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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 good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“morning star” (21 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
“home fries” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Hilton Garden Inn on 52nd so I searched for something nearby in the idine program since the weather forecast was nasty on our last day. I found this place which was less than 2 blocks away plus the HGI provided...More

Thank BerlinG-ParisF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for breakfast during our stay in New York. Located away from the main tourist area, it is a small local cafe offering a wide choice of menu at very reasonable prices. We had the eggs bacon and potatoes and Greek yoghurt and fruit...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have had several breakfasts at the small restaurant. Quick and efficient service although the visitor will be unlikely to have a conversation with staff because they typify the American city dwellers who eschew casual talk with strangers. Nevertheless an interesting and pleasant experience for visitors...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go too far wrong eating where the local's choose to eat. The Morningstar is a classic - booths line the walls and pics of the owner with celebs including ex-presidents line the walls. The food is fantastic and affordable. We ate breakfast two...More

Thank MuriwaiJohn
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Let's get straight into it......this place is golden! Only a couple of blocks from the hotel so ideal especially because of the weather while we're in NY. This is an authentic NY diner/cafe with an extensive menu to suit all tastes, always busy but always...More

Thank kingcodpiece
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I was here3 years ago and i needed to Come back. I love the atmosphere, food and the staff is really Nice.

Thank Sofie V
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Was nice affordable and tasty Pancakes were very good. Great ild school atmosphere Defenetlly will go back there

Thank Shmulikk74
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Now I know the reason so many of the diners around us had a Starbucks cup on their table. The food, however, was fine and nothing beats a NYC diner in the morning, right?

Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to eat. We came here everyday for breakfast and were given an endless top up of coffee and big tasty meals to keep us going until dinner time. Good value for money and a nice atmosphere

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Classic American diner that seems to be quite popular with locals (always a good sign). Good if you're in the area and are looking for a (relatively) cheap bite.

Thank Niko T
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Megan D
Hi, went here a few years ago and there was a fab lady on the counter, she ran the place like clockwork. She ran this job alongside teaching. Does she still work here?
21 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • E-mail