bathrooms.
While am sure it's not their staff doing the overnight cleaning, checking the bathrooms before opening should be on the restaurant's pre opening checklist and make them had issues like this corrected by contacting the store's management.

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LorraineF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food on several other occasions and the restaurant doesn’t disappoint. The wait staff is attentive and can suggest items on the menu. Environment is great with good views of the area.

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insideman
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was mostly empty, but our main dish was brought to our relatively small table before we finished our appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was bad. Even if you spill water, you can't wipe it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had to wait a long period of time for our food. People who came in after us got their food faster. Waiter barely checked on us. He walked by our table often enough to ask but didn’t.
He never apologized for the long wait.

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vipTablevibes1
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When I searched for a restaurant in the 34th Street area and found STELLA 34 TRATTORIA, I was trying to imagine where it would be on that street. There is no indication that it is actually in MACY's. I had to ask a security guard if there was a restaurant in MACY's, he directed me to take the elevator to the 6th floor. It's a very nice place with a decent view of the tall buildings out side the windows. The food was very good and the waiter was great! I took friends who were visiting from out of town and they loved it. They liked the idea of a nice restaurant inside of MACY's. If you're searching for a variety of eateries while visiting NYC, this is a great place especially for lunch after shopping at MACY's.

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EduardoC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

GREAT PLACE, inside Macy's, but without the noise of the street!

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always wonderful and reliable food and service. Nice space.

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EmmeA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I so enjoyed your lunch Prix fix. My guest and I both had the branzino, tomato, and mozzarella salad, and calamari. Everything was delicious, the wait staff and hostess were kind and helpful! The hostess even plugged in my iPhone when I went empty! I'm coming back!

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NCFL
Fort Lauderdale
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was good but because of inflation and the pandemic value was not there with the selection and cutting out the third course dessert it wasn’t a restaurant week value!

FAQs

Stella 34 Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 967-9251.

Stella 34 Trattoria is rated 4.2 stars by 2747 OpenTable diners.

Stella 34 Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.patinagroup.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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