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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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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 06:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just about the best place to get breakfast in Mid Town. Super friendly and accommodating. Good is good and reasonably priced. Don't visit New York without a full belly, and don't miss this gem!

Thank Simon L
Winter Park, Florida
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit deceiving when you first look in the window, but there is a restaurant in there. The staff is very nice and the food is very reasonably priced and quite good. I had the French toast, as did my husband, along with bacon and eggs. The coffee is very good too. We grabbed a couple of muffins on... More 

Thank Beth H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy we found this little gem round the corner from our hotel. Lovely food and not bad value for money

Thank saraht1993
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A 24 hr cafe. What more could a restless tourist hope for. The cafe itself was very quiet and everyone keeps to themselves, perfect for someone like me that likes to go around unnoticed. The breakfast i had was beautiful. However the portion sizes were HUGE. The prices were reasonable for Midtown/East NY and is a must go for non... More 

Thank Nadia L
Astoria, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Morningstar is becoming my regular Friday night diner where I hang out when I am with friends in midtown. They are not usually busy at that time as most goers are hitting the bars nearby. Service is quick and friendly and there are always plenty of spaces at the booth and tables. All in all a quiet place to eat... More 

Thank neil102
Springfield, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had brunch here on Sunday - busy, but very short wait. In my opinion, a far better choice than The Smith across the street, which had a huge wait and has less delicious food. Morning Star has a wide range of breakfast and lunch favorites and everything we ate was delicious.

Thank Alison L S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate breakfast every day, the food is delicious and the staff very friendly. The food in the evening is great and I loved the chilli soup with cheese on top

Thank Kaliakria
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I were up in New York for a wedding and were looking for a breakfast spot/diner. Doing a quick TripAdvisor search yielded the Morning Star Café, which had some very good reviews and was close to our hotel. It’s not a large place and it was almost full, but we were seated immediately (it was early about... More 

Thank JW110
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent 5 nights in New York from 2nd October and found the Morning Star for breakfast during our stay.Great food, good service and fair prices. It is very popular so can be busy, but is worth the wait if ever full.Though we were not the only tourists, it is also full of locals, so you do... More 

Thank JPW2020
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy a diner, this may be an option for you. A variety of choices and relatively inexpensive compared to the surrounding area.

Thank emme45

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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
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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