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Morning Star Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
+1 212-588-1050
00:00 - 23:59
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 06:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Cleveland, Ohio
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164 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Friendly warm. With booths & counter seats. Small place. Food was awesome. Coffee was great. Customers mostly local- always a good sign. Lots of 2 go orders going out. I had avocado toast, my husband had eggs, toast, sausage & home fries. Home fries & sausage were particularly good. Eggs perfect. Huge menu of choices. Probably 20 different omelets. Will... More 

Thank Gardengrl3
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I ate here twice (breakfast and dinner) and found the penne alla vodka to be really good. The menu is extensive and offers something for everyone in every price point. A real local joint, not touristy. Good service

Thank bonnieblue628
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

This is a small diner which serves great pancakes as well as eggs of all sorts and sandwiches. Good service, good prices.

Thank Josh C
Albany, New York
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Classic diner menu. Friendly service. Excellent quality ingredients. Packed with locals. Real food. Prices are moderate for NYC.

Thank Mr O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Nice Breakfast. Great Cafe, new york style cafe. This isnt a posh place but its clean, nice service and decent breakfast at a great price.

Thank bunterbobs
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I've never felt more like I was in New York than when I was in this place. 24 diner, proper American food, and the kind of friendly service I'd hoped to find in the city. Reasonably priced and I don't think I ever needed to find lunch after starting my day with breakfast here. The eggs were fantastic - Huevos... More 

Thank CharlotteM1985
Maryland, USA
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

place is located a couple of blocks south of central park, nice ambiance. good omelets, staff was nice and attentive, average price $ 15 per person, good coffee .fast service

Thank lauraccss
County Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Great choice of food. Stayed in a hotel nearby, and came here for breakfast all 3 mornings! There were not only breakfast options, but also numerous and versatile lunch and dinner options too. The price was excellent, service was prompt, servers were friendly, and food was fresh and enjoyable. Being so close to our hotel was ideal, Portion sizes were... More 

Thank Tara D
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We decided to Stop at the Morning Star Diner late on a Sunday, about an hour before closing. Its the only day they close early. about 10 pm. I have been there really late during the week. We had a mixture of meals at our table from Breakfast to Dinner salad with soup. The service was excellent, our wait staff... More 

Thank Tom M
Cape May, New Jersey
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217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Nice little diner atmosphere! We stopped in late just for coffee and desert. The coffee was great and did not expect much from desert but, they were fantastic! We had Blueberry pie, cheesecake, and Chocolate layer cake. They were all homemade and awesome. Can't speak for rest of the menu but, based on desert it must be good.

Thank Rod V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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