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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 good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“morning star” (21 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“french toast” (19 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
949 2nd Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10022-7781
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The prices were not bad for NYC. I would say mid-range. This is a very casual, diner type place. The service and food were both good. All four of us enjoyed our breakfast. We would definitely return to this place in the future.

Thank CinderChicago
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Eat there every time I stay in NYC. Amazed how they can offer such a variety of food. Plus its open 24 hours.

Thank CarolHeflin
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Morning Star Cafe is a great old school diner. I had breakfast here a few times on a recent visit and I would go back again. The portions were good size and the food was typical diner, comfort food.

Thank Vtok4me
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Since moving into the neighborhood over the winter, my wife and I had planned to find a Saturday morning when we could have breakfast at the Morning Star Cafe. Having walked past the place often and always found it busy, Morning Star seemed like a...More

Thank TheBeat427
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Read good reviews on the Morning Star Diner, 9th Ave near Central Park.... We were NOT impressed. The service was fairly quick and friendly and that was about the extent of it. My food was bland and barely warm, my partners Eggs Benedict was just...More

Thank Wade P
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with the portion size of the food. Especially with prices not being any higher than any other breakfast place. My wife got an omelet and it was huge. I got a grilled cheese and it was delicious!

Thank Harleysman
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Found this place via Tripadvisor. Tried it, Loved it! Excellent food, superb portions. The 3 egg omelette was actually good for two in our case. The omelettes and pancakes were fabulous in particular. We went there for breakfast 3 days in a row. Highly recommend.

Thank PSG9478
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Found this place on Tripadvisor and it was only a couple of blocks from our hotel off Times Sq. The place was busy and bustling and I thought we'd hit upon a traditional American diner. The food was ok and they were very willing to...More

Thank MissMinkle850
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My 3 year old daughter and I decided to give this place a shot. The wait staff is super friendly and outgoing earning this place 2 stars opposed to 1 star. We ordered French toast, eggs with home fries, bowl of fruit and cranberry juice....More

Thank Alicia P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

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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
US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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