Stella 34 Trattoria

4.2
2782 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 2782 people are saying
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PamelaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I ordered a martini twice. It took an inordinate time for the first martini to arrive. The second martini was fine but I do not think the first martini was made by a bartender. It was around a change of shift time.

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Chris
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, very unique and nice spot with a great view.

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Tori
New England
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to grab a quick dinner. Space is nice and open. Nice view of the Empire State Building. Food and service was good. Pleasantly surprised to find this little gem in Macys.

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DDilr
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella is a wonderful restaurant. We have been going for the past 7 years and it never disappoints.

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vipaacole2000
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Stella 34 seats until 7:15 p.m. but the kitchen closes at 7:30 p.m. and by 8:30 p.m. they are stacking chairs and turning up the lights. We were starving and had come 10 blocks to get there, arrived 10 minutes late and then rushed to order. Branzino was good, but I'm not convinced it was, in fact, branzino. The dish came with no sides - a teaspoon of an unidentifiable puree and 3 miniature root vegetables about the size of a quarter. Was glad we also got a pizza or I would have left hungry. Pizza and filet mignon were good but not amazing. Service was ok, not stellar. With so many places to dine in NYC there is no reason to come back here.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Pizza was not good and too expensive for the quality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

It was ok, the service was not the greatest

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Highlight: the Pizza making guy was fun to watch. He clearly loved his job. Go pizza guy! The wait staff was a bit short staffed (which seems par for the course these days) but they hustled to try and get everyone’s orders out.

This is a very good and convenient option for shopping at Macys, fairly authentic food and quality ingredients. A good break from the regular tourist spots. Definitely need reservations and remember your vaccination card.

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very understaffed. Overpriced mediocre food

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DarlaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had lunch on Black Friday. The service and food were great. Nice view, comfortable seats, and we were not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estuvo todo muy bien, pero es verdaderamente cao para el tamaño de los platos. Aunque no olvidemos dónde estamos. En NYC en un restaurante con vistas. Aun así, el restaurante del One World tiene mejores vistas y más asequible.

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vipStellaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The kitchen was short-staffed (as is the case with many NYC restaurants right now) so the food took a long time to arrive. However, when it did, it was quite good. Josie, our server, was so kind and friendly and took excellent care of our party of six. I've eaten here several times in the past and will definitely return again.

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Dorothy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had a reservation for Thanksgiving and ordered the pre-fixe. I very much enjoyed the appetizer (pumpkin soup) and the desert (pumpkin cheese cake); however, the main course (turkey dish) left a bit to be desired. I did not care for the turkey roll, the stuffing was rather dry and the Brussels sprouts were cut in half, tiny and burnt. In the past I've had the turkey dinner pre-fixe and it was delicious. The veggies were all served in separate bowls, everything was fresh and definitely not burnt. Also, I would usually be leaving with a "doggie bag" as I couldn't finish everything. I would still recommend Stella 34, but will be re-thinking the TG pre-fixe from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick evening meal whilst shopping on first day after arriving in NYC from UK.

Good location within Macy’s, not a huge choice on the menu but food was nice and service was good.

Had a window table so good views out onto the street.

Would be happy to come back again.

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DoreenC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance and convenience of Stella 34 .
Our waiter was attentive and the service was good. The meatballs and eggplant Parmesan were excellent and good value , however the salad was sparse and small and definitely way overpriced at $18!

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vipCTNYC1
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always so amazing! The pasta with Ragu is the best we’ve ever had. The service provided by our great server Samuel was outstanding. Great time.

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JenniferM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and food selection is lacking. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely, peaceful setting. Delicious soup and creative salad.

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RLMBklyn
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time at Stella 34 Trattoria! Our waitress Josie was terrific and amazing as she was holding down a lot of tables. We know that staffing is an issue everywhere and appreciate the hard work of all your staff and hope that you will be able to add more employees in due time. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall great experience. The chicken that was added to my wife's salad was noticeably precooked and very dry. Calamari was tasty and the brigoni was delicious, even more so after adding shrimp. Would definitely return for drinks and dessert at the bar for such a cool place.

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noel
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful sevice, food and convenience while shopping or touring mid-town NYC. do no miss out, in Macys and xmas is now alive there.

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JacquieO
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! Lovely menus with seasonal fall delightful menu. Prices OK. View of Herald Square wonderful. Very attentive service. Even a visit to our table by the chef! What a wonderful gem!

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vipBonz
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella Is always reliably wonderful. As so it was today.

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Bumpy
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I generally love the food at Trattoria 34 but yesterday the lump of cold chicken on my Cesar salad tasted like something between balsa wood and cardboard. You have to do better

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FloydP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view are amazing. The service was spot in as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great idea of a place but for its cost, and inconvenience of having to go through Macy’s and find the restaurant on the 6th floor was surprising. The pizza is great, the entres were not worth the price, drinks were amazing.

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vipac130120
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This was our first visit back, since prior to March of 2020, and we were quite disappointed in the overall quality of the food. We ordered the Napoli salad, which was always a favorite, and aside from shrinking in size significantly, it had more kale than anything, and all in large pieces, so it completely altered the taste of the whole salad. We also had a pizza, which came out luke warm, dry, and quite flavorless. It was a definite disappointment.

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Gramms2
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the service. Our waiter was attentive and paid attention to every detail regarding our orders. We didn’t feel rushed.
The lighting was perfect and the ambient temperature was comfortable. It was a beautiful experience.

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SJRitchie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.. so convenient to have a nice restaurant with a fabulous view of the city while taking a break from shopping at Macy’s … service/staff was exceptional

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RitaL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have like something on my plate to go along with the eggplant as the other dish for my dining partner who had lasagna. High priced for one item on the plate.
However, the food was delicious.

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ChrisG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre game before concert

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet business lunch. Beautiful view and room.
Yes true - even tho in MACY’s on Herald Square. Easy access off 35th & Broadway

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EnnioR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of best places Midtown to enjoy quality food, courteous service and, above all, a quiet conversation with business associates!

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anon
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good place near Penn station to have a nice lunch. Food is good, cocktails are terrific. The view is amazing. Try to get a table near a window.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and attentive waitstaff. It is on the sixth floor of Macy’s on 34th.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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Bibiana
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cozy and quiet place to have a nice dinner.Food is amazing !!!

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susans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Sorry to say that it was a poor experience. Food was cold, poor service, drinks took 25 minutes to arrive and the restaurant was only maybe 1/3 full.

I did expect more from a Patina Group restaurant

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SylviaL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 20, 2021
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).

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 2782 OpenTable diners.

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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