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Morning Star Cafe

949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
+1 212-588-1050
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“morning star” (21 reviews)
“pancakes” (33 reviews)
“home fries” (14 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine and I were looking for a neighborhood diner to have a quick but well prepared breakfast when we just happened to walk past the “Morning Star Cafe” and decided to venture in. The hostess immediately sat us at a deuce right...More

Thank jeffmeck7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there at about 10am on a Sunday - about a 15 minute wait and got sat at the counter but that was fine. V good food and service and full of locals. Quite a small place but does a HUGE selection of omelettes. I...More

Thank evelyninhouston
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I made the mistake of ordering hot pastrami which is not the real deli deal or best selection on the menu. I suggest eggs, waffles or anything other than the pastrami. Refills on coffee. No reservations. 24 hour service except for Sundays. Good for families...More

Thank Stylelust
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Second visit in 18 months and we had to queue outside for about 10 mins as it was so busy. Food was great again but I felt rushed to get out. This was fine as the cafe is clearly very popular but some staff don't...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Our family of 4 easily found satisfying breakfast meals on the menu while vacationing in NYC. We wanted to eat here again the next day, but the place was packed; no open seats. Go early.

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 27 March 2018

It looks like an NYC diner but the food was very good and there was lots of it. I had flounder piccata that came with a very nice, generous salad, vegetable and potato. There was so much fish it needed its own platter! All for...More

Thank Dan834
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here in 2009 and had a really good toasted muffin. So tried it again when I was back in the area at the beginning of March 2018 and it wasn’t the same. Service was ok, kinda slow, charge you for every coke. Needs updated....More

1  Thank BradleyRi
Reviewed 26 March 2018

As a tourist in New York City, my friend and I were searching for a cosy American diner to have a nice breakfast in and came across this place due to it's close proximity to our hotel and the fact that it had reasonably good...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We made our second visit here as we were once again staying nearby at the Hilton Garden on 52nd. It wasn't as good as I remembered, but part of the problem was our server. He wasn't as attentive as his co-worker who was working the...More

Thank BerlinG-ParisF
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This was close to our hotel and the food and service were so good we went for breakfast twice. We both had corned beef hash and eggs which were great, very tasty and decent portions. I also tried pancakes with bacon, sausage & maple syrup...More

Thank Sue O
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Megan D
20 October 2015|
Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry no idea! It was certainly very well run but didn't notice who was running it all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-588-1050
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